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March 01, 2012

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I'm not at that point where I would suspect foul play. When was the last time a prominent reporter was murdered in the USA?
A part of me is thinking drugs, but I'm a little ashamed of that part.

[HS: It happens a lot:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Assassinated_journalists

Don't forget that Obama grew up in a Muslim third-world country, so he doesn't necessarily share our values.]

"Don't forget that Obama grew up in a Muslim third-world country, so he doesn't necessarily share our values"

It seems gauche to troll your own blog. That's our job.

Breitbart was a lair and charlatan. I couldn't be happier that this pos is dead. More to the point though I swear I think I have some precognition ability. When I saw Andrew give an interview last week I couldn't stop thinking how flabby and out of shape he was and how he should spend more time in the gym instead of blogging. Coincidence? I let you the reader decide.

You're as much of a pageview-whoring sensationalist and fabulist as Andrew Breitbart was, but just much less successful.

Breitbart was a hate-filled obsessive who looked like he never slept and hit the booze and drugs hard. He was also overweight and had a history of heart disease, as reported by the AP. He was constantly fighting with anybody who disagreed with him, in person, on his websites, and on twitter. It's not a surprise that he ended up living a short life.

I find this odd (from Time):

"""This was Breitbart’s public style, not to make friends—though he was friendly, for one, with progressive publisher Arianna Huffington, whom he helped launch the Huffington Post after apprenticing with The Drudge Report—but to get into opponents’ faces, make a noise and get attention."""

How could he be friends with her, unless she isn't who she pretends to be (unless she is a closet conservative) and does it just because the left pays better?

"Don't forget that Obama grew up in a Muslim third-world country, so he doesn't necessarily share our values."

I dunno, it seems like a stretch. I am sure Obama and his inner circle are chortling, as is Anthony Weiner, but I find it awfully hard to believe they'd engage in a conspiracy to commit murder.

All I can say is, whatever Brietbart had on Obama, I hope the documents are in a safe deposit box somewhere, and that his widow was given instructions on what to do in case Mr. Brietbart met an untimely end.

It'll be interesting if it's revealed Breitbart had a drug problem either past or present. Regardless he was a hateful and angry individual. Breitbart's Republican beta male rage made him successful but probably took it's toll on his health as well.

What about HIV/AIDS as a factor? He may have been an in-the-closet gay for all we know.

If Obama really had the balls to murder Breitbart it would probably help him in the election. The weapon conservatives have always used, sucessfully, against liberals is that the latter are effeminate spineless wusses. Spreading a conspiracy theory that makes Obama look like a black Vladimir Putin is probably counterproductive.

It's true that the murder of journalists is not uncommon on a worldwide basis. but not too many American journalists have been murdered, and, of that group, only a few on American soil. Working from this list and going back almost ninety years(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Assassinated_American_journalists), I count only five of fifteen murdered American journalists who were killed in the US, along with the date of their murder, the location and the known or likely perps:

Chauncey Bailey - 2007 - Oakland CA - Black Muslims

Don Bolles - 1976 - Phoenix AZ - Mafia

Jerry Buckley - 1930 - Detroit MI - corrupt politicians

Walter Liggett - 1935 - Minneapolis MN - organized crime/corrupt politicians

Don Mellett - 1926 - Canton OH - corrupt politicians/police officers

So the murder of American journalists on American soil does not appear to be very common. Breitbart's unfortunate demise was almost certainly due to natural causes. The autopsy should tell.

Wow sig... I know it's your blog and you reserve the right to editorialize, but... just wow.

Well this is interesting.

I hope we can still see these here videos.

"A guy extremely hated by the left dies for no apparent reason."

I have a reason: he was a fat alcoholic.

By the way, Democrats (or at least the smart ones) love people like Breitbart because they hog the spotlight and serve as distractions. The Kenyan-Ayers-Socialist-Birther-Rezko stream of conciousness didn't work in 2008; why would it work now that Obama is an incumbent?

I suspect he was just in bad health. He didn't look that good for 43. Not sure how healthy his lifestyle was (food, drinking). Or he may have had a heart problem.

Probably a hit, since CIA has developed and utilizes injectable succinylcholine that induce muscle relaxation, heart attack and rapidly deteriorates within the body usually leaving no chemical trace.

Maybe the Right should claim he was killed, cast aspersions, hint at dark motives, etc. Seems to work for the Left.

Breitbart wasn't a calm-minded man by any sense of the word, maybe he died from stressing himself out..

Claiming foul play is silly though, he's just another media demagogue, not worth it.


"A guy extremely hated by the left dies for no apparent reason."

I have a reason: he was a fat alcoholic.


Oh come on. The left loved Ted Kennedy.

Breitbart gored their bulls, and that's why they hated him.

"How could he be friends with her, unless she isn't who she pretends to be (unless she is a closet conservative) and does it just because the left pays better?" - rjp


Huffington used to be a Republican but more to the point the Breitbart/Huffington friendship should show you how much of a scam the left/right divide is. These people are all buddies behind the scenes and laughing at the prole and middle class idiots they exploit.

I was aware of who Breitbart was and that he had raised the profile on a few political stories such as Sherrod, Acorn, etc. But I didn't follow him or know many details. He'd had heart problems so I wouldn't dismiss natural causes even at 43. At least, I wouldn't claim otherwise without some evidence.

