Today the conservative movement mourns the loss of a man who was fearless in his defense of the Tea Party, fearless in his critique of mainstream media deceit, fearless in his defense of Sarah Palin, and fearless in his passion for exposing left-wing hypocrisy wherever he encountered it.
Founder of Breitbart.com, Big Government, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, Big Peace, and Breitbart.tv, Andrew Breitbart’s contributions to the conservative movement have been immense. He was a man who lived and breathed the things he felt were worth fighting for. And he fought with everything he had.
Today I mourn the loss of a friend, a colleague, and a man who could be counted on to dig for truth and expose it. What I will remember most about Andrew is that when I’d ask him something, he would actually tell me what he thought, regardless of how I might perceive it. He said what he meant and meant what he said. And I absolutely cherished that.
Andrew wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, to push the envelope, to stand up and say what so many wouldn’t because they feared being disliked by the media “in crowd.” He was a funny, charismatic leader who lived every day thinking of ways to do his job even better, to reach more people, to inspire more minds, and to combat the things that were breaking down everything he loved about this country.
The first time I spoke with Andrew, I walked away knowing that he was the real deal, that he wasn’t worried about ruffling feathers, and that he wasn’t afraid to speak from the heart. In the world of politics, all of those things are incredibly rare.
Andrew, I’ll miss your fire, your passion, and your commitment. I’ll carry your memory with me every step of the way. And I have no doubt whatsoever that you’ll be watching from above, giving all of us that extra kick in the butt to stay tough when we need it most.