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Andrew Breitbart: "Your Peril Will Be My Peril"
Townhall.com ^ | 3-2-2014 | Doug Giles

Posted on 03/02/2014 7:42:25 AM PST by servo1969

It’s now been two years since Andrew Breitbart died. Unlike many of Breitbart’s friends and admirers who initiated a relationship with him, I was forced to relate with him. And I don’t 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 Hannah’s scandalous ACORN videos were released on the public’s head.

Andrew was on the road, and I was in Vail about to speak at a men’s conference and wanted to know, from a man I didn’t 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 Hannah’s 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 didn’t meet Andrew as a fan; I met him as a father who doesn’t give a rat’s backside about any celebrity in the conservative movement—the reason being that I’ve met a lot of them and have yet to be duly impressed by most. (The majority are preening narcissists who’d skin their granny if it would get them on Hannity. Call me jaded.)

Therefore, when Hannah’s 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.

Here’s my takeaway from a man I didn’t 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 aren’t drawing enemy fire then you’re not over the target. 7.If you didn’t agree with Andrew on all the issues, he was okay with that and reveled in robust discussions over cold beer.

Lastly, I’m not going to pretend that I was super close to Andrew because I wasn’t. 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. I’m here to tell you that I found Breitbart to be a man of integrity who walked what he talked.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: ab; acorn; andrewbreitbart; breitbart; douggiles; giles; hannah; okeefe

1 posted on 03/02/2014 7:42:25 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

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.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 7:51:30 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: servo1969

Interesting!

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.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 7:53:28 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: servo1969
:-)

4 posted on 03/02/2014 7:53:32 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: servo1969

Image: Chron.com
5 posted on 03/02/2014 7:58:23 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

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.




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6 posted on 03/02/2014 7:58:41 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: servo1969

“...wild-haired heat-seeking missile named Andrew Breitbart.”

LOL.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 8:01:00 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: servo1969

BookMark

Such a loss.

Dear Lord, let us draw upon Your strength.
Tatt


8 posted on 03/02/2014 8:24:02 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: servo1969

If Doug Giles writes it I read it. Thanks for posting servo1969.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 8:25:43 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: servo1969
Breitbart dies but Soros, ect etc live on and on.

God is testing us.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 8:29:25 AM PST by skeeter
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To: servo1969

What higher praise could there be?


11 posted on 03/02/2014 8:35:04 AM PST by Mach9
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To: servo1969
May he rest in peace.

May those who killed him seek forgiveness and redemption before Justice comes for them.

12 posted on 03/02/2014 8:40:10 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: LucyT; WildHighlander57; Seizethecarp; maggief

#6


13 posted on 03/02/2014 9:06:56 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: skeeter
Breitbart dies but Soros, ect etc live on and on.

He's bigger now, than he was alive. Do I wish he was still with us? He is.

God is testing us.

Every. Day.
14 posted on 03/02/2014 9:41:52 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: hoosiermama; servo1969; LucyT; maggief; Seizethecarp

Was just gonna say...

WORD!!!!


15 posted on 03/02/2014 9:48:14 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: servo1969
Andrew Breitbart was one of the MOST COURAGEOUS men I've ever got to see and hear!!! His death is still sorrowful and I still think he was MURDERED!

Actually all THREE in that pic are DAMNED COURAGEOUS!!! LOVE THEM!

16 posted on 03/02/2014 11:15:05 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: hoosiermama

Exactly! Thanks for the ping!


17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:00:42 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: carriage_hill
Breitbart always reminded me of Thomas Jefferson with shorter hair and stuble... or Louis Rukeyser from Wall Street Week.

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.

18 posted on 03/02/2014 2:11:27 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

I remember it well; our Family used to watch, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdHUhmU_2eU


19 posted on 03/02/2014 2:53:16 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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