WHOA  10:33 am March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Drops Dead

by Wonkette Jr.

Breitbart and Waggaman, in happier times.American blog owner Andrew Breitbart is dead. He was 43 years old, and reportedly died of “natural causes” in Los Angeles early this morning. We knew Breitbart — “we,” meaning many of us who have written for Wonkette, including young Riley Waggaman, pictured above at left — and he was a pleasant enough goofball in person. Breitbart was also a talented writer of headlines (it really is an art!) who worked anonymously for many years as Matt Drudge’s assistant on the West Coast. What he is known for today is the vile collection of websites that includes “Big Government,” and his rambling, slurring appearances on broadcast media.

Breitbart leaves behind a wife and four children, along with hundreds of idiotic half-literate bloggers for his various websites who share his zeal for mindlessly attacking every non-wingnut aspect of life on Earth but lack his amiable personality. [Los Angeles Times/CNN]

 

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OC_Surf_Serf March 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

He has returned to his maker…so he is now in a cesspool pump.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

BigCoffin

AngryBlakGuy March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

…or a colostomy bag

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

He's with his journalistic ethics now.

Preacher_Griz March 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

He is now one with the Bosom of Jesus! PTL!! GIL!!!

Dashboard_Jesus March 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

oh thank gawd I finally turned to the Wonkettez for comic relief on the Breitfart (ok so they wouldn't post ANY of my comments on HuffPo, seems that bitch Arianna actually LIKED the asshole…who knew?)

orygoon March 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

Was he BEHAVING himself?

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

Breitbart's last tweet:

I called you a putz cause I thought you werebeing intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize. @CenLamar @Dust92

Apparently, it really DID kill him to apologize

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

But that was a non-apology apology, so it should have only half-killed him. But when you are half a human (or less) to begin with, maybe that is enough to be fatal.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

It was half-hearted. Or for Breitbart, all-hearted.

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

"If you're not a putz, I apologize."

FraAnima March 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Behave yourself! BeHAVE yourself! BEHAVE yourself!

(Gee, my arm feels numb.)

Behave yourself! BeHAVE yourself! BEHAVE yourself!

(My chest hurts…)

Behave yourself! BeHAVE yourself! BEHAVE y- URRRRKK…..

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I think we should wait until the ball gag and the tranny hooker comes to light before passing judgment.

Too soon?

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2012 at 1:31 am

Just in time

Clancy_Pants March 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

How is Riley?

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

Based on that picture, colonically full.

rileywaggs March 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

not dead!

DoktorThompson March 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

'Ere, he says he's not dead.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, but 'e was coughing up blood last night.

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Greatest underrated Python line, ever, ever.

MittsHairHelmet March 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Whens your next run?

Not_So_Much March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

I feel happy! I feel happy!

Clancy_Pants March 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

Whew!

FROTHY March 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Relieved.

LagunaB March 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

OT. This is where I think you will be. Leeward side if Tahiti Nui in a petite hotel looking out to the small motu in the bay. Earlier you had gone spear fishing and presented madame with the fish which she made into poisson cru. It was perfect with a baguette and a bottle of Hinano beer. Serenity never felt so good.
To be continued.

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

That's what you're supposed to think. You could be told the real story but then you would be extraordinarily renditioned.

CZL March 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Last seen with a shovel, a carton of smokes, a bottle of lube and the weirdest boner.

Andrew Drinker March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

This is the most accurate eulogy Wonkette could provide. Well said.

Chillwillard March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

Except for the "By Wonkette Jr" part, of course.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

But from Wonkette Jr, not Ken Layne. That's kind of like Reagan sending the Secretary of Commerce to attend Brezhnev's state funeral.

Lascauxcaveman March 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

"A fun loving goof who made his money as a cheerleader for the forces of evil. We'll miss him. Yeah, right."

ruperto32 March 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

There's the part where you say it, and the part where you take it back.

– J.L. Austin.

memzilla March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

I'm sure his family will eschew any gummint benefits to which they may be entitled, on principle.

orygoon March 1, 2012 at 11:51 am

You know what? The conservatives I know in such situations collect away. And if you ask them about all that shit they preach, as they are doing so? They tell me "well I paid for them, so I'm going to collect them". If they just weren't compelled to PAY for them, THEN they'd take the high road.

OTOH, the OTHER people who collect benefits or food stamps are total pond scum.

Chillwillard March 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

Sorry, but no snark here. Yes, he was a major asshole, but RIP still. Condolences to his wife and children.

freakishlywrong March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

Check.

Goonemeritus March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

Well said.

UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

check check.

bikerlaureate March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

There will definitely be snark later. This is a supremely difficult day for his kidlets.

Naked_Bunny March 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

We should at least wait as long as the right-wingers did for Hitchens.

CZL March 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

What do I care about what right wingers did to one of their own?

Hitchens might not have believed in god, but he was a tool of the right.

fuflans March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

thanks for that noble sentiment.

you are correct.

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

Agreed on the kids and wife. Also, he was a youngish dude. Who knows, maybe he would have found personal redemption in time. It can happen. I had a landlord that was vehemently homophobic until one of his kids came out…he then did a 180…plus, it caused him to rethink nearly all of his previous beliefs. He was still kind of a dick, but a much nicer dick.

MOG2410 March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

True.

Omophagist March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

Well said. That's why I'll only use the terms that he tweeted regarding Ted Kennedy in the hours immediately after his death since it has Breitbart's endorsement as appropriate. Breibart was a “villain,” “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.” Mr. Breibart you said it right, you truly were "a special pile of human excrement.”

anniegetyerfun March 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

I was hoping someone would mention this.

FraAnima March 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Live by the sword, die being known as a steaming pile of sub-human excrement.

Chillwillard March 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

And while I'm not trying to play "Moral Police" here, that's precisely my point: I refuse the go down to the level of nastiness and hate that is often displayed by Wingnuts across the web.

(And yes, we do inappropriately snark here and there, but this is different).

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

While it is not good to wish ill of the dead, I sincerely hope that the Shirley Sherrod lawsuit goes forward and his wife and children end up penniless and living on the streets.
This fucker showed no mercy to the people or the families that he set his eye on, he doesn't deserve any.

finallyhappy March 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I don't want to penalize his wife and kids- they suffered enough while he was alive

Jukesgrrl March 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Yes because if nothing else, this man was a raging alcoholic. Kids of alcoholics have a rough life. They grow up never knowing which one of their parent's personas is going to come through the door. Even if they live in material comfort, they have zero emotional stability. I know some who have grown up stronger and wiser for the experience, but they had to work damn hard to get there. I hope his kids make it and if SS disability will help them, I hope they get it. I have no idea who could have married Andrew Breitbart, so I won't comment on the wife.

Callyson March 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

Yeah, co – signed.

Ruhe March 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

We can hope it's peace he finds. I'm picturing him sitting across a desk from Jesus enduring a very long silence, perhaps days long. Finally Breitbart looks up and says, "I was wrong about everything wasn't I." More silence. "Well, shit."

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

For me, this works even better if instead of Jesus it's Lord Vetinari, his fingers steepled on the desk in front of him.

ThundercatHo March 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

"TIME TO COME ALONG NOW, ANDREW."

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I get angriest on days like this, to be an atheist.

FROTHY March 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

With any luck, he'll be sitting across the desk from our very own Biel_ze_Bubba, the li'l devil. You *know* Biely favours the painful learning of lessons. Repeatedly.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Lascauxcaveman March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

I'm thinking of that scene in It's A Wonderful Life where George Bailey is thinking about jumping into the icy river, contemplating the fact that because of his insurance policy, he's worth more dead than alive.

Although Andy was pretty much the polar opposite of George Bailey, for his wife and kids, I'm hoping he had a good insurance policy.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Given how irresponsibly he behaved on a regular basis, I'd be surprised if he had that much foresight and consideration for his offspring. But yeah, you'd hope so. I know I keep paying my outrageous term premiums because I have a family history of shitty health and premature death, but I'm also a neurotic type.

finallyhappy March 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

yup, I knew someone who was irresponsible in life and the same in death- no insurance for his stay at home wife and two kids

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Now…if the childless (thank GOD!) Rush would keel over, you folks in DC would be able to hear my peals of laughter.

NellCote71 March 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Yes. I am saving all my snark for that day. And maybe for Cheney's day, too, although I suspect he is already dead.

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Oh…and Anne Coulter.

poorgradstudent March 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Andrew Sullivan for me. I'll be the first in line to drive a stake through his body and cut off his head, just to be absolutely sure.

OneYieldRegular March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Thanks for that. My father could be an asshole too, but that didn't lessen the grief I felt at his death. My condolences to Breitbart's family and friends.

Jukesgrrl March 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

And, you know, his kids might turn out to be very different from their father. I know that happened in my family.

BarackMyWorld March 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Indeed.

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

Condolences to his wife and children while he was alive. This, I'm sure, is a relief. Fuck him alive, fuck him dead.

Boojum_Reborn March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Where was James O'Keefe when it happened?

Not_So_Much March 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

On a boat full of dildos?

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Any vehicle carrying O'Keefe already fits that description.

FraAnima March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Good band name.

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Behind him? Under him?

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 2:53 am

Yes.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Suing Current TV for calling him a convicted felon and accused rapist, when he's just a convicted misdemeanant and accused attempted rapist/unlawful imprisonment/sexual harasser. Good luck proving damages, pimp master.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Yeah, how dare someone call him a felon when he was merely charged with felonies that he later plead down to misdemeanors.

Beowoof March 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Thank God, those liberals decided NY Times vs Sullivan.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Yeah, I wonder what this piece of shit is going to do from now on.

Major Thom March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Next time, be careful what you wish for.

MOG2410 March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thhinking the same thing when I saw the item on the feed.

FROTHY March 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

You mean all those times I screamed, "DROP DEAD, Breitbart, you fucking piece of shit" at another article — you mean those WORKED?

(Begins screaming "Drop DEAD, Limbaugh! Drop dead, Boehner! Drop dead, Santorum! Drop dead, Mitch McConnell. Drop dead, John Cornyn! Drop dead … damn, this is a long list.

Geminisunmars March 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

You should be done by Passover.

FNMA March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Can't help but think of the Bard of Baltimore's obit for William Jennings Bryan: "But what of his life? Did he accomplish any useful thing? Was he, in his day, of any dignity as a man, and of any value to his fellow-men? I doubt it."

TanzbodenKoenig March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

"He seemed only a poor clod like those around him, deluded by a childish theology, full of an almost pathological hatred of all learning, all human dignity, all beauty, all fine and noble things. He was a peasant come home to the dung-pile. Imagine a gentleman, and you have imagined everything that he was not."

NellCote71 March 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Major excellence, you two.

hunnybee March 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

i agree. very nice

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

that was a great find – these lines from the obit really sound like they applied to Breitbart: "The Bryan I shall remember is the Bryan of his last weeks on earth — broken, furious, and infinitely pathetic. It was impossible to meet his hatred with hatred to match it. He was winning a battle that would make him forever infamous wherever enlightened men remembered it and him. "

SexySmurf March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Today Andrew Breitbart is dead and Justin Bieber turns 18. Why hasn't Obama declared a national holiday?

bureaucrap March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

If Justin Bieber is 18, that means he now can be tried as an adult for his crimes against humanity.

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

He's history's greatest monster!

Biff March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

St. David's Day has never held so much meaning for me.

Guppy March 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

Because Bieber is literally unAmerican and hates our health care system.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Probably because of the passing of Davy Jones.

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 2:54 am

'Cause Bieber's Canadian, maybe?

GunToting[Redacted] March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

I guess he popped the aneurism that he developed yelling at those kids.

gurukalehuru March 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Seriously, I think that episode might have had something to do with it. Whether as an actual cause, or just as an indication of symptoms, I'm not sure.

Jukesgrrl March 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

When he appeared on The Young Turks to justify that noxious display, he looked absolutely terrible. I thought to myself, there's a rehab stint in this man's immediate future. He LOOKED like he was reeking of booze smell.

memzilla March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Andrew Breitbart, strangled by his own librul neckbeard stubble.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Can we repeat the comments we already made on the previous thread about this?

"Now there will be BigFuneral."

