Andrew Breitbart dies at 43; Bomb Squad at Rush Limbaugh’s home
Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the “media bully cabal” with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in Westwood. He was 43.
According to his father-in-law, actor Orson Bean, Breitbart, a father of four, was out for a late-night walk shortly after midnight when he apparently suffered a heart attack. Paramedics took Breitbart toRonald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Bean said, but he could not be revived.
Breitbart could be harsh at times, but he also had a magnetic personality that even many of his adversaries found appealing. He was a hero to conservatives, especially those who embraced the “tea party” movement, whom he passionately defended against charges of racism. To liberals, he was a reckless provocateur, blinkered by his late-blooming hatred of the left.
Breitbart launched his site in 2005. Four years later, he posted a series of undercover videos by a young conservative activist, James O’Keefe III.
The videos targeted the community group ACORN and showed O’Keefe and a female partner asking ACORN workers for financial advice for a business with underage prostitutes. What they did was hailed by conservatives for exposing wasteful taxpayer spending and ripped by liberals as entrapment. Congress later de-funded ACORN.more at source
PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the Palm Beach home of Rush Limbaugh after a suspicious package was delivered Thursday afternoon.
The conservative talk-show host lives on the northern end of the island.
According to Palm Beach police, no one was expecting the package so Limbaugh’s staff put the 18 by 18 inch package through an on-site X-ray machine in Limbaugh’s guest house.
Staffers didn’t know what it was but thought it had the potential to be dangerous.
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