March 1, 2012

For the next time we’re lectured on the importance of “civility”

First, here’s Harvard grad, former PW commenter (back in the early days of the blogosphere), American Prospect writer, and senior editor for The Center for American Action Fund, Matthew Yglesias, writing on Twitter:

Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead.

And here’s a reprint of the single comment thread on Balloon-Juice — John Cole’s once right-of-center, libertarian site, which is now among the left’s more storied online fever swamps — concerning the death of Andrew Breitbart.

Remember: this is who these people are. Regardless of who they may once have been and may one day be again.

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blackfrancis789:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:47 am

Natural Causes? At 43? I’m turning 43 this year. Yikes.
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Yevgraf:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:47 am

Fuck him. If there is a hell, I hope he isn’t enjoying it.

Anyways, I checked over at FReeperville so y’all don’t have to. His death is worse than Vince Foster and Mena, apparently – the conspiracy spinners are on a roll.
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Kane:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:47 am

Seems kind of early to declare that he died of natural causes.
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Belafon (formerly anonevent):

March 1st, 2012 at 9:48 am

I know there’s going to be a lot of hand wringing over whether we can or cannot say anything bad about him. Don’t. Say nice things like:

1. The morale of shit improved today because they will no longer be compared to him.
2. Another set of lungs can now consume the air that would have been breathed by Andrew.
3. More alcohol for Rush.
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SuperHrefna:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:48 am

Condolences to his family yes, he was a human being and I’m sure he had people who loved him and I am sorry for them. But I’m happy for us.
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Bmaccnm:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:48 am

Won’t speak ill of the recently dead. Don’t have nothin to say.
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rlrr:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:48 am

Natural Causes

Somebody should find a cure for that.
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Comrade Mary:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:48 am

What I think about Breitbart and his actions before and after his death are pretty much the same, but yeah, his family is suffering right now. I feel for them.
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PeakVT:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 am

Anyone who doesn’t like people speaking ill of the dead should probably stop reading this thread right about … now.
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aretino:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 am

Substance abuse or GOP “friends” who are getting worried he will spill the beans under threat of jail from his Maine vote-fraud sponsorship?
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CarolDuhart2:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 am

It could be that he had something that was lifelong and it finally caught up with him. In any case, the less said, the better. He slandered ACORN, Shirley Sherrod, and black farmers seeking justice. I won’t miss him.
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Zandar:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 am

@blackfrancis789:

I’ll be 37 this year myself. And Cole, well…yeah.
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flukebucket:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 am

BEHAVE YOURSELVES!
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Corey:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:49 am

Cocaine overdose. Bank on it.
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Argive:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

My heart goes out to his wife and kids. 43 is too young.
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Kane:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

So much for the adage that only the good die young.
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Villago Delenda Est:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Paul_D:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

Natural Causes? What, Karma?
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Mike Furlan:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

@Yevgraf:

Where was Seal Team Six last night?
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

Breitbart had youngish children, so I am sorry for his family.

But I don’t feel any sorrow at his loss to public discourse.

Were people in sackcloth and ashes over Father Coughlin and Joe McCarthy?

Although that’s territory actually inhabited by Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, who have bigger megaphones than Breitbart did.
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Marc:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am

Yep, I’m in the “say something nice about the recently dead or say nothing at all.”

I’ve got nothing to say.
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Carnacki:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

Can someone just rage himself to death? Because that kind of anger he often displayed can’t be healthy
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Betty Cracker:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

@Bmaccnm: Co-signed.
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Scott:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

Ain’t worth mourning.

He earned his legacy.
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blackfrancis789:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

I would quote Clarence Darrow at times like this: “I’ve never killed a man, but I’ve read many an obituary with a great deal of satisfaction.”
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Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

Huh. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.
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Belafon (formerly anonevent):

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

@Kane: The Repulsive die at middle age (I’m 42)?
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Rob:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am

How is that natural to die at 43? Either he had a heart attack (which wouldn’t surprise me with how angry he always seemed to be) or something else entirely.
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elmo:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:52 am

I left this comment in the prior thread, but it’s more appropriate for this one, so:

I have decided to believe that his untimely death is another data point, along with that meltdown he had at CPAC, in confirmation that there really was something seriously wrong with the man. Lack of blood flow to the brain can cause all kinds of unfortunate things, from erratic behavior to paranoid delusions. The poor man was just having a series of strokes in public, and couldn’t help what was happening to him.

Poor bastard.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:52 am

A dead asshole is still an asshole.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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JCT:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

@Kane: If this was part of the press release from the hospital it was likely due to an MI. While 43 is very young to die from an infarct, it still falls within a “natural” cause of death as opposed to drugs or alcohol (the leading causes of an “unnatural” death).

About 25-30% of folks die from their acute MI. Still a surprisingly high number.
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Ken:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

So I visit, see this title, just below it “What Some Fools Believe,” then “A Ron Paul Conspiracy Theory,” and I have to check that it’s March 1, not April 1.
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aimai:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

I’m sincerely sorry for his family and friends. That’s way too young.

aimai
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JPL:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:53 am

Maybe this would be a time to turn off comments. I can’t think of anything positive to say about him.
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David Hunt:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

Although my personal feelings for Breitbart were that I wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire, my condolences go out to his family and anyone else who cared for him.
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biff diggerence:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

Natural Causes: Negro in White House
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Enhanced Voting Techniques:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

I have had a friend who had a heart attack in her mid 30s and another die of a massive stroke when he was 42.
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SuperHrefna:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

@Zandar: I just turned 40, seeing dates like 1969-2012 is like hearing footsteps on my grave. Mind you I’m getting into the best shape I’ve been in years with Weight Watchers. Points Plus is a great program, I’ve lost 30lbs already and losing the rest seems possible.
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chopper:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

“If you don’t have anything nice to say about the deceased…”

“…point out that the deceased was a grade-A douchebag”?
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General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero):

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

Yep, I’m in the “say something nice about the recently dead or say nothing at all.”

I got nothing
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Omnes Omnibus:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

I am not a fan of speaking ill of the recently deceased, so I will say nothing about Breitbart.
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Yevgraf:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

@Mike Furlan:

Where was Seal Team Six last night?

Breitbart’s house, apparently. Here’s hoping they visit Jabba Jiggles’ palace soon (assuming that his fourth wife doesn’t strangle him with her chain).
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JPL:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

His reaction to the occupy protesters was a little of the top.
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shortstop:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

Meh. I don’t know his family, they don’t know me and sending them condolences on a blog they’ll never read has nothing to do with them and everything to do with “See what a decent person I am; now we’ve gotten that out of the way, wasn’t he a world-class asshole?”

I am going to assume he treated his family the way he treated everyone else: with pure, arrogant, self-centered contempt and the anger and control issues that go along with advanced untreated alcoholism.

Those of you worrying about dropping dead of heart attacks at 43 probably have nothing to fear unless you’re total rageaholics, too.
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Bmaccnm:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am

@blackfrancis789: Oh, yeah,baby.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:55 am

Okay, I’ll take a crack at this “say something nice about the recently dead” thingy:

It’s nice that Andrew Breitbart won’t be able to hurt anyone else.

How’d I do?
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beergoggles:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:55 am

The ultimate publicity stunt!
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The Ancient Randonneur:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:55 am

Uh oh. Cole is going to make some of you sit in the naughty chair!
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MaxxLange:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:55 am

I love that the first report was on his own site, but everyone needed confirmation.
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Ash Can:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:55 am

I feel so bad about Andrew Breitbart’s passing that I may have to go drown my sorrows in the best damn bottle of champagne I can find.
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J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

The last time someone died of natural causes at age 43 was in the 1400’s, I think.
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comrade scott’s agenda of rage:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

@Villago Delenda Est:

This.

When Lee Atwater croaked, I didn’t refrain from “speaking ill of the just departed”. Some people’s actions in life don’t demand we adopt some artificial social decorum simply because they kicked the bucket. If Limbaugh died of a massive heart attack tomorrow, you can be guarandamnteed we wouldn’t be following said decorum regarding his death. As noted above, Breitbart wasn’t much better, he just didn’t have the radio syndication gig to disseminate his asshole rantings to a wider audience.

His family, different story, too bad for them.
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mass:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

Hopefully he had life insurance for his kids.

There, that was positive.
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someofparts:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

As to natural causes being fatal at 43. My dad explained that one third of the men who die from heart attacks are in their 50s. Reason apparently being that they don’t think they are old enough yet to have to downshift on bad health habits.
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Quiddity:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

Ok, the kids are going to hurt, along with some others, but what do you say about someone who you view as thoroughly unlikeable and a political menace?

I’d say, no cheering his death, but no ignoring his record.
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4tehlulz:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

The real victim in this: James O’Keefe’s lawyer.

who will pay his retainer now?
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elfranko:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

“being an asshole” is now “natural causes?” ok….
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Bmaccnm:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

@elmo: Uncontrolled diabetes can cause that kind of erratic behavior, and can lead to a very early death by MI.
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celticdragonchick:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

I feel sorry for his family. I sure don’t feel sorry for him.
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Howlin Wolfe:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

Natural causes could have been a heart defect or high risk factors coming together to cause stroke or myocardial infarction or sumpthin.
He was an angry, red-faced dude, never a good sign for one’s health. If he drank a lot, or smoked, that would have hastened the work of those “natural” causes.
I don’t blame the family if they don’t want the details of the cause of his death all over the media. He was a minor figure, when all is told. I kind of hoped he would be gobsmacked into sense, like our esteemed host was, and Charles Johnson was. Directing that anger and energy to fight a good fight would have been a blessing.
Are any mormons out there going to try to baptize him in their faith posthumously? Or do they only do that for non-Xians?
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blackfrancis789:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

@shortstop: Not a rageaholic. Is it too late to start?
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SuperHrefna:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:57 am

@Carnacki: I agree. Stroke or aneurysm is my guess.
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Biff Longbotham:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:58 am

When bad things happen to good people…uh, nevermind.
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Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

Remember that time when Ted Kennedy died and all the wingnuts were respectful?

Me neither.
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blackfrancis789:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

@Cacti: Very well done.
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DougJarvus Green-Ellis:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

43 is awfully young.
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tomvox1:

March 1st, 2012 at 9:59 am

@blackfrancis789:

Are you an alcoholic cokehead with a rage problem? If not, don’t sweat it.
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Simmelicious:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am

I’m not laughing, especially because of his family, so I guess per Oscar Wilde I have a heart of stone.
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SuperHrefna:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am

@MaxxLange: It is a fitting monument to his journalistic integrity!
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gnomedad:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

@elmo:

I have decided to believe that his untimely death is another data point, along with that meltdown he had at CPAC, in confirmation that there really was something seriously wrong with the man. Lack of blood flow to the brain can cause all kinds of unfortunate things, from erratic behavior to paranoid delusions. The poor man was just having a series of strokes in public, and couldn’t help what was happening to him.

Assuming you’re serious, which I am, I’ll add that I’m wondering more and more from what I learn whether any of us really choose our personalities. This is anathema to the free moral choice / party of individual responsibility / punish the underclass crowd, of course.
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canuckistani:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

I feel sad for his family.
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tomvox1:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

Adding, “If you don’t have anything nice to say about the deceased…” as they say.

