Andrew Breitbart died today at the age of 43. His websites have published the following quote, the new conclusion he wrote for his book, Righteous Indignation:
I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.
Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.
It has always been my understanding that Breitbart was a reluctant Conservative. He was driven to the right by an intolerant, bullying left. Regardless, he was an effective champion of the Conservative cause, and a media pioneer. He will be missed.