Long known as Matt Drudge's "bitch" (check wiki, I didn't make that up - he did), Andrew Breitbart was a lightning rod for contrversy.
He helped found Huffingonpost and a slew of (mostly hard-right) websites.
He will probably be remembered most for setting up ACORN.
He recently started working with the a large gay conservative group... which pissed off a lot of folks, like Joseph Farah.
I hated the guy's BS, and wouldn't really care that he's dead, but sure, he's a widely read and very influential social warrior... this is big news.
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