by Chris Haire
When Ted Kennedy died, Andrew Breitbart had more than a few choice words for the last of the Kennedy brothers, calling the long-serving Massachusetts senator a “villain,” a “duplicitous bastard,” and a “prick.”
In light of this, there is no reason to hold back when it comes to Breitbart, who passed away today, unexpectedly at the age of 43.
Andrew Breitbart was a traitor who knowingly and willingly used lies and trickery to deceive his fellow Americans. His deceptive actions ended the career of Shirley Sherrod, a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee, after one of his websites aired a heavily edited video of Ms. Sherrod. Breitbart knowingly edited the video to paint Sherrod as a racist, and it was all part of Andrew's never-ending war against the Obama administration.
Prior to that Breitbart aired videos by James O'Keefe, featuring completely fabricated content. The videos seemingly showed O'Keefe, dressed as pimp with a "ho" in tow, entering the offices of ACORN on several occasions and interviewing ACORN employees; according to Wikipedia, O'Keefe asked ACORN employees "how to avoid taxes and detection by the authorities with regard to their plans to engage in tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution." The staff answered him as best as they could.
These videos ultimately led to the end of ACORN, a major organizer of voter registration drives in poor, often African-American communities. But there was only one problem: O'Keefe never entered a single ACORN office dressed as a pimp; he wore a suit. The pimp scenes were shot well after the interviews had taken place. Later a judge determined the interviews had been substantially edited to misrepresent what had occurred.
Breitbart never apologized for airing these videos, ending ACORN, destroying the career of Shirley Sherrod, and, most importantly, deceiving the American public. Please forgive me if I don't mourn his passing.