His countless admirers around America were shocked by the death of new media pioneer Andrew Breitbart this week.
The 43-year-old dynamo was a frequent guest – and guest host – on talk radio. His friend and fellow “Hollywood conservative” Dennis Miller fielded calls from shaken listeners for most of his Thursday morning program.
Other radio hosts paused to deal with the stunning news, which broke just as some were going on the air.
Michael Savage raised the alarming possibility that Andrew Breitbart had been assassinated. At CPAC, Breitbart had claimed that he possessed incriminating videotape of Obama during his college days.
“I pray it was natural causes,” said Savage. “But we’ll never know the truth.”
The morning after the annual Academy Awards, Michael Savage wondered about the influence Hollywood had on the world at large.
“Today there was a school shooting in Ohio by a ‘goth,’” he noted, “which is just another word for a creep that nobody likes.
“Who do you blame for these shootings by children in America?” Savage continued. “Do you think that movie producers such as Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Harvey Weinstein are to blame because of the senseless, violent movies they make, in which one person after another is shot without regard for the psychological impact these images have on young minds?”
Hannity started his Thursday morning show with a tribute to Andrew Breitbart, praising him for living his principles to the very end (FREE audio).
Hannity also replayed his final interview with the media maven. It took place just after Breitbart had had dinner with Weatherman terrorist turned Obama supporter Bill Ayers, a dinner Breitbart had won through a progressive charity auction. The stunt was typical Breitbart, said Hannity (FREE audio).
Rush Limbaugh has hosted the highest rated talk radio show in history for many years. However, a new Harris Interactive poll ranked Limbaugh as “the worst news personality in America.”
This contradicts other polls showing that Rush is considered highly popular and influential, with one survey claiming that even 42 percent of liberals calling Limbaugh “helpful to America.”
“Maybe it’s time to bring our troops home,” Limbaugh mused this week, in response to the berserk Islamic response to the U.S. military’s destruction of (already defaced) Korans in Afghanistan (FREE audio).
The “separation of church and state” is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the world today. Mark Levin blamed the influence of a powerful man who he called an anti-Catholic bigot and a former Klansman (FREE audio).
Levin also castigated Obama for his shameful apology to Afghanistan after U.S. troops destroyed defaced Korans. The radio host then issued an apology of his own, addressed the members of the American military, for “this jerk who’s the commander-in-chief” (FREE audio).
News of Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death hit the wires just as Laura Ingraham’s show went to air. Still in shock, she offered a tribute to the political dynamo (FREE audio).
Ingraham’s other guests this week included Rick Santorum, who admitted he should have worded his criticism of JFK’s famous “church and state” speech differently. Laura also spoke to Peter Robinson, Hoover Institution research fellow and host of Uncommon Knowledge, who critiqued the communications problems that all the candidates seem to be having (FREE audio).
They’d had their differences in the past, but Glenn Beck put that aside when he broke news of Andrew Breitbart’s passing at the top of his show.
Glenn Beck says his family has been threatened multiple times since moving from New York to Texas, but according to a reporter at the Star-Telegram, the local police have no record of any threats.
And now, from the left side of the dial …
It wouldn’t surprise the late Andrew Breitbart that news of his death was greeted with joy by thousands of “progressives.” However, many were still shocked by the brazen outpouring of delight on Twitter. “Burn in hell” was a typical sentiment.
The proprietors of Breitbart’s site BigHollywood.com chose to leave the comments section under their former boss’s obituary uncensored, the better to let the world see the true face of the so-called “compassionate” left.
Andrew Breitbart devoted his life to exposing the hatred and insanity of self-described “liberals.” Even in death, he managed to provoke them into revealing their true selves.