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#1 Rue Bella

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:42 AM

Last night. Just heard on the news. No other details.

edit: http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=15824337

He was only 43.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

Trying to strike the right tone, This was a young man who leaves behind a wife and children who must be devastated. My heart goes out to them.

The measure of a man can be taken from his conduct, his associates and his creations. I cannot say that the world will be any worse for losing a man who unleased James O'Keefe on us all and whose last published work was a rambling hit piece of David Brock, Media Matters, and the big, bad "vast left wing conspiracy" that's one of the better examples of "pot, meet kettle" that I've seen in a long time.

RIP, Breitbart, but I won't miss you or anything you created.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Wow. That's shocking.

I know what PG means about trying to strike the right tone.

I do wish condolences to his family and friends. The more objective commentary can wait until the wounds aren't so fresh.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:38 AM

My condolences to his family, and my congratulations to Satan, who just got a new PR director.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Here is something contextual to keep in mind as those of us with a bit more class show Breitbart the respect in death he was unwilling to afford others.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

When I heard he had died, I thought of this video from earlier this month. And that perhaps he was taking things too seriously.

I don't mean to disrespect his death, but he seemed to relish being who he was.


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Ouch. That was painful to watch. "Stop raping the people!" is probably not the battle-cry Breitbart wants to be remembered by.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

Though I despised the man, show some respect for even him.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

I thought about this for a little while, and after trying to put together my thoughts into a coherent narrative, the proper conjunctions to do so fail me. So I will just write these in no particular order.

1. I was never a fan, and often strongly disliked things that he did.

2. What Practical Girl said about this being a tragedy for his family and those close to him. My condolences for their loss.

3. His original purpose in starting his Big Hollywood site (making fun of mindless groupthink among celebrities with no particular insight) has merit.

4. Sometimes it's very easy to take a valid point too far (a general statement, not directed at Breitbart or anyone else in particular).

5. Now is not the time to debate the merits of his actions.

6. "The good men do is oft interred with their bones, while the evil live after them."
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

I was interested in any official comment Media Matters might have on Breitbart's death. His last piece on David Brock and Media Matters was weird and rambling, but Brietbart's been waging ugly war against them both for years.Classy, restrained without skirting the truth...

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"Media Matters has a long history with Andrew Breitbart," said Ari Rabin-Havt with the liberal watchdog that was a frequent Breitbart critic. "We've disagreed more than we've found common ground, but there was never any question of Andrew's passion for and commitment to what he believed."

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

A couple of posts from Andrew Sullivan:

I wondered if Sullivan would have something thoughtful and appropriate to say. He didn't disappoint.

His post from this morning:

Breitbart RIP

The second describes meeting Breitbart in person for the first time by accident a few months ago:

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On the way back, I kid you not, Andrew Breitbart was in the seat next to me. We've never met, but we've emailed over the years. He's hot-headed and a bundle of bearish energy and nerves. But we had a blast on the plane...

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

View PostBaron Siegfried, on 01 March 2012 - 10:38 AM, said:

My condolences to his family, and my congratulations to Satan, who just got a new PR director.

No Satan has much, much better ones. As with PG, condolences to his family, but not to the world .

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

I agree with Frum. He poisoned the water in the fountain of the public square and I can't think of a single positive thing to say about him from my knowledge of his public actions. I merely hope for the sake of his family it wasn't indicative of his personal life. Experience teaches me otherwise, but I can still hope.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

And already sites are saying that Mr. Obama had Mr. Breitbart killed because of incriminating college tapes. I do think Mr. Frum's obituary summed up his influence best.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

View Postindy, on 01 March 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

I agree with Frum.

I don't.

Deciding to be respectful when somebody suddenly dies is about character, about what you feel is the right thing to do, not about what the other person did. Being respectful doesn't mean you are pretending you liked the guy. And it doesn't mean deciding you will change about how you characterize him in the future. It just means choosing to think about the individual as a human being who had family and friends just like you did. And remembering that just as he dropped dead without warning, so could any one of us.

The man was a political blowhard, not a mass murderer. If people like Andrew Sullivan and Ariana Huffington and Dave Wiegel and Shirley Sherrod could find ways to be complimentary, or at least civil, I figure I can do the same.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:52 PM

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Though I despised the man, show some respect for even him.

mmmmm.... no, I don't think so. When I heard about it I said 'my condolences to the family' at the first forum I visited but after reading a day's worth of Republican bullshit trying to act like the degenerate scumbag was a saint THEN reading what the asshole said when Ted Kennedy died..... I won't show the douche any respect whatsoever.

If there is a hell Breitbart probably has a room right next to Lee Atwater.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

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If people like Andrew Sullivan and Ariana Huffington and Dave Wiegel and Shirley Sherrod could find ways to be complimentary, or at least civil, I figure I can do the same.

Good for you. Personally, I think the man was a god damned scumbag like Karl Rove or Lee Atwater. I feel for his family but I refuse to pay the piece of shit ANY respect because he did't deserve it. He was a just another scorched earth GOP asshole. All I have to do is read what he said about Kennedy when he died.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

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RIP, Breitbart, but I won't miss you or anything you created.

Gee, I don't know...Rest in peace? The thought of the degenerate, lying bastard writhing in the lake of fire for a few hundred thousand years for what he did to this country appeals to me.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

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without skirting the truth.

I think you have the wrong guy. Breitbart was a filthy fucking liar.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

So, davisss13, how do you really feel? ;)
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