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Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby Lucrece » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:25 pm UTC

http://www.towleroad.com/2012/03/andrew ... -dead.html

I love the comments by his family. Even in his death they couldn't keep from politicizing and playing up the boogeyman.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby drash » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:01 pm UTC

To be fair, he might have put that in his will.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Belial » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:37 pm UTC

Awful people dying: not quite as good as seeing the error of their ways and spending their lives undoing it, but it'll do.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby mike-l » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:04 pm UTC

I'm generally opposed to negative comments about those who die.

Having said that, after reading a few articles on his site I'm not too hung up about it either.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Garm » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:06 pm UTC

I'm impressed that there are already conspiracy theories surrounding his death. Apparently Obama did it.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Tirian » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:18 pm UTC

It's sad to see an obituary filled with everything that a man destroyed in his life and not much about what he created.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Endless Mike » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:10 pm UTC

Garm wrote:I'm impressed that there are already conspiracy theories surrounding his death. Apparently Obama did it.

I think you mean terrorist muslin Barry "0bummer" Sotoro.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby sourmìlk » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:47 pm UTC

I don't know much about Breitbart, but this reminds me of a thing I saw on Cracked about the death of Jerry Falwell. An author of an article said that, as we can agree that celebrating a person's death because we disagree with him is wrong, we probably shouldn't be expressing glee that Falwell died. I think that misses the point though: it's not that we disagreed, it's that he's a bad person. Falwell was a hateful bigot. For example, I usually disagree with Iulus Cofield but I would not be happy if he died, because he isn't a bad person. If Breitbart is also not just very conservative but also a miserable, hateful person, then I also don't have too much objection to people being glad he's gone.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby drash » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:43 am UTC

The human mind is too complex, beautiful, and unique a thing for its loss not to be a deep tragedy. That does include Breitbart's life- today the world lost a family, a unique perspective, skillfulness at his chosen profession...

But I'm not really capable of mourning that person. A human being dies once every eight seconds or so, and feeling sad each and every time this occurred would be pathological. I knew of Andrew, and so it's certainly a sobering reminder of death. But the difference between this and the 11,000 other deaths today is the loss of a media personality, not the loss of a human being. And frankly, that media personality is not something I'm sorry to lose.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby poxic » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:47 am UTC

My main concern here is that he died "of natural causes" ... and he's my age.

:shock:

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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Garm » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:51 am UTC

Do you have an incredibly stressful job Poxic? If he didn't die of heart failure of some sort I'll be surprised.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby poxic » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:17 am UTC

No, my job is not that stressful. I don't get death threats because I didn't find that one bug before the profit/loss report was put on the production server. Thank $deity.

If I did? ... Gee. Thanks for that image. I'm going to go curl up and suck my thumb for a bit.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Triangle_Man » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:09 am UTC

Well, he doesn't sound like he was the most pleasant individual, but I refuse to celebrate the death of another human being, so...
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby sourmìlk » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:57 am UTC

poxic wrote:I don't get death threats because I didn't find that one bug before the profit/loss report was put on the production server.

Wait, you don't? Man, my boss sucks.

Triangle_Man wrote:Well, he doesn't sound like he was the most pleasant individual, but I refuse to celebrate the death of another human being, so...

I don't treat this as a universal rule: for example, I would have celebrated Hitler's death. But unless we're talking about horrible mass murderers then yeah, that's probably a good practice.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Jave D » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:32 pm UTC

Garm wrote:I'm impressed that there are already conspiracy theories surrounding his death. Apparently Obama did it.


Not just Obama, of course. It's never just blame the black man.

Almost immediately after Andrew Brietbart just dropped dead of a possible heart attack, the crackpot wingnut party that Brietbart reveled in began the conspiracy theories. They took to Twitter to proclaim that socialist dream team: President Obama and maybe George Soros had their secret hit squad take out Brietbart. Why? Take a look below.

He told me RECENTL throiest Y he had big dirt on Obama…MANY believe it’s murder!

— MancowMuller (@MancowMuller) March 1, 2012



Andrew Breitbart threatens Obama at CPAC with a video, then suddenly dies? This MUST be investigated as an assassination Obama – WTF? — HarishUSA (@T_PartyInfantry) March 1, 2012

Andrew Brietbart has a library of materials to indict parasite Obama. Obama is a hit man. Who is next? A Congressman, a Senator #tco — Mark Zagorski (@mzagorski) March 1, 2012



They killed Breitbart? Natural causes? What was natural cause? They use cancer to kill a lot of people. Ruby for one, Aaron Russo 4 another

— Margaret Khan (@wakeup1442) March 1, 2012



#Breitbart dead at 43? My suspect list includes George Soros and Obama

— Bunker Santa (@BunkerSanta) March 1, 2012



Does anyone else think this was foul play? Did obama send his chicago goons to murder breitbart?

— Sarah C. Goldstein (@sarahcgoldstein) March 1, 2012


It's Obama and George Soros! So as usual with the right wing, it's blame the blacks and the Jews. (Because they're both nazis. This makes sense now. La la la, what cognitive dissonance?)

