On the Death of Andrew Breitbart
By Tony Katz
I was awoken today with the news that Andrew Breitbart had died. I was not close friends with Andrew, but we did speak when we saw each other, and, certainly, my respect for him was boundless.
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I had the pleasure of speaking on stage with him in Madison, WI on Tax Day 2011, and again in Washington, D.C. at the Defending the Dream Summit in November. It never dawned on me that the experience of seeing him before going on stage would be the limit.
As a society, we are better off because of Andrew and his work at Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. As a society, we are better off not just because of the stories he broke, but how they were delivered - the clear contrast between today's journalist and a real journalist.
We are also better off because Andrew is the reminder of how to fight. On this, Andrew and I shared the same belief: never accept the premise of their question, or their statement. If and when you are told a lie, confront the lie. His life is a primer for those who will come next, to continue the fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way. [more...]
About Tony Katz: Tony is a proud American and Capitalist. He has provided political and election coverage and insight to FOX News, MSNBC, NPR, TIME Magazine, PJMedia, the Arizona Republic, KABC7-Los Angeles and numerous other blogs and media outlets. Tony is a contributor to "The Big Sites," Daily Caller and TownHall.com, and a regular guest on radio stations across the country. Tony is a Los Angeles Tea Party organizer, and a sought after public speaker and host talking about the Tea Party, new media and the fight against Statism.