The late conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart was known for taking on what he identified as liberal bias in the media, government, the entertainment industry and anti-war activism. Before his death last week, Breitbart, 43, had been working on a monolithic portal for his various web outlets, something he referred to as Breitbart 2.0.
Today, as Andrew dreamed and planned, we launch what he called 'Breitbart 2.0.' Many of you wondered what he was working on so hard during the last year of his life. Here it is, read a March 5 statement on the newly launched breitbart.com. This was Andrew's design. And it is Big, like everything else about him. It took him--and all of us--sleepless nights and countless hours to make it a reality. We go forward infused with Andrew's fire, his fight, his humor and his warrior spirit.
His voice lives on now through us and through you--the army of friends and citizen journalist contributors he so deeply inspired and whom he, in turn, admired, the statement continues. Andrew's battle--our battle--has only just begun.
The site brings together Breitbart's four Big websites--Big Journalism, Big Government, Big Hollywood and Big Peace--which each initially had their own web domains. Breitbart.tv has also been integrated into the site.
As part of the launch, Breitbart's final column titled, The Vetting, Part I: Barack's Love Song to Alinsky, was also published. The column focuses on a discussion panel for a play President Obama participated in 1998, while he was still an Illinois State Senator.
It's radical leftist stuff, and it revels in its radical leftism, said Breitbart of the play, The Love Song of Saul Alinsky.
The column was part of The Vetting series on exploring President Obama's past, Breitbart intended to write leading up to the 2012 election.
Andrew wanted to do what the mainstream media would not. First and foremost: Andrew pledged to vet President Barack H. Obama, read a statement prefacing Breitbart's column.
It will now be Breitbart's colleagues that will carry the torch of his crusade against what he viewed as the liberal establishment and the president he saw at the top of it.
From today through Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, we will vet this president--and his rivals, the statement continues. We begin with a column Andrew wrote last week in preparation for today's Big relaunch--a story that should swing the first hammer against the glass wall the mainstream media has built around Barack Obama.