Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

This is a very sad day for Mrs. Breitbart, for her four small children, and for our world.  As of the time of this writing, the only explanation for Mr. Breitbart’s untimely death is a heart condition.  This story will unfold and this post will evolve.

Compared by many to a modern-day Samuel Adams, Breitbart has been called a “relentless warrior for truth,” a “troublemaker,” and a “sh*t disturber.” Biggovernment.com says of Breitbart,

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

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.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to 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.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.

11 responses to “Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

  1. He seems to have control of his life, his beliefs, his goals. He seems like one to give advice rather than take it. He has a good head on his shoulders and a great heart.

  2. He seems like a man with his head screwed on straight. A man that knows whats real in life, and took a chance to speak out on what he really thinks. I would actually like to look at the book that he wrote.

  3. “I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.” I seriously love that line. Breitbart seems like a fierce competitor, and a bold man. We could definitely use more people like this in our world.

  4. He seems like a true individual and spoke his mind. Making comedy about it and showing a true passion for his job.

  5. “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.”
    I loved this quote when I read it. It really shows he was passionate about what he did. I think we need more people as bold as he was.

  6. He seemed very passionate about his job and the about the people around him who he cared for. He stood up to what he thought was wrong and didn’t take any crap from anyone. It’s sad that these good, true, and genuine people arrn’t the ones we hear about on the news until times like these when it’s too late.

  7. I have never heard of Andrew, but he seem to be a great man. I love how he was he was willing to fight and stand for what he believe in and didn’t care what others thought of him.

  8. It is unfortunate that most of us are unaware of people like this, including myself. I think it’s important for people to express their ideas without feeling the need to change the way they think and what they feel just based on that of others.

  9. This is the first time I have ever seen or heard this guy. He seemed like a really good guy and I loved how he was honest and didn’t let other peoples opinion change his own. It’s sad that he has passed.

  10. Its sad that he died but you can tell he was a man of integrity and had a good character. People like him shouold get more notice before they pass away.

  11. I have never heard of this man before but from the video and the reading, you could tell that he didn’t give a care about what other people thought of him or his ideas. He stood up for what he thought was right and lived a happy life knowing that.

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