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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kicking the media where it hurts

  Some in the MSM have admitted admiration for Breitbart; others, including so-called "conservatives," have excoriated him and his memory in an effort to garner merit for themselves as being broad minded and enlightened to be liked by the privileged class.
  Unlike Breitbart, of course.
  But the magnificent Breitbart's death has done something rather unexpected. Many of us grieved mightily when we heard of his death, even though we never actually met him.
  But what Breitbart has done in death is something perhaps he could not have done in life.
  Charles Hurt's Joel Pollack's column expresses the sentiments of those little bloggers out here who keep plugging away. Those of us who do not have thousands or millions of readers to affirm what we are doing. Those of us in whom the light of freedom burns brightly. 
  Yet what gave Andrew hope was the knowledge that each individual was a potential citizen journalist, able to capture and disseminate the reality that the media and its satraps, conservative and liberal, remain desperate to hide. The vetting project that Andrew began earlier this year was aimed not just at Mr. Obama and his rivals, but also at the media, without whom the entire Obama presidency would have been impossible. 
In doing so, Andrew showed the uncommon valor that is beyond the comprehension of those “conservatives” warmly nestled in the bosom of the beast. Though he was - and remains - irreplaceable, Andrew cultivated a cohort of citizen journalists that continues the work he began at the media empire that bears his name. He made this great country bigger for those, left and right, who dare to embrace its fragile freedoms.
 And in his own extraordinary way, Breitbart continues to live in each citizen journalist who seeks to do the job that most journalists either refuse to do or have never learned to do.
  Breitbart lives.

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