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Andrew Breitbart collapsed while walking near Brentwood home
latimes.com ^ | 3/1/12 | staff

Posted on 03/01/2012 8:24:16 AM PST by drpix

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart collapsed while walking near his Brentwood home, his father-in-law said.

Sources told The Times that Breitbart was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center about midnight, where he was pronounced dead of natural causes. No further details were available.

His father-in-law, actor Orson Bean, told the Associated Press that a neighbor saw Breitbart fall and called paramedics. Bean also said Breitbart had suffered from heart problems in the past.

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Even with a history of heart problems, I hope the fact that he collapsed on the street justifies an autopsy.
1 posted on 03/01/2012 8:24:25 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix
A serious loss to our cause.

God rest his soul and give comfort to his family.

2 posted on 03/01/2012 8:27:27 AM PST by Chainmail
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To: drpix

What a blow.

After Drudge bent over for Romney, I was getting my news from Breitbart. He had the only full pair of nuts among news aggregators and journalists.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 8:27:36 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: drpix

A Huge loss. I met him a few times and did some things with him. I can’t express how shocked I am.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 8:27:55 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: drpix; hoosiermama; STARWISE; onyx; LucyT

Walking at midnight?! I hope the LA coroner has no relationship with Chicago.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_BREITBART?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Breitbart was walking near his house in the Brentwood neighborhood shortly after midnight Thursday when he collapsed, said his father-in-law, Orson Bean.

Someone saw him fall and called paramedics, who tried to revive him. They rushed him to the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Bean said.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 8:28:06 AM PST by maggief
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To: drpix

bookmark


6 posted on 03/01/2012 8:28:41 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: drpix

Reminds me of how they were able to tell us within an hour that the plane crash in NYC in November 2001 was an “accident”.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 8:30:16 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: drpix

This is terrible. He was a young guy. Wait til the commie networks tell this story. They’ll be giddy. Prayers to his family and his many, many friends.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by albie
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To: drpix
I can't help but wonder if this had something to do with the videos on ObaMao he was scheduled to release. I hope one of his close associates has access to those videos and releases them at a proper time all the same.

I'm shocked that such a dynamo would make such an early exit and can't believe it was just a coincidence.

9 posted on 03/01/2012 8:31:08 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: maggief

Shrug. Who knows. He could have been meeting a source, or the obvious, simply walking.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 8:31:21 AM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: drpix

I feel like we lost one of our four star generals in the war against liberalism!!!


11 posted on 03/01/2012 8:31:21 AM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

So was I..and for the same reasons.

I will miss him. We will pick up where he left off and continue! We owe that to him..and to us.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 8:31:34 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: GOP Poet

Someone else will step forward to fill the void! Is it you?


13 posted on 03/01/2012 8:33:31 AM PST by King Hawk
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To: drpix
WOW!!! Curiouser and Curiouser—things keep getting!! Breitbart made an announcement at the CPAC that he had Obama college tapes which Breitbart said would be released during the election campaign!!!

Hark back to a person who was said to have dirt on the Clintons-Vince Foster-who was found dead in a park in Washington D.C.!! Curiouser and curiouser things get!!

14 posted on 03/01/2012 8:33:48 AM PST by ScareyFast63
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To: treetopsandroofs
Please stop with the conspiracy theories. His father-in-law and the medical center would have to be a part of it.

He had a history of heart problems as his family and friends have said. He was doing a grueling book tour besides his other work.

15 posted on 03/01/2012 8:35:53 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Theoria

Sure ... he could have had trouble sleeping, thought he had heartburn, needed fresh air, etc.

Or ...


16 posted on 03/01/2012 8:35:53 AM PST by maggief
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To: drpix
Three years ago, Andrew very generously hosted a dinner to introduce me to some of the Hollywood conservatives. Adam Baldwin and Ben Shapiro were there, along with John Nolte. Andrew would have been performing a wonderful favor to me just by having us get together for a drink, but he personally sprang for a full steak dinner at a nice restaurant for all of us.

Next time I talked to him, he was organizing planeloads of relief for the tsunami victims.