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

He never should have accepted that wafer-thin mint.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

I'm just going to wait until someone else posts something funny, then copy it and post it as if it were my own comment.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

I'm just going to wait until someone else posts something funny, then copy it and post it as if it were my own comment.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

The old classics are the best.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

We should come up with two or three comments, and then just post them over and over again. That would be funny.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

We need a ruling from Soros Central's Payroll department and the Wonkette-Posting-Etiquette tribunal. If an earlier comment was an off-topic remark about which there is now an actual article, is it acceptable posting form to repeat comments? And more importantly, do we get an additional $50 for the second comment, or do we just get paid once?

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

Damn…I should go register BigFuneral,com right now.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I wouldn't be surprised to find the makers of Goliath (TM) caskets already have it. Goliath – when you're too big for a normal casket, but too small for a shipping container.

jus_wonderin March 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I thought, like with the airlines, you had to buy two.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Is that why Newt has two bathrooms?

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

big eulogy

big wake

big worm food

big sigh of pleasure

angerbear March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

It couldn't have happened to a nicer sociopath.

slowhansolo March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Strange, he looks a model of good health in that pic.

Blendergoathead March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Will O'Keefe usurp the throne? The kingdom is in chaos!

Geminisunmars March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Who is Will O'Keefe?

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Wasn't he the kid in The Great Santini and Caddyshack that ended up banging Bonnie Raitt?

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Watch out, or HBO will have that in turnaround as a Game of Thrones spinoff. Protect your rights.

SpeedoFart March 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

Is it bad that I laughed? Like only a little bit. More like a "ha!" really. Then I felt guilty afterwards.

Geminisunmars March 1, 2012 at 11:10 am

The guilt wasn't necessary. Otherwise, okay.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Whatever you did, it pales in comparison to my sense of schadenfreude this moment.

And yes, I'm a bad person in case you were wondering.

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

i laughed, laughed again, felt a euphoric joy, then checked to make sure it was true, that april fools day hadn't been switched under sharia law or something. There are billions of people on the planet, life has value but only in the way that life is lived, not intrinsically otherwise we would weep over every mosquito as it is life as well and humans are nothing more than another vestige of life. Any other valuing of human life is symptomatic of delusions of grandeur, a signifier of mental illness.

In short one less loudmouth arsehole who made life hard for others is a great thing, remember life is short and not be wasted on flights of fancy and social rules developed to protect the legacy of the Breitbarts of this planet.

i too, like redarmyzombie am a bad person.

i hear the arguments already, lol, what if charles manson escapes and the choice is do i run over a cat or him? laughing boy gets it every time.

iburl March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

This is how I will always remember him: http://youtu.be/R4od4QQVK1o

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

He never got enough credit for his participation in avant garde drum circles like that.

WunkRocker March 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Shut up! Shut up, you American. You always talk, you Americans, you talk and you talk and say 'Let me tell you something' and 'I just wanna say this.' Well, you're dead now, so shut up.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

This moment is worth remembering also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmOwafnVGug&fe

Dashboard_Jesus March 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

sweet holy jeebus, thanks for reminding me what a complete drunken fool/ tool he was…no sympathy for this mentally ill sociopath from me (I do however feel sorry for his wife and kids for having to suffer this man's presence for ANY length of time)

ElPinche March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

Are you sure this isn't an elaborate hoax using film editing? Are pimps involved?

Texan_Bulldog March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

Since I don't like to speak ill of the dead, all I can say is he was someone's son & he managed to get someone to marry him & spawn offspring. RIP you odd, angry, drunken little man.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

Here's my contribution of kindness:

He was carbon-based, like me.

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Your standard human is 60% water, but he had a 0.1% impurity, and that made him special.

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 2:57 am

That was all kinds of awesome.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

At least the maggots will be well fed.

Mojopo March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

It is a shame he didn't love his wife and kids enough to put down the hate, and maybe take a walk around the block now and then.

imissopus March 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Ironically, he was apparently talking a walk around the block when he keeled over.

Mojopo March 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Really? Wow. He couldn't even get around the block without dying? He wore himself out faster than Rush Limbaugh?

Everyone, please take care of your heart. Not all of you can afford to be Dick Cheney.

OneDollarJuana March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Why is our initial reaction to news of the recent demise of any person the inclination to hold our tongues? I suspect it's because we wish others to speak well of us after we are gone, no matter how ill-serving we were in life.

UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

After getting over the initial rush of giddiness, I felt a guilty about it, I mean, it isn't like I wanted him DEAD.

Lascauxcaveman March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

Meh. Once I'm dead, I don't think I'll give half a shit what people say about me.

I want to be good enough so people can say nice things about me while I'm still alive.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I want to be good enough so people can say nice things about me while I'm still alive.

I'm not even that committed. I am who I am. I try to be nice and kind, but fail and often. I'm good with how people perceive that.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

There you go. Whereas Breitbart wanted to be nasty enough that people cursed him long after he was gone. I'm all but certain he'd be pissed by any "libtard" struggling to find something nice to say about him.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Well, in that case, here's my attempt:

He was, ah…well, um…he was, uh…a real person after all?

DustinDeWynde March 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

This ground was already covered a while back by Dennis Hopper, another life-long Republican:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAixFYnDh4

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

The difference is we didn't make our livings slandering people and destroying their lives.

dijetlo March 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

No, your right, it's more of a hobby…

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I fully expect that if I die, there will be some people dancing in the streets and singing, "Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead".
I also don't give the tiniest shit.

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

"don't speak ill of the dead"..so you got nothing bad to say of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Jesus.?

Dashboard_Jesus March 2, 2012 at 1:58 am

whoa there, you had me at Hitler!

extreme_left March 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

more people have died due to the ravings of jesus than any of those other chumps, where do you think hitler got the idea to slaughter joos from?

Dashboard_Jesus March 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

hey now, 'ol Adolf didn't get that from the Jesus, nor did any of the other phony 'Christ' stains across human history…what I said was LOVE your neighbor and then THEY somehow twisted it around to mean "KILL anybody you want in my name so you can take their stuff"…I'd say that's a pretty serious misunder-interpretation of my words (just ask that stupid Bush fella)

Dashboard_Jesus March 4, 2012 at 3:17 am

srsly you have GOT to be the smallest penis I've seen on Wonkette in years, maybe you can just keep pullin' on that tiny penis hopin' it will bring you to some self-masturbatory level of retardation that you aspire to, also…too

Texan_Bulldog March 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

Andy was odious but hardly deserves to be included with these folks. Lighten up, Frances.

extreme_left March 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

know what a reactionary is?

the example of these chumps is to show the concept of not speaking ill of the dead is apologist.

that you think Sarkozy is extreme left just shows how far right the US is.

Texan_Bulldog March 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

When did I mention Sarkozy?

'Lighten up, Francis' is a quote from Stripes. (I misspelled 'Francis' the first time.) Chill out–we're not that hardcore over here. DailyKos is probably better suited for you.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

Alas, where are the neckbeards of yesteryear?

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I slander everyone twice!

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Perfect.

Barb March 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

"Death" is so impersonal. Let's come up with some better terms:

At room tempreture
Gotten his 15 minutes of flame
Checked into the "Wooden Waldorf"
Promoted to "Sunterranean Truffle Inspector"

FNMA March 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Actual conversation with a friend:

HIM: Did you hear (name here) died?

ME: Really? What happened?

HIM: He stopped breathing.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

Worm Nutritionist

Lascauxcaveman March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

Fertilizing a lawn.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thanks for the reminder!

It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late Breitbart! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed him to the barstool, he would be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This…. is an EX-BREITBART!

onemoretime79 March 1, 2012 at 11:51 am

That quote made me laugh all over again, without the guilt.

I'm not laughing at a dead man, I'm laughing at the pet store owner who refuses to refund my money.

FraAnima March 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Wake up, Andy.

No, he's pining for the Fjords!

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Look at that neck beard, lovely plumage.

JackDempsey1 March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

"with the Lord, now."

MOG2410 March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

taking a dirt nap

HELisforHEL March 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

One of my favorites.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I prefer "passing".

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

That's what happened to Elvis.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

He's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisi-aw, crap, somebody beat me to it!

He's in the, uh..,the, um…six-foot-under club?

imissopus March 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Starting a long session in the reverse-tanning booth?

Geminisunmars March 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

He will twitter no more.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

shuffled off this mortal coil
turned his body back to soil

(adapted from Loudon Wainwright)

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

The Yahoo thread on his death has some truly insane conspiracy theorists claiming that Obama, George Soros or some other enemy must have taken him out. I tried copying and pasting some of the nuttier ones, but apparently they were too nutty as it was auto-deleted by the administrator, so just check for yourselves:
http://gma.yahoo.com/publisher-author-andrew-brei

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

Max Read of Gawker has been retweeting conspiracy theorists. it's ridiculous.

@Max_Read is his handle.

johnnyzhivago March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

I see dems, unions, liberals, communists and socialists – but absolutely nothing about the nazis or the Bilderberg group?

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

And nothing of his unnamed sponsor that would be publicly known really soon since that Sherrod trial was moving ahead after Breitbart's lawyer ran out of stalling options.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

I liked the guy who suggested that Obama had Breitbart murdered "as a warning to Sheriff Joe."

Because, yeah, we totally live in Uruguay or something.

NellCote71 March 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

And like Obama cares about either one.

UnholyMoses March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

Holy. Crap.

No matter how hard one tries to parody these clowns, one just can't go far enough.

Words fail …

Biel_ze_Bubba March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

It's not called a "yahoo thread" for nothing.

ingloriousbytch March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

Please. I only wish Obama was that hardcore and if he was, why would he start with Breitbart instead of Boehner, McConnell or Cantor? Come on people, THINK!

Lascauxcaveman March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

Seriously, when the jackals are circling, you don't waste time swatting at flies.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Or a little lower and further to the right to get Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts. I mean, if you are going to have a secret covert domestic hit squad, might as well take out the guys who have life tenure, right?

WunkRocker March 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

All of them, Katie.

MOG2410 March 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

the Illuminati strike again!

widestanceromance March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

There will be nothing said here today, admin-deleted comments included, that will out-crass the instant conspiracists' theories.

I didn't even like the man, but I'm still above poking a corpse with sticks.

UnholyMoses March 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

I don't recommend sticks.

You might pop it, and you'll never get that smell out of your clothes.

Use a club instead.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I myself recommend throwing bricks at the thing.

God DAMN, I'm all kinds of malicious today..

HELisforHEL March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

I should go over and confess. It was me, all of you, George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Bo the dog, Michelle Obama & the girls, blah blah blah blah.
Seriously, who are those people?

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Murder on the Big Government Express?

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Relatives of Vince Foster?

Deportably_Jose March 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Please. The only conspiracy to kill Andrew Breitbart was between Pablo Escobar and Jack Daniels.

noodlesalad March 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Do drug dealers usually get such nice obits in the LA Times? Oh, wait, do we still not consider pure uncut hatred peddled over the airways a drug?

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

Only if there are baby-laxative ads. To cut up the time, that is.

NellCote71 March 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

V. good.

FlownOver March 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Expect a huge crowd at the funeral. As they say in Hollywood, give the public what they want and they'll come out for it.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

I've already sent Westboro Baptist an invitation

OneDollarJuana March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

No sequels to this one in the offing, however.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I hope they are going to keep the burial site a secret. If not, expect it to become an EPA Superfund cleanup site shortly.

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I'll go if they mount a urinal on the headstone.

el_chupacabra March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

I've already learned to distrust anything written on his site…so…i call bullshit.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

You're one to talk. I bet you don't actually eat goats. Big talker.

el_chupacabra March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

it's not so much goat eating as it is…err…you know, nevermind!

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Mickey?

Mickey Kaus?

Is that you?

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

I agree. I won't believe it until I've pissed on his grave.

Isyaignert March 1, 2012 at 11:05 am

It's true – Just as I was reading the headline on Wonkette, my husband was looking at another (legitimate) site on his computer and said, "OMG, Andrew Breitbart dropped dead at 43."

Karma's a bitch, ain't it Andy?

TomAmitai March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

If he had died slowly and painfully I would have credited karma, but he seems to have lucked out and checked out quickly.

MittsHairHelmet March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

The last thing Breitbart would want now is a bunch of insincere tributes, but I will say this: The man was good at pissing off people like us. And he was clearly on drugs.

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

An Orificer, and a gentleman. Buttsechs to Senior B.

SolitaireRose March 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

Nah, he was just an angry boozer. Kind of like your brother in law when he gets too many Coors Lights in him.

MittsHairHelmet March 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

He had a distinctly cokehead vibe, in my opinion, but no doubt he was also visibly drunk most of the time.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Anyone who can get drunk enough on Coors Light to be an angry drunk either has some metabolic disorder or one hell of a bladder.

