Patricia Heaton, outspoken conservative and star of ABC's show The Middle, memorialized a controversial blogger, Andrew Breitart in a post on the deceased new media mogul's Hollywood blog.
Andrew Breitbart was the shoulder to cry on, the coach who inspired, the leader who was fearless, wrote Heaton on Breitbart's website. Just knowing that Andrew was out there, fighting the fight for the rest of us, gave us all the strength to hold our ground when we faced hostility.
Heaton is known, outspoken conservative in Hollywood. She continues to memorialize Breitbart by saying that he was an intelligent and thoughtful individual.
Anyone who cared to look could see that Andrew was a thoughtful, well-read, deeply informed person who welcomed all, treated everyone the same, and gave everyone a shot, she said. He was most happy when he could engage in a serious exchange with his opponents, and only became the animated provocateur when he encountered mindless bigotry and hatred.
She concluded her post by saying Breitbart was a family man, who adored his wife and four children.
My heart is breaking for them, for the loss of their wonderful husband and father, wrote Heaton. If it's any comfort at all, I hope they know that all of us who had the privilege of knowing Andrew will do all we can to keep his memory alive and pick up and bear the standard he held so well.
Earlier this week, Heaton also too to the Internet in support of conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh during the controversy between him and Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke. She took to Twitter, expressing her negative views of Fluke.
Hey G-Town Gal: If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with! Instant birth control!
If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn't have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce -- sound good?
Heaton also re-Tweeted several messages from fans that expressed similar sentiments.
The controversy began after Limbaugh called Fluke a slut and a prostitute on his radio show after she advocated her support of for birth control. The comments prompted a slew of backlash with many companies to discontinue their relationship with Limbaugh's, refusing to advertise on his show. Limbaugh then apologized through a written statement..
Heaton backtracked from her statements on Saturday.
Mea culpa Sandra! Wasn't being respectful 2 u re my tweets as I hope people wd b w/me. Don't like you being dissed -so sorry, she wrote on her Twitter account. Just caught up on all the debater re Ms. Fluke's testimony. Mea culpa! We have diff opinions but I was too flippant in my attempt at humor.
On Monday, Limbaugh continued to apologize on his show too.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir, Limbaugh wrote in a released statement, according to ABC. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.