March 1, 2012
Soros, Media Matters and the so-called “liberal” side of the establishment media can now breathe a sigh of relief â€“ one of their most vexatious enemies has shuffled off the mortal coil.
Andrew Breitbart is dead at the age of 43.
He collapsed near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles shortly after midnight Thursday. Breitbart had suffered heart problems a year earlier, according to his father-in-law Orson Bean. Breitbart is survived by his wife Susannah Bean Breitbart, 41, and four children.
Breitbart was responsible for a number of journalistic controversies, including the outing of New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who Twittered sexually explicit photos. He was also involved in the 2009 ACORN video scandal and released two short videos showing racist excerpts of a speech made by Shirley Sherrod at an NAACP fundraising dinner in March 2010.
He was a thorn in the side of both the Democrat and Republican establishment. Breitbart outraged dyed-in-the-wool Republicans when in 2011 he was the primary host of a party that served to "welcome" the gay group GOProud or the "homocons" to the Conservative Political Action Conference.