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Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Not much on this yet. He was only 43

Conservative Blogger Dies Suddenly At 43

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger and journalist, died suddenly on Thursday morning, according to his website...Journalism. He was 43.

The site said that Breitbart died of "natural causes" shortly after midnight on Thursday. ABC News confirmed that Breitbart had passed away. Breitbart's attorney also confirmed the news to CNN.

"We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior," the post said. "Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love."

Breitbart came to be well-known for his work with the Drudge Report (he also played an early role with The Huffington Post), and would go on to found the Big Journalism, Big Hollywood and Breitbart.com websites. He was also an author, columnist and ubiquitous commentator in the media.

Developing...

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Reply #1 posted 03/01/12 6:55am

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This has to be drug related. He was very interesting to watch, but man he looked like he was strung out all the time.

I wouldn't be suprised if he was Vince Fostered, though wink

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Reply #2 posted 03/01/12 7:06am

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You don't croak at 43 if it aint drug related. Dauphin, don't start that shit!

I bet you dollars for donuts that the crazy right will say Obama had him snuffed out.

Breitbart was a horrible guy, so I feel nothing but numb relief.

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Reply #3 posted 03/01/12 7:09am

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2freaky4church1 said:

You don't croak at 43 if it aint drug related. Dauphin, don't start that shit!

I bet you dollars for donuts that the crazy right will say Obama had him snuffed out.

Breitbart was a horrible guy, so I feel nothing but numb relief.

...and the happy warrior is fabricating lies and slandering people in the big Fox news room in the sky now.

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I have not said all of them never are.
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Reply #4 posted 03/01/12 7:16am

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Fox News is blowing him up like some "great leader"...smh

No mention of the Sherrod debacle....smh

Was never one my favorite guys...I'm sure we'll get more info as it comes out
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Reply #5 posted 03/01/12 7:30am

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I hope it's really baaaad.

Don't forget Acorn. He really lied about them.

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Reply #6 posted 03/01/12 7:37am

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2freaky4church1 said:

I hope it's really baaaad.



Don't forget Acorn. He really lied about them.



Yeah, I'm waiting for republicans on this site to enlighten me about what was so great about him.....
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Reply #7 posted 03/01/12 7:41am

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2freaky4church1 said:

I hope it's really baaaad.

Don't forget Acorn. He really lied about them.

Brentwood born, conservative elite, that could lie better than anyone, even with that silver spoon in his mouth.......

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Reply #8 posted 03/01/12 8:52am

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I ain't shedding a tear for that asshole, he made a career of spreading lies in the media.

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Reply #9 posted 03/01/12 9:17am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Breitbart was a horrible guy, so I feel nothing but numb relief.

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Reply #10 posted 03/01/12 10:00am

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Could have been anything he died from, and I don't want to add to this, BUT there was a video of him recently screaming like a maniac at Occupy protestors. Could have been just drunk, but it was pretty bad.

[Edited 3/1/12 10:07am]

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Reply #11 posted 03/01/12 10:13am

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SavonOsco said:

2freaky4church1 said:

I hope it's really baaaad.

Don't forget Acorn. He really lied about them.

Yeah, I'm waiting for republicans on this site to enlighten me about what was so great about him.....

Acorn: He claims he originally posted the entire video, then ran with the edit once the mainstream went with it.

Sherrod: He claims he originally posted the entire video, then edited the video to highlight the crowds supportive reaction to her comments about denying white people a loan strictly by her prejudice. He says her "enlightenment" moment was not his focus, but how the crowd supported denying white people a loan as a form of revenge against the historical practice of denying non-white people loans.

For the most part, he provided a journalistic service akin to the Huffington Post. He just comes off as crazier than Arianna Huffington; yet, they both are not shy about their partisan leanings.

The "screaming like a maniac" episode is his reaction to people calling TEA Parties racist because a few people show up holding racist signs. His claim is that if the bar is set that low, he would be perfectly in the right to call the Occupy movement a rapist movement because of the rapes, molestations, and other crimes such as robberies.

My feeling is, if you think the Irish delegate in the other thread going on a rant is "great", then logically Breitbart is of the same mold. He'll shout you down with his ideology.

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Reply #12 posted 03/01/12 10:52am

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Occupiers don't rape, but Wall Street does, and with no lube.

