“Apologize for WHAT?”
On March 1, 2012, Andrew Breitbart died. My post upon hearing the news tried to capture what many of us were feeling, including reactions from friends and foes, Andrew Breitbart dead. We’ve tried our best to remember his death each anniversary:
As well as his legacy:
- “The country desperately needs another thousand more Andrew Breitbarts”
- Andrew Breitbart vindicated on Pigford after years of attacks from Media Matters and others
- Repeat after me again and again: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading”
- Andrew Breitbart: “Take on the bullies on the playground”
- What and who Andrew Breitbart faced
Later in the day on March 1, 2012, I wrote A personal note on the death of Andrew Breitbart. There’s not much I can add to it now:
I only spoke once with Andrew Breitbart. He reached out to me, and we spoke by phone. The topic is not important, but I was shocked that he even knew who I was; but as I’ve come to learn, Andrew seemed to know who everyone was in the conservative blogosphere. He was just that way.
Since my wife called this morning to let me know of Andrew’s death, it has been hard to focus on anything else. In her words, we don’t have that many bright media lights, and to lose him hurts.
Andrew lived in a world without restraints. He could be who he wanted to be, a luxury few bloggers have, particularly those who blog under their own name and work for others.
I live in a world of restraints, and I envied Andrew’s freedom more than you can know.
Andrew is irreplaceable, but we would serve his memory well to aspire to more freedom of thought and more freedom of action.
I’ve often wondered where to go with this blog. I now know.
The past three years have been a struggle to live up to that goal. But at least we try.
Andrew’s tweet “Apologize for WHAT?,” in reaction to (false) claims he had misled people about Shirley Sherrod, has become something of a call to action:
Last night was the last time Greg Gutfeld was on Red Eye. I learned that Andrew was on the very first Red Eye broadcast on July 28, 2007, described as a “contributor for DrudgeReport.com” [Featured Image].
Here’s Gutfeld’s remembrance of Andrew one year ago:
Mandy was one of Andrew’s key researchers.
Remember to say a prayer for both of them.
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