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MARCH 1, 2012 11:52PM

Andrew Breitbart goes to hell

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FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 file photo, Andrew Breitbart attends a news conference, at the National Press Club in Washington. Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Los Angeles. He was 43. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

Associated Press photo

Wingnut Andrew Breitbart died today, and I celebrated the news. (The racist, right-wing fascist is shown above in October 2009.) Breitbart and I had some things in common – he was a white man with blue eyes, and so am I, and he keeled over at age 43 (I’d thought that he at least was pushing 50), while I just turned 44 yesterday — but that’s all that he and I had in common.

Why do people act as though people who were major assholes in life suddenly somehow become angelic in death?

Wingnutty slanderer and white supremacist Andrew Breitbart, whom I always thought of as Archie Bunker Jr., was a piece of shit who, long before he reportedly died this morning, should have donated his organs to someone else who could have made much, much better use of them.

Breitbart kicked the bucket just a day after my birthday, but it was a great belated birthday gift nonethless; truly, when I read the headline this morning, I was elated. Breitbart and his kind seldom seem to die young, but seem to live forever, fueled by their spite (Pope Palpatine comes to mind).

When evil people like Andrew Breitbart do die young, it’s a boon to humanity. Statistically speaking, Breitbart could have lived to do even more damage for more than the next 20 years.

Andrew Breitbart was not, as Texas Gov. Prick Perry said of him, a “mighty warrior!” (Sarah Palin also called Breitbart a “warrior.”) Breitbart was a fucking liar and a fucking coward, a self-serving race-baiter and scandal-monger without whom the world is much better off.

Breitbart’s crimes against decency and morality were many, but probably his worst crime was his selective editing of the video of a speech that former U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod gave at an NAACP fundraising dinner in March 2010.

Breitbart’s selective editing of the speech made Sherrod, who is black, look like an anti-white racist, when, in fact, her speech was about the evil of all forms of racism. Sherrod, who knee-jerkedly was fired by the beyond-pathetic Obama administration before she had received anything like due process — the Obama administration, apparently terrified of being accused of favoring black Americans, loves to throw black Americans like Sherrod and Van Jones under the bus at the very first whiff of a hint of an impending lynching by the KKK – sued Breitbart for defamation last year. The slanderer croaked before the defamation suit could run its course through the court system.

Breitbart was also known for having brought the world lurid images of former Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned as a result of the petty sex scandal that should not have been the end of his political career. (Weiner did nothing illegal, and the matter was between him and his wife, but the craven Democrats [well, DINOs] in D.C. couldn’t distance themselves from him enough. This was yet another instance of Democratic caving in to the right-wing fascists.)

Those are the two things that Andrew Fucking Breitbart was most known for: slandering Shirley Sherrod as a whitey-hating racist and exposing Anthony Weiner’s wiener. Yeah, that’s the stuff of a “mighty warrior!”

Really, if Prick Perry and Sarah Palin are praising you, then you are one fucking worthless asshole.

Had Andrew Breitbart fought to improve the lives of the many, instead of to aggrandize himself, if he had fought the plutocratic powers that be instead of helped them to carry out their agenda in which the filthy rich few benefit at the expense of the many, then we could say that he was a “mighty warrior,” but again, he was no such thing; he was a pathetic fucking coward.

And before you leave some stupid fucking, wholly predictable comment slamming me for “speaking ill of the dead” or the like, know that Wikipedia notes that “In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy’s death, Breitbart called Kennedy a ‘villain,’ a ‘duplicitous bastard,’ a ‘prick’ and ‘a special pile of human excrement.’”

Some “mighty warrior,” indeed. Andrew Breitbart in death deserves no better than what he gave in life.

And, unfortunately, it’s not just his fellow KKK members who are proclaiming nice things about Breitbart. The hypocritical millionairess Arianna Huffington, the pampered princess who fancies herself a progressive who stands up for the little guy against the “pigs at the trough” even though she raked in millions of dollars on the backs of unpaid writers for her website The Huffington Post, gushed:

“I was asked many times this morning for my thoughts on what Andrew meant to the political world, but all I can think of at the moment is what Andrew meant to me as a friend, starting from when we worked together — his passion, his exuberance, his fearlessness. And above all, what I’m thinking of at the moment is his amazing wife Susie and their four beautiful young children. My love and thoughts are with them right now.”