Also, I see Patrick and Conquistador are behaving true to form. I've been less than impressed with Conquistador since he described how it was acceptable "to smack [women] around a few times until she learned some respect." http://goo.gl/xzgY2

Half Sigma, you need to start a thread on this - attacks of this sort very rarely take place in Manhattan, compared to how frequently they happen in other parts of the USA. Do you credit Bloomberg for this ?


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 13-year-old Kansas City boy is back home after two teenagers poured gasoline on him and lit him on fire.

It happened Tuesday at the teen's home on Quincy Avenue, just down the street from Kansas City's East High School. The boy lives less than two blocks away from the school and was walking home when the attack happened.

Melissa Coon said her son turned from the school's stadium onto Quincy Avenue and noticed two teenagers following him. She said the teens followed her son home and attacked him outside his front door.

"And they rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," she said. "(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy'."

The two attackers ran away, and the eighth grader put the fire out with the shirt off his back. He managed to call 911 on his own, then his father. He was taken by ambulance to Children's Mercy Hospital and spent several hours in the hospital's burn unit.

"You could smell the burned skin," said Coon. "You could smell the burned hair. It was just horrible." Her son lost some of his eyelashes, eyebrows, and some of the hair around his face was singed. Coon said she knows her son is lucky -- but also can't believe someone would do that to her child.

Coon said the incident will have a lingering affect on her family.

"My five year old came in and asked me, 'Mom, am I going to get set on fire today?'" she said. "I was in tears."

Coon said her family will move from their home and her son will not return to East High School. She said he thinks his attackers may be students there.

Police said the two suspects are male and have facial hair. Police said one was wearing a blue hat, blue jacket, and shoes with the number 23 on the side. The other wore a blue hat, a black jacket, and wore glasses.

Read more: http://www.kmbc.com/news/30572405/detail.html#ixzz1nvDvB0By

Based on his activities earlier in the evening, he *was* a closeted gay. He'd gone into a bar and ordered a red wine (clue #1, LOL), then struck up a 2 hour conversation with some guy who described him later as "delightful", and said they exchanged contact information.

he had a bad ticker--that's what happens

Today, on the Opie and Anthony Show, someone suggested that a liberal might have murdered him. Anthony, who partied with him in the past, said this:

"You think? That guy knew how to party, yeah, I went out drinking with him and boy can he, uh, party... his last tweet was 7 hours ago, so if you do the math, he was up late... heh heh, he was probably up late partying, you know, he liked to stay awake... you know, that's all I'll say. He liked to stay awake... once you hit, like, 30, you gotta put staying awake on the backburner."

It sounds quite probable that he died of a cocaine overdose or something.

Dangit siggy! This is why moderated blogs aggravate me. Conquistadaor makes an obnoxious comment at the start of the thread. But then my criticism falls right after him saying something else that I agree with.

"These people are all buddies behind the scenes and laughing at the prole and middle class idiots they exploit."

I've said the same myself. But it's not that they're necessarily on the same side. It's just that they're more greedy than they are principled. They'll fight it out like Greek Gods on Olympus. But at the end of the day they attend the same wife swapping parties.

CamelCaseRob-

Breitbart had been married for 15 years and had 4 children. I doubt he was gay. But I guess anything is possible.

HS, don't you think Obama would rather have gone after you if he wanted to eliminate the people threatening him politically?

Regular CONservatives are harmless to liberals because they buy into the Liberal world-view. They don't believe in HBD. They believe in a nation of immigrants. They are unable to see that politics only ever goes leftward, and today's conservatism is just yesterday's liberalism.

Producer, Director, Writer Steve Bannon told Sean Hannity tonight that the Breitbart group is going to release the Obama Harvard tapes in a week to ten days. Andrew Breitbart announced at CPAC that he was given tapes of Barack Obama from his college years that would be devastating. “I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out…”

""You think? That guy knew how to party, yeah, I went out drinking with him and boy can he, uh, party... his last tweet was 7 hours ago, so if you do the math, he was up late... heh heh, he was probably up late partying, you know, he liked to stay awake... you know, that's all I'll say. He liked to stay awake... once you hit, like, 30, you gotta put staying awake on the backburner."

It sounds quite probable that he died of a cocaine overdose or something."

Yeah....all the descriptions of his death don't make it sound too "mysterious" at all. Dude died of a heart attack most likely. I forget the reason why, but the younger you are when you have a heart attack, the more likely you are to die from it. So a 43 year old who gets a heart attack actually has way higher chance of dying from it than a 63 year old.

Can we see the Obama college tapes now?

"I forget the reason why, but the younger you are when you have a heart attack, the more likely you are to die from it. So a 43 year old who gets a heart attack actually has way higher chance of dying from it than a 63 year old."

Generally, when young people have heart attacks, there is a very strong genetic component. A number of diseases are worse if you get them young for this reason.

@Conquistador

I'd seen that video before. You should realize, however, that no true Scotsman would ever slap his wife. That's a joke. Get it? You used the 'appeal to celebrity' fallacy. So I responded with the "no true Scotsman" fallacy. It's funny because Sean Connery is Scottish.


"When I saw Andrew give an interview last week I couldn't stop thinking how flabby and out of shape he was and how he should spend more time in the gym instead of blogging. Coincidence? I let you the reader decide."

So, here's my decision-- guess we can look for the even younger Yglesias to drop dead next. I always wondered what Yglesias looked like, suspecting as I did from his views and style of writing that he was an effeminate bitch. I finally found a video of him, drinking to Tim Russert's death. How right I was--an effeminate little progressive. So many progressive males are simply unmasculine, effete twirps:

http://glpiggy.net/2012/03/02/matt-yglesias-serial-death-gloater/

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