A year later, right recalls Andrew Breitbart

Conservatives took to Twitter and blogs Friday to remember Andrew Breitbart, the right-wing commentator and activist who died a year ago of heart failure at the age of 43.

“I miss Andrew for many reasons,” conservative commentator Jedediah Bila wrote at Breitbart.com, one of Breitbart’s conservative websites. “He was the kind of guy who would tell you the truth even if it was hard to hear. He was the kind of guy who people just wanted to be around because there was something entertaining about almost everything that came out of his mouth…Most of all, he was the kind of guy who wasn’t afraid to be creative, to think outside the box, and to brainstorm projects that might be risky, but would leave their mark on history and change hearts and minds.”

Breitbart’s other rabble-rousing websites, including Big Hollywood, Big Peace, Big Journalism and Big Government, lend a conservative eye to subjects as diverse as military matters and movie stars.
Commentators noted Breitbart’s commitment to championing the conservative cause.

“Andrew was my shade,” recalled conservative radio host Dana Loesch, in an interview with RedState.com. “He would walk through the fires of hell holding gas cans for you. He didn’t believe in needlessly sacrificing our own to satisfy the left. He never left anyone behind. He didn’t sweat the small stuff. He was my friend and I miss him.”

“Thinking of dear friend & lover of freedom & liberty @AndrewBreitbart. He lives on in hearts & minds & is 4ever an inspiration. #breitbart,” tweeted Amy Kremer, chair of the Tea Party Express.