Andrew did what few of us really ever want to do, namely aggressively confront the Left in their face. We have lost a tremendous leader, and I have lost a friend.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 8:37:26 AM PST by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: ScareyFast63
Breibart wasn't dumb. I'm sure there are several copies in numerous places....and I'm certain that Bean knows where the originals are.

Will Obama send regards to his family??

18 posted on 03/01/2012 8:37:49 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: drpix

A neighbor saw him walking at midnight? Is walking at midnight a popular activity in Brentwood?

Was he walking to meet someone? Or was the neighbor walking with him?

On another thread - there was a statement that Breitbart only got 4 hours of sleep. Perhaps he was walking to clear his head?

Curious.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 8:38:14 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to bring America back from the brink.)
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To: drpix

Walking outside at midnight????

Not liking the sound of this.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 8:38:36 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: maggief
If you have heart trouble and feel lousey, you make a call.

I'd say this midnight walk was likely his usual pattern.

21 posted on 03/01/2012 8:40:16 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Theoria
"Shrug. Who knows. He could have been meeting a source, or the obvious, simply walking."

Granted things are done a little different in California, but what are the odds that:

1. He'd just happen to go for a stroll at around midnight?

2. There would be somebody who not only saw him out walking, but saw him at the exact moment he collapsed?

Still, I'm reluctant to dive into any conspiracy theories until more facts are known.

22 posted on 03/01/2012 8:40:16 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Yeah, that and the EgyptAir crash from a few years before, when the plane went straight into the ocean, seemed like a big cover up. Big time.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 8:41:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: LS

I’m sorry for your loss. He seemed to be a courageous and generous man. Many of us owe him a lot.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 8:41:34 AM PST by Crucial
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To: kcvl
Please stop with the conspiracy theories. His father-in-law and the medical center would have to be a part of it. He had a history of heart problems as his family and friends have said. He was doing a grueling book tour besides his other work.

Regardless, knowing the Chicago thugs he was ratting out, he most likely had a "dead-man switch" set up for a data dump "just in case". My apologies to the real Chicago thugs of the old-school. Let's wait and see.

25 posted on 03/01/2012 8:42:09 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: drpix

Was so shocked to hear of this earlier. Oh, Andrew will be so missed! A terrible, terrible loss and all so incredibly sad.


26 posted on 03/01/2012 8:42:35 AM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: LS

You have my sympathies for the loss of your friend.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 8:42:43 AM PST by maggief
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To: Vigilanteman
I can't help but wonder if this had something to do with the videos on ObaMao he was scheduled to release.

How will we ever know? obama in the HW...Holder at justice and Breitbart died in the most liberal city in the most liberal state in the union. I smell a big fat kenyan rat...probably the same rat friends of Rev Wright's choir director smelled in Chicago.

28 posted on 03/01/2012 8:43:34 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Vigilanteman

BINGO It was a hit.... we will never know unless the family also does an independant autopsy. I pray it was natural causes but your remember Vince Foster or the Chicago boys of Obama’s church.....


29 posted on 03/01/2012 8:45:36 AM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Sacajaweau

AB made more than a few radical enemies. A consistent pattern of walking alone at midnight would not be smart on his part.

I didn’t think he looked at that well at CPAC. JMO


30 posted on 03/01/2012 8:47:33 AM PST by maggief
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To: sodpoodle
"Is walking at midnight a popular activity in Brentwood?"

So popular when it happens the neighbors take notice..... apparently....

31 posted on 03/01/2012 8:47:45 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Chainmail
A serious loss to our cause. God rest his soul and give comfort to his family.

ditto

32 posted on 03/01/2012 8:47:58 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I agree. Not enough facts yet for a good conspiracy theory. Sometimes stuff happens. For now, I’ll go with Sir William of Occam and think he died from pre existing heart problems.

