Andrew Breitbart was a force of nature
The modern conservative movement has lost its spiritual leader
- Duration 16:17
- Date Mar 1, 2012
The modern conservative movement has lost its spiritual leader
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Andrew bright part died this morning he was 43 he was a publisher and activist and a commentator.
But that -- almost nothing about this force of nature -- was a warrior perhaps and was jovial warrior I've ever seen he was the least angry guy I've ever met.
And although we embrace the battle for conservative principles he did it with joy.
And with humor every action opinion -- motive came from a place of love.
He loved his wonderful life he loved his friends he loved his crazy life and he loved America.
Everything he did he did because he thought it was right.
For those who did know and menu missed out even those who dislike his ideas within five minutes of meeting him loved him.
He was a big kid who treated his opponents like humans it was never about people -- was always always about principles.
I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for -- bright -- I met him when he ran the Huffington Post and we bonded instantly we shared the same humor the same music in the same refusal to take most things seriously.
We played the fool proudly he was the one who told Fox News about means he can blame Andrew for me being here today.
But more important he was a spiritual leader of the modern conservative movement and today we lost our toughest general.
His biggest contribution to make it okay to call B yes.
The push back on received wisdom he was a rebel who took on enormous -- -- forty believed they were sapping our freedoms what got this guy had.
And he grew comfortable in a role that electrified people and there's no telling where you might have taken it.
The left has there Andrew bright parts but the right never had such a thing until Andrew came along.
That's -- true test of a visionary someone who reminds that's -- nobody else.
So would you -- to wonder who can replace him because we need more bright -- fix this country needs them I know it's not me I'm not brave enough.
Even I'm -- -- swinging but I don't have bright part guts.
So our biggest tribute to him is to continue his fight but adopting his fearless manner with love with -- -- with joy.
He inspired more people than he will ever know and it's now our turn to return the favor.
And -- -- be selfish for a nominee was also a great great drinking buddy unbelievably Smart missed GB it's a partner in crime.
And hilariously funny Andrew thanks for everything you did for me and for us.
Such -- screwed up by the a little bit there I have -- meant to say he loved his wonderful family.
It's a wonderful life but yet a fantastic family -- indicators were were amazing and it's just it's it's a shock and for them in and I have my condolences go out to them -- -- that are amazing group of people.
Eric I know you've had him on your show the past in -- He's one of those can do what -- those characters that you love having on the show because he's equally intense.
And you can't find that everybody equally intense and finally use the same on air as it was off there's -- a lot of time as you play well Greg outside of TV too.
Great guy but.
We think of acorn if you give -- to -- part when you think of the Tea Party patriots think immediately think of it right or went to the sea -- Or anything to occupy taking -- and -- bright parts named face shows right up in your mind the man was one man.
One voice but while -- a powerful it also kind of led the path rather conservative voices I you know.
I'm just that small tiny little voice -- he was that big warrior general type voice so.
He kind of blazed the trail for lot of people who.
Want to live in the conservative.
Conservative world can I just very quickly couple of the conservative voices on Andrew's death Sara -- -- called him a warrior.
Who stood on the side of what was right Rush Limbaugh called -- the -- Matt Drudge said -- -- constantly constantly man filled with energy passion and commitment.
Those are some big name important people who saw Andrew as stents gets its importance is -- -- here -- data -- this guy.
If you he wasn't like a lot I mean he wasn't what you'd call a typical conservative.
-- -- he he was something new went something.
-- -- -- Los Angeles let's start with that have it.
And that what is things I've found today in the meetings in the commentary let's let's set aside the ridiculous -- of some of them laughed and you talk about a little bit later they want but.
There is amazing and that number of people including a lot of young women they said.
-- felt like he gave me the comfort to be okay with what I believed.
Yeah and to be able to stand up proudly and say yeah and a throw a lot of people that have conserve ideas in a sort of tiptoe around the office -- they -- -- an industry where that won't be popular than ever -- anything and you could come out of boxing you can go to big government dot com and you could find out.
Need to find people who thought the way you -- and that was comforting.
-- if he.
What he was always the outsider.
Yeah and I think that I mean I would that's why we bonded I -- we I was you know I worked in media and magazines and he you know he delivered pizzas in Brentwood.
And the Euro we you're always the odd man out and that's how you bought Kimberly -- run ins with them now I'm friends with them.
And -- I was very sad this morning when I found out when it happened I think that he was seeing nearly them.
Raise individuals I've ever met it has worked in television or journalism I admired -- every day for the courage sent.
Say -- thought no matter what anybody side he was so strong.
Didn't even let it get to -- see what people would do you it -- a horrible thing ain't gonna get so offended.
By what they would writers say about him on -- Twitter because they worry.
We -- we quit that would -- -- -- that he's like -- calling every want -- to to re tweeted out kind of with glee.
I mean what is strongman I think especially his children should really be so proud of him to have a father that was -- great.
And courageous and it teaches them the last and that there isn't anything in life that can be said about ever happened to -- They won't have that inner strength from who they come from India and success but I figured -- you're on the other side of the political spectrum but the one thing about you.
And I I think it -- that you both have in common is that the result that -- the window I mean.
Yeah I was his sentence -- all your testimony about it you'll be on the other side of the greatest testimony I can be gas to get me LB -- -- -- from the others.
And I I -- the loving kind not about people -- and may well be your view of it for those of us who took to receive it and I don't.
It felt like yeah.
About it tranche of the Atlanta -- But -- -- him on over what I thought and rules say again despite is that the was selected that in as it -- -- tape.
He let me have it right away is -- that appreciate about it.
He never let its linger he came right at me and and then he and I filing in boot camp you brokered a meeting of the change of and we -- for four hours realized we'd all drank in the back in the same places in New Orleans again and any number of other places.
