Thursday, March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart dead at 43; by Kate Johns

Andrew Breitbart, Conservative voice for the masses, was pronounced dead shortly after midnight Thursday March 1, 2012. Breitbart was a man who spearheaded journalism that no other media would relay to the masses. He was an outspoken man who was not afraid to speak his mind, finding major dirt on news stories, political figures,(Anthony Weiner), and celebrities that other media was too timid to report on.
Breitbart who was born in 1969, was only 43 years old when he died, started his quirky, but groundbreaking style of journalism starting his Breitbart website several years ago, moving into center stage with Breitbart TV, and several other websites. He will be missed, because he loved what he was doing, and he had an enthusiastic style all his own.

News of his demise can be found on nearly every news source. This is what his family said on his main website,

"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.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us."
Copyright 2012, written by Kate Johns, a professional writer who started her career writing greeting card sayings in 2004.

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