But standing up to the narrative we’re being fed by the legacy media is up to all of us. Not just those who edit or write for the Bigs; not just those who live in big cities, or on the coasts. We have to point out the nakedness of the emperors all around us; we have to tell the truth. And we have to find ways to keep our own side honest without actually sowing dissent in the ranks—a balancing act Andrew was just teaching himself, and others, mere weeks before his death.
The bottom line? Don’t let them get by with lying. That’s it.
I work at a university for a department in the humanities. It is a very liberal campus in a very liberal state. And yes, it’s pretty much as bad as you’d think it would be where diversity of political views is concerned. But I manage to stay sane by keeping my head down and mostly avoiding political discussions where possible.
Several years back, however, I was walking to the on-campus convenience store to grab a snack when I noticed there was a Marine Corps recruiter manning a small table near the door. And, next to the recruiter –and I mean right next to the recruiter– was a young man holding a sign reading: “Careers in Torture and Murder.”
A poignant (yet also fierce) column from Jim Geraghty. A short excerpt:
. . . All of us saw the Andrew Breitbart of the web, radio, and television: pugnacious and combative, fearless and sharp, and yet cheerful and seeming to relish every moment. In his public appearances, we saw Andrew Breitbart the provocateur. But that morning, and quite a few times that week on the ship, I got to see glimpses of Andrew Breitbart the dad. I’ve joked that I wanted to see a sitcom or reality show built around the Breitbart family. His four children could very well all turn out to be mini-Andrew Breitbarts with that same spirit of mischief, that same seemingly limitless energy, that same endless reserve of laughter and fun. . .
Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro will appear on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss the tape. The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News’ Hannity.
Mr. Pollak and Mr. Shapiro will no doubt do a great job tonight. But I’ll be cheering them on with a lump in my throat because I’ll be thinking about who would have been there this evening had fate been kinder.
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