TomAmitai March 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I wouldn't be at all surprised if he died of the same "natural causes" as Amy Winehouse.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

True story, I was making jokes about Amy Winehouse three seconds before the Telly flashed news of her death.

Unlike this <CENSORED>, I actually felt bad for making fun of her that day.

Spurning Beer March 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Natural Lite causes?

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

The man was good at pissing off people like us. And he was clearly on drugs.

Now that's a eulogy.

Blueb4sunrise March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

Okay, time to move on.

Lucidamente1 March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

In lieu of flowers, send . . . ?

Major Thom March 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

LSD???

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

Acorns?

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

…donations to the Obama campaign.

Texan_Bulldog March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

Jack Daniels?

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

"Got this truckload of dung for A. Breitbart (dec'd)…sign here please"

UnholyMoses March 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

A contingent from the Black Panther party and a work crew from AT&T … ?

widestanceromance March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

Assless chaps?

Eve8Apples March 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

a picture of your crotch.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Ha, I'll send a picture of *somebody else's* crotch and just say it's mine!
*That'll* show 'em!

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

flaming bags of dog poop to your closest elected Teahadist.

40 or 50 % McShineys March 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

"Respectfully crafted" snark?

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Lysol.

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Fire Ants.

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Picric acid.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Hydrogenated lime.

Sharkey March 1, 2012 at 11:13 pm

hot deets?

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 3:00 am

A hate-filled tweet? That's what Breitbart would have done, that big lug.

neiltheblaze March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

Aw. How sad – another lying, propagandist ratfucker has died.

And poor James O'Keefe is going to have to find a new cock to suck.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

Who's going to finance his pimp outfits and rape boats now?

neiltheblaze March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

I'll bet he leaves his complete dildo collection to Jimmy, though – so there's that.

widestanceromance March 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

Or perhaps "left in little Jimmy"?

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Paul Babeu, maybe?

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

I think you misspelled "Koch"

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

In Republican Circles, that shouldn't be hard.

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

rats weren't that into him.

SexySmurf March 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

Only 43? And I thought only the good died young.

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

Considering how much he smoke, drank, and made a mess of himself both inside and out, living to 43 for Breitbart is downright old.

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

Perhaps the good die looking young.

Whitney Houston had her demons but she didn't bad for 48, all things considered. She looked bad compared to how she'd look if she'd been in better shape.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

I used to live by the creed "live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse". Until I realized I was never gonna leave a good-looking corpse. That is what morticians are paid for, and I'm looking forward to some really good work from brightfart's mortician.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Muh-pleeze, Sonny Corleone's mortician didn't have that much of a challenge.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

If that picture is any indication, he died very old indeed.

YasserArraFeck March 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

I didn't know he was a Hogwarts graduate

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

He was kicked out of Slytherin for being too serpentine.

comrad_darkness March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

Griffindor libel!

Tundra Grifter March 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

I think the Hogwarts tie colors are purple and gold. I actually own one – bought it at the Halloween Store several years ago. It's very short but still fun to wear.

I'm just too lazy to get up, walk to my closet and check.

Respitetini March 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

Oh, the humanity! The guy's dead, couldn't you wait until his body is cold before…

Huh. But the wingnuts said we were going to be all mean-spirited and stuff. Meh, maybe you're still drunk from last night or something.

(Also: Really, wingnuts? Wouldn't defecating on a dead man's legacy be the best way to honor your boy?)

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

I think of his family, his wife and four kids.

And then I think. Shirley Sherrod has a family that she was happily supporting doing her legitimate job and not clowning around with someone else's life.

Fuck him. And fuck them for staying with him.

If you can't recognize evil in your own house and you have the ability and facility to get the fuck out, you don't deserve anything but my contempt. His widow was the daughter of Orson Bean. It's not like they were living in a trailer in rural Alabama.

So fuck 'em. Fuck 'em all.

Respitetini March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

A fair point, actually. And yes, somehow the Sun does seem a bit brighter today…

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The American thing would be to piss on his corpse.

LadyWisdom March 2, 2012 at 12:35 am

When Edward Kennedy died, Breitbart tweeted "Rest in Chapaquiddick" and called him a "special pile of human excrement". I would say the posters here have been relatively restrained.

Sue4466 March 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

If you can't say something nice

johnedens March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

Breitbart is dead – that's something nice.

jqheywood March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

…Come sit next to me.

Or as Bette Davis said on hearing that Joan Crawford was dead: "My mother said to only speak good of the dead. So Joan's dead. Good."

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Breitbart would have loved to have you writing for him?

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Say something funny.

FlownOver March 2, 2012 at 12:40 am

OK –

Rest in peace, Andrew.

[wiping tears of laughter from eyes]

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 3:02 am

…say it twice, and more loudly the second time.

Lucidamente1 March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

"Riley, do you like gladiator movies?"

coolhandnuke March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

Look on the bright side hate-mongers, slanderers and wingnuts–Breitbart died just after midnight, so instead of getting to mourn his passing once every four years if he died a few minutes earlier on leap day, you can grieve year in and year out.

James Michael Curley March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

LA time or Wonkette time?

AngryBlakGuy March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

…we all know "natural causes" for a conservative means, asphyxiating on a ball-gag while strapped to a basement wall with electric nipple clamps and 12 in steel studded dildo stuffed up his ass!!! Too soon?!

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Not soon enough. I'd like to think we can revive him right now. Get out those nipple clamps and get me a 440 circuit.

AngryBlakGuy March 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

…ouch! What was the safe word again?!

YasserArraFeck March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

"Harder"?

AngryBlakGuy March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

…safe words are for liberals and the French!

Biff March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Green balloons!

UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

Your comment wasn't there when I made mine, I swear!

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

There is no safe word. All speech is legal.

UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

Green Ballons! Green Ballons!

TomAmitai March 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Aren't 440 circuits three phase?

OneDollarJuana March 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

You forgot the rubber suit.

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

So how come you aren't administrator-deleted?

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

OK administrators, admit it. It's because SexySmurf is purple, isn't it?

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

After watching Avatar, I'd hit it.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

Too soon? Dude, like two hours too late!

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Dammit, I knew I should have read further before posting my comment!

Dashboard_Jesus March 2, 2012 at 2:03 am

wow that's almost EXACTLY word for word what I posted on Yahoo early this morning (ok yesterday now) I'm not allowed to be on the Wonkettes at work

glamourdammerung March 2, 2012 at 2:04 am

.we all know "natural causes" for a conservative means

AIDS or cocaine-related?

Schmannnity March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

Does this mean we will be losing certain followers?

natoslug March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

I guess this is one way to get out of the Sherrod lawsuit. These weaselrapers will go to such extremes to avoid personal responsibility.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

No such luck for them. It wasn't just a suit against Breitbart, but his organization. And while they may not have deposed him, they can still pursue the action against the org and his estate.

FlownOver March 2, 2012 at 12:43 am

Corporations are defendants, my friend.

BlackRhino March 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

Dang, those Obama thugs are hard core.

Obama: Check it Weiner, you owe me one.

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

Before he's buried, stick an ACORN in his mouth.

ManchuCandidate March 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Harry Potter and the Awkward Moment of Shadows

AngryBlakGuy March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

…damn, beat me too it!!!

Schmannnity March 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Vince Foster redux.

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

Rush Limbaugh did it!

Schmannnity March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

Maybe it was Glenn Beck, just like that girl that was raped and killed.

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

He hasn't denied it, has he? Sounds awful suspicious to me.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

I said this last thread but….

NAH NAH NAH!
NAH NAH NAH!
HEY! HEY! HEY!
GOOOOODBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYE!

Mort_Sinclair March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

Gee. I'm heartbroken. What a load of shit. He was a lying, dishonest zealot who contributed absolutely nothing meaningful to political discourse in this nation. But get ready for the ensuing hagiography. Have an emesis basin on standby–you'll need it.

Mojopo March 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

Will a puke pan be OK? We're conserving syllables for Lent.

AngryBlakGuy March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

…why does that photo remind me of "Harry Potter"?!

fuflans March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

it's the chin hair.

40 or 50 % McShineys March 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Because he's looking like he's about to get his wand out?

Blendergoathead March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

Some hack on NPR just described him as a "fearless journalist." Okay, I'm over feeling guilty for laughing about his demise. Fuck that guy.

FNMA March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

I don't think either of those words apply.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

I thought journalists were supposed to report the truth, not make shit up.

ElPinche March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

And NPR knows fear, they're a bunch of pussies afraid of angry callers. Breitfart's entire legacy was built on lies and hoaxes.

HELisforHEL March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

And that's just another reason NPR is still on my shit list. Non-reporting the easy-to-find-facts-if-you-actually-try re: Sarin/WMDs before the 2 fake wars (helping fan the flames to invade), Mara Liasson's obvious & insistent Republican bent, and their casual leaning to the right as if that will make them appeal to wingnuts.

Fuck that guy indeed. He was no more a journalist than the man in the moon.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

"fearless" in the sense that he had what used to be called "Dutch courage" perhaps.

anniegetyerfun March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Dave Weigel. He stuttered his way through that fellating interview; I had no idea that he was such a pussy.

WhatTheHeck March 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

He is now working on his next “fearless” exposé: Why his new boss changed his name from Lucifer.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Romney called him both a fearless conservative and a great entrepenuer. Who knew being a dick was also a business model (other than Donald Trump and all of Wall Street)?

weej_bain March 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

Should we tell Pat Buchanan that there's a jerb opportunity in the wingnutosphere?

DaRooster March 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

Isn't he the leader.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

Is choking on your own bile "natural causes"?

Gopherit March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

No, but cocaine is technically natural. So is choking on cock.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I think his colon leaped up and strangled him. In fairness to his colon, it was self-defense.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Yesterday was Leap Day.

FlownOver March 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

Are you suggesting Leap Day William is somehow implicated?

DustBowlBlues March 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Damn. I got to this thread 12 hours after you made this comment, but I just wanted to say FU for stealing my first though. I didn't hear about this until Evening Edition was on the car radio on the drive home. My exact words were, "I wonder if you can choke on your own bile."

Goonemeritus March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

I rarely take pleasure in anyone early death and Mr. Breitbart will not be an exception. In my mind his biggest contribution was to provide a meeting place where idiots could meet other idiots. While I am not a supporter of any form of Apartheid, in this instance I see real benefits.

Mumbletypeg March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

TAGGED: LET US BE GRACIOUS

Someone in the last thread said "Hate kills." My reaction is after much thought upon absorbing this news: let hate not kill my buzz. For if hate kills, I am doomed for sure, being about Breitbart's own age, and spending enough time reading here about the low-lifes and blowhards and breitards that pollute enough of our populace's brain matter to raise my blood pressure and put an ulcer in my stomach lining… I loathe Breitbart's ilk yet while I ought to dance on his grave (isn't that how I'd envisioned receiving news of such an amoral poopsicle's demise? with mirth and derision?), I'm still hating that cocksucker and not feeling joyous — yet — not until I get home from work and put a cold drink in my hand with the residual 70-plus degree afternoon out my porch view.
Or barring that — until I resume reading my fellow wonketeers' barbs and wit, usually the balm that tempers my flare-ups from boil back down to simmer.

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

I thought of him as the loyal opposition- guaranteed to give voice to the idiocy whilst keeping the heads from rolling. The court jester…… Perhaps.

Mumbletypeg March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

court jester

Plenty of room to diverge in assessment… I wanted to give him credit for the off-character moments… His willingness to be photographed alongside our Riley in mock-molestnig-stance: whether or not he was aware of it, that was an indicator to me of some level of self-awareness & self-humor (however black humor that is) that's missing among most of his comrades… Appearing drunk & disheveled in public, while his audience fawned all the more on him whereas such behavior would draw outcry & wreak havoc had it been a liberal? — nonetheless, again, made me wonder if there was a side to Breitbart that didn't take himself too seriously.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 11:39 am

It's sad, especially for the people who knew him personally and liked him.

But I have no sadness for his loss in the public sphere, where he was an unrepentant lying bastard who tried to destroy the careers of lots of good people with baseless slander and ratfuckery. If Breitbart had devoted half the time and energy he spent doing that towards something positive and constructive, he could've been better remembered — but he wasn't thinking about his legacy, just the immediate gratification of a lab rat at a cocaine dispenser — so no sympathy there.