Fuck you, Arianna. You could have just kept your mouth shut. (Many if not most evil people throughout history have had families — that simple fact doesn’t make them and their deeds any less evil.)

That Huffington calls Breitbart a “friend” — indeed, I think, we can judge people by the company they keep.

Anyway, now, if James O’Keefe would just die…

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Well Crook you are really trying to show your guts by bashing Breitbart on the day of his demise. Too bad that is all you have. Brietbart called Teddy Kennedy a piece of shit at his demise so I see the payback. Brietbart didn't lie about drunk driving a car off the road and leaving a young girl to drown and then get the local sherriff to fix the investigation. He didn't photograph his weiner and send it in a text message. Your libtard friends did that. Brietbart just reported it. How is that lying?? Dont answer. I know I am talking to an idiot.
In another blog I said i wouldn't speak ill of the dead, but on that time zone that was yesterday. What he did about Sherrold brought to mind that "there otta be a law" expression. It was one of Obama's most shameful moments but the real crime was Breitbart's Big Lie about what Sherrold actually said. I don't have the same outrage re Weiner. In a just, fair and civil world his ludicrous lapse in judgment shouldn't affect his ability to do his job, but that's not the world we live in. Had it not been Breitbart it would have been someone else.

I thought you might also have mentioned his role in the Acorn setup, another case of film doctoring.
The guy was a reptile, he did ill to the living and I'm not going to pretend I'm sad he's done with his evil doings. It's not like the sorrow you feel when someone who does good things dies. Each time one of these monsters dies good people are safer. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Campo: Like I said: "stupid fucking, wholly predictable comment[s]."

Andrew Breitbart accomplished NOTHING positive in his life. NOTHING.

I don't defend everything about Ted Kennedy. I was talking about the misguided but widespread principle of not talking ill of the dead, which we on the left are supposed to follow, but which you hypocritical traitors on the right feel free to ignore at will.

I obviously stated that Breitbart lied about Shirley Sherrod. I didn't say that he lied about Anthony Weiner. He just sank into the lowest sludge where Weiner was concerned, and he did it wholly for self-promotion, not for the betterment of anyone or anything else.

It is MR. Crook to you, asshole, and don't tell me "Dont answer" on my own fucking blog, and when you learn to spell and to punctuate -- you love Breitbart so much that you misspell his surname three fucking times -- get back to me, sweetheart. AFTER you've had your meds.
Damn. Do NOT look at that man's contracted pupils, blotchy skin and recent behavior and tell me that there was nothing wrong with him. Natural causes, my ass.

After being reminded of what he did to Acorn just because he could do it with a lie, it's good that he is dead. As for speaking ill of the dead, that's some other culture. It is our job to speak ill of the evil.
Abrawang: I'm so sick of the fabricated ACORN bullshit that no, I didn't mention it, but anyone who clicks on my linked phrase "Breitbart's crimes against decency and morality were many" can read all about that one, too.

Yes, agreed, what Breitbart did to Shirley Sherrod was his shittiest deed (that we know of, anyway). The Weiner incident, however, further demonstrated how low the slimy Breitbart was willing to slither around.

But, l'Heure Bleue, we unfairly slander snakes, lizards and alligators everywhere when we call Andrew Breitbart a "reptile," don't we?

Again, if an asshole dies but you just can't bring yourself to state the truth of his or her assholiness in life, you DO have the option of making no comment at all. You DON'T have to heap undeserved praised upon him or her because that's what the sheeple expect you to do. Fuck the stupid sheeple and keep it real.
zumalicious: And I am on the job!

Yes, my guess is that Breitbart abused various chemical substances. Maybe that's the only way that he could live with himself.

I was surprised to learn, when I read the news of his wonderful demise this morning, that he had just turned 43 last month. I just turned 44 (yesterday) but I look a good decade younger than he did (if I do say so myself).

