Saturday, March 26, 2011

If we had more altruists like Andrew Breitbart , the world would be a better place

I received a copy of Andrew Breitbart's new book Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! and immediately started reading. I find Breitbart's enthusiasm and restless indignation of the liberal media refreshing and candid. His book was exactly the same.

I have heard Breitbart speak about how he became more right-leaning but it was interesting to read the story of his transition from default liberal to conservative/libertarian when he saw Clarence Thomas raked over the coals because of his political leanings. But even more importantly, Breitbart saw what the media did to shape the story line without evidence because they were in collusion with the Democratic party with no regard for free speech or the truth. Breitbart has spent the rest of his career righting this wrong.

He has done it at great personal expense to himself and his dedication and sheer determination in this regard are worthy of respect, even if you do not agree with his politics. Most people have trouble standing up to the smallest of confrontations; Breitbart has taken on the mainstream media and is winning that war. His book is a testament to all that he has done from being Matt Drudge's "bitch" to becoming a one-man army for free speech and freedom for all, despite one's political leanings.

Read the book, it is quite a journey.

Cross-posted at the PJ Tatler.

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Blogger Firehand said...

It's been kind of amazing the level of virtual- in some cases actual- hatred some have for him. Know some people who insist 'He's a proven liar' when the 'proof' is the accusations made against him. Doesn't seem to matter that the accusations have been either unproven or proven false, that Media Matters or somebody accused him is enough.

Kind of like people bitching about Faux News; you ask them to show you where the report in question was false or inaccurate, and they can't or won't, the fact that the report was from Fox is enough for them to dismiss it.

9:02 AM, March 26, 2011  
Blogger ZorroPrimo said...

s/b "raked over the coals" or am I mistaken?

3:47 PM, March 26, 2011  
Blogger Helen said...

Yes, it's raked, thanks!

4:32 PM, March 26, 2011  
Blogger ZorroPrimo said...

I just checked out the cover art on Amazon and--whoa!--this guy looks just like Conan O'Brien!

7:16 PM, March 26, 2011  
Blogger Michael K said...

He was a friend of Cathy Seipp which was recommendation enough for me even before he started his "big" sites.

3:56 PM, March 27, 2011  
Blogger TMink said...

Well said Firehand. What you described is bigotry, plain, and simple.

Trey

3:48 PM, March 28, 2011  

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