Andrew Breitbart, well-known conservative blogger, dead at 43
March 1st, 2012
09:30 AM ET

Andrew Breitbart, well-known conservative blogger, dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a well-known conservative blogger, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday. He was 43.

Breitbart was also known as a pundit on conservative television shows and got his start helping to run the original right-wing online media behemoth, the Drudge Report, then started his own website.

Breitbart was the first to post the infamous Twitter photos of U.S. Rep Anthony Weiner last year, in which the congressman appeared barechested and in his underpants. Weiner eventually stepped down amid the scandal.

An In Memoriam post on his website said that it was with a "terrible feeling of pain and loss" that they announces his death.

"Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," the post said. "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."

According to the post, in a new conclusion to one of his books, he wrote about how much he loved his job and fighting for what he believed in.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

"Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us," the post stated.

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  1. Surly Curmudgen

    And the dead political philosophy of the left comes to the forefront with profane paroxysms of joy over the untimely death of a good man.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • allkindsof

      Yes, because the spiteful words of perhaps a dozen anonymous online posters is sufficient to indict anyone else who ever criticized a conservative public figure. Surely that kind of thinking will be our deliverance.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. mark trought

    I celebrate the death of this piece of u know what. Good news when trolls die. when are more of these GOP trolls going to die off so we can have a better world.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • bilk7

      Now you're sounding like one of those wacko right wingers! A man died before his time. He had a family who has lost him. Forget politics for a moment and think as a human being! I didn't care for his opinions or how he twisted the facts in his reports but no one should ever wish death upon others just because of disagreements.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Sounds like you'd be ok with Conservatives wishing the same thing about liberals? Hypocrite!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      Daisy... please take a chill pill. It this was an article about the death of Micheal Moore of Bill Maher, the right would be posting exactly the same set of commentary.
      Regardless of political viewpoint, the death of anyone has an impact on their friends and family – regardless of perspective.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. So Long, Farewell

    I'll be in mourning for about half a second. Andrew Breitbart was a miserable waste of skin.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. vitaglubet

    Interesting that my comment was edited out but these hateful comments are acceptable?

    March 1, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Whiner

      Oh, help me, I'm bein oppressed!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pat

    The hatefulness of the left is unbelievable.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Drumcode

      Yah, we're learning from the right.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Annas still dead

      Yeah, the "right" is so caring and loving, when they are not stealing from the poor and old people. Give me break!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Smellie

      but Breitbart said all manner of hateful things about Sen. Ted Kennedy the day he died – really horrible things. This is no different. As ye sow . . .

      March 1, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      "Smellie" (wow – good name for a liberal!) – Andrew never killed anyone like Teddy Kennedy did!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      @Daisy – "Andrew never killed anyone like Teddy Kennedy did!"
      So are you saying the Ted killed someone? That's inflammatory, accusatory and inaccurate, given that he was never convicted of doing so. Ranks right up there with the "birthers".. it's pure opinion and the right won't let FACTS get in the way of 'THEIR TRUTH" will they.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. Drumcode

    You should have smoked weed instead of popping pills Andrew! You'd probably be still alive!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. mt

    "i enjoy making enemies" And look where it got him – six feet under. You reap what you sow – and it's sown in your heart.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Blue

    They need to check his toxology for Tears of Lys...

    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. struth

    Why, because you have trouble hearing the truth? You may not have liked his tactics, but his reporting was factual, much to the dismay of the crooked liberals.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      If you believe that Mr. Breitbart's blogging was based on truth, then I have some ocean front property on offer for you.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • ABC

      Based on a manipulation of the truth, if you can expand your thoughts for a second, a manipulation of the truth amounts to a lie.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Bob

      Oh come on. Right wing extremists need SOMTETHING to cling to, for gosh sakes! What do you want – actual factual information, or something like that?!?

      March 1, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Liberalnewz2

      Yeah the way Dan Rather reported!

      March 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jadoshush

      Right. Just a shame you cant offer anything to the contrary.