I wonder if they will release the autopsy results... Prolly not...
I went off on Rush today and posted my rant. I'd say I regret losing it; but if I had the choice, I'd still cut loose on the fat bastard. I can appreciate your sense of karmic elation at the early demise of a real enemy, but in the case of Breitbart I never saw him as much of a threat. He was way the hell too sloppy to be called a journalist, too lame to be much of a pundit, and never had the balls to stick with his lies - just another putz trying to eek out a living feeding wingnut BS to wingnuts because that's what they want to hear.
Breitbart came up with an occasional splash of poop that lasted more than a couple of days, but Rush monster is on the air day in and day out and he hits the headlines at least once or twice a month. Now if he were struck permanently mute in the middle of a broadcast, that would reason for a real celebration, and I'd be pleased to pick up the tab for the beers.
OMoM
I was castigated by some for my intemperate remarks about Brietbart. But you have been much more eloquent than I. I didn't wish that the man would die. I was just extremely happy that he tripped this mortal coil. r
Campo is one of those Just Arrived grey heads that don't post anything but merely spout outraged right-wing fulminating comments.
jmac1949: Let me respond to your comment by using this quote from a Los Angeles Times piece about Breitbart's demise:

"Breitbart’s conservative influence never rose to the level of a Rush Limbaugh. His impact remained around the edges but was profound for the individuals he targeted. He claimed his interest was in creating scandal by exposing hypocrisy on the left, which is why he ended up providing a home to James O'Keefe's ACORN sting videos, Sherrod’s out-of-context speech and the Wiener photos."

True, Breitbart apparently didn't cause as much damage as Limbaugh has over the many years of his bloviating, but in his quest for self-aggrandization, Breitbart hurt many people.

old new lefty: I don't recall ever explicitly having wished for Breitbart's death, as I had figured that he would be around for years to come, but as I didn't kill him, I see no reason not to be ecstatic that the piece of shit died.

Myriad: Yes, whenever someone creates an OS account only in order to leave nasty comments on others' blog pieces (and writes nothing himself or herself), that says a lot.

I don't mind comments from the wingnuts, though. If they are only personal attacks (often using profanity and homophobia, and sometimes veiled threats), I just delete them. If they are at least about the topic, I usually let them stand, as the wingnuts not only cannot argue logically and rationally, but they are semi-literate at best, and their mistake-ridden, dipshit comments only reinforce my points about wingnuts.
As I said elsewhere:

I've never wished anyone dead because I disagreed with their political views -- tho Dick Cheney comes mighty close. My problem wasn't with Breitbart's politics -- tho I vehemently disagree with them -- it was his methods and his outright lying. And yes, a half-truth such as he perpetrated on Shirley Sherrod is lying.

Breitbart practiced the same vile politics as James O'Keefe, and I will breath a sigh of relief when he passes, too, or at least is in prison where he belongs. You can add Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck to that list of congenital liars I won't mourn, as well.

I'm not so naive as to think politics can ever be anything but a blood-sport, but I think we can all agree there ought to be some lines that don't get crossed, such as what Karl Rove and Tucker Eskew pulled on John McCain and his family in the 2000 SC primary.

Breitbart crossed the line repreatedly, following in the long, sorry, slimy tradition of Donald Segretti, Tucker Eskew, Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, ratfuckers all. It may be impolite to cheer the death of anyone, but those of us utterly disgusted by the sins these men visited on the opposition -- and in the process, upon this country -- will not mourn the passing of any of them.
If you have to lie and use dishonest techniques (such as posing as a prostitute and a pimp in order to try to entrap people) to "win," if your political ideology cannot stand on its own, if your political "cause" must rely on such dishonest and immoral behavior, then your political ideology is bankrupt.

There is a slew of wingnuts whose deaths I'd celebrate. In fact, a while ago I posted my "Top 10 Wingnuts Whose Deaths I Would Celebrate" list. If I have time, I'll search for it (I think that Breitbart was on it, but I'm not certain) -- and update it, too!
Dennis Prager is right, there is no hate like left-wing hate.
Sorry, the trash here is you.
It is amusing that Robert Crook says he doesn't mind comments from the "wingnuts" et al. I am sure he considers me one. (He has said as much.)

What he does when awful people like me comment is this:
One) he removes the comments (his right and all of that);
Tw0) he sends you a PM saying he'll, in effect, turn you in to the OS editors (I'm shaking);
Three) he sends you PMs telling you to "F**K o** (but without the little stars) and calling you a C**t (if you are female).

Very liberated and open guy.