Breitbart showed conservatives we didn't have to be afraid to confront the left. He gave us the tools, now it's up to us to finish the job!
Andrew Breitbart died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday night at the age of 43. He left behind his wife Susie and four young children.
Breitbart was a pioneer in new media, starting with his work on the Drudge Report and later the establishment of an array of conservative web sites all starting with the word "Big." These sites gave conservative writers access to the mainstream that would never occur in the media world dominated by the left. Perhaps the biggest scoop from Big Government was the ACORN scandal where employees of the community organization were videotaped offering help to a group attempting to smuggle underage children into the country for the purpose of prostitution. The mainstream media, with it's obsession on what Republican candidates think about contraception would have no interest in corruption and illegality at ACORN. Without Breitbart that story would never have seen the light of day.
Breitbart was a prime target of the left wing smear machine which attempts to intimidate or destroy anyone who dares to rock their boat. And he called them out on their lies every single time. When his site broke the Anthony Weiner sex scandal, Breitbart was accused of hacking Weiner's online communications. Later, when Weiner's repeated lies brought him down, he was forced to apologize Breitbart.
When Democrats put out the big lie (which sadly endures to this day) that Tea Partiers protesting the health care bill in Washington had yelled the "n" word at black Democrat congressmen 15 times, Breitbart offered a $10,000 reward if ONE example of these racist slurs could be proven. Not one example was found and the reward remains unclaimed.
Breitbart adopted Obama's dictum to his followers to "get in their face." He never shied away from a confrontation with angry, hate filled, screaming and potentially violent liberals. There are so many examples (here's one). Another of my favorites is when Breitbart wandered into a crowd of Harry Reid supporters who were protesting a Tea Party rally in Nevada. Breitbart was a witness to eggs being thrown at the Tea Party bus. The left accused him of throwing the eggs. Breitbart used the episode to expose once again how the left often accuses the right of doing what the left actually does.
In nature when a beautiful flower fades and it's life cycle is at an end it leaves behind the seeds from which many more plants will grow. Andrew Breitbart has scattered the seeds of fearless opposition to the left across this nation. May a million patriots rise up to take his place.
Rest in Peace Andrew for a job well done!