Heh. Good luck with that, Z.
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chaucer:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

gosh! i think a toast is in order. of condolence, of course.
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blackfrancis789:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

@Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity: I was just about to say that, with links

http://thinkprogress.org/polit…..y-twitter/

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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

@MaxxLange:

I love that the first report was on his own site, but everyone needed confirmation.

Perfect.
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quannlace:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

n confirmation that there really was something seriously wrong with the man. Lack of bloo

Yeah, that was my first thought: Either some condition or a bad diagnosis was responsible for his recent going-off-the-rails.

*******
Damn, yesterday, 66 seemed absurdly young to die of a heart attack, and today, 43? Sheeeeesssh.
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Legalize:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

ACORN
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TooManyJens:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

@blackfrancis789: My husband’s 43. Yikes indeed.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:01 am

@DougJarvus Green-Ellis:

43 is awfully young.

In the interest of balance, “some people say” it was 43 years too long.
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Litlebritdifrnt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am

@Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity:

This.
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fubar:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am

Good Riddance! Can’t wait for the toxicology report.
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biff diggerence:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am

Anyone that angry is bound to die young.

Too busy being geopolitically pissed off to see a physician for some Metoprolol and Crestor.

Moron.
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Mary Jane:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am

From the ABC link:

Big Government (one of his websites) broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal and also, in 2011, the “Weinergate” photo scandal that led to the resignation of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Your liberal media.
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Schlemizel:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:02 am

Dimbart? If you don’t have anything nice to say, sit next to me!
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Mudge:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

Big Hollywood, Big Government..

The Big One? Symmetry?
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Penh:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

I wouldn’t be surprised if James O’Keefe poisoned him so he could do an expose on liberals who say mean things about dead conservatives. Does anyone know where he was last night?
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RedKitten:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

My sympathies go out to the handful of people who mourn his passing.
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sloan:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

But the shitty reporting continues. From the ABC News link:

Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal

Really? The way I remember it James O’Keefe wore a Pimp Daddy Halloween costume and just made that shit up out of thin air. And the media ran with it with no fact checking whatsoever. I didn’t realize it had been accepted as a fact even though it never happened.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

Andrew Breitbart was a majority* of the way to 100 years old.

*PolitiFact has rated this statement as “Mostly True”.
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Tuffy:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

BAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

So much justice.
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gnomedad:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

@comrade scott’s agenda of rage:
You’re on notice, Rush (and others), if you don’t want people to celebrate your death, there’s still time to stop being an asshole.
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wilfred:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

Nothing.
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brettvk:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

NPR now reporting this, saying cause of death “unknown.”
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jibeaux:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

Davy Jones seemed like a real sweetheart.
That’s all I have to say.
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Damned at Random:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

Live fast, die young, leave a bloated, putrid, unlamented corpse.

What ye sow, that also shall ye reap
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The Snarxist Formerly Known as Kryptik:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

@Mary Jane:

Oh, god fucking dammit, ABC.
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Sophia:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am

Am I allowed to say something not nice about the author of the ABC post? Because this:

Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal

is making me kind of stabby.

eta: damn. This thread is moving fast.
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Chyron HR:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

I, for one, am going to take the high road and just say: “Go to hell Barack Andrew.”

(Also, your mother fucks dogs.)
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

takes the podium Andrew Breitbart’s death is a traumatic and heart-breaking loss to his family and friends. Let us not forget that.

Let us also not forget that his sudden death is a heart-breaking loss to those of us who hoped to see Shirley Sherrod sue the pants off the vitriolic and mendacious sonuvabitch.

Rest in peace, you unapologetic, life-destroying asshole. You’ve earned it.
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blackfrancis789:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

@tomvox1: I’m not, but I’m a fast learner!
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Raenelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

My money’s on brain aneurysm.
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am

Here’s LATimes link to 2010 profile of Breitbart, about the time the Shirley Sherrod case was front and center.

http://articles.latimes.com/pr…..t-20100826

If you’re interested, read it next few days. LATimes stuff goes behind paywall March 5. (Great minds.)
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Tom65:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

Since the guy revelled in being hated, I can think of no greater tribute than this:

Burn in hell, asswipe.
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RoonieRoo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

Having known enough people that have lost a parent at this age when they were small children, I have great sorrow for his family. Douche or not, he was a human being with people that did love him and children who lost their father.
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Jon H:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

“The last time someone died of natural causes at age 43 was in the 1400’s, I think.”

Natural causes != “old age”.

Natural causes is anything that isn’t from an immediate external cause. Overdose would be “accidental death” or “death by misadventure”. Death due to a lifetime of bad eating habits, smoking, and drinking to excess would also be “natural causes”, so long as they didn’t die because they drank too much, passed out, and choked on their own vomit.
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UncommonSense:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

Dead at 43 from natural causes. Wow.

I’m 46, and that’s why I try to eat well and get to the gym at least four days a week. I have young children and would like to be here at least to get them through high school.

How awful for his family. May God bless them and comfort them.
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catclub:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

@Elizabelle: The reading in church was Jonah in Ninevah where ‘all the people from the young to the old, were in sackcloth.’

I had the image of a babies in sackcloth onesies.
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Dan:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

Three things stuck out of that article for me:

1. He was 43.

2. His words, “I love making enemies.”

3. “Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal…”

It’s hard for family to lose someone so young but I, a stranger, am resisting the urge to spit on the ground.

…adding, of course, that all the signs point to him being a damaged man that probably struggled with depression and unhappiness. That’s what I’ll try to remember about him (after or alongside his contribution to modern society).
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erlking:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:06 am

Cut off even in the blossoms of [his] sin,
Unhousel’d, disappointed, unanel’d;
No reckoning made, but sent to [his] account
With all [his] imperfections on [his] head.

I didn’t say it…Will did.
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Jason Bylinowski:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:07 am

Ah, and now we’ll never get to experience his come-to-Jesus moment, I always felt he was (like Cole) ripe for conversion. The loudest people in the room are often the most insecure, after all.

Anyway… It was shocking news, and I’m very sorry he died out of turn, it is a terrible thing to happen to a person and to their family.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:07 am

@Onihanzo:

takes the podium Andrew Breitbart’s death is a traumatic and heart-breaking loss to his family and friends.

And yet, I’m completely unmoved.
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Soonergrunt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:07 am

@Carnacki: Actually, yes, one can. Biggest lesson of PTSD counseling is that being pissed off and stressed out all the time shortens ones lifespan.

I’m sure that he was absolutely lovely to his family and pets and that they are grieving right now. I hope that they find comfort in whatever they believe in, and that they learn from this and turn away from the very ragegasm behavior and serial dishonesty that defined Andrew Breitbart’s life. Because Breitbart was a toxic person whose existence benefited almost no one outside that small circle of family and pets, save for a few other toxic personalities like Dana Loesch, James O’Keefe, and John Nolte. Hell has just filled one more special place.
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elmo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:08 am

@gnomedad:

I’m quite serious that I have decided to believe that; not entirely serious that it is, in fact, the case. I genuinely don’t know.

To me, the value of believing it is twofold: it allows me to pity the man, and his family, which is a more congenial emotion toward the recently dead than hate; and it has the added benefit of casting everything he did as expressions of mental illness, which I devoutly believe he would have found intolerable.

And yes, I freely admit those two ideas are somewhat contradictory. I am large; I contain multitudes.
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catclub:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:08 am

@Onihanzo: “Rest in peace”

how about: “Rest,… um,… somewhere.”
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Elie:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

@Carnacki:

Simple answer: Yes, you can. Rages make big changes in your catecholamines (a type of substance that stimulates the cardiovascular and other organ systems). Those catecholamines eff up your heart and brain and if there is a weakness… well…

No one lives forever and all of our actions and the impact of those actions make the statement about us. He certainly made his statement which unfortunately, will live on … Lucky for him, in the scheme of all our lives, his impact will be forgotten over time. May he have the peace in death that he refused to enjoy or spread to his fellow person, while alive..
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Jon H:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

As for “think of his loved ones”, I’m sure Shirley Sherrod’s loved ones were pretty upset when she got fired for a bullshit reason, and I’m sure Breitbart was celebrating.
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Comrade Mary:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

@Mary Jane:

Big Government (one of his websites) broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal a

Jesus FUCKING Christ.

Again: Burn it all down.
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The Snarxist Formerly Known as Kryptik:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

@RoonieRoo:

This. I pay my respects not to him, for obvious reasons, but to his family, who still lost a father (barring any sort of massive estrangement).

That said I’ll be glad to wait a day before speaking of him in historical terms, but good god, media folks, don’t fellate him and push outright lies that the man himself helped peddle.
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cthulhu:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

@Elizabelle: I think I’ll go with what you said. (And I’m sure, besides his kids, he had other people who will miss him a great deal).

I will say, that for all the damage he did to public discourse, he also, at times, seemed to acknowledge that he was clown, which is more than can be said for people like McCarthy, Rush, a whole host of GOP people, and even Brietbart’s protege, James O’Keefe.
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harlana:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

damn, i thot this headline was a joke at first – yes it will be interesting to see what an autopsy reveals. i do wonder how much he abused his body, so let’s not get too worried about the dangers of being 43 or thereabouts! let’s wait and see what the report says.

anyway, i don’t wanna sink to right-wing levels of dancing on the grave of someone i found repugnant in life so, to quote Wolff Blitzer, “we’ll have to leave it there.”
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shortstop:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

Re the addendum to this post, serious question, Zandar: presumably you’re acquainted with Breitbart’s full record. You know the relentless way he destroyed the careers and reputations of innocent people, the role he played in vote suppression efforts, the screaming joy he took in all of it and the fact that he wasn’t about to stop. What is the point of putting up a thread about his death and then telling people they can’t negatively review this man’s character and record? Seriously?
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

From the LATimes profile (comment 102): this is odd:

3. The Kurt Cobain Moment, around 1994. “In essence, the media was saying, ‘Hey, see that guy, that’s your generation’s spokesman,’” said Breitbart, not a fan of grunge music’s suicidal prince. “I was like, ‘This guy seems like a world class [screw-up].’ And I just started to have the awkwardly pedestrian revelation that my parents were right.”

Talk about world class [screw-ups]. At least Kurt left some timeless music.

Andrew Breitbart. The man your parents warned you against. If you had sane parents.
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WaterGirl:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

No matter how much I despise someone and what they stand for, I would never wish for anything bad to happen to someone, ever. But I can’t deny that my first response was not “oh, no!” as it usually is when I learn on the internet that someone has died.

Instead, my immediate response was “if this is true, it’s a good thing.” I am not proud of that, and I don’t think I have ever had that response before.

Now I feel kind of sick to my stomach after reading the ABC news article Zandar linked to above. He was certainly excited about his life and was thrilled that he was making a difference, and those are things I admire.

