I wanted to see the man exposed and humbled, but I did not want to see this
. Breitbart's passing
does not make me happy.
He died at the age of 43, which is young enough to bring out the conspiracy theorist in many people. See here
, for example: "The Obama regime killed him." "Perhaps an act to intimidate Arpaio?" "He was 'Vince Fostered..." "This is why everyone should walk around with a 12 gauge on one shoulder and an M4 on the other. Always."
Lovely stuff, that. Breitbart's fans are sick, sick cookies.
One commenter suggests that Breitbart was killed "Just before he was going to drop the bonb of truth about Obama..." Many other readers of right-wing blogs have sounded this same theme.
I very much doubt that Breitbart had any "bonb of truth" waiting. If you know about a bonb, please share with the rest of the class. Until I see some evidence, I'll presume that the bonb is a right-wing insta-myth.
Of course, if the Democrats knew how to pull off the covert assassination of a well-known media figure -- and if they were willing to do
stuff like that -- then they would have targeted Rush, Rupert and Glenn Beck ages ago. Brietbart was a fairly small potato compared to those guys.
Still, Andy was clearly ambitious -- and uncontrollable. He always struck me as the sort of Creature of the Id who might go red in the face and start screaming "Yeah? Well, FUCK YOU! FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
!" to any poor schnook who happened to put the wrong cheese on his Subway sandwich.
A rage addiction could explain why a fellow in his early 40s might have a heart attack. Such things do happen: My own father died of a stroke at the age of 36, even though he was hardly the type of guy anyone would tag as over-emotional or easily angered. (Actually, he was a scientist who worked on the space program.)
Nevertheless, a quirky personality like Brietbart's makes various scenarios possible. Perhaps -- dare I whisper the suggestion? -- perhaps Andy was considering going off-script.
Yeah, yeah. I know what you're going to say: "There you go again, Cannon. You make fun of the conspiracy theorists, and then you turn into one."
My response: If the right-wingers can shout baseless nonsense about a "bonb of truth," then certainly I may be allowed to extend a humble request for further information. Does anyone know if the attack dog had privately expressed annoyance with his tether?
spooked up individuals circling around Brietbart -- James O'Keefe
comes to mind. Andy had unsavory playmates.
This odd death follows closely after the crippling blow to George Friedman's operation. Both Friedman and Brietbart have been accused of performing as sayanim
. I'm not saying that there's a link.