I was never a fan of Andrew Breitbart’s style or his politics, but it’s still tragic when someone dies so young, at what may have been the height of his career. If there’s a place after this one, I hope he finds peace there. The founder of Big Government and a host of other conservative blogs was 43.
Looks like Breitbart’s little anti-Occupy Wall Street rant has more people than just me questioning his use of illicit substances – though I just wondered if he had a drinking problem.
Seems the Big Hollywood blogger-in-chief is on the defensive, if his Twitter feed says anything about it:
Notice the deflection here – as though David Brock just screamed at a bunch of protesters and had to be dragged off by security. It’s pretty much par for the course when it comes to Breitbart.
Two thoughts: First, it’s easy to beat a drug test, especially if you’re doing something like cocaine or speed – the sort of drugs that might make someone lose their head at an OWS protest. Stimulants leave the bloodstream quickly, and with a little preparation you could easily beat the test. If it’s booze, of course, this is all a moot point.
Second, who cares if he was high when he flipped out on the protesters? It’s almost more understandable if he was. If he has a substance abuse problem, I might sympathize with him a little bit. Addicts need help, not scorn.
But if this was the angry rant of a sober man? That’s much more troubling. That says something about Breitbart as a human being, deep down – about his anger and instability as a person without the use of drugs.
Now, I can’t be sure about this, but last I checked running around screaming “behave yourself” at a bunch of peaceful protesters and struggling with security is not exactly behaving oneself.
It’s also remarkably stupid. There are these things called “camera phones” and another thing he may have heard of called “the internet.”
Breitbart is many things, but stupid enough to hand the left a viral video like this? It’s a head-scratcher for sure.
Occupy protesters congregated outside of CPAC, hoping to stir up some media attention and irritate conservatives in attendance. Not in a million years did they hope to get so far under Breitbart’s skin.
Do we know if he has a drinking problem? Because I just cannot for the life of me fathom what he was thinking here. Behave yourself? Seriously?
I half expected Bill Maher to show up suddenly and start making wise-cracks about how they should all go get a job, followed by a big make-out scene between the two.
Oh well. We can’t have everything. Even in an age of rapidly-shared-stupidity.