Friday, March 2, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Dead At 43

Andrew Breitbart
Photo by: Gage Skidmore
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger and creator of such thought provoking sites as breitbart.com, biggovernment.com, and breitbart.tv has died at the age of 43. On Thursday March 4th, the websites he founded ran a story saying that he had died of natural causes.

It appears Bretibart collapsed shortly after midnight on the pavement near his apartment and could not be revived by paramedics. He was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The unofficial cause of death is a heart attack. Breitbart did have some sort of heart problem a year earlier, but his father-in-law Orson Bean, who is an actor said that the cause of death couldn't be pin-pointed at this time.

Andrew Breitbart was brash, loud, and always in search of the truth. Working tirelessly to expose media and liberal biases, and publishing stories that many main-stream media outlets were afraid to touch or biased against. Breitbart made waves when he published video of James O'Keefe and his accomplice Hannah Giles going undercover into an ACORN office dressed as a pimp and a prostitute to see what kind of help they could get. The results were shocking. O'Keefe continued his undercover investigations which exposed wide-spread corruption inside ACORN.

Anthony Weiner's Weiner was also exposed by Breitbart (pardon the pun) when he revealed photos of the congressman that were sexually explicit first on his website "Big Government" than again during an episode of the Opie and Anthony show.

Breitbart was also a controversial figure. Breitbart published video of USDA official Shirley Sherrod showing a racial bias against white farmers. The video did not show the whole video in which Sherrod apologized and eventually helped the white farmer she spoke about. Breitbart contended that his aim was to show the audience reaction to Sherrod's telling of the story to show that members of the NAACP held racist beliefs.

Breitbart's legacy and his websites missions will continue hopefully into the very distant future. Andrew Breitbart was a voice for the people who was willing to get the truth out there, no matter the cost. He will be sorely missed.

Andrew Breitbart is survived by his wife, Susannah Bean Breitbart, and four children.

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