Yesterday, I watched part of the Red Eye tribute to Andrew Breitbart. I loved that it was a celebration of his life. As I said, I didn’t follow him, unless a news story broke that involved him. While watching it, I kept thinking of a friend who is very liberal. I thought that other than their political differences, she would really like this guy. She would have loved to talk music with him because they have the same taste in music. But, the biggest similarity that they have is that they both see the role the media plays in culture and the desire for the truth to be told. This idea kept ping ponging in my head. Then, I realized that Andrew Breitbart’s life is such of an example of how the media created the news so that liberals would discount him and not listen to the simple message he had. They made him into the enemy because he was shining the light on the truth of the role the media plays. I hope that liberals will begin to hear his message and decide to Be Breitbart and insist on the TRUTH from media and from politicians. I’m not asking that you embrace his politics, just that you embrace his expectation to see and hear the TRUTH. It is all that Breitbart wanted and it is all that I want. I may not like hear the truth, but I can handle the truth and I believe that everyone else can as well.
I hope you will take the 20 minutes and watch part of the tribute the Red Eye guys gave to Andrew Breitbart.
I wasn’t going to write a post about Andrew Breitbart. I admired the man for the way that he was so fearless and stood up for what he believed in. But, I didn’t really pay attention to anything he did unless it was a major story and I felt that to say anything would seem disingenuous. I happened to watch the Weiner press conference when he ended up running the show. It reminds me now of how it really showed the leadership he exuded because the other media turned to him.
So, with all that I am shocked on the impact his death is having on me. When I saw a tweet that said he had died, I felt like I had been punched in the gut. I still feel that way. I woke up this morning and when I saw something that reminded me of it, I felt like I had been punched in the gut again. I read a post about him and I find tears welling up in my eyes. I admit I was a bit self-centered in that I prayed to God wondering why He had taken a man that this country needed to much. I felt God reminding me that we all need to do what he did. Maybe we won’t be able to be a warrior like Andrew was and be as fearless as he was. But, maybe, just maybe, we have learned a bit from him that we can use to ensure that the media and the politicians don’t take WE THE PEOPLE for granted. Maybe, just maybe, we can remember that we need to put God First, Country Second, and Ourselves Third.
RIP Andrew Breitbart. Thank you for all you did because of your love for this country.