While my heart felt condolences go out to his family and friends who I am sure loved him and will miss him dearly I thought Brietbart was a despicable crazy wingnut propagandist and I’ll miss him as much as I miss the stomach flu I have right now. I can’t say anything nice about him. While there are many conservative figures I respenct and admire I just can’t think of anything he said, wrote or did that I had any kind of respect for at all. He was as “ugly an American” as I can think of. If you want to be critical and attack me for speaking ill of the recently departed lets not forgot what he had to saw when Senator Ted Kennedy passed away: Andrew Breitbart Unleashes A Torrent Of Invective Against Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Legacy On Twitter | ThinkProgress
By Matt Corley on Aug 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm
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.
When a fellow conservative tweeted to Breitbart asking him not to treat Kennedy like they believe some on the left treated the passing of Tony Snow and Ronald Reagan, Breitbart responded “How dare you compare Snow & Reagan to Kennedy! Why do you grant a BULLY special status upon his death? This isnt lib v con.” Despite his claim that his attacks weren’t about “lib v. con,” Breitbart repeatedly justified them in ideological terms.
“Look, this man was granted absolution for nothing. Class, life station played a part but PARTY was everything. GOP couldnt get away with it,” complained Breitbart in one tweet. “IF a GOPpossesses 1/100 of human failings of T. Kennedy he/she is TOAST,” he claimed in another. “In this moment I cant but recognize absolute backwardness of media & society. Bush=EVIL. Ted Kennedy=SAINT. Im gonna keep fighin’, folks,” Breitbart said in another tweet.
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- Andrew Breitbart Dies, Leaving Legacy of Conservative Activism – ABC News