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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Andrew Brietbart Found Dead

Andrew Brietbart, the conservative blogger best known in Washington, D.C. for his malicious manipulation of a video of then USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, has been found dead.

Two years ago, Brietbart convinced millions of viewers of his video that Ms. Sherrod provided unacceptable service white farmers by saying she wasn't going to help them save their farm land.
Sherrod was immediately fired, upon viewing of the video by her employer. It was later found that Sherrod never made such comments, but that Brietbart extracted pieces of her comment to make it sound as such.

Sherrod was offered her job back, which she declined, and reports indicated the Sherrod had planned to sue Brietbart.

No word on the outcome, or the if an original suit was ever filed.
Breitbart's death came as a surprise to many, including presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
"That's horrible, anybody know what happened?", asked a shocked Santorum of reporters who broke the news earlier today to him. Santorum called Brietbart's death "a huge loss for the country."
Santorum (who probably will slip further in the polls now after having made that ridiculous statement) may be the in the minority with those feelings, as many people on Twitter reacted differently with tweets that read:


Brietbart, who spoke at last month's CPAC event in Washington, was 43.  He was found near his home in Los Angeles near his Westwood home. An autopsy is being planned.  No cause of his death is known at this time. 

However there are several speculations out there.

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