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Conservative/Libertarian Icon Andrew Breitbart Dead at Age 43

Posted by FactReal on March 1, 2012

Outspoken conservative (with libertarian sympathies) publisher, activist, and author Andrew Breitbart died this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 43.

Andrew Breitbart was the publisher of several news websites: Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. He broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal, the “Weinergate” scandal that lead to the resignation of New York Representative Anthony Weiner. Breitbart was a frequent speaker at Tea Party movement events.

BigJournalism confirmed the sad news:

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

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.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

This spring the movie “Hating Breitbart” will be released. Here is the trailer:
Video note:

“Hating Breitbart” tells the story of how one man with a website upended the traditional press and repeatedly found himself the target of a media feeding frenzy.

The filmmakers have been following Andrew Breitbart since the birth of the Tea Party movement in 2009, and they’ve got behind-the-scenes access to many of the media controversies in which Breitbart was a key player–from the ACORN takedown to Congressman Anthony Weiner’s crotch-shot Twitter scandal.

Andrew and his courage will be missed.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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