      March 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • The REAL Truth...

      hmm.. "factual:" – authentic, careful, close, concrete, correct, defined, definite, deft, detailed, discriminating, discriminative, distinct, exact, explicit, factual , faithful, genuine, judicious, just, literal, matter-of-fact, methodical, meticulous, on the button, on the money, on the nose, particular, proper, punctilious, punctual, regular, right, rigid, rigorous, scientific, scrupulous, severe, sharp, skillful, solid, specific, strict, systematic, true, ultraprecise, unerring, unmistakable, veracious.
      LOL – NOT !!

      March 1, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      That's called a run on sentence, did you learn anything? Well all I have to say is this, may all the left wing psycos, atheist god haters, angry prison bound black Americans, and female big mouths, it's a damn good thing Hitler isn't alive still he'd be one busy man, and I'd buy front row tickets to watch you burn and scream "God save me!!!"

      March 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darius

      You can't hate something that doesn't exist. Proud to be an atheist.

      March 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      He was the one also that lied about the Sharon and changed the video to make her look like she was racist, but she was not al all. He doctored the videos to get his small minded point across.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      And, where was that proven? What expert, other than yourself, has stated they were doctored?

      March 4, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Shirley Sherrod story was not factual and not even close.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • ahab

      You might want to ask that poor woman, who worked for the Agriculture Dept, and lost her job because this jerk posted only a part of a speech she made, making it sound like she was against white farmers. He conveniently left out the part about how she ended up helping these farmers and realized that was the right thing to do. This jerk never did show any remorse for his blatant twisting of the truth. I would never cheer over someone's death, but at least he can no longer twist the truth any, just to please his ultra conservative supporters.

      March 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • I smell an overdose

      Weiner was 100% accurate. Sheldon was not. That was a blatant lie. I do credit him with getting the country worked up over a pimpnho video that was obviously a parody. If I were an office worker I would have thought it was a joke as well and played along.. (What kind of pimp actually dresses like that? And a white one? HELLO? Maybe in a black exploitation flick from the 70's...come on). This low rent sack of unpatriotic human filth named Andy Breibart just made up crappy lies out of his racist hatred for any non-white christian, and the only thing he got right was Weiner which was begging to get exposed with or without this dingleweed of a corpse. The earth is a bit cleaner tonight. May his offspring follow next so we do not have more of his kind on this planet.

      I hope Weiner is smiling big now. Now that we know Breibart's filthy secret: DRUGS. Thats why he was worked up and batsh**crazy all the time.

      March 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rstlne

      Clearly you wouldn't know a fact if one hit you upside the head! Your baseless vitriol says a great deal more about you than it does anyone else.

      March 2, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike B

      You are a liar. He edited the tapes to give false impressions in both the Acorn case and the Sherrod case.

      March 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pat

    Quoting Concerned Citizen ...It's scary to think..'. Your comments show that you have been scared quite a bit leaving you without the capacity to think!! People like you, now that's scary!!!!!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. wilson24

    As a friend once said "you should say something nice about the dead". He's dead good!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Evangenital

      Yes! It is good he is dead!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Are you talking about Teddy Kennedy?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. CTexas


    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      Would you honestly be comfortable with people saying the same about liberals?

      March 1, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. beckread

    You liberals are downright mean-spirited.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Drumcode

      We're learning from the best aka right wing.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • CTexas

      We learned it from

      March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • cw

      Try... people are downright mean-spirited. It's not any one party or the other.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. Bill

    Dear right wing nut jobs:
    Take his early passing as a message from god. You all are stupid and he's trying to clean up.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Daisy Girl 96

      How would you feel if someone said this about G. Giffords? Teddy Kennedy? You liberals are horrible people!

      March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Really

      Teddy Kennedy.?
      Well, gee Daisy. I do believe it was YOU that said the same thing about Kennedy a few posts back.
      Pot meet kettle. Practice what you preach.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      O yeah what Andy boy was talking about after Teddy died was such a sweet eulogy.

      March 1, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. mommaearth

    Never heard of him.

    March 1, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
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