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Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Breitbart's Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Conservative firebrand collapsed while walking last month

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled that conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure stemming from coronary disease. A coroner spokesman said that a negligible amount of alcohol was found in Breitbart's system but no prescription or illicit drugs. Foul play is not... More »

Breitbart Obama 'Bombshell' Fizzles

Obama Harvard video has been online for years: PBS

(Newser) - The "explosive" video of President Obama's college days that Andrew Breitbart promised weeks before his death has been made public—and it appears to be another dud . In the video, leaked to Buzzfeed and shown in full on Hannity last night, Obama speaks at a 1991 Harvard protest... More »

Breitbart's 'Story of the Decade' Actually Pretty Lame

'Exclusive' isn't exactly an exclusive: 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - The story that is likely Andrew Breitbart's final piece of investigative work is out , and in the video, Breitbart himself calls his "exclusive" the "story of the decade." But it was neither an exclusive nor the story of the decade, the Atlantic Wire notes after doing... More »

Breitbart's Death No Accident: Conspiracy Theorists

A 'heart attack'? Bloggers, tweeters refuse to believe it

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart's surprising death this week has sparked good-riddance shots, tributes —and now the inevitable conspiracy theories, reports Yahoo's The Cutline blog. The fact that Breitbart recently claimed to have damaging videos of President Obama has only added fuel to the flames. "[We] are going to... More »

Breitbart Death Sparks Obama Conspiracy Theories

Some speculate he was killed over video he had of president

(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... More »

Breitbart Leaves 'Poisonous' Legacy

David Frum: To speak only of the 'good' is to misunderstand him

(Newser) - Conservative blogger David Frum says it doesn't make much sense to write only of the "good" Andrew Breitbart in the wake of his death , the version of him in which he's a loyal friend and family man. To do so "would be to miss the story... More »

RIP Andrew Breitbart

Death sets off both tributes and good-riddance shots

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart's death continues to set off a wide range of reactions. Some examples:
  • 'Liberals celebrate': The Washington Examiner rounds up tweets from the left under that headline, including one from Slate's Matt Yglesias, who says the "world outlook is slightly improved" now.
  • Tone it
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Breitbart Collapsed While Walking

Father-in-law adds that Breitbart had suffered heart problems

(Newser) - Details related to the shocking death of Andrew Breitbart are beginning to trickle out, with father-in-law Orson Bean telling the AP that the conservative firebrand was walking near his Brentwood home shortly after midnight when he collapsed. Someone apparently saw him do so, and called paramedics. Breitbart had suffered heart... More »

Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

His sites confirm the conservative blogger died in LA this morning

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart's Big Government today confirmed that its founder died early this morning at the age of 43. "With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce" that "Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles," it reports.... More »

Breitbart: I Have ‘College Days’ Obama Videos

They will show the president's radical roots, he says

(Newser) - Conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart says he has video of Barack Obama from the president's "college days," and he plans on using it in the coming election cycle to show "why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008,... More »

Breitbart on Liberals: 'We Have the Guns'

'We outnumber them' in hypothetical war, says blogger

(Newser) - Liberals may talk tough, but if there were a war between left and right, “they cannot win,” says Andrew Breitbart: “We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns,” the conservative blogger told Tea Partiers. After the crowd laughed, he said, “I’m... More »

Radio Hosts Tweet THE Weiner Photo

Opie and Anthony take photo of photo from Breitbart's phone

(Newser) - It was inevitable: A purported photo of Anthony Weiner's naughty bits (this time sans underwear) is now on the Internet, courtesy of radio hosts Opie and Anthony of Sirius, reports Mediaite . How it came to be: They had Andrew Breitbart on this morning, and he showed them the photo... More »

Weiner: I Sent It, I'm Sorry, and I'm Not Quitting

NY rep admits sending photo, having risque chats at press conference

(Newser) - A teary Anthony Weiner ate his humble pie today, apologizing profusely to his wife and admitting at a press conference (after Andrew Breitbart hijacked it) that "the picture was of me, I sent it." The embattled New York rep said he'd had "several inappropriate conversations" with... More »

‘Distorted’ Breitbart Videos Cost Professor His Job

Out-of-context clips suggest teachers support union violence

(Newser) - Last year, his clip prompted Shirley Sherrod’s firing ; now, Andrew Breitbart’s video editing has driven a University of Missouri professor from his job. Adjunct professor Don Giljum taught a class on the history of labor that a Breitbart blogger called a “how-to college course on violent union... More »

Cracks Showing in Conservative Front

Breitbart, others taking shots at each other now: Dana Milbank

(Newser) - Conservatives rallied behind a unified front for a long time, but the strains are beginning to show, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post . Witness Andrew Breitbart going after Glenn Beck and religious conservatives in the Tea Party; or the dissension in the ranks on the birther movement; or the... More »

Breitbart: Glenn Beck Betrayed Me

Conservative blogger decries 'nihilist Marxist' education system

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart thinks Glenn Beck backstabbed him during the Shirley Sherrod fiasco. In an interview with the Observer , the conservative blogger says that Beck joined him in editing the infamous video and castigating Sherrod on the radio—only to suddenly do an about-face, publish the unedited version online, and demand... More »

Sarah Palin to GOP: ‘Fight Like a Girl'

She addresses Tea Party rally in Madison, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Sarah Palin roused the Tea Party faithful at a tax day rally in Madison, Wisconsin, criticizing not only President Obama but the "GOP establishment" for giving up too much, reports CNN . Her takeaway line: “What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight. GOP leaders... More »

Breitbart Website Calls Michelle Obama Fat

Political cartoon mocks anti-obesity campaign

(Newser) - Andrew Breitbart, fresh off the news of Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit against him, has gotten himself embroiled in another controversy. His Big Government website lashed out at Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign ... by basically calling her fat. A cartoon strip on the website shows an overweight Obama eating a huge pile of... More »

Shirley Sherrod Sues Breitbart Over NAACP Clip

Suit holds blogger 'damaged her reputation'

(Newser) - Shirley Sherrod has followed through on plans to sue Andrew Breitbart following an out-of-context video clip he released last year that ended up getting her fired from her USDA job. The suit holds that Breitbart’s video "damaged her reputation and prevented her from continuing her work," Salon... More »

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