Thursday, March 01, 2012

Conservative Icon Andrew Breitbart Passes Away At 43

What a shocker.  Conservative icon, Andrew Breitbart, passed away early this morning at age 43.  According to Breitbart's editor-in-chief, Joel B. Pollak, he died of natural causes  after collapsing while on a walk in Brentwood yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, Susannah Bean, and four children.

Not without controversy, he was vilified by the left, and despicable comments about his death on left-wing blogs is a testament to that unbridled hatred.

He was most noted for his:

The undercover ACORN videos
The Shirley Sherrod resignation
The Anthony Weiner sexting scandal

He was also unustly criticized by some fellow conservatives for welcoming a gay conservative group GOProud to CPAC. 

Although I didn't approve of  his use of selective editing to make a point- especially in the Sherrod scandal (that's a tactic the left uses), he was an admirable, powerful voice for conservatism. He will be sorely missed.

The new conclusion from 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.

RIP Andrew.

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