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Andrew Breitbart Passed Away
Posted by YouWantitWhen???? 2012-03-01 09:52:16


Apparently, Andrew Breitbart passed away early this morning at the age of 43. I thought at first he was a "bit", but it has been confirmed by UCLA Medical and the Los Angeles Coroner. He leaves behind a wife and children.

Andrew Breitbart Passed Away
Posted by madbrian 2012-03-01 09:59:55


It will be fascinating to see how the right whitewashes his tactics as they memorialize him. The guy had no scruples whatsoever. While I feel for his family's loss, I hope Shirley Sherrod continues her lawsuit against his estate.

Andrew Breitbart Passed Away
Posted by YouWantitWhen???? 2012-03-01 10:04:04


Agreed. I actually thought it was a "bit" when first announced this morning. I wonder if his followers would appreciate a reaction to his death similar to the respect he showed Senator Kennedy.

Regardless, he leaves behind a wife and 4 kids, so I hope they have some peace. But dead at 43? Wow.

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Posted by romantico 2012-03-01 10:04:36


Despised the man but I feel bad for his family. They said he died of natural causes. 43 is a little you in my opinion to die of natural causes.Less than a month ago he went nuts over a group of Occupy Wall street protesters.The man was just out of control screaming at them to, "stop raping people". I'm sure there is more to the story regarding his health than is being said. I hope the press leaves it alone. Whatever his personal problems or health problems were, it is no ones business now. I know Bill Maher was friends with him and had him on show a few times. So, I bet off camera he was a Conservative you could probably talk to.Lets pray his followers show the same compassion they would show if this were Rachel Maddow or Keith Olberman.

Hope he is at peace.

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Posted by Kalimba 2012-03-01 10:30:35


From the photo in the linked story, he certainly looked older than 43.

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Posted by mominator 2012-03-01 11:01:45


Could not agree with much he said or wrote, but peace and prayers to his family. 43 is way to young to pass away let alone leave children behind)

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Posted by tazber 2012-03-01 11:38:21


All that hate ages one I suppose.

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Posted by Kad 2012-03-01 11:42:54


...a fairly despicable human being, but dying at 43 and leaving behind a family is very surprising and tragic for them.

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Posted by StageManager2 2012-03-01 11:50:15


I will always remember him like this:

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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-03-01 12:03:23


Obama apparently had him killed.

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Posted by Reginald Tresilian 2012-03-01 13:20:49


One loon tweeted: "I read Tom Clancy. Breitbart was definitely assassinated." To which someone responded: "I read the Brothers Grimm. Breitbart was definitely eaten by a witch."

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Posted by madbrian 2012-03-01 13:55:27


I watch Downton Abbey. Breitbart definitely died in Mary Crawley's bed.

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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-03-01 14:12:46


I loved that post Reg!

I also loved the logic of the Tweet (twit?) who said "Of course Obama is behind this. It's exactly the sort of thing he does." You can't argue with that.

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Posted by Calvin 2012-03-01 14:17:35


I watched Days of our Lives. Breitbart is still alive on an island somewhere. This was his heretofore unknown evil twin Andre Breitbart who died.

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Posted by tazber 2012-03-01 14:36:04


I watched the Saw movies. Breitbart was definitely dismembered with a cleaver wielded by an inter-racial homosexual couple.

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Posted by Calvin 2012-03-01 14:54:17


BTW, would it be considered crass if, upon his death, I were to call him a "villain," a "big ass motherfucker," a "special pile of human excrement," a "prick" or a "duplicitous bastard?"

I only ask because that's what he called Ted Kennedy following his death.

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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-03-01 15:01:45


"OK, I read Marquis de Sade. Breitbart was definitely buggered to death by a goat."

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Posted by romantico 2012-03-01 15:46:12


I say we all should show him the same compassion as he showed Ted Kennedy.



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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-03-01 15:53:06


No. I am better than Andrew Breitbart. I do not luxuriate in the deaths of people I don't like. It must be an awful shock to his family to lose someone so young. I wish them peace.

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Posted by Calvin 2012-03-01 15:59:27


No, actually, I agree with you, Joe. But the right is already packaging the more egregious responses from Twitter into what they're calling "the left's response to Breitbart's death," despite that most of the tweets are from unknown users, hardly well-known pundits or power players in the Democratic party. But considering the, let's just say, indelicateness of Breitbart's trademark style, it makes them getting the vapors over a few nasty remarks on Twitter all the more precious.

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Posted by broadwaydevil 2012-03-01 16:16:29


I'll echo Joe's sentiments. Since he never personally attacked me, although I strongly disagree with all of his views, tactics, etc. I would never rejoice in his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

(Arianna Huffington was also supposedly friends with him)

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Posted by broadwaydevil 2012-03-01 16:28:01


He was also a former board member and supporter of GOPROUD.

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Posted by madbrian 2012-03-02 08:36:27


Breitbart was a horrible human being, but that doesn't diminish the loss felt by his family. And the cozy relationships among the pundits of differing philosophies only goes to show that they're no better than our politicians; they play up their 'battles', then cash in on the hysteria they foment.

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Posted by Calvin 2012-03-02 11:26:56


It's all professional wrestling, brian. Peggy Noonan proved that shortly after Palin's nomination, when a hot mic caught her true thoughts on the selection (hint -- it sounded nothing like what she had been saying on the air). Think Ron Perlman in "Last Supper."

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Posted by thetinymagic2 2012-03-02 14:44:36


Someone just e-mailed me this, not that I'm interested at this story at all. Have never heard of this show.. No comment, except I guess they need jobs at FOX.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_s7yirG63w

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Posted by romantico 2012-03-02 15:46:23


When you live your life like Andrew Brietbart did you have to just accept some things. When you gloat over someone who dies who you disagreed with politically and you tell countless lies about someone just to bring them down because you can, then you don't get the respect most people get when they die.

Brietbart made a living being a bully, destroying those he disagreed with, and all in all was just a mean spirited hateful bitter man. I hear he had a lovely wife and 4 beautiful children. What she or they saw in him was clearly not what we saw.However, they are in the minority. Most will remember him as being a scum bag. So, when you die the wife and children you love will have to spend the rest of their lives hearing about what an evil jerk their Dad and husband was.Not exactly a kind thing to leave behind for such a beautiful family.

A lifetime of headlines like these is what they have to look forward to. Thanks Andy!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/the-least-sympathetic-headline-on-andrew-breitbart

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Posted by Roscoe 2012-03-03 09:49:39


"Aany man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne, Meditation XVII.

True enough, if you must take the high road, but I think even John Donne would have to agree that not all deaths are equally diminishing. Until Dick Cheney passes, Brietbart's sudden departure sets some kind of standard for un-diminishing death.

RIP, and all that, I guess.

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Posted by mikey2573 2012-03-03 23:24:54


I loved his "In Your Face" approach, though it is certainly not my style.
I remember him a few years ago on RED EYE and he had his little son (about 8 year old) sitting on his lap. I am sorry that little boy (and his siblings) have lost their daddy.
He was apparently a very driven hyper guy, but also very likable. Even Laurence O'Donnell on MSNBC did a very nice segment on him and said he liked the guy.
Can't imagine who will fill those shoes. He certainly was "Larger Than Life" and "One of a Kind".

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Posted by romantico 2012-03-03 23:30:07


Its too bad these "close friends" are in the minority. He will forever be thought of as a nut and a mean spirited asshole. His kids will have to hear stuff like this about him and watch video clips of their crazy lying father for the rest of their lives. So, like I said before ANdy is leaving his family a wonderful legacy of his hate.