Tweet of the Day – Andrew Breitbart’s Death

I disliked the politics of Andrew Breitbart and more so the underhanded methods he utilized in expounding on those views. That said, 43 is an awfully young age for anyone’s son, dad, spouse or friend to die. I’ll just leave it at posting what I thought was an appropriate tweet and one which probably would have made Breitbart smile.


This David Frum piece on Breitbart’s death is as honest as anything I’ve read all day.

And this is where it becomes difficult to honor the Roman injunction to speak no ill of the dead. It’s difficult for me to assess Breitbart’s impact upon American media and American politics as anything other than poisonous. When one of the leading media figures of the day achieves his success by his giddy disdain for truth and fairness—when one of our leading political figures offers to his admirers a politics inflamed by rage and devoid of ideas—how to withhold a profoundly negative judgment on his life and career?

Especially when that career was so representative of his times?

We live in a time of political and media demagoguery unparalleled since the 19th century. Many of our most important public figures have gained their influence and power by inciting and exploiting the ugliest of passions—by manipulating fears and prejudices—by serving up falsehoods as reported truth. In time these figures will one by one die. What are we to say of this cohort, this group, this generation? That their mothers loved them? That their families are bereaved? That their fans admired them and their employees treated generously by them? Public figures are inescapably judged by their public actions. When those public actions are poisonous, the obituary cannot be pleasant reading.



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6 thoughts on “Tweet of the Day – Andrew Breitbart’s Death

  1. I pray for his family and I’m sad that he died,but I didn’t like him or his political tricks.

  2. This is so much more relevant coming from David Frum than some left wing pundit. I applaud Mr. Frum for calling it like it is. We can disagree on a basis of political viewpoint, but the truth is the only leveling factor. Sometimes it is all we have.

    Breitbart was one of the opportunists making money by creating deception. Unfortunate. RIP

  3. Thank you Mr. Frum…you are one of the very, very few republicans that I actually want to read what you have to say…and I respect the positions you take….

    Now…saying that…I guess I’ll be the first to say what I really think about Breitbart…

    Andrew Breitbart, a Washington Times columnist who oversees and, tapped into the anti-Kennedy vein in the hours after the senator’s death was announced, posting a series of Twitter messages in which he called Kennedy a “villain,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.”

    “I’m more than willing to go off decorum to ensure THIS MAN is not beatified,” Breitbart wrote. “Sorry, he destroyed lives. And he knew it.”

    RIP with the Devil, Andrew…you earned your place…

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