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
Breitbart Death Sparks Obama Conspiracy Theories
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.

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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." (Read more Andrew Breitbart stories.)

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