Advertisements

R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart

by

“Bunk! Andrew Breitbart’s on the phone!”

I had the pleasure of talking with Andrew on the phone a few times last summer. Good guy who is already missed.

Nice tribute from Iowahawk here.

Robert Stacy McCain has a good send off, as does longtime friend Michael Walsh.

Patterico‘s got one, too.

Andrew Breitbart exposed and publicized so much hypocrisy, egregious fraud, blatant governmental/bureaucratic corruption and malfeasance that one would think that he’d be a hero to all, regardless of one’s political affiliation, JUST FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING.

That he’s not recognized for those contributions by all is a travesty.

_____________________________

Here’s classic Breitbart at CPAC 10 February 2012.

_____________________________

In October 2011, Andrew Breitbart called into a podcast aired by The Blogmocracy to talk about Charles Johnson. (Johnson was a once prominent blogger who decided to turn on many of his former friends and allies, Breitbart being one of them.) Here is a brief of what went down:

Everything leading up to that interview was pure awesome. Once The Boiler Room Crew had the archives of ALL of Charles Johnson’s comments on LGF, on a whim I emailed Breitbart to see if he was interested in them. He emailed back within minutes. “Call me.”

So I did. I told him about DoD and what the BRC had done, and he was laughing. A couple of phone calls and emails later, I mentioned the upcoming Blogmocracy Radio podcast and asked him if he’d like to call in to talk about CJ or anything else. He was interested.

The day of the show was nerve wracking. We couldn’t announce the “Special Guest” ahead of time without confirmation, so I emailed him just in case he’d changed his mind.

He responded with two words: “I’m in.”

At that point we went into promo mode, but we still couldn’t say who the “Guest” was going to be – we didn’t want the lizards clogging up the BlogMockRadio switchboard and giving m a bunch of crap.

If you listen to the first few minutes of the show [full unedited archive here] you can tell that Savage and Rodan were nervous, not knowing if and when Andrew would call in. Once he did, it was a blast.

Thanks Andrew.

_____________________________

[Post Updated 2 March 1:00PM]
[Post Updated 17 March 5:00PM]

Advertisements

3 Responses to “R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart”

  1. LC Aggie Sith Says:

    This has hit me hard, and I really don’t understand why.

    Perhaps because he really had no artifice, and everyone considered him a friend.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    LC Aggie– The guy amazed me. He organized the right-wing blogosphere, set up many people in that business with pure intuitive savvy. Some of those people who directly benefited turned on him (and you know who I’m talking about).

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    BTW, I updated the post with some nice links.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: