I received a copy of Andrew Breitbart’s new book Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World! and immediately started reading. I find Breitbart’s enthusiasm and restless indignation of the liberal media refreshing and candid. His book was exactly the same.
I have heard Breitbart speak about how he became more right-leaning but it was interesting to read the story of his transition from default liberal to conservative/libertarian when he saw Clarence Thomas raked over the coals because of his political leanings. But even more importantly, Breitbart saw what the media did to shape the story line without evidence because they were in collusion with the Democratic party with no regard for free speech or the truth. Breitbart has spent the rest of his career righting this wrong.
He has done it at great personal expense to himself and his dedication and sheer determination in this regard are worthy of respect, even if you do not agree with his politics. Most people have trouble standing up to the smallest of confrontations; Breitbart has taken on the mainstream media and is winning that war. His book is a testament to all that he has done from being Matt Drudge’s “bitch” to becoming a one-man army for free speech and freedom for all, despite one’s political leanings.
Read the book, it is quite a journey.