And we told.
Rocket stories about our beaten extracurricular activities and it it was a -- do you like that guy a lot he.
-- -- a good friend my Brothers W -- the Los Angeles.
My Brothers -- conservatives you know.
He and bright part of a group of get together every once in -- -- meet in secret.
And yeah not but.
I saw you.
I think you you did lose a warrior in -- I've always opposed I was about conservatives it in that the younger conserved region seems to me more.
You know in -- or India can cerebral it's the moderately good faith and Hillary got your face was not -- and Coulter did not -- -- very well.
In -- court case says he does he get and so yeah I think you -- mission generals who have it.
Scott related funds that -- my fondest and her bike ride -- stories it had nothing do with -- with anything he did here.
When he broke the Anthony -- stuff -- pictures of one of the -- classic -- yeah well what everyone was waiting on edge for and to be -- to make him make his announcement -- -- -- up over there that the -- -- New York Hilton hotel got on the same stage and were waiting and this is a podium there -- nothing going -- Next thing you know I mean literally every media outlet was there that's you know in the -- parts access that it expects opponent says.
What can then he just grasp as had been the all these pictures are true we just gonna c'mon tell -- he was lying and it was just Andrew at his.
Absolute hot gravy that mom and he was did you syrup -- went down the street -- thing about him that I think is worth pointing out from a younger conservative perspective is that.
A lot of it's not conventional wisdom that conservatives were well behind the curve when it came to new media yet to -- -- in the 04 in 08 elections.
And at -- liberals and Democrats have really taken the ball and run at that.
But he was a visionary and not afraid to take risks as we've established and he did that with his business as well and and show you.
Sort of blaze a trail for other new media types and conservatives be able to have a voice.
On the Internet and now I actually think the conservatives have -- up with liberals on that.
Part and it's helped them tremendously they have found the courage yet -- let me -- to be up to share information quickly amongst you I never started it.
Drudge and any helped launch the Huffington Post and he's now he's -- -- he's got this bright Arctic Hollywood big government empire and I hope that keeps going.
The other thing about new media though it's also the whole idea of embracing.
Pop culture -- I've said this before that you know pop culture represents America to the world and conservatives in general have always shied away from pop culture we don't like.
Those bands we don't like this TV shows and right parts that that's where you gotta go yet you gotta get your kids to join a band.
You gotta you gotta go to the movies you've got to do this step because you forfeit that.
To the other two the other folks you lose that are no batteries and and he was he was always there I wanna get to this we got to a montage here of said the early reaction.
Upon hearing the sad news -- -- way.
-- a huge loss.
My country -- serving for it.
Chris -- yeah.
As intense as he was in his in his arguments.
He was able to see what people were really like.
Beyond their politics I I I have known very few people in my life who lives life to the -- the way Andrew right -- did.
Lived you know his principles out every single day 24/7.
And what you saw was what you -- champion of freedom.
-- -- -- He was -- was fearless people I ever knew.
And -- It's its partners -- Interesting to me and that's Jonah Goldberg who is also will one -- that most fearless people I know who absolutely lives in a similar way to be able to say.
I don't care anything about me I'm gonna go ahead and tell you what I think and write beautifully done and let the chips following them there's no it acted in -- -- -- one of the few people that I know that lived without a safety net.
He never thought about the sad thing -- you never thought about his health you have -- thought about money he got about life and going out there and fighting and that's.
It'll but he's still a lot of things didn't last so much so.
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During his -- presence but.
Actually you're -- you and I both these -- where everybody having this is where we we run an -- in a lot of -- is so -- -- the guy.
I don't have a filter healing receipts and as you all know I have no filter.
And on my side of the -- -- known as a kind of person that will not.
Don't take prisoners and and it was like that -- you never should resume and the rest of -- when conservatives get up on the stage in their angry.
It's in many case it looks ugly in his case.
It looked Joseph Lee yeah ugly you know an end in a way that he he he'll let you sit you know that it's our.
I mean he's I think I don't -- says but.
-- like to but he's got to can't get she's got and frankly on your side of the table.
You got a lot of think tank people you got a lot of -- -- got are born PGA need that he was not born Jose that.
None of these candidates kid did do well to take a page from his -- because it really yeah those -- he did dynamic individual you couldn't had a bad time we -- them out of emanating Coulter went confident -- It's just that this is a guy you went to a counter protest I guess it was and -- at a much of it was in Nevada or invited Southern California was like eight -- Tea Party protest.
He showed up on roller blades and it took the protesters.
-- the liberal protesters.
To Applebee's for for app for lunch and that was -- -- -- guy was because he genuinely -- people who were active.
Interest -- in life including those -- Aided and that's and they would walk away from him going like I can't eat this guy right you know and I -- -- -- -- it shows -- the supplement in the Internet you see things like this.
-- -- -- saying he's glad he's dead this guy from -- down.
You -- that's just cowardly you go on to this amorphous world and see these things he would never have that cup ponies to set that this that.
I just sale would have thought that -- -- I spoke to several Cuba another topic today -- I'm still working on and we and he is is conversation came up about bright part.
And there was not a bad -- said about the guy that if you brought up some other people -- -- names like for example the other person you're entering that night.
He gets pretty very firm comments on what should be -- on TV.
But I didn't hear you know it was kind of -- in a way the left is -- -- missed jousting with this guy you know and and and he did -- -- -- -- -- did scare us that I did it -- I would -- I get -- to -- to Wear the same size.
But he did intimidate a lot of people on the left where is frankly.
There are many don't you don't have any users scarce and he's still.
Yeah I know that our -- we got to dump RAK and I'm still hoping this is a hoax.
I thought I just hope that some are elaborate plan created by Andrew -- -- but I'd.
Can I go I wouldn't put anything pass that along and -- don't -- bad.
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