Maybe it'll be different when the funeral happens — there'll be lots of people crying for him, I guess — and I'm sure he'll look better in death than he did in life — basted to a golden brown and with an apple in his mouth, I imagine.

Mumbletypeg March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

in the public sphere

That's where I find myself conflicted in how to respond… The "time & energy" wasted are things I could also say while eulogizing Beck or Limbaugh – above, I tried to note exceptions in Breitbart’s case, based on my less-than-accurate perception, since I haven’t lingered too long on actual footage of the guy, just gleaned from his words & words written about him.

Many sociopaths like Rush, Glen et al manufacture a tidal volume of fear & loathing, find it alluring to the point of addictive in how it reaps them fame & adulation (from sicko’s, to be sure) & even monetary profit – yet, to cultivate a detachment from the persona in private life indicates to me that person hasn’t gone completely over the deep end. I used to ponder this about Howard Stern, too – the outrage he peddles, yet (at one time) maintained a long marriage & 3 kids…

Whereas recent boobs who betray their utter evil banality by no longer attempting consistency anymore (see any of the remaining 3 "credible" top candidates for GOP nominee) among their lies? or Glenn Beck types who cross the line not only for the sake of crossing it, but have turned their snake-oil messaging into a badge of honor? Breitbart had that badge thrust upon him by his followers yet I can’t quite believe he became *thoroughly* welded to his persona as did the others. Ergo, I’m saving my apple for their deaths, (most especially Rush whom I recall worming his way into my dad’s enamorment back in the early 90s).

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

If hate kills people then only dead people will hate killers.

not that Dewey March 2, 2012 at 12:23 am

Me, too. Same age as Andrew, wife, kid. However, I saw that possible future, and I changed course. I didn't want to die drunk and angry at the age of 43, which was becoming more and more likely. It's too bad that he didn't see it, too. If he had, he probably would have had a change of character. It may not have been complete, or permanent, but if he had sobered up before he died, he might have adjusted some of his ways. It's always a shame. I have split loyalties — to the humans who want to treat each other humanly, and to the alcoholics who still suffer, as they say. It could have ended differently for him.

annettaj March 1, 2012 at 10:46 am

Andrew Breitbart drops dead.

Sorry for the family. . . .
Nothing more to add . . .

hagajim March 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

Too bad for his wife and kids – but I feel the world is probably a better place with this turd taken from the punch bowl. However, I am waiting for the right win nutball machine to start accusing Barry of having a hand in this death in 3….2…..1.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

It's already happened!

fuflans March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

you know if bamz was this powerful i would be a lot less worried about november.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Too late. And the Yahoo comments are ranging from Obama had him killed to liberals showing what real hate mongerers they really are by wishing this asshole rots in Hell.

lefty74 March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

And someone said it was the good who die young.

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

balance in the universe. yesterday, the lovely davy jones, today, this vile piece of work.

over on huffington, you'd think it was gandhi who died. no one's allowed to say how much they despised this bully.

i'll say it. i despised him.

Isyaignert March 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Ditto.

BornInATrailer March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

I'm sorry, after his Kennedy tweets, is this supposed to be one of those times when everyone acts all noble? I do feel bad for any mother of 4 that loses her husband. However, Andrew was an enormous douche.

Again, I'm sorry, but an "amiable" hate monger does not cut it for me.

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

I just googled that and holy shit. The man was vile in life. Now he's worm food. I'm only sorry he didn't live to see Obama's reelection.

Advn2rgirl March 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Re: living by the sword – From NPR: "Andrew Breitbart, …hours after the senator’s death was announced, posting a series of Twitter messages in which he called Kennedy a “villain,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.” "I'm more than willing to go off decorum to ensure THIS MAN is not beatified,” Breitbart wrote. “Sorry, he destroyed lives. And he knew it." "

He was Not A Nice Man.

horsedreamer_1 March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

Someone, get Bob Fiske on the horn! Assemble the Starr Chamber!

I knew the liberals wouldn't rest with Vince Foster, Ron Brown, & James Mc Dougal dead.

If I'm Tony Rezko, I'm getting a food-taster!

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

He strangled himself during sex with a car?

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

Wow, what did SexySmurf say to get administrator-deleted?

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

Something about the way David Carradine and that guy from INXS died.

Golfing_OJ March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

The same thing everyone's really thinking.

OneDollarJuana March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

More like choked on his own bile.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

You can probably reverse-engineer SexySmurf's comment from my reply, with Baldar's hint.

SexySmurf March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

Either the mental picture was too vomit inducing or Papa John's complained again.

(By the way, you can't be sued for defaming dead people.)

KeepFnThatChicken March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

Friend me on Facebook and say it again.

Barb March 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

And then tell me what they said, please.

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2012 at 1:37 am

Thank GOD.

freakishlywrong March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

Shirley Sharrod, ACORN and Planned Parenthood weep.

OneDollarJuana March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

… tears of joy.

jus_wonderin March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

I am flying tomorrow so I don't want to say anything that tarnishes my karma but…anyone want to help me out here in finding the right words to express my feelings on Breibart's dropping dead?

Mojopo March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

Be happy. You'll live longer.

orygoon March 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

Look up his tweets when Ted Kennedy died.

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

that ought to do it.

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I'm sad he died – he should have lived long enough to get his comeuppance.

How's that?

Jerri March 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

This is making saving my gravedancing for when Dick Cheney officially croaks really, really hard to do.

Condolences to his family and other people who liked the guy.

DaSandman March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

The Dark Lord is immortal. Remember he doesn't have a pulse…

RadioCualquier March 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Practice makes perfect.

HistGuy March 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

My mother always said "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all. The rest of my post is dedicated to Andrew Breitbart.

FakaktaSouth March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

Wow. Stealing (again) from Dennis Leary, and please don't think I think the alcohol was the bad part about him…"I'm drunk. I'm nobody. I'm drunk. I'm famous. I'm drunk. I'm fucking dead."

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

The Twatwaffle is dead. Long live the Twatwaffle.

Gopherit March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am
Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

Oh for fuck's sake.

OneDollarJuana March 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

I liked the "cancer is not natural. Heart attack is not natural" tweet. I'm guessing that person's consciousness is not normal, neither, nohow.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

I like this reply to some of the nut cases – "Look at video of Breitbart screaming at #OWS Obama didn't murder him, unless Obama is name of his coke dealer."

onemoretime79 March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

Yeah, I liked that one too.

Advn2rgirl March 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

My fave: "Was Breitbart's coke fueled death really a revenge killing by the black community for the murder of Whitney Houston? JUST ASKING QUESTIONS."

PuckStopsHere March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

#1 He was a bad man.
#2 I'm glad he's dead.
#3 Hell is a worse place now than it was before he died.

Sorry about his wife and kids, but see #1.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

"All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction."

–Clarence Darrow (not Mark Twain)

Joshua Norton March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

Of course, with wingnutz and teabaggers, "natural causes" usually involves wetsuit dildo asphyxiation.

I probably should be more humble about his passing, but as Breitbart just proved, life's too short to pretend you're sorry there's one less vicious bigot to deal with.

coolhandnuke March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

The flag(s) at NewsCorp–the beacon of Fourth Estate fair and balanced reporting– will be lowered to half mast(s) to honor a fallen journalist.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

In a similar show of respect, the "journalism" at NewsCorp will continue to consist of half-truths.

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I don't think most of the "flags" at NewsCorp can get much better than "half-mast" without a prescription any time.

Gratuitous World March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Ya know – if you don't have anything nice to say…there's a good chance you worked for the gentleman

Mojopo March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Is his Homegoing celebration going to be on BET?

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

Ted Nugent is going to sing "It's Not Right, But It's Okay."

hunnybee March 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

yes. and the people will weep.

UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

I'm withholding comment until I find out how this affects Lou Sarah.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

I'm far more concerned to see how this will affect gas prices. I'm on a fixed income, you know.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

And not a single fuck was given this day.

hunnybee March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

can the church say AMEN?

OurHoboSenator March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

Sorry for his family. Also sorry that Shirley Sherrod will never get justice now.

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

Sometimes the last laugh is a good substitute for justice. Sometimes.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

Is that right? Can't she continue the suit against his estate? Any lawyers able to chime in on this?

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

I kinda remember the death of Ken Lay sorta put an end to the lawsuits against him.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

It put an end to his criminal prosecution, which he had been appealing after being convicted. I'm not sure if civil actions would be moot, though.

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

At least he died a convict.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

You cannot convict a dead man, and in Lay's case it nullified the conviction because he was on appeal. But you can sue their estates – and the organizations that they incorporated, and their business partners, and their families and just about anyone else who had a hand in the cause of action.

hunnybee March 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

YES!!! thanks Berkeley Bear.

Advn2rgirl March 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

She can continue the suit against his estate and the corporation he used to lie about her. Corporations iz ppl, too, remember.

Limeylizzie March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

Oh the comments are hilarious, I love the idiots who are going all Evangelical …he was Jewish .

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CYNICAL0995p · 1 hour ago
Screw you illuminati. You could not handle some one trying to give the world truth. He dissed the anointed one Glenn Beck and outed Anthony Weiner. Just like JFK, Tim Russert, JFK Jr, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Jim Croche, John Denver, Abraham Lincoln, and many more they took him out. Jesus come quickly and stop these insaniacs. Thank you Andrew for your courage! God Bless your family.
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mikemc1970104p · 1 hour ago
Rest in peace Andrew. May God look out for your friends and family in your absence. You were a great warrior for the cause and you will be missed by those of us who must fight on without you now.
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veritasmamma84p · 1 hour ago
This is heartbreaking. Andrew was our champion for freedom. The kind of hero conservatives needed, and the fearlessness with which he took on opposition was truly a sight to behold. Andrew steeled our spines, and faced those who want to destroy our country with truth and a video camera.

R.I.P, Andrew, and God bless your family and friends. A bright light of hope has been extinguished, but fortunately for us, not before igniting that fire in hundreds of thousands willing to carry on the Breitbart legacy.
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Say it ain't so………
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Stunned…
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Guppy March 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

"Just like JFK, Tim Russert, JFK Jr, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Jim Croche, John Denver, Abraham Lincoln, and many more they took him out."

OK, give me a steady supply of black velvet and an artist willing to work for instant ramen and I think I can make a whole lot of money…

UnholyMoses March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

Andrew steeled our spines fed and stoked our fears about The Others, and faced those who want to destroy are trying to fix our country with truth and a video camera total lies and highly edited videos.

There … all better now.

ThundercatHo March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

"..with truth and a video camera.." What, no flaming sword and fiery steed?

HELisforHEL March 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

…John Denver? What?

mavenmaven March 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Not Jewish anymore, Romney had him converted to Mormonism posthumously.

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Now that he's been converted to Mormonism, someone can posthumously convert him to being a gay Mormon. And now he can't threaten to kill anyone over it.

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

and faced funded those-who-want-to-destroy-our-country-with-untruth-and-a-video-camera.

fixxored

CapeClod March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

I'll miss the big lug. On the other hand, that's more booze for the rest of us.

orygoon March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

A villian, a duplicitous bastard; verily, a prick.

rileywaggs March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

Dear Andrew,

You were sort of a jerk, but at least you had a sense of humor. And in a world full of jerks, that counts for something.

The next pilsner is in your honor —

Your former boy toy,

Riley
Brno, Czech Republic

Joshua Norton March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Brno, Czech Republic

Hey Riley! Needz moar vowels.

rileywaggs March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Maybe in Capitalistic America. Here in commie Eastern-ish Europe, vowels are not required…

PROOF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brno

weej_bain March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

Riley, the ghost of Beitbart past wonders iffin' you are a gun runner now and you are over the the Czech Republic to score some of the good AK47s for #OWS?

UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Riley, I know how hard this must be for you….

BornInATrailer March 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Needs more spellCzeching.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

I think Rpblc has a nice ring to it.

comrad_darkness March 1, 2012 at 11:24 am

Say Hi to Hasek for me. (He's from there, right? Or somewhere near there…)

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

If my time zone math is correct, it should be happy hour over there in CZ right about now.

rileywaggs March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

happy hour doesn't exist here, silly. Beer is ALWAYS $1.00-$2.00. And it is tasty.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

So, it's always happy hour.

rileywaggs March 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

touche.

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

You can come home now, Riley. The bad man won't try to touch you any more.

Oh, and drink up. Your pivo is getting warm. Na zdravi! (I have now exhausted my knowledge of Czech).

mavenmaven March 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

You are in Brno? Finally, an opportunity on this thread to go Godwin.

