March 28, 2013 2 Comments
Review of Righteous Indignation
by Andrew Breitbart
A free speech advocate, Andrew Breitbart believed in encouraging more engagement in the civil discourse. To say it another way, he wanted to promote ideas and discussion where the left-wing “Democrat Media Complex” seeks to stifle discussion to promote their liberal beliefs.
Breitbart passed away in March 2012 at the age of 43, but made a serious impact in his short time on the national scene. The book details his involvement with the Drudge Report, Huffington Post, other media outlets, and goes great lengths in explaining how and why the “BIG” sights launched. (Big Government, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, Big Peace)
The first impactful story that Big Government helped bring to the people led to the downfall of ACORN, a community organizing group tied closely to the election of Barack Obama. You may recall the infamous videos of the “pimp and prostitute” seeking government grants to support their start up business of prostituting underage girls illegally brought into the country from Latin America. Workers at ACORN offered tips and advice on how to get taxpayer funding, suggesting using code words to obscure the link to prostitution.
In his book, Breitbart discusses taking the story first to the mainstream media, who did not run the story because it was “too political.” This played right into his hands as it exposed media’s leftist agenda of protecting liberals no matter the cost. When the story went big, they were eventually forced to report on it.
Part blogger, part publisher, part activist, part provocateur, Breitbart is greatly missed for his entertaining antics and great courage under fire. He never shrank when the lefties attempted to silence him by calling him “racist” and other such epithets. His unwavering spirit in the face of repressive political correctness is an inspiration for all Americans.
The book gets 5 stars out of 5. It is the best book on politics, pop culture, new media, and current events that I have read in recent years.
- The Legacy of Andrew Breitbart: A Warrior and a Friend (townhall.com)
- A year later, right recalls Breitbart (politico.com)
- SHAPIRO: Remembering Andrew Breitbart (washingtontimes.com)