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    3 Years after Andrew Breitbart’s death, no apologies needed

    3 Years after Andrew Breitbart’s death, no apologies needed

    “Apologize for WHAT?”

    On March 1, 2012, Andrew Breitbart died. My post upon hearing the news tried to capture what many of us were feeling, including reactions from friends and foes, Andrew Breitbart dead. We’ve tried our best to remember his death each anniversary:

    As well as his legacy:

    Later in the day on March 1, 2012, I wrote A personal note on the death of Andrew Breitbart. There’s not much I can add to it now:

    I only spoke once with Andrew Breitbart. He reached out to me, and we spoke by phone. The topic is not important, but I was shocked that he even knew who I was; but as I’ve come to learn, Andrew seemed to know who everyone was in the conservative blogosphere. He was just that way.

    Since my wife called this morning to let me know of Andrew’s death, it has been hard to focus on anything else. In her words, we don’t have that many bright media lights, and to lose him hurts.

    Andrew lived in a world without restraints. He could be who he wanted to be, a luxury few bloggers have, particularly those who blog under their own name and work for others.

    I live in a world of restraints, and I envied Andrew’s freedom more than you can know.

    Andrew is irreplaceable, but we would serve his memory well to aspire to more freedom of thought and more freedom of action.

    I’ve often wondered where to go with this blog. I now know.

    The past three years have been a struggle to live up to that goal. But at least we try.

    Andrew’s tweet “Apologize for WHAT?,” in reaction to (false) claims he had misled people about Shirley Sherrod, has become something of a call to action:

    Last night was the last time Greg Gutfeld was on Red Eye. I learned that Andrew was on the very first Red Eye broadcast on July 28, 2007, described as a “contributor for” [Featured Image].

    Here’s Gutfeld’s remembrance of Andrew one year ago:

    Mandy was one of Andrew’s key researchers.

    Tweets Andrew Breitbart and Mandy Nagy

    Remember to say a prayer for both of them.

    This image from Legal Insurrection reader Patricia, created the day Andrew died, always seems fitting:

    Andrew Breitbart - Big Loss


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    Gremlin1974 | March 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    One of the things I truly regret is that I had a chance to meet him, and would have gotten a chance to speak with him for a moment or two, and I wasn’t able to go for personal reasons.

    RIP Andrew.

    P.S. One of my favorite quotes comes from Andrew, he once said; “The truth isn’t evil, it’s just the truth.”

    snopercod | March 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    So how is Mandy getting along?

    Karen Sacandy | March 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Andrew Breitbart, along with James O’Keefe, III, was a game-changer.

    It is simply impossible to give enough accolades to Andrew Breitbart.

    As to Shirley Sherrod, she should be utterly disgraced, for pursuing a widow with 4 children. The audience reacted as they did, and there can be no unringing of that bell. They were the litmus paper, and she was the liquid applied to it.

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