I don’t like leftist frat-douches like Matt Taibbi, but I can’t blame him for his gloating- this dangerous clown Bleitbart’s passing made one less a**hole in the world.
Liberals are so funny- after all the insults, putdowns, lies and manipulations perpetrated by this man, condolences and respects from bleeding hearts are pouring by the buckets.
No wonder y’all losing the propaganda war against these thugs.
Call me a troll, I meant what I said- bet ya lots of folks thought the same way, just afraid to say anything.
Or, are you upset with what I said about Taibbi?
Nice pic, btw.
liberals are always simpering like that. i’m sorry, i’m so mean. all of my friends are chic leftists.
That’s what bothers me. After the Sherrod video attack, and the ACORN smear, one should realise they’re dealing with low-life bastards masquerading as journalists (a patriot, Faux call him). You cant’ fight fire with flowers.
Apologies to the forum members for my outburst, I may have unleashed an angry troll Joe Lewis.
Nightshift’s no troll as he’s contributed much to this site, but I can’t agree that we should be gleeful when our political opponents die, even those that played rough like Breitbart. How about people first – liberals and conservatives second.
I begrudgingly feel like I have to agree with Brad. I didn’t shed a tear when I opened Yahoo this morning and saw the news but I feel like gloating is just too cliche. It’s kinda like when Barbara Olsen died on 9-11. Yeah, these people might be terrible for the the national debate and their hate speech causes more harm than good. But I don’t think that means their death is justified. I like to think that I’m better than that (even though I probably am not – hehe).
I don’t think anyone is saying that his death is justified. It’s just the fake sanctimony and false condolences of the passing of someone who was fundamentally poisonous to politics. Taibbi’s post was actually quite amusing (and, like he says, Breitbart would probably be happier than that than Arianna Huffington’s remarks). Besides, Taibbi is no frat-douche.
OK, if I may have gone overboard, sorry if I offended you folks (and for the typo).
Yes, I don’t believe anyone said his death was deserved or justified. After all, we’re all just mere mortals.
One would just find it interesting that people seem to have forgotten the damage this man had done in the past, destroying career and reputations with his outrageous lies. I often disagree with conservatives like Buckley or George Will on everything, but their opinions have substance, as far as (mainstream) journalism goes i.m.o. Who cares about his overrated wit, the moment Breitbart crossed the line with his vitriol hatemongering, as well as his infamous edited “raw” videos, he ain’t a journalist no more, just a well paid thug. It doesn’t take an expert to imagine the damage he and his ilk would have done in this upcoming election, not to mention his drumbeating of this developing crisis with Iran.
At the moment Left and Right are having a love fest blowing each other off at Huffington Post forums, with liberals being civil as always (yawn). Words like ‘tragic’, ‘courageous, ’warrior’, ‘’too young to die’ peppered the postings. Sorry, 43 ain’t too young, I’ve known many 19, 22, 30 year-olds who didn’t come back from the war. Recently I saw A.B.with Sean Hannity on the tube I started thinking: “Good people were lost over there, gone forever, while these two punks live and breathe free air?”
Meanwhile, TP and pugs are already starting rumors of murder conspiracy regarding his death. That is going to be Breitbart’s legacy.
Your eloquence, vitriol, and passion are meaningful. Although I, like the majority of MUBIans, detest his political leanings, so were Breitbart’s. In the death of a man who, like most of us, battled his own demons, I don’t think there’s anything to celebrate.
Understood. But there’s really nothing to celebrate, especially now that the crazies are coming out of the woodwork.
Call me cynical and bitter, I just find it hard to appreciate people’s reaction- as if the person who passed away was the one who almost discovered the cure for cancer.
I certainly wasn’t offended by anything Nightshift said. I could care less about Breitbart and indeed he was a fear mongerer. But it’s like when Osama Bin Laden was killed – I was relieved but found the celebrations in the street to be quite bizarre.
Breitbart was a right-wing Debordian, a Republican (and nihilist) Situationist at ease with the détourning and re-contextualizing of situations and images. He was a prankster and a performance artist, emboldened with a glass or red wine or a Stella Artois in his curled fist. He was an enemy of the mainstream and an oppositional voice against the establishment (as he perceived it). Again, please note: I detest his politics. But I appreciate his antagonism and his oppositional energies.
@Z “But I appreciate his antagonism and his oppositional energies”
There are many who, if not already, are primed to take his place (like them jokers at TakiMag). He may be a firebrand, but hardly unique- it doesn’t take a talent to be Matt Drudge and also not that difficult to spread lies and hate especially at this day and age.
You’re giving him too much credit, he wasn’t as bright as all that. It’s one thing to puncture and deflate PC and smug liberal pieties, that’s a good thing, but he was doing something else, and it was UGLY. Just another angry white guy that hates that they don’t own the whole enchilada anymore, but nastier and much more well-connected. He went from being “Matt Drudge’s bitch” to a psycho-a-go-go whose head exploded.