Update on Jim Hoft
posted at 9:53 am on September 9, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
First, this is not a remembrance. Although Jim Hoft remains in critical condition in a St. Louis hospital, he, fortunately, is still planted firmly on this mortal coil. I write with the full confidence that he will make a full recovery. Right now, however, the man is enduring his own private hell. You may not immediately know the name Jim Hoft, but some part of our present world has been shaped by his work as an activist and through his blog, Gateway Pundit. …
He is surrounded by friends and family. He has a friend, Andrea Ryan, who has stepped up to keep the Gateway Pundit site active while he is recovering. We at Breitbart, and others in the conservative on-line world, have done what we can to help this effort. We can’t replicate Hoft, but we can help keep things going until he returns to the fight. And, we need him to return.
A year and a half ago, we lost Andrew. Six months ago we lost my childhood friend, Chip Gerdes, who organized that Tea Party event and late-night conference calls that brought together activists from around the country. Last month, we almost lost Jim Hoft.
God speed to Hoft in his recovery. There aren’t many of us. We need you back in the fight.
Keep checking in at Gateway Pundit, and at Breitbart. I’m reminded of old Midwestern farming communities, where neighbors would tend fields for the sick and afflicted until they regained their health, just to make sure that the family didn’t lose their farm. Kudos to our friends at Breitbart, and let’s hope Jim is back on the beam quickly.