On March 1st of 2012, a modern day icon of the conservative movement, Andrew Breitbart, died of natural causes at the age of 43. Reports indicated that Breitbart had developed a heart condition within the last year. His passing has blindsided a massive following of conservatives who treasured his passion for new media and his tenacity for exposing the progressive movement.
Breitbart was an innovator of new media in American politics. He started working for Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report. Breitbart helped to produce the Huffington Post. His conservative principles carried him to independently launch a series of new media businesses which inspired the political blogosphere. Many of his blogs and media outlets have taken the lead on breaking news. And, in many regards, his media content has forced the mainstream media to focus on topics they had suppressed.
Breitbart is most noteworthy for his efforts to expose many tactics of the left. He was extremely active helping to produce documentaries to alert the public about the raw truth of progressives. He worked closely with Citizen United's David Bosse producing several documentaries. Including a forthcoming expose' of the occupy movement termed, Occupy Exposed. Breitbart also was involved with dispelling the potential for energy including hydro fracturing by the production- Fracking Nation. He was, perhaps, most noted for his reporting about provocative Twitter images posted by Anthony Weiner (D-NY), which led to the resignation of the Congressman.
On a personal note, I was honored to meet Andrew Breitbart at CPAC 2012 in Washington, D.C. A few words come to mind to describe his dynamic personality including: outspoken, passionate, jovial, fearless, and conservative. He had incredible confidence and ability to strip away the untruths and tactics of the far left. His focus on restoring our liberties and protecting our republic was unsurpassed.
We will miss his passion and determination. We will honor him with perseverance and patriotism.