So now I just feel sad, and sick, and confused. Rest in peace. I feel badly for your family and friends and people who loved you.
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Paul_D:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:09 am

Sully’s head must be in the high RPM range deciding where the Moore Award will go next.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:10 am

@Dan:

Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal

Embrace the new truthiness, my friend.

Fabricating a story is the same as breaking it, and 40 is half of 100 in our brave new world.
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Schlemizel:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:10 am

@Cacti:
Hear Hear!

@Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity:
I remember how kind they were to Paul Wellstone. But that was understandable, after all all Kennedy and Wellstone did with their lives was try to make the world a better place for everyone. Dimbart would never have stooped so low.
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biff diggerence:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:10 am

“If you don’t have anything nice to say . . . ”

(is in itself not a nice thing to say)

Credit to DF Wallace.
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MosesZD:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:10 am

“If you don’t have anything nice to say about the deceased…” as they say.

Bullshit. You want people to say nice things about you when you’re dead? Be a nice person.

Breitbart was an asshole. His death will only improve the universe. I will smile all day long and the only better news would be if Thomas, Scalia, Roberts and Alito dropped dead as well. These people are blights on the face of humanity and deserve no respect whatsoever.
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Yutsano:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:10 am

@RedKitten: Wot she said. I’ll save the reverse hagiography for a later date.
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Heliopause:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

natural causes

Let the conspiracy theories begin…
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

@catclub

Damn. I missed my editing window for that. :(
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suzanne:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

I saw this on the news this morning, and WTF?

If I can’t say something nice (for seventy-two hours), I won’t say anything at all.

:::radio silence:::
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SarahT:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

When the death of someone that young is ruled “Natural Causes” it often means a heart attack or stroke brought on by years of drug &/or alcohol abuse, & the Coroner is trying to be considerate to the surviving family, etc. This was the case w/my brother, anyway – his 5 year Yarzheit will be next week. I miss him. He would’ve loathed Andrew Breitbart.
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jayboat:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

@blackfrancis789:

Perfect.
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Biff Longbotham:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

@Cacti: Re: #89 Ka-Chow!!
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Marcellus Shale, Public Dick:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:11 am

to paraphrase many brietbart fans recently.

crack is whack
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Howlin Wolfe:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:12 am

@aimai: This is the classiest comment here, Aimai.
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Mouse Tolliver:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:12 am

@Penh:

I wouldn’t be surprised if James O’Keefe poisoned him so he could do an expose on liberals who say mean things about dead conservatives. Does anyone know where he was last night?

Probably working on his legal defense against the conservative female blogger who accused him of drugging her and stealing her panties.
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CaseyL:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am

H’mm. Say something nice, and express pity…

The nice: It’s nice to see karma fulfilled so quickly. And completely.

The pity: It’s a pity he died… before Sherrod could sue him for everything he owned.

How’s that?
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MsWimey:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am

Saw this comment on another site. ‘He’s probably lying about this too.’ I’ll admit I must be evil cos I laughed. Sympathy of course to his nearest and dearest.
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Lit3Bolt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am

Something’s fishy with the “natural causes” line for explaining away his death at age 43. I think he died of natural causes the same way Billy Mays did.
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gnomedad:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am

@elmo:

it has the added benefit of casting everything he did as expressions of mental illness

Revenge via pity? I like it.
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kindness:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am

Is this true? NPR said nothing this morning.
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debit:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am

Here’s the thing. I love my dad. However, I recognize that he believes things that I think are ridiculous, and does things that I think are wrong. When he dies, I will mourn him deeply. However, I don’t expect others to do the same, especially those he may have caused to be harmed.

Breitbart was a bad person. I’m sure his family mourns him, but he caused, with great malice and deliberation, great harm. I am not sorry he’s dead and hope that if there is a hell, he’s there and suffering.
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Comrade Mary:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

There’s an ABC contact form here. Can someone with an American address give them some helpful feedback about the “ACORN child sex trafficking” bullshit?
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Litlebritdifrnt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

TPM reporting

Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed, his father-in-law Orson Bean said.

Someone saw him fall and called paramedics, who tried to revive him. They rushed him to the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center, Bean said.
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rb:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal

What. The. Fuck.
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peach flavored shampoo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:14 am

I hope he brought suntan lotion where he’s going
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gnomedad:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am

@biff diggerence:
Also, “open thread … behave yourselves”. Like that’s gonna happen.
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am

From the LATimes profile. Breitbart’s family background; his father in law is Orson Bean. (Remember him? No idea if he’s still alive.)

Breitbart, who lives in Westwood with his wife, Susie, and their four young children, was adopted by moderately conservative Jewish parents and attended two of L.A.’s most exclusive private schools — Carlthorp and Brentwood.

His father, Gerald, owned Fox and Hounds, a landmark Tudor-style Santa Monica restaurant that later became the punk rock club Madame Wong’s West. His mother, Arlene, was an executive for Bank of America in Beverly Hills and downtown L.A.

His sister, also adopted, is Latina. People make fun of how frequently he mentions being adopted, he said, but he added: “My family, it reflects that e pluribus unum mindset — you know, that we’re one from many. My family is the American family.”

At Tulane, he joined a fraternity and developed a fondness for “girly” drinks and alt-80s British rock. “The music sort of meshed with my philosophical angst. I would say I was a shallow nihilist,” Breitbart said. “I had an affinity for Bertrand Russell and I was looking for intellectual architecture to frame my belief in nothing and my atheism.”

After college, Breitbart lived in Venice, where he waited on tables at Hal’s and was a self-described “rollerblading, gallivanting, jocular goofball. It’s embarrassing.” At Hal’s, he met his wife, the daughter of Orson Bean, the Venice actor and political conservative.

“Orson was there for my political transformation, and I don’t think it could have happened had I not had someone like him who I admired,” Breitbart said. “It was so awkward, the thoughts I was having.”

If not for the politics and bravado, you might have liked this dude. Might.
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Culture of Truth:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

No I’m not glad he’s dead. It’s a terrible thing.

Was a member of his fan club? Can’t say that I was.
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Emma:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

@elmo: Funny you should say that. When I saw that last public explosion of his I thought “he’s going to give himself a heart attack.”

I can’t bring myself to celebrate anyone’s death. I also can’t bring myself to say good things about someone who in life was as Breibart was. So. Nothing to say.
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harlana:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

href=”#comment-3080919”>Carnacki: Can someone just rage himself to death? Because that kind of anger he often displayed can’t be healthy

i honestly thought most of it was for show, for bookings and so forth, (y’know, the whole Ann Coulter-type thing) but perhaps i was wrong.

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redshirt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

All life is precious, even the assholes.
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PaulW:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

Great. I had to change my political blog’s banner.

It had Breitbart Delendus Est in the descriptive. That’s slightly in bad taste considering the current situation.

That said, “natural causes” is not natural in this day and age for someone 43 years old. There had to be something going on there… considering his rage issues, maybe high blood pressure?
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nitpicker:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

As someone once said about the passing of Jesse Helms, “He’s in a better world now. And so are we.”
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a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q):

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

@PeakVT: So true. I just read the news on another site and came here for full reporting. beyond that, I’d best shut up.
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Hawes:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

@jibeaux: Yes, poor Davey gets linked in a death troika with Breitbart.

Cosmically speaking the only possible person to die next to complete it would be Stephen Hawking.
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evinfuilt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal

This is what ABC put in there obit there for him… He maybe dead, but his zombie lies will live forever.
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brettvk:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

@MosesZD: endorsed.
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tomvox1:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

@Comrade Mary:

Yeah, I just used that form to urge them to issue a correction.
Maybe if enough of us do that, they will?
I know, I know…don’t hold your breath. But worth a shot.
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Schlemizel:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

@peach flavored shampoo:
I hope he brought a load of extra large pineapples.
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Interrobang:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:17 am

My grandpa used to say “you have to eat a pint of dirt before you die.” Given where he spent most of his time wallowing around, he probably just used up his quota early…
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kindness:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:18 am

Yup, it’s true. Gotta be a drug overdose though. Natural causes doesn’t cut it at 43.

Hey! I want the beer concession at his graveside so I can make bank and we can all piss on his grave with vigor.
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tomvox1:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:18 am

@Comrade Mary:

Yeah, I just used that form to urge them to issue a correction.
Maybe if enough of us do that, they will?
I know, I know…don’t hold your breath. But worth a shot.
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catclub:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:18 am

@peach flavored shampoo: Suntan lotion? Asbestos underwear.
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MoeLarryAndJesus:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:18 am

I hope he had time at the end to know he was dying and he had a moment of realization:

“Damn, what a complete asshole I was.”

Because that’s what he was and I see no point in pretending otherwise just because his hypertense meat has stopped moving.
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Soonergrunt:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:20 am

@Cacti: golf clap
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jheartney:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:20 am

I won’t comment on the man himself, but I will note that:

A. My next oldest brother passed at 42 from cancer.

B,. I myself had a minor MI at 40 (still going strong at 53).

“Natural causes” can take you at almost any age. There are no guarantees. Live the best life you can NOW. Sad when people don’t do that.
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RedKitten:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:20 am

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.”

Does that mean we can return the favour?
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Jon H:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

@PaulW: “That said, “natural causes” is not natural in this day and age for someone 43 years old. There had to be something going on there… considering his rage issues, maybe high blood pressure?”

That is considered natural causes.
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

Last tidbits from the LATimes profile, link at 102:

The comedy website Funny or Die posted a video showing “Breitbart” (played by a lookalike actor) apparently having sex with a goat, only to reveal he was actually pushing the animal out of the path of an oncoming truck. A message apologized for presenting the video “without appropriate context.”

Still, Breitbart’s the kind of guy who wants to be liked. He professes to loathe the journalistic establishment, often telling reporters, “It’s not your business model that sucks, it’s you.” But he is generous with his time and welcomes interviews, and before the Sherrod incident at least, he was rewarded with mostly favorable pieces in the New Yorker and Time magazine.

… Breitbart’s friend Mickey Kaus, the conservative Democratic blogger, said there was nothing fake about Breitbart’s ability to charm. “Everybody who meets him likes him. He is not a devious, Machiavellian guy. He reacts from his gut.”

…Breitbart.com was launched as a news aggregation site in 2005. Later, a series of topical subsites was added — Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism and Big Peace, all designed to counter what Breitbart describes as the “bully media cabal” that ignores stories at odds with prevailing liberal orthodoxy. His goal, he says often, is to “destroy the institutional left.”

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Culture of Truth:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

I’m not a doctor, but no matter how much you dislike the policies or a President or a movement, the amount of rage he seemed to harbor, and unleash, did not strike me as at all healthy.

I would hope if a liberal friend acted that way, I would say, “yes George W. Bush is not a great President, but for your own sake, calm down.”
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Persia:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

@Kane: I notice that NPR says ‘undisclosed causes.’

I feel sorry for the kids he left behind.
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Satanicpanic:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

It’s a shame for someone who hasn’t yet had a positive influence on the world to die so young.
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The Snarxist Formerly Known as Kryptik:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

@WaterGirl:

This. I just have issues with the idea of celebrating death, no matter who died and how vile they were. I’ll accept the bloodless utilitarianism of someone’s death being a net good in the long run, but unless it’s a welcome release to someone who lived a long, fruitful life and deserves their rest, then….yeah, no celebration. No mourning, but no celebration.
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debit:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:21 am

@RedKitten:

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.”