Goonemeritus March 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Riley you need to let him go, Andrew would want you to have a full life. I know you don’t want to hear this right now but life is for the living.

RadioCualquier March 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Occupy Brno.
Hey Riles.

DemmeFatale March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

Could this be the start of a trend?

coolhandnuke March 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

Cheney and Kissinger for the trifecta.

neiltheblaze March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

They always say – "death comes in threes" – so there you go.

Geminisunmars March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

Can we make nominations without messing up our karma?

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

no. we can't.

we can only react and be honest about what we think AFTER the fact. i know. bummer.

he is now dead and he won't be hurting us anymore. he no longer exists.

but we do, and that, my friend, makes us much more powerful.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

Yes. Obama is beginning to eliminate his most powerful enemies one by one so that he can ensure his coup d'etat is not reversed.

Next will be some podunk county commissioner who sent a racist email. They'll die in a DUI crash, but will listed as part of "Obama's Circle of Death!!!!"

DemmeFatale March 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

There's a Federal judge in Montana he could look into…

TinyDespot March 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

I can't decide whether to use my tap or modern jazz grave dancing shoes…

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

and i HAVE been saving that red dress for, well, not breitbart, but, it'll do.

jus_wonderin March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Disco Platforms…for me!!

HogeyeGrex March 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Be careful. It'll be slippery with all that urine.

Try cleats.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 11:05 am

What's the over/under on how many comments we get to before they have to shut her down?

fuflans March 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

well no one said he was special needs.

orygoon March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

All of us, Katie, have something to say.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 11:07 am

Fat, drunk, bigoted and angry is no way to go through life – in fact it tends to cut that life short.

TheRiverCharley March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

#CORRECTION

Andrew Breitbart had five children – He shit out the fully formed body of James O'Keefe several years ago.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

hey, Charley, is that you they're singing about? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqKHqWaTv9g

TheRiverCharley March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Too many poop jokes?

Probably.

Karma_Suture March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

And yet, Chaney still lives.

God and his mysterious ways.

donner_froh March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Regarding the art of headline writing, Andrew Breitbart Drops Dead is hard to beat.

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

Jesus weptn't. NNKJV

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

And kudos to Andrew for, you know, doing it.

econey March 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Amyl nitrate, rent boys and conservatism are a hell of a drug…

outragedcitizen March 1, 2012 at 11:10 am

At last, Riley can live his life in peace.

crybabyboehner March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

Hell just got a little hotter!

freakishlywrong March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

Watch, it'll be a ruse to distract the masses, "squirrel!", off the racist, hateful Montana racist asshole judge.

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love CNN's lede on this:

(CNN) — Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose posting of a sexually explicit photo of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led to the congressman's downfall, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday.

So, his greatest accomplishment in life was posting a dick picture.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/politics/breitbart-

freakishlywrong March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

Surely this is as valuable a contribution to journalism as anything Cronkite ever did?

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Maybe they will rename the Edward R. Murrow Award?

Mojopo March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

I love you, Chet.

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Shirley Sherrod's unemployment check says hi.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Not even of his own dick, the dick.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

I hope they at least managed a courtesy flush.

LiveToServeYa March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for …well…Andrew Breitbart.

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

Tell me he smoked and drank. I don't smoke, but I'm bigger than he was, plus I drink. I'm having a good day and I don't want to die tonight.

BklynIlluminati March 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

I'm calling it now COCAINE

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

Two bags, please.

40 or 50 % McShineys March 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Oh WHEW! That's a relief!

I was praying it wouldn't turn out to be poisoned rat dicks, because, you know, I'd constantly feel responsible.

L188188 March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

As someone who recently lost my closest confidante in the world, and as gleeful as I want to be for this sad event, I just cannot be. As big of an asshole as he might have been, his family and friends are hurting just like any of us would be. Sorry it happened.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

Sorry for your loss.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

I feel kind of bad wondering if there is going to be a mass suicide from his cultists since they all seem to lack any original thoughts. Then I remember how they tend to act.

Also, hopefully Sherrod's lawsuit can continue. Leave to Little Andy to manage to find a way to wuss out of that too.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

He's probably on an island with Ken Lay and Paul McCartney.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Uhm, that island is called "Hell".

mgardener March 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

I'm sorry for his family but I'm not going to feel sorry that he is dead.
He was a nasty man that did not care about others. I don't care how fox news spins it. He deliberately tried to destroy Shirley Sherrod.

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I always felt sorry for his family…

Hope he was just a really great actor and not a complete asshole towards his family.

Weenus299 March 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

I don't know him, and when he came around I didn't pay attention to whatever it was he was saying. The only thing I take out of this is:

Live your life. Cut out all the bullshit in your life, and live it. Love the people you need and want to love. Take care of your children. Laugh with them. Guide them. Earn some money. Pay your bills. You are a human being and I love you.

Tommmcattt March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

I imagine that choking on dog shit is quick and painless relative to other forms of death, so here's hoping that lil' Andy had a relatively quick and painless death.

…And I'm sorry, that's about as generous as I can be about this. The man was filth and destroyed lives to serve his bloated ego. I'm sorry for the kids and his wife, but I'm not going to pretend I didn't loathe the man.

An_Outhouse March 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

I thought he was gay.

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

You take that back this instant.

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

don't apologize. it wasn't ever your fault that andrew breitbart became what he was.

2161911 March 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

If it wasn't for Obamacare, Breitbart would have lived as long as Moses did.

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I heard he died of acute gingivitis because he stopped raping people. That, or booze.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

Best gonzo Chris Elliott interpretation ever. Not that I knew we needed one until Breitbart came along, but there it is.

Anyway, I hope he was nice to his wife and kids because he was a complete lying pigfucker in the public sphere, and at a dime a dozen he won't be missed for more than a day or so.

rambone March 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

From Drudgereport:
"DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. [...] I don't think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. [...] MDRUDGE "

Umm … what???

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

Well both were probably closet cases (well Drudge is definitively known to be one) and they worked closely together; this doesn't surprise me.

rambone March 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

Well, I guess that would explain the sentence that followed:
"I still see him in my mind's eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20's. It was all there."

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

You're going to have to buy me a new shirt – this one is covered in vomit.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

That was a typo — he meant "flesh."

CivicHoliday March 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

oops we posted the same gross Matt loves Andrew quote

JustPixelz March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

His death reminds me that America is like a big, awful family that argues for years about who was supposed to bring the cake to grandma's birthday party. We argue and would rather not sit next to Uncle Ralph who tells the same stupid stories all the time. And when something bad happens, all that arguing seems unimportant.

But when some of Breitbart's acolytes talk about our politics like it's a war, then it doesn't feel like that big, awful family anymore. It feels like what they want to make it: war by other means.

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

After the way that guy "BEHAVED!" at CPAC, there is no way that abuse of legal/illegal drugs and/or intoxicants is not involved.

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Verily, he's looked like shit over the past year. He could've learned something about maintaining, but that would've involved a) knowledge and b) self-knowledge. Anyway — kids, stay in school and off the rock!

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I still feel bad that Layne never gave us that promised video of Breitbart in some sort of nonsense from around last year's CPAC.

Maybe he can finally do it. After all, kicking someone after they died is a fitting tribute to Little Andy's "legacy".

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

I wonder if they know what caused his death yet. I'll go check at the news site that usually has all the latest about thing Breitbart.

Tundra Grifter March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

I would ask my fellow Wonketters to show restraint and respect. When the Good Lord puts Her hand on someone's shoulder, I take mine off.

Indeed, as BTF pointed out about Mr. Obama, he was a father and a husband.

History will judge him soon enough. Let us offer our condolences to his family and leave it at that.

SolitaireRose March 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

Um..are you sure you are at the correct website?

Tundra Grifter March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

SR:

Of course. We can stand on the sidewalk and gaze at the right wing nutz facedown in the gutter and thank our lucky stars that's not us.

Or we can just get down in the mud and slop and dogshit with them.

Have you read "The Art of War?" Never do what your enemy expects. Don't give them the satisfaction of meeting their low expectations. Sow confuse and doubt by taking the high road.

Z Crudmonger March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

As you measure…..

IceCreamEmpress March 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Fuck that shit. Of course I have sympathy for Breitbart's family and friends.

But he was a toxic blight on public discourse and it would be the rankest hypocrisy for me not to acknowledge that I am glad that he will no longer be spewing his poisonous garbage.

Tundra Grifter March 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

ICE, ICE, Baby:

I don't think it is hypocrisy to not acknowledge something unless you are directly asked or need to speak up in someone's (or something's) defense.

I'm not Sheer uh "Am i uh An idiot?" uh InSannity. I don't justfiy poor behavior with "other people do it." Particularly when those other people are folks for whom I have no respect.

There's no reason to lie – and there are a great many lies being told about him today. That's not right either.

All I have to read is what he wrote immediately after the death of Ted Kennedy, and it convinces me more than ever it's just a bad, bad idea.

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm

he is a blight on his childrens life, if they live under any delusion he was not crazy then they are sure to catch the crazy as well.

Crazy expands by denial.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am

So, does Breitbart dieing of "natural causes" count as his last lie?

DaRooster March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

I think I will try to quit being such a Dick…

I know… isn't that a hoot!

fuflans March 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

i actually feel bad when someone this young dies.

he had something. he might have learned better if he'd lived longer.

and i bet shirley sherrod is nothing but gracious.

Neoyorquino March 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

I want Wonkette to eulogize me when the time comes. A recognition and commemoration of common humanity, yet intertwined with an honest, forthright "don't forget all those asshole things that he did." It's a very particular beauty, the truth is.

smashedinhat March 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

So, Breitfarts leaving will clear the air?

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

I, for one, am happy not to have to share my air with him anymore.

Mumbletypeg March 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

RIP, as any man who shouts loudly deserves

Favorite'd. Cause, I'd never really thought about it that way before.

SolitaireRose March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

"In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy's death, Breitbart called Kennedy a "villain", a "duplicitous bastard", a "prick"[16] and "a special pile of human excrement."[17][18]"

This is what Freud called "projection".

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

And a good reason to not feel any sadness upon AB's timely demise.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Alton Brown is dead? Nooooooo!

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Who will think of the cultural foodways?!

SpiderCrab March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

On the bright side Mr. Breitbart no longer has to pay taxes.

weej_bain March 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

Indeed. The steps some will go to lower their tax hit. Will he be buried in the Cayman Islands?

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

True, but he'll have some fiendish A/C bills now.

mrblifil March 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Joke's on him though, because Heaven is pretty much a socialist paradise.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Shyeah–like he's going there.

SenileAgitation March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

A devious dick is dead. Too bad if he's your dad or husband, but really, affability doesn't excuse amorality.

proudgrampa March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

You know, these things always happen in threes.

1. Davy Jones
2. Andrew Breitbart
3 ?????

Dead pool wagers, anyone?

horsedreamer_1 March 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

Monkee sing.
Monkey doo-doo.
Tony Shaloub??

jus_wonderin March 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

If there is a pattern in the ages, it will be an individual that is, either, 89, or 20.

weej_bain March 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

And would that age include biological wear and tear? If so, then maybe Lindsay Lohan could qualify for the 89.

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:39 am

Justin Bieber, come on down!

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Jennifer Wilbanks?

Oblios_Cap March 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

the Pope?

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

4. PROFIT $$$$

- Submitted by Michelle Malkin

Toomush_Infer March 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

The only only thing I can think of to say is: TOO SOON?

Tundra Grifter March 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Toomush_Infer:

The bitter comments or his passing?

An_Outhouse March 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

Karma is a bitch!
– and –
There must be a God!

SayItWithWookies March 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Now now — everybody dies, so let's not jump to conclusions.

FakaktaSouth March 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

Well I wondered – My biggest republitard wingnut that I know has posted "righteous indignation" and "andrew breitbart dies at 43? something is not right." The World Net Daily crowd smells a Kenyan conspiracy… I lurve it.
And now I have to get on a plane. No one else die til I land please.

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Have a safe and uneventful flight!

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

My standard response when friends tell me to "have a safe flight" is "thanks, but it's really not up to me. You mind giving the pilot a call?"

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

(waves hand dismissively) Bahgh!

An_Outhouse March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

Meth is some bad shit.

