Andrew Breitbart's impact on the media
Provocateur founded several websites
- Duration 4:01
- Date Mar 1, 2012
Provocateur founded several websites
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For more on Andrew right -- sudden death and the big impact he had on media during his life Alan Colmes joins us he's the host of the Alan Colmes radio show.
And also another member of also a Fox News contributor.
He was a media star in some ways but but in some respects what he did Jim was to bypass.
And harness the power of the Internet to go straight into people's homes.
I hear -- exactly right.
If the 1960s radicals -- -- Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin who got so famous for being so flamboyant and energetic and media savvy.
You or were around today I think they'd look a lot like Andrew bright -- obviously he was sort of the ideological.
Mirror image of them but he was extremely creative and it and creating all those web sites that that Adam mentioned but also to sort of energetic and frankly.
Gutsy and courageous for example.
Having broken the Anthony Weiner.
Texting story last summer.
When we were both holding a press conference who's there to show up first but Andrew bright part that's exactly the -- federal theater.
That was often the -- in the -- now moved over to the right in the case and you know what we have some video from that event and it was sort of extraordinary I wanna see if we can play some of it here and Anthony Weiner.
Was to have a news conference to explain ms.
Controversy on Twitter he had sent.
Some photographs of himself to apparently his entire Twitter feed when he thought he was going to just one person.
And -- bright part was there and wound up.
The center of attention let's play a clip of that.
You know what I would be accused of if I if I released this photo.
I'm doing this to save his -- like okay.
And if this guy wants to start fighting with me again I have this photo.
But I absolutely do I'm not doing this for nefarious purposes I'd like an apology from him.
For allowing for his political protect -- which -- this was his strategy.
Was to blame me to blame me for -- -- -- don't worry.
Brake parts are our regular whipping boy we can accuse him of anything in the press will not hold those journalists to account no matter what they say.
And so I'm here for some vindication.
It was an interest in case Alan I mean me you know he he did have the goods on Anthony Weiner who ultimately had to resign.
That was -- last night I saw him actually he was in New York that day and I saw here at fox and -- come -- up to my radio show which he did that.
I got down just a very little bit a couple of times staff sat down on me on radio and he was really.
A provocateur -- is it which is what.
And I Jim use the word theater which is a good way to put it what he did was political theater and I think Jim is exactly right to say where abbey Hoffman and Jerry Rubin around today.
They might look like from a different side of the ideological spectrum and you -- party -- He loved the fight he -- the battle.
He loved provoking the other side.
And he had a lot of fun doing it ever ask yourself Alan how how a staunch conservative like that grew up in the Hollywood -- -- asked -- about -- -- you know his parents were secular liberals.
He himself did not start out particularly political.
In fact as with as good as Adam Housley pointed out he act he worked for Ariana Huffington his first -- add to the web.
And I think he became.
I don't -- -- radicalized but let's say politicized as time went along.
And at what he saw the left doing in his mind I'm sticking up from his perspective.
Since he saw a lot of hypocrisy and felt the need.
To make an issue of it and that kind of drove his whole political slash web digital career.
All right we're gonna have to leave it there Jim might cut you a little bit -- I apologize for that over the last word next time -- Jim Pinkerton Allan Colmes thank you both thanks.
And -- -- -- just 43 years old when he passed away so suddenly.
He lives leaves behind a wife.
And four children.
We'll be right back.