A newsman that recently passed away unfortunately. He had heart problems and was in and out of the hospital with them, he died at 43 leaving behind a wife and family. Pretty sad in my opinion.
He assisted Matt Drudge with the Drudge Report, as well as Arianna Huffington in the creation of HuffPo. (Not joking, look it up.) He was raised by two very liberal parents, which is interesting considering his own political leanings and stances. After working in the media, he sincerely believed there was a left-wing slant to the reporting, and more or less became an activist, often times (self admittedly) trolling the left.
What I remember him best for:
Here he is, in his shining moment, a moment of redemption right before Weiner announced his resignation. Here’s how it went down (worth the watch).
Commenatary on “Weinergate”:
In his speech he called out:
Gawker – (Who regularly posts inflammatory and false statements about Fox News personnel for one.)
Salon.com and its editor at large
MediaMatters (Check out the articles on them from the DailyCaller. If the documents aren’t completely made up, then essentially they occasionally write newscasts for MSNBC, HuffPo, the LA times, and George Sargent of WaPo. They also organize boycotts of conservative figures they don’t like. /Attacking sponsors as a way of soft censorship = free speech amirite?)
All of whom, he states, tried to destroy him and protect the firemouthed congressman sharing their political leanings. Now here’s what’s rattling around my head…
All of those outlets declared open season on Breitbart insinuated the following, and you hear it in the press conference video:
-This was a non story
-Only Breitbart considered this a news story
-Weiner’s computer was hacked
Among a list of other excuses. By what metrics is that a non story?!
That makes me want to make a list of my own!
The list of Non stories here:
-A sitting congressman posts a lewd picture, publicly, on ****ing twitter. That’s about as public as it gets on the internetz.
-Said sitting congressman intended to send this privately to a young girl (that is not his pregnant wife.)
-Said sitting congressman then insinuates that his computer was hacked by a public figure to obtain information.
-He did not go to the Police, and repeatedly stated he would not. This is apparently not bizarre or cause for question.
-Several media outlets all sharing the same slant declare open season on a News-guy who had the gall to report it, seeking to completely discredit him.
-Eventually the congressman holds a news conference in which he confesses to a series of events that corroborates News-guy’s story, and resigns.
-The media outlets that declared open season on him? Their motives were never questioned, no apologies made.
What’s kind of sad, is the fact that even in death he’s still the victim of demagoguery.
Now giving the guy the benefit of the doubt, he does appear to be from the UK, he’s likely trusted someone else’s assessments.
Now excuse me while I express my own opinion, in the form of my “Advice-Toby-Meme”.
In Conclusion: The eccentric Breitbart will be missed. A little bit “out there”, but always honest. It was kind of refreshing, and deeply amusing to see the guy at work.