Andrew Breitbart

Friday, March 02, 2012

Transcript

Andrew Breitbart, conservative Internet publisher, commentator, activist and firebrand, died Thursday at the age of 43. Brooke looks back at his career.

 

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Comments [6]

Ed from Knoxville, TN

I'm not dead - i've just gotten started. See, when you kill an Andrew Breitbart, a thousand more stand up to take his place.

The independent media that Breitbart sought so earnestly to create in hopes of creating a armageddon-esque showdown with the mainstream liars ... is quickly approaching.

Jul. 01 2012 12:29 AM
Brandyn Moore

This podcast talks about Andrew Breitbart, an internet publisher, commentator,and an activist that died thursday at the age of 43. Bob Grafield and Brooke Gladstone reflected on the elite male's career stating that he worked behind the scenes on reports and was involved in the monica lewinsky and clinton scandal stating jokes about them and was around them at the time of the alledged allegations. His lowest moment came speaking on Shirley Shirod to the NAACP making her sound racist, later on she was fired by the white house before they proved her innocence. when this man passed on not very many people had concerns or were even sympathetic to his death because of his infamous decisions of hatred toward people. at the end of it all though he had no remorse and early on on life realized that what people said about him and what they thought about him didnt matter at all and he would still sleep well at night knowing the feelings that people have toward him.

Mar. 05 2012 09:49 PM
Mark Richard from Columbus, Ohio

It is refreshing to hear OTM acknowledge, in a roundabout way, that Breitbart used a lot of mainstream journalism's own methods. He just used them against targets the MSM would avoid offending.

It is not refreshing to hear about Breitbart's activities in the Shirley Sherrod case without (per above) an acknowledgement that he behaved no differently than NPR behaved in the Juan Williams controversy. Both acknowledged initial feelings of prejudice against a group of people - not an unusual reaction in real humans, but some things are not to be talked about except in whispers - and both went on to say that these feelings of prejudice had to be fought in all of us.

Language corruption alert: my dictionary defines a 'bigot' as 'someone obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance and animosity toward those of differing beliefs'. Bigotry is thus a personality attitude - not any certain set of beliefs, just an attitude toward those beliefs. It ill becomes the self-proclaimed enemies of 'bigotry' to display the textbook attributes of bigotry - notably welcoming the death of someone with whom you disagree about politics.

Mar. 05 2012 12:45 PM
susan

this report is one of the reasons that i no longer donate to public radio. i would suggest that you review the videos of ACORN.

Mar. 04 2012 06:05 PM
Sara from nyc

Yet another instance of out-sized news coverage over the death of a media personality. If the passing of a bloviating, bigoted blogger is worthy of so much attention, then I hope Limbaugh lives forever.

Mar. 03 2012 08:09 AM
Fred Yontz

It appears that God (for those who believe) finally lost patience, and told Breitbart to "Shut up!" in the most definitive way.

Mar. 03 2012 07:20 AM

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