Andrew Breitbart

American conservative writer and publisher (1969–2012) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Andrew James Breitbart (/ˈbrtbɑːrt/; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative journalist[1] and political commentator who was the founder of Breitbart News and a co-founder of HuffPost.

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Andrew Breitbart
Speaking at CPAC, February 2012
Andrew James Breitbart

(1969-02-01)February 1, 1969
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 1, 2012(2012-03-01) (aged 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeHillside Memorial Park Cemetery
Alma materTulane University (BA)
  • Writer
  • columnist
  • journalist
  • publisher
Years active1995–2012
Political partyRepublican
Susannah Bean
(m. 1997)

After helping in the early stages of HuffPost[2] and the Drudge Report,[3] Breitbart created Breitbart News, a far-right[4] news and opinion website, which has been described as misogynistic, xenophobic, and racist by academics and journalists.[5] He played central roles in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, the firing of Shirley Sherrod, and the ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy.[6] Commenters such as Nick Gillespie and Conor Friedersdorf have credited Breitbart with changing how people wrote about politics by "show[ing] how the Internet could be used to route around information bottlenecks imposed by official spokesmen and legacy news outlets".[7][8]