Because it needs to be repeated.
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Odie Hugh Manatee:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 am

I got nothing to say. Absolutely nothing.
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MTiffany:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 am

Just waiting for Nancy Grace to start baselessly alleging that someone from the Occupy movement murdered Breitbart. I apologize for the tautologic phrasing ‘Nancy Grace’ and ‘baselessly alleging.’

If you can’t say anything nice about the dead, say something truthful about the living.
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Schlemizel:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 am

As for the cause of death – younger folks tend to die from their first heart attack. Not just because they don’t think they are having one but mostly because the mechanisms that caused the attack are much more damaged. Either there was something wrong with them or they were predisposed to the issue. I had a good friend who went out at 38. He had time to call to his wife that something was wrong and was dead before she could cross the room to him.

It does not have to be drugs. And if it were rage I would have been gone 20 years younger than him.
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Lihtox:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 am

Y’all realize that if you speak ill of the dead on the GOP side, then you lose the right to take offense when they dance in the streets for one of ours? Just sayin’.

My sympathies to the Breitbart family.

(And last time I checked, a heart attack counts as a “natural cause”. Perhaps the family just doesn’t want to release the details.)
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Bobby Thomson:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 am

@Onihanzo:

Let us also not forget that his sudden death is a heart-breaking loss to those of us who hoped to see Shirley Sherrod sue the pants off the vitriolic and mendacious sonuvabitch.

He has an estate. You can’t defame the dead, but you can sue the shit out of them.
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harlana:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:22 am

as a clearly tortured human being, perhaps he will now find the peace which eluded him in life.
ok, i think have fulfilled my “if you can’t say anything nice” obligation

:)
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Mike D.:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am

What is there to say? It’s just crazy, but of course all too common.
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a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q):

March 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am

@Elizabelle:

Were people in sackcloth and ashes over Father Coughlin and Joe McCarthy?

I don’t think so, though I’m of a younger demographic, heh. Which shows how far the public discourse has fallen.
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elmo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am

@Bmaccnm:

Thank you. That’s exactly the kind of thing I’m talking about. Or a series of TIAs culminating in a massive stroke.
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Southern Beale:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am

I just wrote about it.

It’s fucking bizarre because I had a dream about him and James O’keefe last night. They were suing me over something in my blog.

Then I dreamt I was on a speeding boat and people were jumping out. I was supposed to jump out as well but I knew if I did so I’d die. So I didn’t want to.

Weird.
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jrg:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:24 am

Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.
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aimai:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:24 am

I object to the clickable link which offers, without rebuttal, the assertion that he “broke the ACORN child sex ring scandal” or some such garbage. This is such a massive misstatement of his O’Keefe B-roll hoax on the major media that it literally makes me sick.

aimai
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ET:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:24 am

God y’all are fast.
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elmo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:25 am

@Satanicpanic:

It’s a shame for someone who hasn’t yet had a positive influence on the world to die so young.

Oh, I like that.
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:25 am

@nitpicker:

“He’s in a better world now. And so are we.”

So stealing that.
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Tim:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:26 am

If I was one of the people directly hurt by this bastard I would dance on his grave.
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:26 am

So when Osama bin Laden died, liberals and “progressives” were outraged at “disgusting” and “blood thirsty” celebrations, and there was much hand-wringing over this terrorist who killed thousands.

Breitbart dies, and nothing but jubilation from leftists. This over someone who never killed nor hurt anyone.

You stay classy, liberals.
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samara morgan:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:26 am

brain aneurysm i bet.
he was a career rage-raver and industrialized rage is bad for humans.
and im not sad.
another one gone.
sic semper mendacious assholes everywhere.
i also bet his wife is GLAD! Betcha he was just as awful at home as he was in public.
;)
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:26 am

@Bobby Thomson:

Much more difficult to do when the man responsible for the defamation is cold and in the ground.
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Woodrowfan:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:27 am

goodby to a person who was a professional slanderer.
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Schlemizel:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:27 am

@Lihtox:
Like they have ever shown the least concern for the other sides feelings. No, they dance in the streets with delight when Kennedy or Wellstone die and then demand sackcloth and ashes when a guy like Dimbart checks out.

Their mourning policy is identical to their political policy – do as we demand not as we do.
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liberal:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:28 am

@MosesZD:

His death will only improve the universe.

Yeah, this is the “utilitarian” argument I keep falling back on.
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Someguy:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:28 am

All I feel is regret over this.

Regret it didn’t happen 40 year earlier.
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Applejinx:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:28 am

Dude was apparently just a bit younger than ME.

I’m gonna behave myself, just a little bit, out of compassion for another human being, however fucked up he was. I’m in the ‘poor bastard’ camp while not overlooking the damage he did- it’s not a lot of fun being that horrible.

He didn’t live to find his conscience, his peace, or his Lily.

I think people’s reactions to his death REALLY reveal who they are- and how much they are like mirror images of him. Think hard on that.
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WaterGirl:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:28 am

@sloan: @Comrade Mary:

Comrade Mary, I went to your link and posted a comment.

sloan, I kind of stole your comment (I added a couple of introductory words and made 2 changes to your test) and posted it as most of my comment at the ABC link.

“Big Government broke the ACORN child sex trafficking scandal.”

Really? The way I remember it James O’Keefe wore a Pimp Daddy Halloween costume and just made that shit stuff up out of thin air. And the media ran with it with no fact checking whatsoever. I didn’t realize it had been accepted as a fact even though it never happened.

Thanks to both of you.
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Culture of Truth:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:28 am

Breitbart struck me as somehow whose rage preceded his alleged anger at Obama or black farmers or the Left. That kind of fury, especially give the targets, was so disproportionate, it almost certainly had to have another source. Is that a ‘not nice thing to say’? Sorry, he was a public figure and that is what he was famous for. That and defaming people.
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martha:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:29 am

@erlking: Will always seems to have a way with words…
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eemom:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:29 am

His death generated this splendiforous thread.

There, that was nice.
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Woodrowfan:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:29 am

@Veritas:

can’t you ever post without lying? oh wait, of course you can’t… silly me
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The Dangerman:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:30 am

Perhaps he saw an early press release from Arpaio’s Birth Certificate investigation?
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AnnaN:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:30 am

Breitbart is dead? I’m okay with that.
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:30 am

@Veritas:

Feel free to quote any of us here who were outraged over Bin Laden’s death, you invincibly ignorant colostomy bag.

Troll harder, shitstain.
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gnomedad:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:31 am

@jheartney:

“Natural causes” can take you at almost any age. There are no guarantees. Live the best life you can NOW. Sad when people don’t do that.

Yes. Death can take anyone. The statistics change as you age, but for any given individual at any given time, you either die or you don’t.
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pk:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:31 am

I think it says something about a person’s life that out of 192 comments not even a handful have anything positive to say about his life.
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WJS:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:31 am

@nitpicker:

Amen.
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Tom:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:31 am

@ Culture of Truth

He clearly had issues that stemmed from someplace inside of him. And my guess is that he self-medicated to the point of dying of natural causes at 43.

In hindsight, that “behave yourself” video seems to be of a guy in the throes of a death spiral.
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eemom:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:31 am

Also too, we’re finding out how old everybody is.

Most of y’all are younger than me. : (
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sloan:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:31 am

Brace yourselves for the ANDREW BREITBART KILLED BY OBAMACARE headlines in 3…2…1…
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Elizabelle:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:32 am

Enough cogitating on Andrew Breitbart for me.

Going back to mourning Davy Jones. A thoughtful (in real life) and entertaining chap.

He contributed something to my life.

Catch you guys later.
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Chyron HR:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:32 am

@Veritas:

Why do you hate “progressives” so much? Don’t you know Mitt Romney claims to be one?
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Satanicpanic:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:32 am

@Veritas: Fuck you, I celebrated his death too. Good riddance and I’m glad we had a real President who could make it happen. You probably didn’t understand because we didn’t add “yeah, and all those other mooslims should die too!”
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chowkster:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:33 am

He will remain unaffected by Obamacare
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:33 am

@Veritas:

Must suck to lose your benefactor.

I’m sure per-post trolling makes you highly qualified for future work in roadside sign twirling.
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MoeLarryAndJesus:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:33 am

@Veritas:

Fuck you and yours, Veritas. When bin Laden died I was thrilled. When Ted Kennedy died your beloved sack of shit Breitbart was delighted.

Good riddance to Brietbart’s lying, despicable ass. The only shame of it is that Rush is still alive.
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

@Comrade Mary:

Posted a comment about how promoting false information such as this undermines their network integrity, with relevant link and quote.

I know. I chuckled as I proof-read it too.
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Betsy:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

@J.A.F. Rusty Shackleford: And that’s exactly the century that suited him best, isn’t it.
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Steve:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be hated. Lots of conservatives hated MLK and celebrated when he died. Just make sure that if you’re hated, it’s for the right reasons.
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Herbal Infusion Bagger:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

First reactions:

1. Jesus, he died at 43?
2. Jesus, he was only 43? He looked in his late 50s at least.
3. What commenters said earlier. There were probably undiagnosed health issues and the guy was suffering from minor strokes before he keeled over.
4. O’Keefe will have to find another person to bankroll him and pay his legal bills. My bet is O’Keefe ends up in paid r*tf*cking operations for conservative SuperPACs, and will go to jail after he pulls one of his stunts on the wrong GOP candidate.
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GregB:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

In other news, MSNBC just showed a “battlefield states map” and it had Michigan on it.

The last Michigan poll had Obama up by near 20 points on every one of the GOP-er shit heels.
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Belafon (formerly anonevent):

March 1st, 2012 at 10:35 am

@Veritas: Oooh, we’re not being classy. Oh, no, next we’ll be getting angry because the Republicans keep lying and breaking their promises. And what will that do to the atmosphere when we stop being the nice guys?
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Will:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:35 am

The nicest thing I can say about him is that a person with his energy and ruthlessness would have been a great asset for our side.
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cathyx:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:36 am

It can not be natural causes if you die at 43. That’s not natural.
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Trentrunner:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:36 am

Obama outlived him. Shirley Sherrod outlived him. Most all of the people he lied about, ranted at, smeared, and generally fucked over have outlived him.

Today is a good day.
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Democratic Nihilist, Keeper Of Party Purity:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:36 am

Y’all realize that if you speak ill of the dead on the GOP side, then you lose the right to take offense when they dance in the streets for one of ours? Just sayin’.

@Lihtox: Not really a problem. I have always expected them to. I take no more offense at that than I do at sharks that eat people. It’s simply their nature.

I might add that it is a truly stupid person who expects mercy from their enemies.

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.”

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Ziggy:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

Not saying anything mean. You can’t make me say anything nice though either.
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virginia:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

I remember him on John King talking about “exculpatory evidence” and “context is everything” and “raison d’ete” (his mispronunciation). A handsome, passionate, childish rhetoric machine. That’s all I’ve got.

