Thursday, March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Death

News of Andrew Breitbart's death today is hitting the conservative community hard today.  The 43 year old conservative activist died last night, apparently of natural causes.  He was taking a walk near his home in L.A when he collapsed.  Paramedics were called but unable to revive him.

Breitbart was a conservative commentator and blogger at the center of several websites including, and

He was also the author of  Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! published in April of 2011.

Andrew Breitbart was an outspoken and passionate conservative activist who enjoyed life and lived what he believed.  The concluding passage of his book, which was posted on his website today, says it all:

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.

Breitbart was behind the posting and exposing of then New York Representative Andrew Weiner's explicit photos posted on Twitter, which ultimately lead to his recognition.  He was also involved in the 2009 undercover video sting of Acorn and questionable counseling advice.

Andrew Breitbart leaves behind a wife and four children.