I feel sad. I hope the tapes come out.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 8:49:21 AM PST by Valentine Michael Smith (I need to go to a Mars bar.)
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To: drpix
Even with a history of heart problems, I hope the fact that he collapsed on the street justifies an autopsy.

yes, by a very good Private Pathologist

34 posted on 03/01/2012 8:50:56 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Yeah, you sure don’t (didn’t) hear much about that crash. If I remember correctly, it crashed in Queens and killed 100 plus. HOWEVER, it was NOT, repeat NOT, terrorism~~~~


35 posted on 03/01/2012 8:53:50 AM PST by jayrunner
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His father-in-law and the medical center would have to be a part of it.

why?

36 posted on 03/01/2012 8:54:03 AM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Reagan69

walking in that neighborhood at night you’re liable to be hit by a Ford Bronco traveling at low speed...


37 posted on 03/01/2012 8:55:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ncfool

Richard Kuklinski would kill with a small mist of a cyanide solution to bare skin. Unless there is a specific test for cyanide, the autopsy would always list the cause of death as heart failure. It can be done in broad daylight, without anyone observing what actually happened.


38 posted on 03/01/2012 8:55:39 AM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: kcvl

Which conspiracy theory did I start with?

The November 2001 plane crash?

Do you still believe that to be an accident?

Kind of FAST cause of death on this, don’t you think?

No?

Who are you to be all holier than thou on an IMMEDIATE cause of death for a prominent public figure?


39 posted on 03/01/2012 8:55:47 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: drpix
It may have been natural causes, maybe it wasn't.

Either way, I very much hope he had "if anything happens to me" conversations with multiple people, while handing out zip drives.

40 posted on 03/01/2012 8:56:16 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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Of all the CPAP speakers that were televised a few weeks ago, he was the only one I was able to watch. What a brilliant man. Where he has fallen, may one hundred rise up to take his place. God bless you Andrew Breitbart.
41 posted on 03/01/2012 8:57:00 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: LS

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your friend. We have all lost a great conservative leader...


42 posted on 03/01/2012 8:57:21 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Cowman

Do you really want to sound like a complete idiot?

What do you mean ‘why’?

I guess his wife is part of the conspiracy too? He had heart trouble. Why is that so hard to understand? He talked to several of his friends about it.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 9:01:05 AM PST by kcvl
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To: sodpoodle
Is walking at midnight a popular activity in Brentwood?

I only have one other night to go on.

That night Ron Goldman was out walking, and he ran into OJ who was also out on a stroll, and then Kato walked back by OJ's house.

It seems like a happening night spot.

44 posted on 03/01/2012 9:02:19 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: drpix

Oh no! Prayers


45 posted on 03/01/2012 9:02:26 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: treetopsandroofs

“Who are you to be all holier than thou on an IMMEDIATE cause of death for a prominent public figure?”

Holier than thou? roflol...How about LISTENING to his friends talk about it! He had heart trouble which he told several of his CLOSE friends. They were all worried about him and how he wasn’t taking care of himself. Not too hard to understand, IMO.


46 posted on 03/01/2012 9:03:17 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Valentine Michael Smith

A terrible loss.

For what it’s worth— the midnight stroll does not seem odd to me. I do it myself to relax, and I know the general area of Brentwood. Generally speaking, it’s about as safe an area as you will find in LA.

What worries me: Andrew felt healthy enough to take the walk- sick people don’t exercise. Exceptions might be made: emotional turmoil etc.


47 posted on 03/01/2012 9:06:20 AM PST by tsomer
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To: maggief
Apparently, he was 'well enough' to tweet only 9 hours ago.......so tweeting and walking? ;)

http://twitter.com/#!/andrewbreitbart

RIP to a great conservative...

48 posted on 03/01/2012 9:06:43 AM PST by BossLady (Where There's A Shill...There's A Pay.......)
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To: kcvl

I agree. After reading his autobiography, I am saddened—but not shocked. The boy did a lot of living before breaking onto the national scene. That type of stress might not show on the surface, but it does cause damage.

It’s too bad. He was one of a few conservative commenters that did not sound like a shrill.


49 posted on 03/01/2012 9:07:52 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: drpix

Think that is the normal procedure today.


50 posted on 03/01/2012 9:07:52 AM PST by org.whodat
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