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|Media personality Andrew Breitbart gives a speech in Pasadena, |
California in a political rally against Proposition 1A on May Day,
photographed by Shal Farley.
I never met Andrew Breitbart. I began to notice his work after the famous ACORN sting that showed the moral bankruptcy of some of that organization. From all accounts, he was a tireless and fearless warrior who went full-blast constantly. He is said to have had a history of heart issues, but his sudden death was unexpected. At age 43, he was just entering his prime.
He worked for The Huffington Post and later for the Drudge Report. Growing up among leftist liberals, he began to question the self-contradictory and false premises of liberalism and came to a kind of intellectual breakthrough that led him to conservatism. He, it is said, was very respectful and courteous, even to his political opponents, but his effectiveness gained him some enemies among the liberals.
At his websites, Breitbart.com and others, his brief obituary states that he died of natural causes, shortly after midnight March 1 in
. He is survived by his wife and four young children. It is truly a tragic loss for his family, for the conservative movement, and for Los Angeles . America
Some liberals have rejoiced over his death, expressing their contemptible communications via Twitter and other social media. These people have only shown their true colors. The conservative world mourns the loss of a true hero.
His website quotes a new conclusion he recently wrote for his book Righteous Indignation:
I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.
Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.
Some of the responses to news of his death may be seen at Breitbart.com. Here is his speech at CPAC 2012.
Rest in peace, Mr. Brietbart. God comfort and bless his family. May others carry on his work.