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

"Mr. President, we have to do something about these brave journalists exposing the truth."
"Like what?"
"Murder one of them?"
"Okay, I'm listening….which one?"
"Roger Ailes of Fox News?"
"We'll never get into his secret dragon lair."
"Rupert Murdoch?"
"Wendy Deng ain't nothing to fuck with!"
"Politicians, there are many of them."
"Congress is already useless. I don't need a period of mourning."
"Breitbart?"
"The Weiner's Weiner guy? The ACORN nut job? The guy who is the baby daddy of James O'Keefe?
"Yes, sir."
"Yes, he is very threatening to me. Get rid of him!"

- What Conspiracy Theorists Imagine Happened

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

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

–Andrew Breitbart, on the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, 2009

ttommyunger March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

"Andrew Breitbart Drops Dead." Life is good.

barrett808 March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am
Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

One of us owes the other a Coke.

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

His passing doesn't deserve any better than the generosity of spirit he himself displayed.

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

It's almost as if the decision to use the same commenting system as the Breitbart sites was in anticipation of this, so that we could return the sentiment of their troll invasions by expressing our condolences over there!

But seriously, I have more self-respect than to donate my IP to those morons.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am
mrblifil March 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

"I mean, you think of anybody out there who’s just more energy and just, you know, out there constantly, you know, driving and pushing.”

OK Rick, what are you implying?

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Great job of channeling $arah.

Oblios_Cap March 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

What can you say? Wags likes it rough.

heathenette March 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

If I was a jerk I would say something like “he was a jerk who fought against every organization trying to make poor people’s lives better”, but I’m not-so I won’t. Wonkette Jr. Is a better human than me, well said.

MoeDeLawn March 1, 2012 at 11:46 am

A dim bulb has been extinguished.

MarionNYNY March 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

Very gracious, Wonkette. Way to play the grown-up card.
Still he will be known forever as the man who outed the Weiner weiner.

Jim Newell March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

some of you people are weird.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

Only some?

Oblios_Cap March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

I love this "pot calling the kettle black" stuff.

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

I'm rubber, you're glue.

UnholyMoses March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You type that as if it's a bad thing …

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

You're all weirdos!

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Oddballs!

coolhandnuke March 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

When the going gets weird, the weird turn profane.

CivicHoliday March 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

and that is news….why?

lulzmonger March 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Aw, gee, thanks!

- Some Of Us People

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Who you callin' people?

Nostrildamus March 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Why be normal?

Steverino247 March 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

One of us! One of us! One of us!

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Gabba gabba hey!

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm

"Some?" You had better be talking about me.

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

OK, I'm done mourning. Can we get another post up already?

flamingpdog March 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through death, son.

Rest in Poop, Andy.

Fare la Volpe March 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

I hold my tongue.

May his family find solace in their grief and his victims find respite in their torment.

Dumbedup March 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

It brings me no joy, personally. He was a drunken loudmouthed lout and now he's dead. Now, if Limbaugh dropped dead, that would make me happy. If he died of an overdose happier still. Overdose + underage Dominican hooker = priceless!

Sassomatic March 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

I thought the world felt less evil when I woke up today.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

March 1 also marks the day google became more evil, so there's that.

Exhausted66 March 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

I saw one subhead that called him a "journalist."

Good one.

elburritodeluxe March 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

It seems like every political blog has a photo of a pudgy Bb with a gaping mouth and pursed lips. Except for Wonkette. Stay classy!

Oblios_Cap March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Are you new to this site?

elburritodeluxe March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Riley and Andy were the Sigfried and Roy of CPAC.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

It seems he chose the wrong door.

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I sure hope he gets into next year's "In Memoriam" at the Oscars. America just lost one of it's greatest fictional storytellers. His editing in that Sherrod video? Magnificent. He spun lies so well that people couldn't help but get lost in them, even after they were proven to be lies.

Cirque Du Soleil has agreed to spin a web of lies through out the Brietbart Theater. I also think the Kodak Theater should be renamed the Breitbart theater since he captured the magic of Anthony Weiner's dick.

Breitbart for Oscars In Memoriam 2013!

(Will set up a Kickstarter shortly)

HeadsIWin March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

recommence the raping!

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Behaaaaaave yourself!

lulzmonger March 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE.

Remember that he was "a pleasant enough goofball" whose anemic henchcritter O'Keefe kneecapped ACORN on his payroll & with his enthusiastic approval, making life that much more hellish for millions of those who can least defend themselves … that he viciously smeared a good woman's name & then doubled down on the smear right up until he couldn't keep the disgusting farce alive … & that his last "expose" – Teh OWS Rape List – was as much a pile of disingenuous sensationalist horseshit as everything else he pimped to right-wing lunatics for money.

But perhaps it's best to let the man write his own epitaph:

"I'm a clown."

CivicHoliday March 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Really gross quote from Matt Drudge about corpse Breibart from NYT article:

"In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what’s happening. I don’t think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind’s eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20’s. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today…"

So…they were lovers who often flashed each other and met naked on the beach? Ewwwwwww must scrub brain with bleach now

James Michael Curley March 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Matt – you were expected to take that up to Zuma Beach – on the north side of the rocks.

mrblifil March 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Flash each other?

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

A lot of that happened at Muscle Beach in Venice.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

"Passing" is a pretty appropriate term here.

VinnyThePooh March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Lush Rimjob's pissed off little heart explodes in 4…3…2…

Biff March 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Be still my your beating heart!
Well, not yours, his.

Slim_Pickins March 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

No health insurance?

jolpaj March 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I'm afraid there might be a shortage http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_tears

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm
UW8316154 March 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

On the other hand, news that Ricky is "crestfallen" can only be met with delight.

Rick Santorum said he was "crestfallen." "What a powerful force," Santorum said. "What a huge loss, in my opinion, for our country and certainly for the conservative movement."

YouBetcha March 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I will afford Breitbart the same courtesy he paid the deceased Ted Kennedy on the day of his death. Fuck that bitch.

Also, my money is on cocaine-induced heart attack.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Either that or a test firing of a space based death ray.

mavenmaven March 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

So who's side IS God on now?

el_donaldo March 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

A "pleasant enough goofball"?!? I'm sure Jesse Helms was a pleasant enough goofball in person, oh, except to black women, right? http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/09/roland.mar… Which may be why I don't recall anyone at Wonkette letting his corpse lie unkicked. I guess Breitbart's treatment of at least black women must have been better than Helms's if he's getting the nod. Oh, wait, it wasn't, was it. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/28/judge-allow

Fuck Breitbart, and fuck anyone who speaks pleasantly of him.

Allmighty_Manos March 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Actually Jesse Helms was about as pleasant as a hedgehog lodged in your lower intestines. I heard that Pol Pot was a very charming fellow through.

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I'm sure Idi Amin's mother loved him.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

He always liked to praise his enemies' good taste.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I wouldn't be sure of that!

deanbooth March 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

RIP, my ass. He didn't give a second thought to all the innocent Iraqis whose death he cheered for, and maybe his death will postpone a few days the killing of a few thousand Iranians. Fuck him and all those like him.

FraAnima March 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I bet the democrats-communists-liberals-union thugs had him killed. Because these UnAmericans do not want the Truth to come out about the POS IDIOT obama.

Signed,
A Yahoo Patriot

GOPCrusher March 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Yeah, I like the ones that say that they hope that the secret videos on Obama come out too.

GortRay March 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I know this is very un-family-values to say but Breitfart was a human scum maggot and the world is a little less evil today. I can only hope that more of his fascist fellow travelers will check out early.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

WIN!

AutomaticPilot March 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Let's all honor his memory with one second of silence.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

oops-that was me who farted. sorry.

mavenmaven March 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Interesting obit by former porn columnist Luke Ford who knew Breitbart http://lukeford.net/blog/?p=41158 Best line:
"What sticks in my mind about Andrew was how generous he was. For instance, he was always generous with his opinions. Our conversations were 90% Andrew and 10% me."

BaldarTFlagass March 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I liked Pareene's comment on the "rightening" of Breitbart: "Breitbart claimed to have been radicalized by the Clarence Thomas affair, but it was really his favorite radio station’s KROQ’s transition from late-1980s style post-punk (Breitbart adored The The and Echo and the Bunnymen) to early-1990s grunge that drove Breitbart to Rush Limbaugh, and conservatism. " http://www.salon.com/2012/03/01/what_andrew_breit

mavenmaven March 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Oh, you just killed Echo and the Bunnymen for me. But Luke Ford does add this:
" I think the last time I heard from Andrew was via AIM on Dec. 30, 2010. He said this Die Antwoord video was the freakiest thing he’d ever seen."

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

What about Luke Russert? What does he have to say about this? His dad was an actual journalist who we all respected, so he should weigh-in and his opinion should be considered very valuable to our national conversation.

onemoretime79 March 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Burning question: Will Westboro Baptist Church be able to make it to his funeral?

RIP, loud mouthed dude. You made me laugh when you were alive.

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

How many lives did this jerk ruin? To paraphrase Mark Twain; I didn't wish his death, but I enjoy reading his obituary.

Also don't forget his glee with hateful comments upon the death of Ted Kennedy, Dr. Teller, Whitney Houston et al…..

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I assume James O'Keefe is already preparing to sneak in and decorate Breitbart's casket with dildos and other sex toys.

June_Cleaver2.0 March 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I said Clarence Thomas, not Andrew Breitbart!

jus_wonderin March 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

God works in mis-hear-ious ways.

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Coincidentally, I've heard that off the bench, Clarence Thomas IS the nicest and coolest justice. Plus, he sleeps in Wal-Mart parking lots. And he can be credited with the "welfare queen slander revival" many years before this current crop of candidates.

owhatever March 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I look forward to pissing on his grave.

neiltheblaze March 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I'll share the case of beer I was planning to buy! What's your brand?

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Can we bring some portapotty trucks also? Those things must unload somewhere…

Generation[redacted] March 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

One obit described him as a "happy warrior." Funny, I don't remember hearing anything about his military service. Tell me more.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Maybe it was just a really subtle dig at the man, considering that the phrase was most commonly applied to the great Hubert H Humphrey.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

"collapsed while walking in his Brentwood neighborhood.."
And where was OJ?

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

At an Obama prison fundraiser and helping to organize a fraudulent voter registration drive. He'll still be able to vote though. He has ID. The real killers? They can't vote because they have not been IDed. Sorry, Real Killers.

If the voter isn't fit, you still must count the ballot!

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

OJ was in his cell, happy to get that Reichfart scum out of the neighborhood.

NellCote71 March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Wish Cheney could join them soon.

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

You are assuming that Cheney was ever alive.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

He's more machine than man now.

BarackMyWorld March 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Please tell me his last words were: "If I was lying, may God strike me down!"

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

HAH!!

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I don't care. I think that's the most offensive thing you can say for someone like Brietbart.

BlueStateLibel March 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

And Dick Cheney the man literally without a heart lives on and on…

paulabflat March 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

of course. fewer moving parts.

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Justine Bieber was born in a foreign country.

Coincidence, or not?

redarmyzombie March 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Where's the birth certificate, huh?!?

walterhwhite March 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

My first reaction to the news of his (un)timely passing was "Good!" Then I thought it over and decided that was mean. So then I did some more thinking and changed my reaction to "Awesome!"

Isyaignert March 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

You won't believe the gushing bullshit that's coming out of the Huffington Post; apparently he worked there once. The moderators are not letting anything through that is the least bit disparaging (or honest). Every fukkin' post talks about what a great man he was; a true gentleman (?), intelligent, articulate, family man, blah blah.

Sorry, but the fact is that he was a fukkin' dickhead, lying corporate whore who destroyed peoples' lives for money. Rot in Hell you POS.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Sickening how HuffPo Eds are busy fellating the corpse…

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Once a married person dies, the dead person is officially single, right? If so, Arianna Huffington would like to know if it is illegal to marry a dead man for profit. Michelle Malkin would also like to know.

This will serve as the basis for a Rom Com starring Kelsey Grammer.

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

puffington host has really gone to the squirrel-blowers, ever since google or whatever 0.01% ers bought it out, they also have heaps of j-lo blew a squirrel stories now, to give them hope i'm guessing.

maybe time to get some wonkette futures in readiness of a 0.01%er buy out and i can finally get that collection of dinosaur eggs i've been dreaming of.

Nostrildamus March 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Didn't like Andrew's politics, but you gotta admire a guy who does what thinks is right in the face opposition from the left, established fact, common decency, the rules of hygiene and interspecies genetic incompatibility.