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Reply #13 posted 03/01/12 11:04am

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There is no political comfort to be found in his death. Someone just as ignorant will fill that vacuum.

way too young to die though.

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Reply #14 posted 03/01/12 11:26am

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This bit from an obit on Salon sums him up quite well :

So then came Big Government and Big Journalism and the other “bigs”: ridiculous, ugly websites full of misinformation and disingenuous argument and atrocious writing. He began scalp-hunting — he was trained in this line of work back in the 1990s, doing work for the then-right-wing Huffington — taking under his wing a dangerous little liar named James O’Keefe, who performed entertaining stunts with hidden cameras and edited the results into dramatic exposes that invariably fell apart upon closer inspection. (Thankfully, Fox and the New York Post rarely performed that closer inspection.) In the age of Obama, the fights got grossly racially tinged, with Breitbart desperately searching for evidence of widespread anti-white black racism, or evidence of blacks in general gaming the political system for their benefit at the expense of hardworking, rule-abiding whites.

He became the slightly unlikely (as a hard-partying Hollywood media gadfly) self-appointed spokesman of the Tea Parties, defending the movement from all charges of racial resentment-based motivation, making always entertaining if frequently delirious and baffling television appearances, saying outrageous and often indefensibly inflammatory things for attention, and tweeting constantly. The shtick got old, and so many of his predictions of earth-shattering liberal conspiracy-exposing scoops fell flat. He ruined a number of people’s lives for no real reason, and he was generally a toxic influence on the national debate.

It wasn’t actually about “politics” for Breitbart, really. He didn’t care what the top marginal tax rate was. He didn’t see any sort of contradiction in supporting gay rights and drug legalization while working for the election of Republicans. It was about fighting and bomb-throwing and arguing and winning a war against an enemy he built up in his Hollywood-inspired imagination to be massive and powerful. Because that enemy was in his imagination duplicitous and evil, he could justify all sorts of awful behavior on his own part.

He was by all accounts a loving father and husband, and he leaves behind four children.

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Reply #15 posted 03/01/12 11:33am

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Aww. Boo. Hoo. I. Am. So. Saddened. By. This. News. bored2

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Reply #16 posted 03/01/12 11:36am

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why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

FYI: there are some Orgers I ignore. So when I do not reply to them... that is why.
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Reply #17 posted 03/01/12 11:37am

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The Huffington Post has a little bit more about him and his death.

http://www.huffingtonpost...12944.html

Breitbart's father-in-law told the Associated Press that Breitbart was walking near his house when he collapsed. Someone saw him fall and called 911. Breitbart was taken to UCLA Medical Center, but could not be revived.

Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee who was fired from her job after 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."

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Reply #18 posted 03/01/12 11:45am

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V10LETBLUES said:

The Huffington Post has a little bit more about him and his death.

http://www.huffingtonpost...12944.html

Breitbart's father-in-law told the Associated Press that Breitbart was walking near his house when he collapsed. Someone saw him fall and called 911. Breitbart was taken to UCLA Medical Center, but could not be revived.

Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee who was fired from her job after 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."

that's my feeling.

"I am almost never wrong"
"it is hard being the smartest person in the room but it is a cross i am willing to bare."


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Reply #19 posted 03/01/12 11:48am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

because you always think that you are so oppressed? i remember your endless comments on robert byrd after his death, for one example.

while i dont think you are wrong for them, i do know that you shouldnt be playing pariah here in a sad effort to polarize

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Reply #20 posted 03/01/12 12:11pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

The video VioletBlues posted is just an inkling of the kind of lies, edited video and misinformation he put out. Show me a video of Arianna calling conservatives 'animals' and 'rapists'. I'd love to see that.

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Reply #21 posted 03/01/12 12:16pm

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Gwaker has a collection of Conspiracy theories on his death already. Barry Obama killed him seems the the most popular among the right. Put your tinfoil hat on snugly and hit the link.

http://gawker.com/5889618...a+theories

Breitbart’s Death: The Conspiracy Insta-Theories

Within an hour of the announcement of relentlessly partisan internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart's death, his most vociferous fans memorialized him in the most appropriate way possible: They launched conspiracy theories about an assassination on Twitter.

Radio host Erich "Mancow" Muller announced his conspiracy theory within minutes of the news breaking.

