Breitbart Death Sparks Obama Conspiracy Theories
Some speculate he was killed over video he had of president
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2012 6:16 AM CST
Andrew Breitbart speaks during the final day of the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC last month.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Move over, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and fellow birthers. Here come ... the Breitbarters? The untimely death of the conservative blogger has spawned plenty of conspiracy theories on Twitter and elsewhere, the International Business Times finds. Only a few weeks ago, Breitbart announced that he had damaging video from President Obama's college years, and some conspiracy-minded Americans now think Obama may have had Breitbart bumped off.

The content of the video is also the subject of speculation, with some of the giddier commenters claiming it contains evidence Obama had numerous gay lovers and was addicted to cocaine. One person not buying the conspiracy theories is the last person to engage with Breitbart on Twitter, Dallas law student Lamar White Jr. White—who Breitbart called a "putz" less than an hour before his death—says he enjoyed the banter and had a lot of respect for Breitbart. "This is a guy who engaged with supporters and critics alike,” he tells ABC. “He seemed like a pretty engaging character, somehow larger than life."

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JudHanson
Mar 3, 2012 6:07 PM CST
Well, here it is at last. It was inevitiable that Obama-haters would have to come up with a new theory to spread around, since the BC has lost its head of steam. Looks like Breitbart's death has provided fodder for a new theory.
chezwhat
Mar 3, 2012 12:57 AM CST
Bill Maher voiced some poignant words for breitbart tonight. Wait. No he didn't. 'lil andy didn't much matter.
trailmix
Mar 2, 2012 9:36 PM CST
Did he get his drugs from Limbaugh?