Steverino247 March 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

"…his amiable personality." This sounds like a hint from those who have met him as how he really was. An example: I was once asked by a friend if I wanted to appear on the Morton Downey, Jr. Show at the Apollo Theater. I was aware of the show, but thought, "I get a free trip to New York and go back stage at the Apollo." I arrived early and met the host who had just come in from an AIDS ward where he visited patients. He talked about his experience which had moved him. I came to the conclusion that the whole thing was an act. It wasn't what I found entertaining, but some folks did. The issue was "The Last Temptation of Christ" During commercials, he asked how we were holding up and got permission to stage something obnoxious. The audience was oblivious to the fact they were witnessing an act, which was fascinating. I hate the Breitbart "act" because of how it cheapens our debate on important issues and serves more to incite than to inform. If Breitbart was acting, he did it well, even if I didn't like the part he was playing. If he wasn't acting, fuck him.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I'm absolutely convinced that Michele Bachmann is the Andy Kaufman of political humor.

ShaveTheWhales March 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Whether he was a true ideologue or simply an entertainer, Breitbart voluntarily contributed his bit to the coarsening and cheapening of public discourse, and along the way caused bad things to happen to people and organizations that did not deserve such abuse.

I am not happy that he is dead, although I am somewhat happy to think that I will never have to read about any more of his antics. I am not sad that he is dead, because I did not know him. I have sympathy for his family, but I also have sympathy for the families of all the other 43-year-old parents who died today, but who weren't nationally newsworthy. It is certainly the case that at least several dozen 40-ish parents die every day in the United States. Most of them lived their lives without trying to stigmatize or destroy the lives of others.

So. The best argument for withholding snark is to show more dignity than the masses of Breitbart's followers. On the other hand, showing restraint will not have any effect on their usual level of vitriol, so snark/no snark is really matter of what one is personally comfortable with. I have gone through the deaths of quite a few friends and family, over the years, and therefore choose to refrain. Unless I happen to think of something really clever.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Reichfart's memory doesn't deserve any expression of mercy, dignity, or condolences. He chose to be a piece of human filth, spending his life attempting to destroy America.

I say Fuck that Fucking Fuck – I wish that Satan would chew him up and shit him out in an unending cycle for the rest of eternity.

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

ok thanks, well Clarence Darrow was pretty cool, although he lost the "monkey trial" to William Jenings Bryan, who was sort of the Breitbart of his day?

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

That is a grave insult to racist theocratic nutball drunkard WJ Bryan!

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

well somebody posted H. L. Mencken's "obituary" for WJ Bryan, and it sounds like it could apply to Breitbart.

But hell, WJ Bryan seems moderate by today's Tea Party "standards" – then again he was a Dem! ;-)

imissopus March 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

If it hasn't been said here yet (I don't have the patience to wade through over 500 comments), I bet Breitbart would love the caterwauling his death has unleashed on both the right and particularly on the left. And though he may have died too young, the poison he spread and spread without an apparent ounce of shame will be with us for a long time. Which is not a legacy of which anyone should be proud, but since he was a shameless sociopath, he probably would be. So while I'm sorry for his wife and kids (who are very young), fuck Andrew Breitbart. May his name eventually return to the obscurity from which it should never have risen in the first place.

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Amen – let us be left to say, in all seriousness, "who?"

notreelyhelping March 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Andrew who?

SiameseCatLady March 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Holy Crap! I thought at first this was a joke. I feel sad for his family (especially the kids). But I still can't think of anything nice to say about him. Can't wait to see what Keith Olbermann does with this tonight.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I thought it was a joke (HA!) also – it's been 200 years since a rich white man in his 40s has died of "natural causes" in this country, short of some congenital issue.

MiniMencken March 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Let's quote the great man himself, when he learned of the death of Ted Kennedy: "After Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, Breitbart tweeted, "Rest in Chappaquiddick" and called him "a special pile of human excrement." When critics questioned his tone, he tweeted they "missed my best ones!""

ultraducharme March 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

When a man like this dies, I hope it is a true moment to say instead, "A worthy adversary," which he indeed was. For better or worse, America has become a land of dueling absurdities, of ever-more bombastic narratives, of middle school personality skirmishes, and much, much less. Breitbart rolled up his sleeves, jumped in, and made it his cottage industry, and in this he was greatly talented. But it is a website like this one that took the other side of his trade, met his faux-populist outrage with, albeit-funny, nihilistic snark. People reading this are more connected to this man than they would prefer to believe.

May he, at the moment of his death, have had the epiphany of Lee Atwater: that he should have been building people up where he tore them down; that he owed many destroyed men an apology; that kindness and civility ought to have been his business where meanness and division reigned. And let this man rest in peace, to be judged only by the one who judges us all before sending us to our next place in the cosmos.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

William F Buckley was a worthy adversary

William Safire was a worthy adversary

Antonin Scalia, on his better days, is a worthy adversary

Andrew Breitbart was a bully, a propagandist, and an opportunist who was bent on ruining the lives of people who had different political opinions. He didn't merely want to defeat liberals politically, he wanted to destroy the lives and careers of people working at ACORN and in the NAACP. Fuck him.

ultraducharme March 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Well, hard to argue with what you're saying here, in that the man was equivalent to rectal warts on the body politic. But still, I guess on the day of his death, I ask myself, how is it that we are engaged in debate with criminals and cranks? How is this the guy on the other end of the "debate?" Like it or not, this guy was the adversary. In another age, it was William F Buckley, who was not only worthy as an adversary but also as person. You could admire Buckley, and I still do; not so with Breitbart.

The saddest thing, and most true, that one can say about Breitbart is that he was an man of his age.

Jesus, pour me another five bourbons.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

OK, I'll drink to that…until I vomit, most likely.

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Whoa, whoa. It's not like he was Christopher Hitchens or even Andrew Sullivan. Let's not get crazy.

He was a worthy adversary in the way that your drunk uncle is a worthy adversary at Christmas dinner.

GortRay March 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Are you on the pipe? Breitbart was a wretched pile of pus with absolutely no redeeming qualities. He'll be judged by the microbes that consume his pukebag body.
Mmmmm.

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

at least Lee Atwater played a mean guitar…..Breitbart just played mean…..

Trinket March 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

May his children grow up to be radical leftists.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

and write very interesting tell-all books, with pix…

cobweb2 March 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Has Jimmy O'Keefe been put on suicide watch?

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

On Pay-per-View? I hope so – I'd *love* to watch O'Kweef's suicide! I'll bring popcorn!

sati_demise March 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Remembering what Hitchens said about Jerry Falwell when he died….

RadioCualquier March 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I haven't been this upset since Josef Goebbels died.

HelmutNewton March 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Your move, Limbaugh…

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Limbaugh isn't reading this because he's at the doctor getting refills for his special grieving pills. He hurt his back grieving and has to take this pills, you see…

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I am surprised no one else is publicly wondering why this lunatic was wandering around, I mean "walking", at midnight.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm

So, this Breitbart guy was a hobo?

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

A Hobosexual – walking around at night looking for "company"…

valgal2342 March 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I wonder what Anthony thought when he got the news.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

WTF??
The guy in that picture was only 43 years old?
Did he live on top of Chernobyl or something?

WiscDad March 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

He got that way from trying to stay in the closet

OhHellToTheNo March 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Of course not. He just drank a lot of vodka from the distillery underneath Chernobyl.

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Vodka is not the "Breakfast of Champions". He learned that the hard way.

arihaya March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

hahahahahahahahahaaa

ok now where is my "How to Pretend to be Saddened for Dummies" …

user-of-owls March 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

You can't make this shit up. Banner above the Drudge headline…right now!

I don't think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other … I still see him in my mind's eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20's. It was all there…. MDRUDGE

WiscDad March 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm

That photo makes him look like a priest…with an altar boy

Juicy_Stalin March 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The only nude pictures you'll be able to retweet now are of the Devil Breitbart!

fitley March 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm

As a show of respect to Andrew, OWS will not rape anybody today.

BZ1 March 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

sympathy for his family, that's about it…

voodooeconomics March 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

fucking 641 comments..how can i get my numbers up with this shitty statistics(who can spell this bitchy word).
BTW, Breitbart..don't let the fires burn get your hair..
sexysmurf..how bad can it be to be deleted by "administratoooorr"

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I felt sorry for Little Andy Breitbart's family before it became trendy.

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

It's OK Riley, you're safe now – the Bad Man can't hurt you any more…

Gainsbourg69 March 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

This fucker could've been the next Roger Ailes.

DrBobNM March 1, 2012 at 5:42 pm

the wonkette crowd never fails to deliver on the idea that so-called 'compasionate, tolerant' liberals are a bunch of nasty SOBs. LMAO.

ingloriousbytch March 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Yeah, we aren't the "compassionate, tolerant" liberals. We're the liberals you don't want to meet wandering around L.A. at midnight.

DrBobNM March 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

cowardly too.

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm

He ruined lives, and now his short life is over. Perhaps his death was just a pre-emptive strike from Jehovah?

Anyway, it's the Jeebus-freak reich-wing RepugliKKKans who are supposed to lead by some holy Christian moral example, right, so why expect it from us commie pinkos? I mean we saw the outpouring of sadness you hypocrites showed upon the deaths of everyone from Ted Kennedy to Whitney Houston!

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm

How is randomly trolling a website while whining about how mean other people are working out for you?

By the way, your master died wandering the streets last night. Just thought I would let you know.

DrBobNM March 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

its not a random troll at all. wonkette is one of the top five websites I visit. I find the commentary irreverent and sometimes refreshing. It also reaffirms how nasty and Unevolved liberals can be.

AB is not my master by any means, but he did uncover the hypocrisy of the liberal left. He took a walk in Brentwood. I'm sure you are familiar with that neighborhood. Hardly wandering.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I remember exactly who you are.

The liar that threw a tantrum when I asked you to back up your claim that Breitbart released those "unedited" ACORN videos.

AB is not my master by any means, but he did uncover the hypocrisy of the liberal left.

He was a serial liar that catered to idiots that would repeat lies simply because it "confirmed" their own racism and general stupidity. And that is being far more kind than is merited.

He took a walk in Brentwood. I'm sure you are familiar with that neighborhood. Hardly wandering.

And walking at night is not as strange when you do not dress like you are homeless and scream incoherently for no apparent reason.

Doktor Zoom March 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm

How very strange. That fellow appears to have disappeared.

glamourdammerung March 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

It also reaffirms how nasty and Unevolved liberals can be.

Unlike this model of civility and rational discourse.

Gainsbourg69 March 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I laughed my ass off when I heard Breitbart kicked the bucket. I guess I'm not from the compassionate and tolerant wing of the democratic party.

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Oh, and I see from his comments over on what were Breitbart's sites that he's another one of the conspiracy theory lunatics that believes the racist fuck was murdered. Yeah, a secret hit with a drug that causes a heart attack makes so much more sense than a 43-year-old with a history of alcoholism and heart disease had a heart attack.

jolpaj March 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Its a difficult day, but if we all do our best to act with a just a little less civility, a little more dishonesty, a litte more alcoholism, accuse a few more people of racism, spread a little more racism, and little more sleaze, we can, together, make up for his absence.

DrBobNM March 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

good comments

I agree he screwed up with Shirley. But ACORN and Weiner??? Give me a break.

Jeebus-freak reich-wing RepugliKKKans …count me out.

".you hypocrites showed upon the deaths of everyone from Ted Kennedy to Whitney Houston!…"

Ted– hateful, hypocritical alcoholic, ask Mary Jo Kopechne what she thought of ole Teddy (you can't, she drowned at teddy's hands, conveniently I might add)
Whitney–weak drug addict who threw her life and God given talent away (repeatedly) for basically nothing

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

In the grand scheme of things the ACORN & Weiner 'stings' were pretty lame. So offset that with the Shirley Sherrod butchery, and his numerous public rantings, and you're left with a jerkoff who's better off dead. But don't worry, there's plenty of other white-trash to take his place in the pantheon of conservative insanity!

SorosBot March 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm

It's kind of odd for someone who's defending the hateful, hypocritical alcoholic Andrew Breitbart to use that language against someone else.

Nothingisamiss March 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Dr Bob? In this one comment you showed yourself a hypocrite. Do you understand this?

You see, you were talking about how evil we were for saying….oh, nevermind, not listening I see.

