Prior to his passing, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects–but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us.
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – “Who guards the guardians?” Andrew saw himself in that role—as a guardian protecting Americans from the left’s “objective” loyal scribes.
Andrew wanted to do what the mainstream media would not. First and foremost: Andrew pledged to vet President Barack H. Obama.
Andrew did not want to re-litigate the 2008 election. Nor did he want to let Republicans off the hook. Instead, he wanted to show that the media had failed in its most basic duty: to uncover the truth, and hold those in power accountable, regardless of party.
From today through Election Day, November 6, 2012, we will vet this president–and his rivals.
We begin with a column Andrew wrote last week in preparation for today’s Big relaunch–a story that should swing the first hammer against the glass wall the mainstream media has built around Barack Obama.
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In The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama claims that he worried after 9/11 that his name, so similar to that of Osama bin Laden, might harm his political career.
But Obama was not always so worried about misspellings and radical resemblances. He may even have cultivated them as he cast himself as Chicago’s radical champion.
In 1998, a small Chicago theater company staged a play titled The Love Song of Saul Alinsky, dedicated to the life and politics of the radical community organizer whose methods Obama had practiced and taught on Chicago’s South Side.
Obama was not only in the audience, but also took the stage after one performance, participating in a panel discussion that was advertised in the poster for the play…
The article continues at Breitbart.com/Big-Government
Andrew talked incessantly about controlling the narrative, as Stacy reflects. Byron York stressed in his remembrance that Breitbart always insisted that culture was upstream from politics. This morning, Jeff considers the cost of backing down, with respect to the Rush Limbaugh fallout. And it has become a truism that even in death Breitbart exposed the nature of the liberal left by virtue of all the abuse hurled at his memory on Twitter and elsewhere…
Why Andrew Breitbart as a fiscal conservative activist was a better friend to gays than Barack Obama Cynthia Yockey, A Conservative Lesbian
Update: Andrew Breitbart for the Offense, by Robert Spencer
Among the many things that made Andrew Breitbart a great man was that he played offense. Most of the time warriors for freedom find themselves playing defense. Instead, we should follow Breitbart’s example…
Also, at Iowahawk, Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012
Update 2: We saw this awhile ago, and even posted about it, though we’re not entirely sure of the veracity (like, how easy is this to prove?). It’s worth considering: Meet Obama’s Gay Transgender Prostitute Nanny From Indonesia… But, like Jammie Wearing Fool, we wonder, why no statement from the White House? And why is the nanny living in fear?
Update 3: Zilla shares her own feelings of loss and offers some links to tributes to Andrew that we don’t have.