Everyone by now has heard the terrible news about Andrew Breitbart. After we posted the Connie Schultz story last fall, Andrew asked me to become a contributor and post it on one of his news blogs, Big Government. Later, my co-contributor Jason Hart also became a contributor at BG. I'm sure he shares my feelings in that it was a privilege to be even remotely associated with Andrew.
His untimely death is a huge loss to the conservative movement, to honest journalism, and to America. We offer our prayers for the family he left behind.
From Big Journalism,
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.
Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:
I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.
Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.