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Quote of the Day: Andrew Breitbart, Creature of the Internet

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 18 2010

I am sated. I am complete in this environment.

-- A reflection upon the Internet by conservative man-about-the-Web Andrew Breitbart, as profiled by the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead. You might know Breitbart from the ACORN video controversy, and his site Big Government was the source of the Google Buzz hubbub that pulled in the Deputy U.S. CTO, as we talked about here. Read Mead's profile for an intriguing look at a man who is drawing considerable oxygen online. Whether or not it's a flattering profile depends on what you make of a person who says things like this: "This is the environment I needed in order to become what I needed to become. With the Internet, I have communication with large amounts of people, in perpetuity. Always having a new war, a new battle."

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wednesday >

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First POST: Uber Falles

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monday >

First POST: Differences

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