Badonkadonkette March 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Shirley I'm not the first/only one to think this could be total bullshit. We're talking about a guy for whom truthfulness is/was incidental to his life's pursuit of destroying the lives of anyone he felt strayed from his own ideology. I wouldn't put it past him to falsely report his own death just to generate controversy – some on the left will jeer, many on the right will insist Barack Obama killed him to silence him – with the goal of selecting some comments to use as evidence that the left is just filled with hate and intolerance (you can bet there will be many stories about the "left's reaction to his death" on his websites). Of course he'd have to contend with having conned his own adherents, but cognitive dissonance is a way of life for those people, so none of them would fault him for it.

extreme_left March 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

ru roh…the sensible moderate speaks..time to give away the Sudenetland.

finallyhappy March 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Most recently, my NPR radio station did not say he died of natural causes- they now say "unknown causes". Of course, a commie socialist station would say something like that about a national hero. I hear he died saving 3 puppies, a small baby and an elderly woman in a wheelchair.

DustBowlBlues March 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

And the elderly woman has 46 grandchildren by her 12 kids and is a Mormon. His kid of person.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm

This is bad news for Davy Jones.

carlgt1 March 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I hope it's not like when Elvis died right after Charlie Chaplin…..

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Or when Farrah Fawcett died the day before Michael Jackson.

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I'm not happy that Brietbart's dead. I'm sorry for his family and friends – I've gotten those kinds of calls and it's unimaginably bad, if you've never been there. I'm sad he didn't live to either realize the error of his ways and develop some empathy or, failing that, live to see the whole world transform around him into exactly the reverse of what he was fighting for. To sit, bewildered and fearful on the porch shaking his fist at the kids on the lawn.

I am happy that his vile public persona, poisoned discourse and politics of personal destruction and win-at-all costs "enemies list" ratfucking is done with. He personally has done more damage to the national discourse than most media personalities and I'll miss him not at all, in that way.

I think there will be time enough to shred the memory of his evil deeds and set them on fire. Not today. Today, I'll let his own words speak for him:

[He was a] villain,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.”
"I'm more than willing to go off decorum to ensure THIS MAN is not beatified,” “Sorry, he destroyed lives. And he knew it."

In sum, I raise a glass and let's all drink to the Death of a Clown.

Tundra Grifter March 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Speaking of a death in the family, has anyone else noticed there are no more comments on Media Matters for America posts and blogs?

Is this a reaction to Tucker Carlson's pathetic attack?

If so, the terrorists have won!

LetUsBray March 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Yeah, I was wondering about that. My first thought was that they wanted to pre-empt any Nelson Muntzian posts about Breitbart, about whom they commented often.

But I couldn't find any explanation in any event, which strikes me as weird.

Tundra Grifter March 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

LetUsBray:

They still have to respond to Tucker Carlson's vicious butterknife attack. Have they decided to hunker in the bunker?

I've been commenting there for several years. I'm "Newzhound." They would often edit and remove comments – more than any other site I've been on.

Still, from time to time it was fun. Without that feature, I doubt I'll be a regular visitor.

LetUsBray March 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The comments are pretty essential to keep things interesting.

Anyway, it looks like they're back today. I still can't find any explanation for why they were gone, though.

Tundra Grifter March 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

LUB:

There are some on-site comments speculating what you suggested – it was to keep the Brietbart comments out.

I would have appreciated a notice. Which would only have made MM4A look that much better, at least to some people, if, indeed, that were the case.

And that's enough comma's about that.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm

No matter what anyone here thought of him in life, he is now a dead, gay Mormon.
You're welcome.
What, too soon?

DarwinianDemon March 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Are we getting a preview of what will happen when Rush Limbaugh's slave girl finally strangles him with her manacles? A total whitewash of the vile and destructive things done because the individual is dead? Granted, you don't have to speak bad about the dead, but that doesn't mean you have to make up good stuff either.

Tundra Grifter March 2, 2012 at 9:27 am

D2:

I don't think it's going to be a girl slave.

HarryButtle March 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Well, probably nobody's gonna read this, but since I was stuck in a fucking hospital all day and unable to comment on this story, I'm dropping my 2 cents:

The truth is that this ratfucker would have celebrated the death of any one of us, so I don't feel particularly beholden to the old tradition of offering up niceties for the dead in this case. He was a vile monster and the country is better off without him. I feel for his wife and kids, but maybe he shouldn't have been such a prick.

Oh, and "natural causes?" Pull the other one.

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm

"Natural causes?" If Andy hadn't died of booze, fat, coke and rage it just wouldn't have been natural.

PhillipMarlowe6 March 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Sorry if someone posted this, but it deserves repeating.
Breitbart on the death of Edward Kennedy:

@AndrewBreitbart
AndrewBreitbart
Rest in Chappaquiddick
26 Aug 09 via web
To which, Breitbart added as descriptors of the recently deceased Senator
a “villain,” “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.”
And finally, this attempt at a joke

“I’ll shut my mouth for Carter. That’s just politics. Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement,”

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Well, except for the part about Pete Townsend and young children.

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Can we have a liveblog of the funeral? I think that would be a nice gesture.

Karma_Suture March 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I wonder if he has to behave himself now?

DustBowlBlues March 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I would give St. Peter Anthony Kennedy [or insert your own favorite Repulitard to hate] in exchange for getting Breitbart (sp?who cares?) back, forever.

C_R_Eature March 1, 2012 at 11:49 pm

To be honest, I'm good with it this way.

blogmomme March 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

Andrew Breitbart is dead wrong

blogmomme March 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

Andrew Breibart should have been flagged as abusive

DocChaos March 2, 2012 at 12:45 am

So Andrew Brietbart is dead, yet Phyllis Schlafly is still alive. That's pretty much all you need to know about the future of conservatism.

Monsieur_Grumpe March 2, 2012 at 1:27 am

T guess worm food is a promotion for him.

BTWBFDIMHO March 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

I hope the Westboro Baptist Church blocks his funeral.

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

If Obama killed Brietbart, he's got my vote.

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2012 at 1:54 am

I would just like to add here that I'm glad he is dead.

The world has had to suffer through the deaths of gigantic, heroic personalities like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Salvador Allende, Mathatma Ghandi, RFK, and countless others. People who died trying to build people up, not tear them down.

Let's not forget that the soulless murderers who took these heroic personalities from us were people who shared that same ideology of hatred and meanness that Brietbart revelled in. Let's not forget that the murders who took our heros from us were encouraged and prodded on – no doubt – by the Brietbart's of their day.

The world has suffered enough from deaths, so don't suffer about this one. Don't even feel guilty about feeling a twinge of happiness. If this pathetic imitation of a human is to give our world anything, it should fact that we can feel a bit justice watching this particular scumbag die – not by the hands of another – but from his own ugly bitterness.

Also, you don't just drop dead at forty three. Bring on the toxicology report, please.

Negropolis March 2, 2012 at 2:48 am

He died how he lived: full of shit.

And, my poor fool is hanged. Good night, sweet prince. And, really, sad day for his wife and kids.

arihaya March 2, 2012 at 6:25 am

I will just leave it here:
<a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Breitbart” target=”_blank”>www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Breitbart

i think that URL will be a perfect, uh, tribute for him

Man0nTheStreet March 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm
LemonySnicket March 2, 2012 at 5:50 am

In the words of Mark Twain: "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it."

C_R_Eature March 2, 2012 at 7:25 am

Somewhat OT: Hey, cool! I just read that Dinosaurs shared the planet with equally daunting parasites: blood-gobbling fleas that were up two centimetres (almost an inch) long.
Here's the Photo!

Blood Sucking Mega Flea. Another good Meme, Eh?

KenLayIsAlive March 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

Seems to me that Blood Sucking Mega Flea is, in this context, quite On Topic.

C_R_Eature March 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

Thank you.

Fly, little Meme. Be free, be free!

C_R_Eature March 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

Why, oh why did I just do a Google search on Zombie Breitbart?

comrad_darkness March 2, 2012 at 10:03 am

I have to say, Harry Potter rocks that little beard pretty well.

Voldemort beside him is jealous as hell.

Too soon?

PuglyDoRight March 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Meh. Matt Taibbei had a better euology. "Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche"
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibbl

sqeptiq April 21, 2012 at 8:47 am

Breitbart always looked so unsanitary. How much soap did people have to use to feel clean after posing for a photo with his arm around them?

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

What can I say? I'm a traditionalist.

Chichikovovich March 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

Les ballons verts!

Biff March 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hah–like there's been an original comment made here since we all discovered memes…

BerkeleyBear March 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Posted on the prior thread with no problem, interestingly enough. Our Wonkette editors are feeling touchy this morning. Mayhaps the man was less dickish up close and (way too) personal)?

ShaveTheWhales March 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Had to do with vehicular eroticism, I suspect.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Possibly because this will be the thread people looking for the 'Kettes reaction will be drawn to, they're imposing "standards".

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

What – are the editors here going follow the lead of the HuffPo Eds and start fellating the corpse, also?

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Then they should nuke half of these comments, to be consistent. Worse has been said.

40 or 50 % McShineys March 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

slight modification, for feck's sake:

feckless "journalist"

NellCote71 March 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

All of them, Katy.

actor212 March 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

It's also possible they nuked that one, then started to comb through and said, "You know what? No way…"

Man0nTheStreet March 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Nuke the half of the comments that express any small bit of painfully-misplaced condolences for the deceased scumbag

HempDogbane March 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

According to a description of his death (posted on Sullivan) his father-in-law was Orson Bean.

Dashboard Buddha March 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

That reminds me of a boss I once had. She had taken very ill and was actually at death's door. Now, you have to understand that there was no love lost between the two of us. A co-worker was surprised when I asked to kept in the loop about the death and funeral. She wondered why I would go to the funeral – simple, how else could I confirm she was dead? Hell, I'd even bring my own mirror to be sure. Plus hammer and stakes, of course.—

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

To be fair, he has been repenting profusely for quite a number of years now.

valgal2342 March 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm

wow, I remember Orson from 70's game shows.

tessiee March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

The plumage doesn't enter into it!

poorgradstudent March 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

True, although most of his comments to that end ring as pretty hollow. Like: "How was I supposed to know that George W. Bush would support homophobic policies?! It wasn't like he was the governor of a state before his presidency!" Plus I don't think he should ever be forgiven for his infamous "fifth column" remarks or for trying to revive scientific racism (and recently acting hurt that Te-Nehisi Coates might object to it!).

Chet Kincaid March 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

You're right about both of those things. But at the same time, he hits the wingnuts as hard as anybody on the left. At this point, I don't understand why he bothers to pretend to be a Catholic and Conservative anymore.

Biff March 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

And has so far remained dead, thankfully.

Spurning Beer March 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

You know who else posted two or three comments over and over again and thought they were funny?

user-of-owls March 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Hitler? ha

Hitler? ha ha

Hitler? ha ha HA

Hitler? HA HA HA!!!

HistoriCat March 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

All of us Katie!

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

That Arianna is quite the "round-heel", eh?

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Oh, yeah. Back seat at the drive-in.

Barrelhse March 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I hope so. I hate when the fun stories go away.

extreme_left March 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

quoting from stripes, lol… what next, good morning vietnam? try apologism for dummies.

Dashboard_Jesus March 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

yo dood, NOT a good idea to start insultin' beloved Wonketters like the Texass Bulldog (and she bites!)

extreme_left March 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

.. still waiting for this fearsome reply.

stripes is just military propoganda scrot.

ps scrot is a quote from Idiocracy….now that is a comedy, vastly underated.

extreme_left March 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

yo scrot, don't want to be the first one but seems there is call so i'm sorry to say you just got a case of what we call mental illness these days, talking with a invisible person in the sky and blaming your bads on a invisible underground person with a pointy tail is just schizophrenia 101.

Dashboard_Jesus March 4, 2012 at 3:05 am

yo moron, what you need to understand is that your delusional narcissism is just symptomatic of an underlying mental illness that even the strongest anti-psychotic medications probably can't help…the only reasonable solution to your EXTREME case of mental retardation/ genetic deformity is to kill yourself, STAT…oh, and FUCK YOU asshole. also…too (srsly you are the most ignorant troll I've seen here in some time, and that's sayin' sumthin' moron)

Dashboard_Jesus March 4, 2012 at 3:10 am

srsly you seem to be the embodiment of Idiocracy come to life, good luck fuckin' THAT chicken moron…and you might ry trollin' on some other web site more suited to your IQ, maybe the morns at Red State are the kinda retards that will appreciate your ignorance

extreme_left March 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

*buzzer sound*

ad hominem is last refuge of the lost argument, note I engaged in no ad hominem just a simple explanation of how Religion is mental illness.

Your overly excited response suggests you know what i say to be true but seek to avoid it via tantrum.

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