Friday, March 1, 2019

Remembering Breitbart

It’s hard to believe that Andrew Breitbart’s giant heart gave out seven years ago today, March 1, 2012. Despite the fact that it’s been seven years, his cell phone number is still on my iPhone, his name is still in my LinkedIn contacts, and most importantly, the spark of fire and passion he injected into everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with him is still burning in my heart.

I started writing for the “Big” sites because I developed a reputation for strong articles about Israel and the Middle East. Andrew Breitbart and his friend Larry Solov (a Jew who is now Breitbart CEO) conceived of the idea to found Breitbart News Network, with “the aim of starting a site that would be unapologetically pro-freedom and pro-Israel.” (Jeff Dunetz)