Andrew’s true legacy lives on in the tens of thousands of people he activated by his example. The everyday people who thrust their cameras into the air in April of 2010 are making their own media and doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do.
Andrew Breitbart always said that if you wanted to expose the true nature of the Left that all you had to do was turn on a video camera, aim it at them, and hit record. And that is precisely what we did during the closing years of Andrew’s life in the making of Hating Breitbart, which was released digitally and in theaters nationwide last month. Time and time again Breitbart demonstrated that the Left is well-practiced at making a lot of noise, but shrinks away at the mildest interrogation – because their positions are, by and large, indefensible.
For example, when members of organized labor were bussed in to protest Glenn Beck’s presence at a Republican fundraiser, Breitbart walked along the line of protesters and simply asked them to explain the meaning of the signs they were waving. Easy enough, right? After all, you’d think that somebody would know what they were thinking when they made the sign, so they should be able to explain it. One gentleman was holding a relatively straightforward sign that read “Beck = Coward.” Breitbart asked him, “How is he a coward?” The poor man, who obviously had not made the sign he was holding, stumbled, rambled, and was finally escorted away by an event organizer.
Breitbart next turned his attention to one of the event leaders and asked him, “What are you here for?” The event leader, Eugene Winkler, answered, “I am here to stop the hate that Glenn Beck is promulgating in this country.” Breitbart followed up, “Like what? One thing that he’s said that’s hateful. One. Not a hundred. One. One!” Mr. Winkler, taking a moment, responded, “I’m not going to fall into your trap.” Breitbart retorted, “It’s a trap. Truth is a trap!”