That and the bizarre insistence on “the farmer’s wife …” Pauvre petit.
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Nemesis:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:37 am

Apparently the purity police cant reach inside the BJ sphere. They are out in force over at Kos.

Guess I can say too bad he didnt DIAF. The man inflicted pain and hate upon many people during his short stay on this planet. I wont celebrate his passing. In fact, he was insignificant. He existed to do one thing: stick a thumb in the eye of all liberals. If it took lies to do this, so be it. So goodbye AB. I shall never speak of ye again.

The CT shit will hit the fan today. No doubt.
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cthulhu:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:38 am

@Elizabelle:

From the LATimes profile. Breitbart’s family background; his father in law is Orson Bean. (Remember him? No idea if he’s still alive.)

Yes, he’s still alive; he has had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives the past few years (I am not going to explain how I know that). The theory is that conservative actors are very rare (though I don’t think there’s hard data supporting this) but I will admit that I do have a difficult time not thinking about an actor’s politics when I am watching them on screen if I happen to know that they are very different from my own.
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LAC:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:38 am

@pk:

Agree – and here’s one more:

Condolences to his family. But the bitch lived in the public eye, inflicting harm on others for his own twisted view of life. Have anything nice to say about that? You gotta be kidding.

C’mon Rush, pretty please…they do come in threes.

(what? I asked nicely)
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:38 am

f@Onihanzo

How soon we forget. Mclaren, just to name one “progressive” on here, called Americans who celebrated bin Laden’s death “bloodthirsty animals”, I believe.
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Bobby Thomson:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:38 am

@Veritas: If you mean the reaction from the usual concern trolls about people climbing street signs in Times Square and near the White House to cheer Osama’s death, I’ll have to confess I haven’t seen any of that over Breitbart. Pics or it didn’t happen.
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Chyron HR:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:39 am

@GregB:

Yeah, but it’s one of Romney’s 3 home states (4 if you count Planet Moroni). Clearly he has the home field advantage in the general election.
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Fwiffo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:39 am

To bad Hitchens is gone. His memorial of Jerry Falwell was perfect, I’m sure he’d have the right words for this moment.
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A Ghost To Most:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:40 am

Go in peace, Breitbart; you certainly didn’t come in peace.
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MTiffany:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:40 am

@Veritas: “[Ted] Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement.”—Andrew Breitbart on the death of Ted Kennedy. Yes, classy.
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Sloegin:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:40 am

You got it the wrong way around about OBL Veritas, but that must be natural for you.

Andrew Breitbart and Michael Kelly both passed awfully young. Sucks to be dead.
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harlana:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:41 am

and yes, i thot he was at least 50 – 53 would not have been a stretch either
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:41 am

@Veritas:

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.”

We’re just applying the same standards of respect for the dead that were used by your late employer.
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TooManyJens:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:41 am

@MaxxLange:

I love that the first report was on his own site, but everyone needed confirmation.

Telling, isn’t it?
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:42 am

Ted Kennedy killed somebody.

Breitbart killed no one.
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Sly:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:42 am

@Veritas:

How soon we forget. Mclaren…

Stopped reading.
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rlrr:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:43 am

@Shit for Brains:

Did you get all scratchy constructing that straw man?
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butler:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:44 am

Ted Kennedy killed somebody.

So did Laura Bush. Should we get the hateful obits ready for her passing?
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am

@butler:

No, Laura Bush did not.
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Trentrunner:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am

Now Dana Loesch is on CNN blowing Breitbart’s corpse.

And fuck the mourning tone trolls here. The fight is over what Breitbart stood for, and I can think of nothing more salutary than to piss on his grave to let people know that what Breitbart did was APPALLING AND REPREHENSIBLE.

Oh, and for those saying that if we tell the truth about Breitbart now after his death that the Right will feel like they can do the same to us.

Newsflash: They already do it. As always, they don’t wait for our lead to behave like total shits. (See, Breitbart on the death of “prick” and “lying sack of shit” Ted Kennedy.)

He is dead. That is good.
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Chyron HR:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am

@Veritas:

Buh buh waaaah kennuduhhhhhhh

And yet if someone were to mention the name of the POTUS from 2001 through 2008, you’d start sobbing and soiling yourself and screaming that it’s ancient history and doesn’t count. Funny how that works.
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Rick Massimo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am

(This is me saying nothing.)
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J.W. Hamner:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:46 am

@Zandar:

Also, treat his death better than Andrew Breitbart treated Ted Kennedy’s death, at least.

I don’t pay any attention to the guy, so I had no idea what he said when Ted Kennedy died… but after reading it I no longer have sympathy for rigid enforcement of the “if you don’t have anything nice to say…” concept on the day of his death in his particular case. In addition, he was a public figure, not your neighbor down the street whose lawn you always complained about… the expectations and standards are simply different for people who make their living the way he did.

Though certainly 43 is too young and I do feel bad for his family.
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Cacti:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:46 am

@Veritas:

Breitbart slandered a woman and ruined her career for his own amusement.

Fix’d
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Dave:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:47 am

Natural causes my ass.
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cmorenc:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:47 am

@Comrade Mary:

What I think about Breitbart and his actions before and after his death are pretty much the same, but yeah, his family is suffering right now. I feel for them.

THAT. Breitbart was an ass to us, but he was ‘Dad’ to his kids. So for them, I’ll have a bit of a sad today.
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CarolDuhart2:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:47 am

@Veritas: Here’s the link:

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2…..bin-laden/

I certainly wasn’t unhappy that Bin Laden was gone. He and those who worked with him killed hundreds of people for no reason and without remorse.

But I can see some people thinking some of the celebrations were less than dignified even for an enemy. I can see some people concerned that such would offend Muslims, who while not sorry bin Laden was gone either, might have taken some offense at the crassness. Some wondered if he could have been captured and tried. But no one missed him or wished he was still alive.
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Winston Smith:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:47 am

@Veritas:

Breitbart killed no one.

Maybe if corporations can be people, so can the truth.

He killed that as dead as he could.
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matthew frederick:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:48 am

“’Why do you grant a BULLY special status upon his death? This isnt lib v con.’”
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Nemesis:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:49 am

Given the firey nature of hell (if it exists) AB may want to donn a pair of mittbots magic underwear for protection.

Will the mormon church now pothumously baptize AB into their heaven?
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:49 am

@Veritas: Which strangely isn’t outrage over Bin Laden’s death.

C’mon, troll. Put your back into it.
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Hal:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:49 am

Yes he was a human being, most likely, and I don’t wish death on anyone, but the man was a lying asshole. No need to whitewash who he really was.
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:49 am

@CarolDuhart2:

So the previous feefees of jihadists (something different from Muslims, the vast majority of whom were just as happy as us to see him gone, bin Laden was very unpopular in the Muslim world by 2011) are more important than trying to respect a fellow American. Got it.
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butler:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:50 am

No, Laura Bush did not.

She must have been lying when she admitted that she did.
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Death Panel Truck:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:50 am

Also, treat his death better than Andrew Breitbart treated Ted Kennedy’s death, at least.

That bus left the station about an hour ago. ;)
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MoeLarryAndJesus:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:50 am

@Veritas:

Yes, Laura Bush killed someone in a car accident, just like Ted Kennedy did. You moron.

Meanwhile the world is a slightly better place today because Breitbart’s voice of unreason has gone silent. I can’t see how that’s a bad thing.
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nitpicker:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:51 am

@Veritas: Never hurt anyone? Please.

And tell Ted Kennedy’s family the one about how to respect the dead. They’d love to hear it, I’m sure.
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:51 am

@butler:

[citation needed]
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geg6:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:51 am

Very late to this thread, but my condolences to his family. Otherwise, this is only a plus for the entire human race. And it doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s been obvious for years that he had some sort of major problem, whether with anger issues that led to a heart attack or the drug/alchohol problems that his behavior always signalled to me or both, I always knew he wouldn’t live to old age.

In his honor, I am watching HBO’s “The Loving Story,” one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever seen. Richard and Mildred Loving are the very picture of what true love really is and means. I love them.
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Veritas:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:52 am

Cahppaquiddick wasn’t just a “car accident”, it was MURDER.

Ted Kennedy was a murderer.
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Brachiator:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:52 am

Andrew Breitbart Dead

Condolences to his family.

Celebrations for the rest of us.

He was a vile piece of crap who willingly did evil to people in order to support and sustain his ideology.
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The Ancient Randonneur:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:53 am

All you mean old liberals are just so—mean. Naughty, naughty, naughty!
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SenyorDave:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:53 am

Looks like Sullivan is having a sad over the death.

http://andrewsullivan.thedaily…..t-rip.html

Ironic that at the bottom is something from another post “Stay classy, Rush”. Breitbart was the print version of Limbaugh.
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Fwiffo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:53 am

Since this is tagged as an open thread, can I use it to complain about WordPress? It recently started detecting me (sometimes) as a mobile browser. I’m using Google Chrome (a current or recent version) for Linux. The “Switch to Desktop” link at the bottom of the site is not formatted correctly or something, but manually adding “?wpmp_switcher=desktop” to the URL works (for a little while).
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butler:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:54 am

[citation needed]

My condolences that your google is broken. Could that be the reason you’re such a lying tool, you just don’t have access to even the most basic factual information?
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nitpicker:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:54 am

@Veritas: Citation supplied. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04…..laura.html

Now provide one for your claim Kennedy was a murderer.
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rb:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:55 am

He was obviously a person in torment, who delighted in tormenting others to compensate. His latest on-air actions game the impression of someone who had lost control, was crying out for help, who wanted to catch a beating because at least then he’d be getting some attention.

I’m glad his suffering is over.
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WaterGirl:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:55 am

@geg6: It’s always time to talk about the living… How did John’s surgery go? How is he doing?

P.S. I imagine Henry would have been at John’s side during recovery. Hugs to everyone.
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wenchacha:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:56 am

I am still grieving the death of my son’s best friend, at the very tender age of 21. He was murdered by an acquaintance; a shotgun blast in his back.

The shock and horror of his death is still very close to all of us who loved him.

I sound like a scold, but I have had my fill of death for the moment.
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Paul_D:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:56 am

@Veritas:
Here’s your citation. Now go piss up a rope.
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A Ghost To Most:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:56 am

@Veritas:

It’s in her Wikipedia entry, you willfully ignorant motherfucker.
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amk:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:57 am

wish one could say nice things about him.
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Mark B.:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:58 am

He seemed to have a similar personality to a few people I’ve known who drank themselves to death. I’m sorry he didn’t get help, and that he did so much harm to others before he expired. Perhaps this event will help some of his rageaholic followers examine their lives and think about becoming better human beings. Probably not, but we can hope.
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Fwiffo:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:59 am

Wouldn’t it be amusing if this were an elaborate O’Keefe-style “sting” to prove that lefty bloggers are heartless assholes?
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bemused:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:00 am

I think it’s sad to see a life wasted making a living from and enjoying hurting people.
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eemom:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:01 am

Was it Breitbart who was yelling “Behave yourselves” at the Occupy protesters recently or am I thinking of someone else? He certainly didn’t look very healthy then.

