Conservative internet publisher and avid blogger Andrew Breitbart died yesterday. He was 43. Friends and acquaintances described the Big Hollywood founder as intense – a passionate conversationalist who never left work no matter where he went. But Breitbart was hounded by health problems and high blood pressure. The intensity of his personality was matched only by […]
Andrew Breitbart, founder of Big Government and a host of other conservative blogs, died last night at the age of 43. That’s too young for anyone, regardless of how well you’ve lived. And while I found myself on the opposite end of the political spectrum from Mr. Breitbart, his work as a trailblazer for online […]
Notice the deflection here – as though David Brock just screamed at a bunch of protesters and had to be dragged off by security. It’s pretty much par for the course when it comes to Breitbart.
Two thoughts: First, it’s easy to beat a drug test, especially if you’re doing something like cocaine or speed – the sort of drugs that might make someone lose their head at an OWS protest. Stimulants leave the bloodstream quickly, and with a little preparation you could easily beat the test. If it’s booze, of course, this is all a moot point.
Second, who cares if he was high when he flipped out on the protesters? It’s almost more understandable if he was. If he has a substance abuse problem, I might sympathize with him a little bit. Addicts need help, not scorn.
But if this was the angry rant of a sober man? That’s much more troubling. That says something about Breitbart as a human being, deep down – about his anger and instability as a person without the use of drugs.
Now, I can’t be sure about this, but last I checked running around screaming “behave yourself” at a bunch of peaceful protesters and struggling with security is not exactly behaving oneself.
It’s also remarkably stupid. There are these things called “camera phones” and another thing he may have heard of called “the internet.”
Breitbart is many things, but stupid enough to hand the left a viral video like this? It’s a head-scratcher for sure.
Occupy protesters congregated outside of CPAC, hoping to stir up some media attention and irritate conservatives in attendance. Not in a million years did they hope to get so far under Breitbart’s skin.
Do we know if he has a drinking problem? Because I just cannot for the life of me fathom what he was thinking here. Behave yourself? Seriously?
I half expected Bill Maher to show up suddenly and start making wise-cracks about how they should all go get a job, followed by a big make-out scene between the two.
Oh well. We can’t have everything. Even in an age of rapidly-shared-stupidity.