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Andrew Breitbart, Who Pushed the Edge of Online Political Journalism, Has Died

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 1 2012

Andrew Breitbart speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2012. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

The controversial rightwing online publisher Andrew Breitbart died early this morning, his website BigJournalism.org reports. Brietbart had been an editor at the Drudge Report and helped launch the Huffington Post before starting his own mini-empire of websites Breitbart.tv, BigJournalism, BigGovernment, BigHollywood and BigPeace. Read More

Daily Digest: How to Drink from a Firehose (and Know the Election's Winners, to Boot)

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 14 2008

The Web on the Candidates From the Department of "What Alanis Morrisette Would Have Called Ironic But is Really Just Bad Timing": Brave New Films had its YouTube channel temporarily shuttered when the company ... Read More

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