Andrew Breitbart

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Andrew Breitbart
Andrew Breitbart speaking at CPAC 2012 (6799355014) (cropped).jpg
Speaking at CPAC, February 2012
Andrew James Breitbart

(1969-02-01)February 1, 1969
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 1, 2012(2012-03-01) (aged 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeHillside Memorial Park Cemetery
Alma materTulane University (BA)
OccupationWriter, columnist, journalist, publisher
Years active1995–2012
Political partyRepublican
Susannah Bean (m. 1997)

Andrew Breitbart (February 1, 1969 - March 1, 2012) was an American libertarian political commentator. Breitbart was a member of the Democratic Party but left in the 1990s because he thought that the Democrats were unfair to Clarence Thomas after Anita Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment. Breitbart became a member of the Republican Party after he started listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio. Breitbart criticized a lot of journalists. He said that they had a wikt:bias to left-wing politics. Even though he was right-wing, Breitbart supported gay marriage. Breitbart helped Arianna Huffington create the Huffington Post when she was a Republican. He also helped Matt Drudge create his Internet show The Drudge Report. Breitbart later created his own website also called Breitbart News network. He said the site would be like the Huffington Post but right-wing. Breitbart hired Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder, Steve Bannon, Michelle Fields and many other people to work at Breitbart News. Breitbart died of a heart attack in 2012. Steve Bannon took over Breitbart News from him.