And like the Thomas hearings, the media are the full and willing partners in this character assassination. Millions of Americans are watching. How many of them are the next Andrew Breitbart?
You see, Breitbart not only walked away from the Democrats because of this event, but he was also radicalized by it. He didn’t become just a conservative Republican; he became an activist. He dedicated his life to exposing the political left as well as the mainstream media. He called it the Democrat media complex, and expose it he did. He built an empire and, in so doing, he personally inspired multitudes who took up his musket when he tragically fell in 2012.
Ben Shapiro, Dana Loesch, John Nolte, Stephen Crowder, Kurt Schlichter, Derek Hunter, Andrew Klavan and yours truly were all directly influenced, encouraged and discovered by Breitbart. Thousands more were inspired to “walk toward the fire” and engage in the fight through blogs, social media, new media, podcasts and YouTube. His legacy continues to inspire new warriors who read the website that bears his name even six years after his death.