Andrew Breitbart: A fearless, conservative leader
New media pioneer leaves behind a legacy of courageous reporting
- Duration 9:10
- Date Mar 1, 2012
New media pioneer leaves behind a legacy of courageous reporting
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And welcome to Hannity tonight we remember our colleague and our friend conservative journalist new media pioneer Andrew bright -- now Andrew who was a frequent guest on this program he passed away early this morning in Los Angeles.
After collapsing while taking a walk near -- home.
Now I wanna say first -- foremost our thoughts and our prayers are with his friends and his family during this very difficult time especially -- wife Susie and as for children.
Now let's take a look at the life and times of our good friend and -- bright part.
And the last years.
Certainly it's -- taken him or not taking it hard.
-- the biggest.
We see your new -- you're not on -- Q you're not on the American team you're on the grass.
This -- And -- step on the way depression he.
Quite worried about the fact that truth tellers get journalists.
-- -- -- -- -- Martinez.
Then take concerted effort.
I -- not afraid that people are eight right hands.
Body of water high and the mainstream media minds by concerted attack.
-- homeless people traitors to their cause I'm going to stand up to those bullies right Martin was outside himself.
Didn't all of his questions he was also a great -- -- -- very point.
I don't know why I decided to make my career trying to destroy me.
The last thing about.
I make good -- resin bag.
Really save the world -- I -- it's not just Nancy it's a citizen journalism revolution that's.
-- -- right now I'm trying to be the pied piper -- And I think those fearless guy I ever knew.
Truly truly love the fine you know what I would -- I'm doing this savings.
He was a compelling is it wasn't telling.
Really -- compelling person with a great.
For friendship and media says right front line.
This is my war -- Democratic learning.
And joining me -- -- share their memories of Andrew bright part of two people who are very close to -- filmmaker Steve -- Fox News contributor Monica Crowley.
You know you -- everybody.
At every tweet that I read today it you -- rush's comments santorum's comments.
It's fearless it's warrior it's a fighter -- for family country kids.
I mean that's -- we know he was so braves and he was so exuberant I remember the first time I met him -- spotted him across the room.
And sneaking this is huge rock star I mean he really revolutionized the conservative movement and a sliding across -- about the same time he's on many.
And I walked over with my hand extended she wanted to give him a proper hello and handshake.
And he literally scooped me up in -- giant bear hug let me off the floor and said.
Monica Crowley what's up girl what's going on and and that's who.
He was so we were -- in his last time was hanging out with -- -- that DC concert and he threw a ball -- it came within inches of my -- -- bullet.
We -- right out of my head and I just -- -- but.
-- you when you were working on a project with a now.
And he had said -- -- -- a lot of people want to know about this that he had tapes that would change a selection and I've had more people asking what about the -- It's that -- look there's a set of tapes and we're going -- -- the staff you know he attracted fighter to attract guests like Joseph Pollack can intention Piero and Larry O'Connor.
-- guys are going through a series of tapes.
Of President Obama.
And get at Harvard.
And they'll be you'll come back to you and I and a week or two and potential here on the Hannity show and and and in one week we'll have these tapes -- -- I think a week to ten days but -- -- -- this is something -- were very systematic about going through these things very systematic about.
PP you know the what the information has but this is one as you can see -- -- -- he was fired up about but.
And -- -- -- you're about to launch a new website with their innocent thing he was working I mean this guy he attracted he's a fighter and a time that we needed fighters right here he came at a perfect time and kind of the conservative movement.
One when did you know.
That does the does Sean Hannity is in the market events in the Russian embassy and the governor Palin's and the congressman Bachmann -- -- these people kind of -- at this time and in your Barbara was on the me attractive fighters and he we spent.
The last two years.
Working on a website that on Sunday night.
You scheduled to -- so he was under the and he wasn't -- he was always he'd he'd left the office I think at 10 o'clock that night last night to go have a -- by -- -- hard he's working 24 hours -- -- -- horrible things being said about -- Rolling -- -- one and -- people on web -- just that you -- one of his closest friends he did have the -- a heart issue a year ago you know -- so laughing -- had -- issues he went to UCLA he was in the hospital for -- days since -- private company.
You know things didn't have to be announced.
Susie and Larry where there that we had a number of doc I'm face -- and he came out with a very specific program he was on medication as you guys know he dropped.
Wait he went on a diet he had a personal trainer he was there -- content to really get in the fit into fighting shape.
And and you're gonna see that -- you know I think this is of a massive heart attack but -- all all the all the rumors are just they're just nonsense let me just show some of the moment -- -- -- -- this one he was introducing Governor Palin -- Madison Tea Party.
-- -- -- The Tea Party has been the most.
Beloved why didn't clean up after themselves grew in the history and American protests.
Let me relax your -- you know in the liberate.
The -- -- -- game pitting the eye doctor.
You have no right to lecture us on civility.
And now home nasseria.
You can -- the -- OK you're trying to divide America class.
Warfare is not on merit again.
That was an under.
You know it in -- on himself as a truth teller.
And that's what he saw his job -- that's who he was.
And you know -- seeking about one I -- -- say about him tonight that hasn't already -- been set over the course of the day and I thought you know.
Whenever we've had revolutionary technologies and America.
The most effective communicators have used that to go over the heads of the left wing press.
And speak directly to the American people Franklin Roosevelt did it with radio in his fireside chats.
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan did it with television Oval Office addresses right to the American people.
Into bright -- at the dawn of the Internet recognized that this new technology.
Could be used for good he used to talk directly to the American people to tell them the truth -- -- -- wing media would not tell them.
We're gonna talk to Liz Cheney just a couple minutes but one of its first appearances he talked about the dangers of President Obama apologizing.
About America and know what it was first appearances on Hannity.
Secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
I'd just said that America has a lot it still is to blame to a great extent for the violence that's happening.
Overseas and it's not the last tendency to want to apologize.
For everything -- we're to blame for 9/11 we are to blame for the illegal immigration.
We are to blame for for everything these people think that if they go look overseas and apologize for being Americans that the rest of the world are -- like -- Instead they realize that -- push overs and that that were easily targeted because we're gonna give them what they want.
Ironically the president apologize says he's calm things down and of course more people been murdered in Afghanistan as a result of his.
A top aide to the whole Koran burning which we shouldn't have apologize for -- deal.
Have some comments and other examples of -- of the topics he undertook on he's a truth teller -- cut right to the heart of the topic look.
Andrew break -- instead but his spirit is gonna live on in that company.
That that website this going to launch a Sunday night is going to represent what you want is it because it's always it's big Hollywood -- -- -- opportunity now Arnold you're gonna see what Joseph Pollack -- -- marlin -- in the team.
It's now when it's -- -- -- landing page it's going to be a new site you have all the bigs underneath that movie once pushing go to in his.
The spirit of enterprise part of beat him because he attracted those guys are coming he attracted fighters are we -- a white record keeping conservatism.
Hip and cool campaign did.
That's no small -- guys thank you for being with us and -- it.