Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012: A Great Culture Warrior

I Andrew Breitbart am stunned and sad today to hear of the loss of Andrew Breitbart. I interviewed Andrew last year. As it turned out, our interview, which had been scheduled weeks in advance, took place during the very week that he broke the Anthony Weiner Twittered sex pictures story. It was Andrew who coined the term “Weinergate.” Andrew was also sick that week, occasionally breaking into a hacking cough mid-sentence. Even so, in the midst of an intense week, he gave me nearly an hour of his time, he was respectful, kind, and authentic.

Andrew possessed that rare but potent blend of courage and humility, taking on a corrupt media at great personal cost because it needed to be done. He leaves behind a wife, four children, and a growing media organization dedicated to reporting the truth the mainstream outlets don’t. Click here to read our conversation.

2 Comments on “Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012: A Great Culture Warrior

  1. Thanks for writing Terrell, on Garrison they were saying the same thing. He was gracious and they said he was incredibly humorous. Larry Rollins was hosting Garrison, but Andrew Breitbart left behind a talented team that does not seem to be dependent on him, the sign of a true leader.

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  2. Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee who was fired from her job in 2010 after Andrew Breitbart released an incomplete video of her appearing to say she intentionally discriminated against white farmers —she was actually describing how she overcame such prejudices — sent her condolences. “The news of Mr. Breitbart’s death came as a surprise to me when I was informed of it this morning,” she said. “My prayers go out to Mr. Breitbart’s family as they cope through this very difficult time.”

    In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy’s death in 2009, Andrew Breitbart called Kennedy a ‘villain’, a ‘duplicitous bastard’, a ‘prick’ and ‘a special pile of human excrement.'”

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