Skip to comments.Andrew Breitbart: "Your Peril Will Be My Peril"
Posted on 03/02/2014 7:42:25 AM PST by servo1969
Its now been two years since Andrew Breitbart died. Unlike many of Breitbarts friends and admirers who initiated a relationship with him, I was forced to relate with him. And I dont like being forced to do anything.
I initially met Andrew Breitbart over the phone when I called him on September 8, 2009. That was the day before my daughter Hannahs scandalous ACORN videos were released on the publics head.
Andrew was on the road, and I was in Vail about to speak at a mens conference and wanted to know, from a man I didnt know, if he was going to make certain my girl would be safe in every sense of the word because the ACORNs were fixin to hit the fan.
Having seen several of Hannahs devastating undercover vids and knowing the weight of what was about to land on my 20-year-old, I told Andrew that if he allowed anything bad to happen to Hannah that I would hurt him. And I did not mean that metaphorically.
Breitbart said he would defend Hannah with his life and treat her as if she were his own daughter. I thought, good answer, and with that we began a relationship and went through a tornadic, grueling, and thrilling war against a corrupt organization and a crooked media that covers and defends such sleaze.
Every step of the way, through vicious, non-stop media attacks, death threats to our family, and multiple lawsuits, Breitbart kept his word to me and ran interference for Hannah and the ACORN story like a champion. He made certain that the proper people got crushed and the truth tellers remained afloat.
As stated, I didnt meet Andrew as a fan; I met him as a father who doesnt give a rats backside about any celebrity in the conservative movementthe reason being that Ive met a lot of them and have yet to be duly impressed by most. (The majority are preening narcissists whod skin their granny if it would get them on Hannity. Call me jaded.)
Therefore, when Hannahs fantastic work propelled her into a world with a lot of Slim Shadies, suffice it to say my claws were out. Andrew, however, made my talons retract because he kept his word to me (and then some), which moved me from being a skeptic to an ally of that wild-haired heat-seeking missile named Andrew Breitbart.
Heres my takeaway from a man I didnt seek to meet but am sure glad I did:
1.As stated, Breitbart kept his word and stayed in the volatile fray with Hannah just like he promised. Few people keep their word nowadays. 2.To Andrew, crap was crap no matter how one framed it. Andrew was an equal opportunity offender. Everything smells, so attitude sells. 3.Breitbart was bold. Would to God more men who love God and country had his moxie. AB was a provocateur par excellence. 4.He inspired young people who are sick of lies, hype and spin to take their talent and tools and use them against the tools of the machine. 5.Andrew understood the importance of conservatives getting involved in Hollywood and not just in DC. 6.Breitbart, by example, showed us all that if you arent drawing enemy fire then youre not over the target. 7.If you didnt agree with Andrew on all the issues, he was okay with that and reveled in robust discussions over cold beer.
Lastly, Im not going to pretend that I was super close to Andrew because I wasnt. Once the ACORN dust settled we spoke just a few times over the phone, on my show and in DC. That said, I was close enough and our relationship was under enough duress that we had to trust each other and navigate serious rapids. Im here to tell you that I found Breitbart to be a man of integrity who walked what he talked.
Doug Giles is a man that you don’t want mad at you.
This article revealed what I always thought of Breitbart. He was fearless and someone who you could trust. We lost a great man in the Conservative movement. He showed us the future, if we want to follow his example.
All people who take public stands need to have a support system. How lucky this girl was to have a father and friend (Andrew) to stand by her. I remember how poor Linda Tripp had absolutely no one to help her. She was throw to the wolves.
Truth has no Expiration Date it travels across the Generations, yes even into Eternity.
The Few who Proclaim it, inspire Movements. "Truth crushed to the Ground, will Rise Again."
It is Rising time in America Patriots as Breitbart has inspired a New Generation, to find their own Voice of Truth. We are Breitbart. We are Breitbart times thousands, then Millions.
“...wild-haired heat-seeking missile named Andrew Breitbart.”
Such a loss.
Dear Lord, let us draw upon Your strength.
If Doug Giles writes it I read it. Thanks for posting servo1969.
God is testing us.
What higher praise could there be?
May those who killed him seek forgiveness and redemption before Justice comes for them.
Was just gonna say...
Actually all THREE in that pic are DAMNED COURAGEOUS!!! LOVE THEM!
Exactly! Thanks for the ping!
When I was growing up and our family would all watch it together on Friday nights and in my little kid mind always thought Rukeyser was one of the founding fathers that they never talked about because he kind of looked to me like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Ben Franklin mixed into one person.
This is back when if you wanted to know what the markets closed at, The Nightly Business Report, was all you had... unless you waited the next day for The Journal.
I remember it well; our Family used to watch, too.
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