March 02, 2012

The Death of Breitbart

Yes, he was an asshole, yes he lied about people and ruined lives. But I'm still sorry Andrew Breitbart is dead. He was only 43 and a father of four, and it's always sad for someone to go at that age.

I can also give Breitbart credit for resisting elements of gay bashing and birtherism on the right, as well as his Internet vision, even though I'm no fan of any of the things (Drudge, Huffington, the "Big" sites that he produced) that he had a hand in creating.

He once wrote in to complain about one of my North Star columns. That was Breitbart- he never minded punching down. He'd just as soon go after some schmuck with ten Twitter followers as the head of Media Matters.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 2, 2012 02:28 PM
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