Or wait, it's the Marxist Commie Muslim conspiracy:

BREITBART DEAD!
Hours Prior to Obama Fraud Revealed

DID OBAMA KILL HIM?
Andrew Had Damaging Obama Videos

OBAMA COLLEGE TAPES TO BE RELEASED IN 7-10 DAYS

“My Gut is Telling Me They Killed Andrew Breitbart”

Obama Friend, Communist Terrorist Bomber Bill Ayers Fed Breitbart Food

CIA's Secret Assassination Weapon - Poison Mimics a Heart Attack

Michael Savage: Was Breitbart Murdered?

Top Forsenic, Trusted Coroners Needed
QUESTIONS: Was The Timing of Breitbart's Death Planned to Divert Media Attention away from Arpaio's Press Conference? Was Breitbart's Death Meant to be a Warning to Other Journalists to "Not Break Ranks"?

Obama is a Wounded, Dangerous Animal Now. If Arpaio's Investigation Expands, He Knows a Death Sentence or Life in Prison Awaits Him. So Obama will Fight to the Death, and Attempt to Completely Takeover or Destroy America Before His Arrest. Afterall, He has Nothing to Lose and, According to His Islam Upbringing, 72 Virgins Awaiting Him After He Dies.


So the right-wing should have no fears. Breitbart's passing just means there are many, many more XTREME PATRIOTS to take up his banner.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Belial » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:04 pm UTC

Jave D wrote:Top Forsenic, Trusted Coroners Needed


No no no no no, Republicans. No. Bad.

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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:15 pm UTC

Jave D wrote:
Obama is a Wounded, Dangerous Animal Now. If Arpaio's Investigation Expands, He Knows a Death Sentence or Life in Prison Awaits Him. So Obama will Fight to the Death, and Attempt to Completely Takeover or Destroy America Before His Arrest. Afterall, He has Nothing to Lose and, According to His Islam Upbringing, 72 Virgins Awaiting Him After He Dies.
He's dangerous because he knows this investigation could lead to a death sentence, so he'll fight to the death to avoid it because he isn't scared to die.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Ghostbear » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:17 pm UTC

What's with the capitalization of practically every word, are they trying to type dramatically?
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Garm » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:27 pm UTC

Ghostbear wrote:What's with the capitalization of practically every word, are they trying to type dramatically?


I think it's supposed to bring more gravitas to the text. I really get a sense of import while reading, I had to wipe away a little tear.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Deat at 43

Postby Triangle_Man » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:28 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:
Jave D wrote:
Obama is a Wounded, Dangerous Animal Now. If Arpaio's Investigation Expands, He Knows a Death Sentence or Life in Prison Awaits Him. So Obama will Fight to the Death, and Attempt to Completely Takeover or Destroy America Before His Arrest. Afterall, He has Nothing to Lose and, According to His Islam Upbringing, 72 Virgins Awaiting Him After He Dies.
He's dangerous because he knows this investigation could lead to a death sentence, so he'll fight to the death to avoid it because he isn't scared to die.
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Yeah...

You know, I'd have thought that the guys making these kinds of conspiracy theories would be better Creative Writers at this point, considering how much practice they've had with making up stories...
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby villadelfia » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:39 pm UTC

Never heard of the guy, what did he do?
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby lutzj » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:50 am UTC

villadelfia wrote:Never heard of the guy, what did he do?


"Loudly conservative blogger" is probably the most neutral way you could describe him.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby sourmìlk » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:02 am UTC

lutzj wrote:
villadelfia wrote:Never heard of the guy, what did he do?


"Loudly conservative blogger" is probably the most neutral way you could describe him.


What's the least neutral way you could describe him without outright lying?

Also, I talked to the rest of the Jewish community and asked my black friend to phone up his 'brothers'. None of us arranged Breitbart's death, so I don't know what those loons are talking about.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby Garm » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:54 am UTC

A pioneer of demagoguery in the new media of the 21st century.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby sourmìlk » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:03 am UTC

That's not that bad compared to some other conservative talkshow hosts. For example, I could describe Rush Limbaugh as a sexist bigot whose only form of argument is the strawman. or Santorum as a frothy mixture of semen and poo flecks.
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby Garm » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:22 am UTC

sourmìlk wrote:That's not that bad compared to some other conservative talkshow hosts. For example, I could describe Rush Limbaugh as a sexist bigot whose only form of argument is the strawman. or Santorum as a frothy mixture of semen and poo flecks.


So could everyone. I felt like I covered it pretty well. His career includes the possibly libelous character assassination of Shirley Sherrod and the edited video - courtesy of his employee, James O'Keefe - that resulted in the bill of attainder that destroyed ACORN.

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/03/on-making-yourself-right/253889/
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Re: Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Postby lutzj » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:26 pm UTC

sourmìlk wrote:
lutzj wrote:
villadelfia wrote:Never heard of the guy, what did he do?


"Loudly conservative blogger" is probably the most neutral way you could describe him.


What's the least neutral way you could describe him without outright lying?


I said "most neutral," not "most precise."
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