VIDEO: Remembering Andrew Breitbart

- March 1st, 2012

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  1. That was a great segment on Andrew Breitbart.

    I first heard of Breitbart’s death from a random friend of Skype. She said, “Wake up. Breitbart is dead.” I thought that this must be an “Andy Kauffman moment”. This can’t be true. So I looked at Drudge, Breitbart.tv, “The Bigs”, etc. Then I realized something, I was seeking the truth. Never accepted the first story. In death, I was acting in a way Breitbart would have been proud of. Even in death, he forced my hand.

    I was lucky enough to meet Breitbart once in my life. I was living in Connecticut in September of 2011. I was listening to the Howie Carr show out of Boston. I believe Col. David Hunt was the guest host at the time. Well, James O’Keefe had called into the show. He was doing a mini tour of the New England area. Then he said that on Saturday he would be in New Hampshire with Andrew Breitbart.

    I had to drop everything to go meet him and this was on a Thursday. On my “Top Five” list of folks I had to meet before I died were Andrew Breitbart, Andrew Breitbart, Andrew Breitbart, Andrew Breitbart, oh and did I mention Andrew Breitbart? So I had to go meet him.

    So I did the two hour drive to New Hampshire to go meet him. The event was at 10:30AM and he was fashionably late. When I saw him, he was quite the sight. He looked like he just rolled out of bed, wearing his shirt unbuttoned and hair going in every direction.

    But what got me was how he worked a room. I had never seen a guy that size glide through a room as though he were on his rollerblades. It was as though there was a gravitational pull that would part the waters with relative ease.

    Eventually he did his speech standing next to O’Keefe and a local Boston radio host. Then afterwords there was a question and answer time. So I stood in line while two people in front were getting nervous just to ask questions. When I got the chance to ask my question, I asked Breitbart to explain what happened in the “Martin Bashir interview” with the monkey stuff and MSNBC’s connection with Media Matters for America. Well, Andrew went into a five to seven minute tirade on the matter. My question unfortunately ended the allotted time for others.

    But I did get to briefly meet Andrew. He didn’t know me from Adam. I bought the book “Righteous Indignation” the night before and had him sign it. He asked whom I wanted it signed to. I said “TexasorBusted”. He responded, “Who?” I said “TexasorBusted”. He responded, “Is that your blog name?” I said yes. Well, he signed it for me with the phrase, “Fight the Man”.

    Breitbart was a great man. He was a visionary. He understood the media and how to use new media. He gave citizens the power to change “the Narrative”, to seek the truth, to question the first source. He lived life. He lived the life of 20 people. We should be thankful that we all got the chance to have this brief window of our lives with Breitbart in it.

    Please have your thought with Breitbart’s…

  2. NJ Libertarian (@BadMesmer) says:

    Thank you Brian, every eulogy makes his memory stronger!

  3. Beverly says:

    I was shocked and disappointed with David Frum’s piece about Andrew at the Daily Beast. I coulldn’t believe that he would be so insenstive to speak so negatively about Andrew when he had only just died that day. Plus the fact that David is supposed to be conservative and trashing one of his own, does not make sense. I heard Mark Levin speak of it with John Walsh who worked with Andrew, and Mark said that when Ted Kennedy died, he was silent about it. He knew how to respect the dead and the grieving family. My question is then why do so many at Sun Media place David in such high esteem. He does not impress me especially after this attack on Andrew.

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