“Wake up, Conservatives: Left is involved in 100% organized class & race warfare & you think you can sit this one out & not fight back?!?!”
Remembering Andrew Breitbart 7 years after his death
Every year on March 1, we remember the life and death of Andrew Breitbart.
He was larger than life.
Here’s what I wrote on March 1, 2012, Andrew Breitbart dead:
Very sad news to report, just breaking. Andrew Breitbart is dead.
Via Big Journalism:
Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.
We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.
Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.
… There are few people who are irreplaceable, but Andrew may have been one of those few.
I wrote A personal note on the death of Andrew Breitbart that day:
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.
To this day, he is maligned from the left for the video he and Larry O’Connor released about Shirley Sherrod. I have tried to set the record straight, but particularly in this social media age, I’m not sure the truth prevails anymore:
- The Original Sherrod Clip Was Not “False”
- Dissecting Shirley Sherrod’s Complaint Against Andrew Breitbart
- Saturday Night Card Game (Repeat after me: “The Shirley Sherrod tape was not misleading”)
- The myth of Andrew Breitbart’s “deceptively edited” Shirley Sherrod tape lives on at Slate.com
- NY Times perpetuates myth of Andrew Breitbart’s misleading Shirley Sherrod video
- Shirley Sherrod case settled, now put to bed myth that Breitbart’s tape was misleading
“Apologize, for what?” became most associated with him, and it was phrase he tweeted the day of his death:
If that was the phrase most associated with Andrew, this was his advice which is more true now than ever:
Wake up, Conservatives: Left is involved in 100% organized class & race warfare & you think you can sit this one out & not fight back?!?!
This is still my favorite interview of him, by Prof. Glenn Reynolds and the Instawife:
I just saw this video for the first time, and it is so on point with what is happening now in politics and media.
Those who knew him best remembered him today as well.
Andrew Breitbart. March 1, 2012.
God, we miss you. pic.twitter.com/AQqLw1ZDxy
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) March 1, 2019
Seven years ago, my friend @andrewbreitbart abruptly passed away. I miss him every day, and so does the country.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 1, 2019
Michelle Malkin pays tribute to “disruptor” Andrew Breitbart, calling for more to support the disrupters from @CPAC stage on 7 year anniversary of his passing #CPAC2019 @michellemalkin ? pic.twitter.com/6XjLBe8Yo5
— Michelle Moons Dawi (@MichelleDiana) March 1, 2019
I was asked about my friend, political icon and happy warrior Andrew Breitbart, on the day he passed (perhaps the last civil discussion I had with Piers). He would have had a lot of fun with the way things are currently.https://t.co/W6uhEHi3Vx
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 1, 2019
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) March 1, 2019
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