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1st March
2012
written by Sean Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Breitbart lived large and loved life – all while being perfectly irreverent.  His Breitbart.com and accompanying BigGovernment, BigHollywood, and BigJournalism sites took on mainstream media and have been instrumental in the shift to more aggressive conservative journalism.

I had the great honor to know Andrew and share some war stories from politics.  His loss is a blow – for the conservative movement, for young bloggers and for guys like me who are just north of 40.

I can’t sum it up any better than Larry Solov:

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.

 

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