Also, what does “natural causes” mean? As far as I can discern it means anything except suicide, homicide or drugs.
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Mary Jane:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:02 am

@Comrade Mary: #145

There’s an ABC contact form here. Can someone with an American address give them some helpful feedback about the “ACORN child sex trafficking” bullshit?

Thanks for that.
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Drive-By Nomad:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:03 am

@Corey:

Cocaine overdose.

son it says here you’re 43, but that’s impossible

you look like you could be… 65
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Onihanzo:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:03 am

@Veritas: The problem with this theory is that Breitbart was not in any way involved in a fellowship with anyone else but himself and his hunger for fame. He was no ‘fellow American’ in my book. He was a paid antagonist and shill for continued race division in this country and a professional bullshit artist that ruined a woman’s life for no reason except to get his site and his name in the papers.

Mendacious character assassination that he never once—never ONCE—-apologized to her for.

So no, I’m devoid of any sympathy for the guy. His family, sure. But as I’ve stated earlier, the only regret I find in his death is that Shirley Sherrod won’t be getting her chance to hold him accountable.
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jim filyaw:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:03 am

when one of these monsters passes, i’m reminded of the post on the nyt obit of jerry falwell. it went something to the effect: may he find in death the compassion and tolerance he spent his life trying to deny others.
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muddy:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:04 am

@eemom:

Was it Breitbart who was yelling “Behave yourselves” at the Occupy protesters recently or am I thinking of someone else? He certainly didn’t look very healthy then.

Yes, that was he. Also shouting “stop raping people” I think, out of which I didn’t get much sense.

Headline: “Apoplectic Man Has Apoplexy”
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UncommonSense:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:04 am

@sloan:

No, brace yourselves for “BREITBART KILLED BY OBAMA1!”
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Dave:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:04 am

@bemused: This. Celebrating death is not something I believe in. He wasted his life on hate and anger. You only get one shot at it. And he wasted his.
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Cermet:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:07 am

@LAC: I vote for scalia to be next and bush the brain dead mass murderer as well would round out to a nice three … .
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Cluttered Mind:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:08 am

I woke up feeling kind of crappy today. Then I read this post. I’m feeling much better now.
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Yevgraf:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:09 am

@Trentrunner:

Now Dana Loesch is on CNN blowing Breitbart’s corpse.

Try as she might, it won’t work. I will say, though, there are people who would pay to see that sort of attempt on the internet at the low, low rate of 19.95 per month on a secure site, billed discreetly as “Galaxy Entertainment XXXV” on your credit card.
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Bob2:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:10 am

Isn’t Veritas one of the O’keefe trolls anyway?
Project Veritas and all.
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joeyess:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:11 am

“shortly after midnight….”

Here in my neck of the woods that would make it around 2 am.

Shortly after 2 this morning, I was awakened by a crash, tinkle and din of an antique, silver candy bowl that was full of change. Of course this also set off a chain reaction of the scurrying and bounds of 3 cats that lay on various parts of my body. Needless to say, this whirling dervish of sixty claws all at the same time left me a hot mess of bloody slashes and deep, penetrating puncture wounds, and standing in the middle of the room in my boxer shorts, cursing anything that moved on 4 legs and threatening to combine their pelts and make a fucking hat.

Considering that I have been convinced for some time now that I and I alone was being trolled on the internet and teevee by Breitbart every time he wrote something or said something outrageous, I blame Andrew for the bloody, shredded mess that sits before this computer and types this post.

RIP Andrew Breitbart. RIP.
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Martin:

March 1st, 2012 at 11:11 am

It’s times like this that I wonder if I have this whole atheism thing wrong.

But put me down for coke as cause as well. LA, money, manic personality, asshole. He’s in the zone.

And I’m 43 and he looks like my dad, so there’s that too.

Oh well. Everybody poops. It was just his time. I hope he fertilizes a nice tree.

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  1. The most stunning aspect may be how much of their hatred stems from misinformation/delusion.

  2. Besides the obvious, Yglesias still doesn’t know how to spell Breitbart.

  3. The misspelling keeps people from finding it in searches, Slart.

    When the left thought I mattered or was effective at fighting them — back before the right decided I was too much of a pain to them to be in their club any longer — they would routinely post on me as “Godlstein”. Not by accident.

    Though it’s likely Yglesias really might have just misspelled it.

  4. assholes.

    I’m shocked.

  5. The crude cruelty of leftist commentary on Breitbart’s death may nicely redound to radicalize a few young people to become new Breitbarts a thousand times over. Even if it should happen that way, it’s probable these same howling leftists won’t take on the lesson.

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  7. It’s not often that we get to record the unfiltered thoughts of the Left; to document what they’re really like before all the filters and ‘narrative massaging’ are applied.

    Personally, I’m just happy that they’ve found a community of their peers, where they can all chant their chants together and pretend they’re not the soulless sociopaths they are. Just think about how many more people would be living in misery if these folks came out of their basements!

  8. I guess Breitbart is just reaping what he sowed with his own disrespectful remarks after Ted Kennedy died.

    Breitbart was a toxic liar who didn’t care about the people he hurt. The comments at Balloon Juice are the kind of tribute he earned.

  9. I guess Breitbart is just reaping what he sowed with his own disrespectful remarks after Ted Kennedy died.

    Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.

  10. As noted in the previous thread, Moe: By repeating the behavior of Breitbart, and by holding up his example to excuse your behavior, you publicly admit that you are Breitbart’s moral equivalent. How does it make you feel, admitting to the world that you are exactly the same as the man you hate so much? Are you proud? Do you feel the smug, self-satisfied sense of superiority that marks so much of your other expression? How do you tamp down the cognitive dissonance that comes from proclaiming your superiority to a “monster” while simultaneously proclaiming your equivalence to him?

  11. “Breitbart was a toxic liar who didn’t care about the people he hurt. The comments at Balloon Juice are the kind of tribute he earned.”

    Sowing a few seeds of your own there, are you?

  12. May I propose that the words ‘mental illness’ now enter the vernacular. And ‘mainstream American Communism’.

    This is a language blog. So why not be literal?

  13. Abe Froman says March 1, 2012 at 9:28 am

    The most stunning aspect may be how much of their hatred stems from misinformation/delusion.

    MoeLarryAndJesus says March 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Breitbart was a toxic liar who didn’t care about the people he hurt.

    That didn’t take long at all. It really is hard to not feel pity for these people on a certain level.

  14. sorry, that was one messy comment. Squinting might help decipher it.

  15. “As noted in the previous thread, Moe: By repeating the behavior of Breitbart, and by holding up his example to excuse your behavior, you publicly admit that you are Breitbart’s moral equivalent.”

    Nah. I don’t recall slandering Shirley Sherrod or being, in general, a repulsive lying bigot.

    That was Breitbart’s work and he was, I suppose, good at it.

    Anyone who attracts suckfish like James O’Keefe is suspect.

  16. Breitbart was a toxic liar

    Evidence?

  17. Moe, wow, you’re just as clueless as handle namesakes. Unfortunately for you, you’re unable to capitalize on your ignorance.

  18. Suspect of being a clever and scrupulous truth teller about the American left and it’s manic derangement?

  19. Accepting your premise, Moe, which is worse? Lying or leaving a young woman to drown?

  20. He didn’t slander Shirley Sherrod. Are you really this stupid? As to O’Keefe, he’s an odd duck, but aside from his political convictions, he’s pretty much a left-wing-style weirdo. Maybe you resent that there’s one theatrical and not particularly masculine cat on our side when ya’ll thought you had the market cornered.

  21. I don’t think Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo on purpose, Blake, though I know many delusional cons would like to think so.

    On the other hand Breitbart was a deliberate liar and his lies damaged many lives.

    Meanwhile Ted Kennedy managed to do a lot of good in his life and I can’t say the same about Breitbart.

    It’s too bad Shirley Sherrod will never get her day in court against the windbag.

  22. his lies damaged many lives.

    Evidence?

  23. “He didn’t slander Shirley Sherrod.”

    Uh huh. He made an “honest mistake.”

    Sure he did.

    “As to O’Keefe, he’s an odd duck, but aside from his political convictions, he’s pretty much a left-wing-style weirdo.”

    He’s a right-wing circle jerk member and he was Breitbart’s towel boy.

  24. As Abe noted, most of the “suckfish like James O’Keefe” are in the progressive camp, and celebrated by the likes of you.

    What’s really telling is not that you think Justice Has Been Served by Breitbart’s death, but that you would write it down to share with the rest of the world. Not every one of your thoughts is brilliant and worthy of exposure. Given your lack on internal censor, I doubt any thought you have is worth sharing. All they are are tribal identification.

  25. I see Moe, so, you excuse Ted Kennedy leaving a young woman to drown because he championed left wing causes, but because Breitbart’s cause was different, it’s okay to revel in his death.

  26. “On the other hand Breitbart was a deliberate liar and his lies damaged many lives.”

    Says the deliberate liar.

  27. Do you keep repeating that bullshit about Sherrod in an attempt to convince yourself?

  28. ” his lies damaged many lives.

    Evidence?”

    There is none that you would accept. Then again you probably think evolution is a lie concocted by an evil Jew/atheist/commie conspiracy.

    What’s truly hilarious about Breitbart’s demise is that the wingnuts are convinced Obama had him assassinated.

    What a country!

  29. “What’s truly hilarious about Breitbart’s demise is that the wingnuts are convinced Obama had him assassinated. ”

    Says the deliberate liar.

  30. You leftist are all the same, Moe. You bend over backwards, because your guy (Kennnedy) was on the “correct” side.

    However, Moe, you’re unable to give the same benefit of a doubt to anyone who might think differently than you do.

  31. Wipe the foam off of your lips, Moe. It makes you look pathetic.

    By the way, do you realize you are proving the premise of this post? Probably not, as self-awareness is severely lacking in progressives.

    Feel free to continue, though.

  32. Jeff, you’re far braver than I am. I only got about 20 comments over at DUBalloon Juice before I had to leave.

  33. “However, Moe, you’re unable to give the same benefit of a doubt to anyone who might think differently than you do.”

    Not to screeching wackaloons like Breitbart, no. But I have no problem with thoughtful conservatives. It’s just that there are so few of them around these days.

  34. Could their mother ship have sent a more cartoonishly perfect proggy to entertain us?

  35. the wingnuts are convinced Obama had him assassinated.

    Instead of the fact that he had heart trouble and died while out walking?

    Which is what’s being reported everywhere on the starboard side?

    Then again you probably think evolution is a lie concocted by an evil Jew/atheist/commie conspiracy.

    Of course we do. We MUST. Otherwise, you couldn’t be comfortable in your black-and-white world.

  36. “It’s just that there are so few of them around these days.”

    Says the deliberate liar.

  37. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/people-who-think-president-obama-killed-andrew-bre

    Funny stuff!

    Imagine the frenzy if Rush’s fat heart explodes next.

  38. In current times, anyone not named Kennedy who had drunkenly driven his car from a bridge and left the scene of the accident would have done jail time.