“He told me RECENTLY he had big dirt on Obama... MANY believe it's murder!"
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Reply #22 posted 03/01/12 12:21pm

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rudedog said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

The video VioletBlues posted is just an inkling of the kind of lies, edited video and misinformation he put out. Show me a video of Arianna calling conservatives 'animals' and 'rapists'. I'd love to see that.

They worked together at the Huffington Post.

I was asked many times this morning for my thoughts on what Andrew meant to the political world, but all I can think of at the moment is what Andrew meant to me as a friend, starting from when we worked together -- his passion, his exuberance, his fearlessness. And above all, what I'm thinking of at the moment is his amazing wife Susie and their four beautiful young children. My love and thoughts are with them right now.

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Reply #23 posted 03/01/12 12:38pm

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V10LETBLUES said:

They worked together at the Huffington Post.

I was asked many times this morning for my thoughts on what Andrew meant to the political world, but all I can think of at the moment is what Andrew meant to me as a friend, starting from when we worked together -- his passion, his exuberance, his fearlessness. And above all, what I'm thinking of at the moment is his amazing wife Susie and their four beautiful young children. My love and thoughts are with them right now.

Wow, that's really nice of Arianna to not go political on him, but instead looked at it from her own personal relationship with him instead, the higher road as they say. I would hope conservative bloggers and journalists would do the same if one of ours died.

But it doesn't stop there!

Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee who was fired from her job after 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.

Liberal media watchdog Media Matters also issued a statement. "We've disagreed more than we've found common ground, but there was never any question of Andrew's passion for and commitment to what he believed," the group said.

[Edited 3/1/12 12:40pm]

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Reply #24 posted 03/01/12 12:52pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

Because the right likes to think that since a lot of people like the Huffington Post, they must have some kind of allegence to Arianna Huffington and we don't.

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Reply #25 posted 03/01/12 3:07pm

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

Because the right likes to think that since a lot of people like the Huffington Post, they must have some kind of allegence to Arianna Huffington and we don't.

That, and the fact that Arianna Huffington hasn't made a career out of making up egregious lies in an attempt to destroy peoples lives.

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Reply #26 posted 03/01/12 3:16pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

Because you want attention!

Mission somewhat accomplished!

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Reply #27 posted 03/01/12 3:40pm

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Dauphin said:

SavonOsco said:

2freaky4church1 said: Yeah, I'm waiting for republicans on this site to enlighten me about what was so great about him.....

Acorn: He claims he originally posted the entire video, then ran with the edit once the mainstream went with it.

Sherrod: He claims he originally posted the entire video, then edited the video to highlight the crowds supportive reaction to her comments about denying white people a loan strictly by her prejudice. He says her "enlightenment" moment was not his focus, but how the crowd supported denying white people a loan as a form of revenge against the historical practice of denying non-white people loans.

For the most part, he provided a journalistic service akin to the Huffington Post. He just comes off as crazier than Arianna Huffington; yet, they both are not shy about their partisan leanings.

The "screaming like a maniac" episode is his reaction to people calling TEA Parties racist because a few people show up holding racist signs. His claim is that if the bar is set that low, he would be perfectly in the right to call the Occupy movement a rapist movement because of the rapes, molestations, and other crimes such as robberies.

My feeling is, if you think the Irish delegate in the other thread going on a rant is "great", then logically Breitbart is of the same mold. He'll shout you down with his ideology.

That doesn't answer the question of what was so great about him.

His website and blogs were more akin to TMZ style tabloid hyperbole and sensationalism than actual journalism that relies on truthful content. You guys should really demand better quality from your information sources.

Not all rants are created equal meaning that facts should matter whomever is doing the ranting. Therefore, it's moreso about his baldfaced lying and opportunism in service of his partisanship than it is about the partisanship itself.

Nevertheless, my condolences to his family and friends.

"Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men"....Demosthenes
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Reply #28 posted 03/01/12 3:42pm

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I won't soon forget the image of Breitbart frothing at the mouth like a rabid animal when he ranted at the Occupiers outside CPAC, and I'll never forget his racially-motivated attacks against Sherry Sherrod and the NAACP.

I didn't respect him when we was alive, even less now.

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RodeoSchro said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

why do i get the feeling that if this was arianna huffington that died that there would be consequences for saying the same things about her that are being said about Mr. Breitebart?

Because you want attention!

Mission somewhat accomplished!

PhD. in thread jacking...pay no mind.

On topic, I do wonder what caused Breitbart to drop dead at such a young age.

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