Like many people, I had a political epiphany after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. I suddenly saw the world in a whole new light, and until that event the vacuous politics of the left flew largely under my radar when they didn't have a direct impact on my life. Three years later, during the 2004 US presidential election, I saw the establishment media in a full court press to elect John Kerry and the loathsome John Edwards and to discredit Bush and the Republican Party. For the first time I felt that the media were not only filtering events related to the election, but were out and out lying about it to get Kerry elected. I turned to blogs to try to find another perspective; that was when I discovered sites like the Drudge Report, Instapundit, Powerline and of course Breitbart.com. They inspired me to get involved and start my own blog to add to the conversation, which I did in 2006.
In one of my early posts (I think it was about gay marriage but I can't remember) I linked to an article of his. On a good day I get maybe 200 hits on a post - I'm really in the lower echelon of bloggers (which is fine with me). So, it came as a complete shock to get a brief email from none other than Andrew Breitbart himself! My God, one of the blogging titans had read something I had written and taken the time to send me a note! Here's what he said:
just scanned your work. great stuff.That's it - two short lines - but what an effect it had. It was like a master chef arriving at your backyard barbecue and saying "nice hamburger". He had that affect on conservative bloggers. We're going to miss him.
gay canadian libertarian conservative? how many do you think there are?