    Also, anyone not named Kennedy who had sexually assaulted a woman: ditto.

    But Breitbart is evil.

  39. Also, I reckon that Andrew sees the spittle-flecked venom as a positive tribute to him. They’re not Tweeting anything now that they didn’t Tweet while he was alive.

  40. Then again you probably think evolution is a lie concocted by an evil Jew/atheist/commie conspiracy.

    Why talk to us, when the voices in your head are so much more inventive?

  41. I see, Moe, since “thoughtful conservatives” are an endangered species, you’ve now given yourself a built in excuse to be an asshole to everyone who disagrees with you, because they don’t fall under your definition of “thoughtful conservative.” Not that you really need an excuse, because, well, that’s just who you people are.

  42. A bunch of random people on Twitter mouth-off and it proves what? I’ve never heard of any of them.

    Get back to us when the starboard-side punditry starts saying it, the way the equivalent port-siders are now trashing Breitbart.

    Love to stay and joust but my sick catty needs to go to the vet.

  43. Does anyone have the previous nom de blogs of this particular dummy pegged yet? I used to be pretty good at it, but I think I’m out of practice or something.

  44. They insist that Breitbart was all about lies and delusion not only because they can’t help projecting, but because Breitbart was so damnably successful at holding up their lies and delusions for all to see. It is all too predictable that the Emperor should punish the boy who pointed out his nakedness.

    And just as a reminder — ML&J wants you to hold these thoughts in your mind simultaneous:
    1) Breitbart is evil and his death should be celebrated, because he was a big meany.
    2) ML&J is good and his life should be celebrated, because he behaves exactly as he claims Breitbart behaved, which in fact is a lot worse than Breitbart ever behaved in real life.

    DO NOT TRY to hold these two things in your mind at the same time! The side effects of such experimentation are likely to lead you to feature prominently at Balloon Juice.

  45. Funny stuff!

    Nobody is saying there aren’t crazies.

    OTOH, we can say that people who get paid for expressing their political opinions (e.g. Matthew Yglesias) should probably take care to not blend in with the crazies too much.

  46. Ah, Blake, let’s not pretend that “you people” think any differently about liberals.

    Because you don’t. And Breitbart didn’t, either.

    The video of him screaming inanities at OWS protesters is how I’ll remember him most. I suspect that sort of incoherent rage contributed to his death and perhaps he’s out of his misery now, because there’s no way that was the behavior of a mentally healthy individual.

  47. ML&J is performance art, appearing here for our amusement.

    Dance, monkey, dance!

  48. Seriously, how drunk was he?

    http://youtu.be/9NzHHQASizE

  49. In defense of said starboard-side punditry, dicentra, some of them are showing restraint. In addition to the aforementioned Melissa McEwan, Josh Marshall wrote a decent piece:

    was … I am stunned to hear of the death of Andrew Breitbart. I don’t think there’s much of anything I agreed with him about, which is an understatement. My interactions with him were first friendly, then later heated and vexed, though maybe not unfriendly even then. He tweeted something at me yesterday, which I ignored. There are some people who live for the fight. It’s something I try not to be part of. Yet it’s a big, punchy, vivid and outrageously honorable tradition in the American public square. I cannot think of many people who lived more out loud than he did, more in primary colors. I remember thinking at some points even the name — the way it rolls off your tongue — has this rough, brickbat, unsmoothable sound: Breit / Bart.

    I noticed on my Facebook feed this morning this comment from my friend Hilary Rosen: “?#AndrewBreitbart RIP you big crazy rabble-rousing bundle of contradictions, loathsome actions and a giant heart. You have made your mark.” I don’t think I can say anything more fitting.

    He left his mark.

    Beneath all the layers of our public life, we’re sons, daughters; parents to sons and daughters: naked people at our most vulnerable, true moments. This is way, way too young to die, something I know palpably since Breitbart was only a week or so older than I am.

    Others knew him better, can memorialize him better. But for myself I wish the very best to his wife and children in this moment of unbearable grief and send my condolences to all his friends, of whom there were many.

    Josh Marshall

  50. Some more conspiracy theories and a picture of Breitbart looking especially demented and unwell:

    http://gawker.com/5889618/

  51. My hope is that when I die, proggs celebrate.

    There really is no greater epitaph for an honest man that made a difference.

    Cheer on ML&J, Breitbart only looks bigger next to your smallness.

  52. IIRC, Marshall also commented here, once upon a time. Before the world went mad, I imagine.

  53. The dude registered so he could post all these comments, and he still hasn’t managed to make a substantive one.

  54. I imagine that if we had a webcam-view of ML&J as he’s banging out links to videos featuring Breitbart at his not-best, we’d see someone at his not-best.

  55. his lies damaged many lives.

    Evidence?”

    There is none that you would accept. Then again you probably think evolution is a lie concocted by an evil Jew/atheist/commie conspiracy.

    Funny, I can’t seem to argue with you when you preemptively claim on thin air, Moe, that I probably wouldn’t accept your evidence that the departed was a toxic liar who damaged lives.

    As for the second canard, I see you’ve merely doubled-down.

    Nice work. Technically it has served as you intended: to convince.

  56. Breitbart looking especially demented and unwell:

    Is that a link to a Time cover. Moe?

  57. “Is that a link to a Time cover. Moe?”

    Hit it and find out.

  58. Whoosh…

  59. No kidding, JHo.

    We are all organ grinders now.

  60. Well, except for ML&J.

  61. Ah, Blake, let’s not pretend that “you people” think any differently about liberals.

    With you as an example, ought we not?

  62. By the way, I’m only allowing this prog to post here today because he’s part of the performative about which I spoke. I get a kick out of watching him realize just how he’s being used by me today, but being too assured of his own righteousness to stop himself.

    They just can’t help it.

  63. Someone seem to still be of the opinion that Breitbart slandered Sherrod.

    I would think that ML&J would at least have the honesty to blame the videotape, or his own lying eyes.

  64. “I would think that ML&J would at least have the honesty to blame the videotape, or his own lying eyes.”

    I’m trying to imagine being stupid enough to have believed Breitbart when he said the video just “came” to him edited and that he had no idea it had been altered.

    Nope, I can’t imagine being that gullible.

    Poor Breitbart – nefarious wingnuts just kept supplying him with doctored tape! He was a victim!

  65. I’m trying to imagine being stupid enough

    There’s your problem: you have a decided lack of self awareness. Beyond the almost kneejerk desire to keep your real name hidden, because somewhere deep down you realize just how sick a fuck you really are, I mean.

  66. I’m trying to imagine being stupid enough

    Too difficult to imagine that much of an upgrade, I’m guessing.

    More to the point: what claims did Breitbart make that were untrue, in the matter of Sherrod?

  67. …and while I’m asking, what evidence do you have that Breitbart edited the video, or had it edited?

  68. Moe, you decry Breitbart’s take on the Shirley Sherrod video. Glenn Beck had a different take on the Sherrod video.

    What’s your opinion about Glenn Beck in regards to Shirley Sherrod?

  69. I’m trying to imagine being stupid enough to have believed Breitbart when he said the video just “came” to him edited and that he had no idea it had been altered.

    Breitbart posted the video to show the NAACP’s embarrassing applause while Sherrod was recounting the pleasure she took in fucking over white farmers. It was about the audience, dummy. What happened to Shirley subsequently had nothing to do with the point of Breitbart’s post. So you really are more stupid than your imagination would have you believe.

  70. “…and while I’m asking, what evidence do you have that Breitbart edited the video, or had it edited?”

    Oh, right, because he was a man with scruples who would never, ever do such a thing.

    Please. The man was a liar to his core.

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201007220053

  71. “Breitbart posted the video to show the NAACP’s embarrassing applause while Sherrod was recounting the pleasure she took in fucking over white farmers. It was about the audience, dummy. ”

    There was no such applause and she didn’t fuck the farmers over, she helped them. You’re just perpetuating Breitbart’s filthy lies.

    http://mediamatters.org/research/201007220053

  72. We have a Media Matters cite for evidence!

    The performative, it continues apace!

  73. “Please. The man was a liar to his core.”

    Says the deliberate liar. Again.

  74. Here are the “fucked over” farmers talking about how Shirley Sherrod helped them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWMUOc6H26M

  75. The dude registered so he could post all these comments, and he still hasn’t managed to make a substantive one.

    It’s his trademark but a common one on the left.

  76. Blog performance art: Birth of a new genre!

  77. But when you add Moe’s useless — but no less progressive — social degree to all the fallacy and blinkered POV, it’s still all QED, sdferr.

    See!?

    Oh, and again!

  78. Do you have unedited video of the event in question?

  79. Tennessee

  80. “We have a Media Matters cite for evidence!

    The performative, it continues apace!”

    Or you could watch the video and see that Breitbart was indeed lying about the applause.

    But you probably think the tape was altered by the “commies” at Media Matters.

  81. Shirley Sherrod helped them

    Which is the proper function of government. A social services provider. It’s in the Commerce Clause.

  82. Ted Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement. A big one, too.

    Breitbart ran a bunch of websites. Kennedy was the point man in the infantilization and destruction of America. And he was a killer.

  83. Or you could watch the video and see that Breitbart was indeed lying about the applause.

    He didn’t say anything about applause, you lying fuck.

  84. But you probably think the tape was altered by the “commies” at Media Matters.

    More cartoonish suggestions about What Conservatives (Who Are All Stupid And Subhuman) Must Think!

  85. There was no such applause and she didn’t fuck the farmers over, she helped them.

    So she didn’t send them off like she said she did? Breitbart:

    In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn’t do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from “one of his own kind”. She refers him to a white lawyer.

    Where’s the lie, liar?

  86. In defense of said starboard-side punditry, dicentra, some of them are showing restraint.

    Unless I’m suffering from another burtation, I believe we’re the starboard side. The mnemonic I learned is that “right” is longer than “left,” and “starboard” is longer than “port.”

    #NowWatchMeFindOutThatJoshMarshallIsConservative

  87. Pablo, there you go with facts and evidence again.

    Facts and evidence are something leftist progressives like Moe have successfully inoculated themselves again.

    Queue non-sequiter in 5,4,3,2,1…

  88. again = against*

  89. Pablo lies: “He didn’t say anything about applause, you lying fuck.”

    Of course he did. Go to about the 1:20 mark in this video and he says exactly that:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAka43H_eZ0

    He says it because he was a liar, pure and simple.

  90. And because I know you’re deathly worried about my catty, it’s just another upper-respiratory infection.

    Gave him a shot, got a MAX beef sammich at Arby’s, and back home.

    I’m sure Andrew would have wanted it that way.

  91. This proggie us surreal.

  92. I’m still chortling over Media Matters being used as a cite for…well, anything.

  93. “right” is longer than “left,” and “starboard” is longer than “port.”

    Unlike cars, personal power boats are also helmed from the right, the same side you start them from.

  94. By the way, I’m only allowing this prog to post here today because he’s part of the performative about which I spoke. I get a kick out of watching him realize just how he’s being used by me today, but being too assured of his own righteousness to stop himself.

