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Andrew Breitbart

Andrew BreitbartBorn: 1-Feb-1969
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 1-Mar-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Washington Times columnist

Washington Times columnist and right-wing web mogul Andrew Breitbart worked under Matt Drudge at The Drudge Report from that site's founding, then helped Arianna Huffington set up her left-wing Huffington Post website in 2005 (payment presumably trumping ideology). At the time of his death, Breitbart ran several popular conservative sites including Breitbart.com and Breitbart.tv, and the Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, and Big Government family of websites. He provided funding and an initial platform for James O'Keefe's 2009 video, which was deceptively edited to portray ACORN as a criminal operation.

Breitbart was the central player in the curious story of Shirley Sherrod, a black USDA bureaucrat who was fired in July 2010 on the basis of a misleadingly-edited recording of a speech she had given. Clips from the speech were published by Breitbart and played repeatedly on Fox News, showing Sherrod as she admitted racial prejudice against white people. When an un-edited version of the same speech emerged from a less ideologically-motivated source, however, it became clear that Sherrod's comments had been intended to illuminate the lesson she had learned -- that race is unimportant, compared to helping people in need.


[1] "I am agnostic." Stated on Real Time with Bill Maher, 24 September 2010.

Father: Gerald Breitbart
Mother: Arlene
Wife: Susannah Bean ("Susie", dau. of
Orson Bean, four children)

    High School: Brentwood School, Los Angeles, CA
    University: BA, Tulane University (1991)

    The Washington Times Columnist
    Drudge Report
    The Huffington Post
    GOProud Advisory Council (resigned 2011)
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
    Libel sued by Shirley Sherrod (11-Feb-2011)
    Jewish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Hating Breitbart (19-Oct-2012) · Himself
    Occupy Unmasked (21-Sep-2012) · Himself
    The Undefeated (15-Jul-2011) · Himself
    I Want Your Money (28-Jul-2010) · Himself
    Michael Moore Hates America (12-Sep-2004) · Himself


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