Breitbart was a Hollywood-hating, mainstream-media-loathing conservative and shot to stardom with two stories in recent years: breaking the story over sexually charged tweets by liberal Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, a scandal that led to his resignation; and posting a video of Shirley Sherrod, a black employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in which she appeared to make racially charged comments, leading to her firing and then a subsequent apology by the Obama administration when it was later revealed her comments were taken out of context.
Sherrod released a statement saying: “My prayers go out to Mr. Breitbart’s family as they cope during this very difficult time. I do not intend to make any further comments.”
For comparison check Breitbart’s tweets on the death of Ted Kennedy.
And I mean nothing sexist by the title. Unfortunately the style Breitbart used, using doctored video to destroy someone else’s career to make his own amd spewing venom at every opportunity, has contributed greatly to a political emvironment where folks like Ms. Sherrod no longer feel they have a place.
We need to stop tearing oursleves apart, perhaps with Andrew’s passing, we have a better chance of that.
And maybe then, someday, folks of Ms. Sherrod’s caliber will once again desire to serve the public…and not feel like a sucker for trying.
Andrew Breitbart probably died of heart attack, family says – latimes.com