Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
I will post more as the news hits the wires. We should all mourn this great warrior for the cause of liberty and conservatism. He was fearless in the face of leftist attacks and lies.
He is, as far as I'm concerned, irreplaceable.
Update (Pitbull): I am truly stunned by this untimely death, feeling sad, angry, sullen and depressed, all at once. Andrew Breitbart was a tireless warrior. He, along with a few others, have galvanized the conservative movement to become fighters and not wimps. He was indefatigable in the cause of liberty and conservatism and against the lies and evil of the left -- and their lapdogs, the ravenous, rabid lying jackals of the mainstream media. To honor his memory we must redouble our efforts and continue his legacy. The fight is not over. It goes on. Thank you, Andrew, for being one of the sentinels.
Update (Val): I had the honor of meeting him and speaking to him a few times and can say this without compunction: Andrew Breitbart was the conservative media movements man on point. Always at the forefront, always passionate, always in the face of the leftist liberal hopocrites. His death is an incredible loss.
Update (Drillanwr/Maggie): A few years ago I had the chance to briefly talk with Andrew when he would appear on Pat Dollard's Blog Talk Radio show "Jihadikiller Hour". He and Pat were great friends. He was just firing-up the "Big" internet sites, beginning with Big Hollywood, to point out the hypocrisy and agenda of leftist-driven Hollywood. My impression of Andrew was that he was confident but a relaxed man, determined to tackle head-on the liberal/leftist movement surging through the country during the George W. Bush administration. Andrew struck me as one of those once casual liberals that got a rude awakening on the morning of September 11, 2001. He saw the face of this nation's enemies. From then on he decided to give great voice to conservatives in this nation. He stood up for our brave and dedicated military, conservative politicians, and the TEA Party movement that was so demonized by the MSM. In the last few years Andrew Breitbart managed to build his own empire on the internet. He hired and staffed some of the best conservative writers he could find. He left them with a grand mission ... to battle and defeat the Alinsky tactics of the MSM, and to defeat Obama and the left's plan to bring down this nation in the 2012 election. He had a big voice, and took no bullshit from the MSM or the Hollywood elites, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the lies the democrats/left continue to promulgate (his monetary reward for any audio/video evidence of the "N" word being hurled by the TEA Party at the rally protesting the massive ObamaCare passing two years ago goes unclaimed...). As a matter of fact, it is worth reminding everyone that most recently Breitbart vocally proclaimed "war" on the MSM, and in his speech at last month's CPAC in Washington D.C. recalled his dinner with Bill Ayers and said he had videos of Obama during his college years he was ready to release to the public ... in Andrew's calculated time, of course. My last and lingering words memory of Andrew will be “F*** You … War!”
God keep you, Andrew, and thank you for firing us up. We WILL carry-on the war.
Update (Maggie): From Andrew's wife Susie Bean Breitbart's Face Book photos (June 22, 2008)...