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Andrew Breitbart's New Orleans Roots


Updated: 3.1.12, 6:30 p.m.

The reactions and prayers are flowing today for conservative pundit and new media guru Andrew Breitbart, who passed away at the age of 43 today. Turns out, the man who helped make Weinergate may not only have been relying on ingenuity. He was a proponent of the gris gris as well. As The Other McCain relays, the Tulane grad was known on at least one occasion to regale all who would listen with tales of voodoo's past. Not bad for a guy who was known around the University area for "rollerblading around campus in derby shorts, and making proud shows of his lack of intellectual curiosity," as Alternet tells it.

 

With such Bayou roots, it's perhaps fitting that Breitbart spent at least some of his final hours trading barbs with one of our own. Louisiana native (and NoDef contributor) CenLamar and the BigJournalism.com proprietor got into a tiff over a story about James O'Keefe, the man who bugged Mary Landrieu's office. Breitbart's site reported O'Keefe filed suit against the liberal Current TV for calling him a convicted felon. Eventually, the two got into an argument about O'Keefe's past, and at one point Breitbart called the man born Lamar White Jr. a "putz."

 

But don't worry, he apologized. In fact, the conciliation was Bretibart's last tweet.

 

"I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize," he tweeted.

 

White replied: “You also called me ‘genius' so apology accepted. And I know you're not British.

 

Today, after learning of Breitbart's death, White tweeted the following: 

 

"While I disagreed w/ AndrewBreitbart on most issues, I'll always respect his tenacious wit, his verve, & his passion for free speech."

 

 




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