    Understood. ML&J is proving the thesis over and over again.

  95. Smile, cons. Right about now someone is weighing Breitbart’s swollen liver.

  96. Its really sad about Breitbart- like many, I couldn’t believe it this m orning when I saw the headline. I see so many on the left justifying their vile celebrations with crap like “He was a racist and a homophobe”- its clear they didn’t know anything about Breitbart. I think that’s where organizations like media matters show how evil they really are- the left goes their for information, so much of it is lies. I also keep hearing about his comments after Ted Kennedy’s death – the difference, simply, is that Breitbart’s comments were not picked up and echoed by thousands on the right, with such incredible fervor as I’m seeing here today. Plus, we didn’t flood Huffpo and the other foul leftist sites to gloat about it. I doubt many on the right were particularly saddened that Kennedy was dead but we also didn’t celebrate it.

    Turns my stomach.

  97. Ah, Blake, let’s not pretend that “you people” think any differently about liberals.

    Actually, I don’t. The personal is not political for me. When Ted Kennedy died I was relieved, not ecstatic, because it meant that he couldn’t do any more damage. I don’t invest enough emotion in public figures to hate them or love them.

    I would be perfectly happy to send Obama and his family and Reid and Pelosi and all their ilk to live on a tropical island to live out the rest of their days in paradise—just as long as they’re away from the levers of power. I take no delight in their suffering nor anguish in their good fortune.

    And I reckon an awful lot of folks here feel the same way.

    Furthermore, I don’t believe that death is the worst think that can happen to you: the dead either go into sweet oblivion or they enter into their rest (or maybe hell, which will purge them of any evil they’ve accumulated); either way, they’re released from the burdens of this life, and that’s something I tend to envy.

  98. What does the troll think he’s accomplishing? Other than dancing, metaphorically, on someone’s grave. Its a really small person who celebrates the grief of others in this fashion.

    Its also doubtful he’d emerge from his mom’s basement long enough to say any of this to our face.

  99. What does the troll think he’s accomplishing?

    Well, with his last comment, he’s proven that it’s not enough for him to take glee in the passing of Breitbart — he needs to try to horrify and sadden us with graphic images of the man’s autopsy. Imagine for a moment that you are a monster like Moe. Imagine that you have to live with that kind of damaged psyche. Is it any wonder that he pretends so desperately to be the intellectual and moral superior of everyone he surveys?

    At first, I thought it pretty funny, if pathetic, that he was willing to demonstrate again and again what a typical self-indulgent but utterly clueless Lefty he was. But with the last comment, I realize that he’s not a clown — he’s a monster.

    I do hope you find peace before you follow Breitbart into the hereafter, Moe. Nobody should have to live with such a damaged mind.

  100. Hmm, the right’s reaction to Ted Kennedy’s death was definitely a celebration.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2324773/posts

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2324620/posts

    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/26/sen-edward-kennedy-has-died/

    (Not for what Malkin said, but for her commenters.)

  101. What does the troll think he’s accomplishing?

    Finding something to whack his three-and-a-half incher to besides scheisse films?

  102. “Well, with his last comment, he’s proven that it’s not enough for him to take glee in the passing of Breitbart — he needs to try to horrify and sadden us with graphic images of the man’s autopsy.”

    “Early this morning, news broke that Sen. Ted Kennedy had passed away after serving in the U.S. Senate for nearly 50 years. Soon after, conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart began a sustained assault on Kennedy’s memory, tweeting “Rest in Chappaquiddick.”

    Over the course of the next three hours, Breitbart unapologetically attacked Kennedy, calling him a “villain,” “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.” “I’ll shut my mouth for Carter. That’s just politics. Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement,” wrote Breitbart in one tweet.”

    I’m just paying Andrew Deadbart compliments in a way that would have made his fat duplicitous bastard ass smile.

  103. And here’s how Breitbart’s piglets responded when Kara Kennedy died:

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9PQIDE00&show_article=1

  104. Tennessee. No doubt. Pure hatred. A ghoul.

  105. Ted Kennedy was a murderer. I don’t recall Breitbart killing anyone or allowing them to die.

    But you go on with your bad self anyway.

  106. ML&J: We understand that you think Breitbart was a pig. We also understand that you’re hell-bent on showing yourself to be every bit the pig you claim he was. Congrats! You’ve convinced us of the latter beyond the shadow of a doubt. Honestly, you don’t have to prove yourself any further. You are as classless a prick as has ever walked the Earth. Breitbart couldn’t hold a candle to you, man. You’re the champ!

    Give yourself a well-deserved vacation, my friend. You’ve earned it!

  107. Hmm, the right’s reaction to Ted Kennedy’s death was definitely a celebration.

    teddy luvs him some waitress samwhiches

  108. I think that ML&J should stop raping people.

  109. Behave yourselves! You’re freaks and animals!

    Stop raping people!

    You filthy filthy filthy freaks!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2ZvdF-N_2g

  110. Those meds you were prescribed? You might want to start taking them again.

  111. Ted Kennedy was a murderer.

    And a traitor who offered to help the Soviets work against the US.

    And, really, if your defense of your glee over the death of a man who’s “sin” was speaking is a tu quoque over the reactions to the death of a woman abusing, traitorous murderer, well, it’s not much of a defense.

    (And shouldn’t you tell a group notorious for its involvement and cover-up of rapes to stop it?)

  112. What MLJ would like you to remember is that it’s way worse to make fun of a philandering misogynistic manslaughterer, than it is to be a philandering misogynistic manslaughterer.

    Also, Breitbart was racist because he made fun of black Leftists every bit as much as he made fun of white Leftists, and he was a homophobe because he loved libertarian gays more than libertine gays.

    What MLJ would like you to forget (and what he so desperately wishes he could himself forget) is that with every observation of bad behavior he uses to damn Breitbart’s legacy, MLJ himself engages in that exact behavior. But MLJ would like you to think that he’s somehow different than Breitbart. Better, even.

  113. “What MLJ would like you to forget (and what he so desperately wishes he could himself forget) is that with every observation of bad behavior he uses to damn Breitbart’s legacy, MLJ himself engages in that exact behavior. But MLJ would like you to think that he’s somehow different than Breitbart. Better, even.”

    That’s not a hard standard to attain. Sure, Limbaugh is worse, but Breitbart was a race-baiting lunatic who didn’t give a damn about the rights of anyone to the left of Mussolini. In the end it seems his hatred helped to destroy him.

    Sic semper tyrannis.

  114. Wow, Moe, you are one hate-filled piece of shit.

  115. It’s still here? Getting paid by the word, Moe?

  116. Sic semper tyrannis.”

    So says the deliberate liar, quoting the Virginia State motto, and with it, that little man John Wilkes Booth, assassin, murderer of the Great Liberator.

  117. who didn’t give a damn about the rights of anyone to the left of Mussolini.

    Not too many of those, seeing that Il Duce was a leftist and fascism is an ideology of the left.

  118. Ah, yes, now republicans are fascist, in addition to homophobic, bigoted, anti-woman, anti-poor, anti immigrant, plus they were mean about Ted Kennedy.

    And yet you have spent your entire afternoon on this blog, where nobody likes you or is interested in your opinion. What does that say about you?

  119. Don’t forget, Matt, republicans also want to cut down all the rainforests and eliminate the ozone layer so Gaia turns into Venus.

  120. What I love most about the internet, is that it brings out one’s true self. Leftists may not say to your face what they think about you, but they sure have no compunctions about typing it out on the net.

    I posted this elsewhere, but this bears repeating:

    This thread (and many others throughout the blogosphere) is example one of how there is no reconciling or compromise between the left and the right anymore.

    At this point, states should just secede at will, and we can have two Americas.

  121. At this point, states should just secede at will, and we can have two Americas.

    There already are two — North and South. The fascist little twerps can hike their asses down to Cuba and Venezuela if they don’t like living under the Constitution.

  122. Who’d Breitbart tyrannize?

    Or is the truth objectively tyrannical?

  123. The fascist little twerps can hike their asses down to Cuba and Venezuela if they don’t like living under the Constitution

    The problem is that they outnumber us now. We’d be the ones shipped out on boats to somewhere else, if the fascist little twerps had their way.

  124. This is why Breitbart was so damn successful in his ventures. Leftist idiocy and hatred are not exactly in short supply.

  125. Nah. I don’t recall slandering Shirley Sherrod or being, in general, a repulsive lying bigot.

    That was Breitbart’s work and he was, I suppose, good at it.

    Did I miss the court case? Someone tell me the outcome.

    And I think the word you’re groping for is libel, fuckwit.

  126. Thought I’d take a look at his twitter account to see what he was up to most recently and was sorta shocked for some reason that his last tweet was only 14 hours ago.

    Then I noticed that he lists “husky male model” in his bio. Heh. Hell of a guy.

  127. ML&J

    Every comment you write delights Andrew – because they prove how much he understood and owned you and your ilk.

    Keep it up.

  128. cranky-d says March 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Apparently his minder managed to slip those meds into his juice box not long after your comment, Cranky.

  129. That’s not a hard standard to attain.

    All the more reason we pity ML&J for failing to meet it. Again, gentle PW readers, I implore: don’t let this happen to you. To condemn a behavior as classless and evil while holding yourself up as an avatar of wisdom and justice for engaging in the exact same behavior you condemn will have terrible psychological consequences. As this thread so clearly demonstrates.

  130. The problem is that they outnumber us now.

    No, they don’t.

    It *seems* that way, because they command the airwaves and press and movies, but it simply isn’t so.

  131. The “good news” – as MLJ perceives it – is that he can go back to whatever hovel he crawled out of and report back his fearless engagement of conservatives in their “closed-minded, epistemic closure circle jerk” wtihout having to understand he was the very point Breitbart was making.

    Ignorance is bliss, though fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.

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  133. “fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.”

    Then I guess that’s why Breitbart is dead now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2ZvdF-N_2g

    He was living in a black hole of hate, depression and alcohol and was unable to escape it in this life.

  134. You stay classy, MLJ.

  135. Yesterday’s over, douchebag, and you’ve overstayed your welcome.

    Back to your hole with you. Go on, shoo!

  136. Dead thread troll attempt to get the last word, 20 hours and 16 posts after the last comment on the thread. What, you can’t find a more recent related post to go to and drop your pants?

  137. The deliberate liar remains a good example of one claiming to know (say, Andrew Breitbart) someone or something of which they have no knowledge whatsoever. This is precisely the manner in which leftists propose to conduct the nation’s economic life — in an astonishing and great detail, rooting down into the lives of people of whom they have no knowledge at all, believing themselves capable of doing good, when at best, they will accomplish merely passing evils and at worst, terrible and long lasting catastrophe.

    And of this stance, they are very proud. They congratulate their own ignorance.

  138. “…and while I’m asking, what evidence do you have that Breitbart edited the video, or had it edited?”

    Oh, right, because he was a man with scruples who would never, ever do such a thing.

    Please. The man was a liar to his core.

    See Begging the Question.

  139. They congratulate their own ignorance.

    Knowledge is a tool of patriarchical oppression.

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