Breitbart, founder of the “Big” sites — Peace, Journalism, Government, and Hollywood — collapsed during a walk outside his home on Thursday, March 1. Doctors pronounced him dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The Left is ecstatic because Breitbart had mastered using the Internet to conduct warfare against its cherished ideas and heroes, not least the man in the White House. Breitbart’s sites, as The New American reported, were singlehandedly responsible for the destruction of the leftist ACORN organization. He also unearthed the Pigford scandal.
With Breitbart gone, the Left is overjoyed.
The most influential leftist to comment on Breitbart’s demise is Matthew Yglesias, who bills himself as the “business and economics columnist” for Slate.com. Wrote Yglesias at his Twitter account: “Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBreitbart dead.”
Whether Slate.com will punish Yglesias for the comment remains to be seen.
Yet the remark from Yglesias is mild compared to others that a variety of websites have assembled. Comments on the Twitter website include these:
AlmightyBob @AlmightyBoob: @AndrewBreitbart haha youre dead and in hell being a gay with hitler
Jeff Glasse @jeffglasse: Andrew Breitbart now enjoying afternoon tea with Hitler #goodriddanceyouhack
@darrenfiorello: Andrew Breitbart died? Is it wrong that I'm happier about that than when they got bin Laden and Saddam?
Gabriel @gabriel0923: Andrew #Breitbart has died having been finally consumed by his revolting hatred! The world is better off without him!
Natasha Yar-Routh @xiomber: Andrew Breitbart is dead, good riddance to bad trash. He was a vile excuse for a human being.
vtred @vtred1: Good riddance to Andrew Breitbart — a McCarthyite nutcase.
Sean Paul Kelley @seanpaulkelley: Andrew Breitbart has died: bigjournalism.com/lsolov/2012/03… If so, good riddance.
CpG @Crow1138: I know it's wrong, but good riddance “@cnnbrk: Conservative blogger Andrew #Breitbart has died, attorney says. on.cnn.com/wkDt4g”
TahitiNut @TahitiNut: Forgive me, God, for I have sinned. I err on the side of being pleased with a death ... of Andrew Breitbart. Good riddance.
michael mayer @prisonforbush: Breitbart dead? D Good riddance. More republicans should follow his lead.
WeirdArchives @WeirdArchives: Looks like it's official. Andrew Breitbart is dead. Personally I don't like the guy, so good riddance to bad rubbish.
Other tweeters offered a religious theme to the news, calling upon the Father of Lies to make a place in Hell for Breitbart: “DAC @dac2527: Satan calls Andrew Breitbart home... Good riddance!”
A chap named Chico Delainky began his rampage with this thoughtful comment: “@ChicoDelainky I thought I was going to have a good morning, it’s turning out to be a great morning;The sky is blue, & hatemonger #AndrewBreitbart is dead.”
He continued with these:
@ChicoDelainky Oh! Here comes my Happy Feet. #AndrewBreitbart is dead, HOORAY! #AndrewBreitbart is dead, HOORAY! #AndrewBreitbart is dead, HOORAY!
@ChicoDelainky #AndrewBreitbart’s Eulogy: He was a racist a*****e.
@ChicoDelainky The hate #AndrewBreitbart was carrying finally killed him. My condolences goes out to the person who had to give him Mouth-to-Mouth. Yuk!
@ChicoDelainky: Yes, #AndrewBreitbart had a wife & 4 kids, but that didn’t stop him from spewing hateful rhetoric, so, burn in Hell, a**!
@ChicoDelainky I’m an Atheist. If there is a Satan, I would like to thank him for taking #AndrewBreitbart out of our lives.
@ChicoDelainky I’ll admit it, at times like this, I wish I wasn’t an Atheist & believed #AndrewBreitbart was getting some punishment for his bigotry.
@ChicoDelainky “Hell is a bad enough place, now I have to deal with #AndrewBreitbart. Thanks for nothing, God”~ Satan
@ChicoDelainky America truly lost an a*****e. I’m sure Satan will treat him good.
@Elexcinta #AndrewBreitbart dead unexpectantly at 43 yrs old!!! What!! God bless his family, for he was a racist …
@DwayneJohn1978: #AndrewBreitbart is dead. Good, one less dishonest d**k. #toosoon? F**k that racist ****. Hope he died in terrible pain.
John Kapp @johnkapp: Andrew Breitbart was a racist, sexist, homophobe. Good riddance.
@crmlqt: Andrew Breitbart is dead....one less racist!!!!!
Why They Hated Him
The Left didn’t hate Breitbart just because he was conservative. They hated him because he was effective. He attacked — and he won.
An example of Breitbart’s mastery not only of the Internet but also of using the mainstream news media to put out his message is the sting operation that exposed the fraud that was ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Breitbart teamed with conservative videographer James O’Keefe, who — posing as a pimp, and with a girl posing as a prostitute — solicited help from ACORN in establishing brothels. ACORN officials readily agreed to do so.
Even when O’Keefe told ACORN workers he would smuggle underage Salvadoran girls into the country to sell them for sex, ACORN workers readily offered advice on how to succeed and avoid getting in trouble with school officials, and said the girls could be used as tax deductions.
ACORN filed for bankruptcy in 2010, although many of its affiliates still operate, pushing the leftist cause.
Having launched his career on Breitbart’s “Big” site, O’Keefe began Project Veritas. A second sting operation featured a hidden video of executives from National Public Radio calling members of the Tea Party stupid and racist. The investigation also revealed that NPR executives were negotiating a $5 million contribution from what they thought was a front for the Muslim Brotherhood (but which in reality was part of the sting). O’Keefe’s exposé ended the career of the taxpayer-funded network’s chief fundraiser and CEO Vivian Schiller.
Breitbart also brought to light the massive fraud known as the Pigford scandal. That arose from the settlement of a class action that awarded more than $1 billion to black farmers who claimed the federal Agriculture Department discriminated against them. Less than 500 black farmers were supposedly entitled to $50,000 each, but 94,000 black “farmers” sought settlements. One USDA official called Pigford “the largest scam against the federal taxpayers in the history of the United States.”
Breitbart exposed the radical Left for its anti-American and anti-Christian bias. The Left hated him for it. Breitbart didn’t care. He welcomed the hate and relished the combat.
Photo of Andrew Breitbart: AP Images