There are few people on Earth who have positively effected the liberty movement as much as Andrew Breitbart. He encouraged conservatives and libertarians to be bold in the face of overwhelming opposition from the media and, in fact, make the media less and less relevant by becoming the media ourselves. That’s why it was such a terrible loss when he was found dead one year ago today.
I see Andrew every day. When I fire up my buddy list there is Bodiaz bringing his dose of happy-sad. Thanks, someone, for not turning his computer off.
On the one-year anniversary of his death, many folks will speak of Andrew’s loss to the cause. Go ahead and cube that vacuum a few times. It’s true, in some measure he lives on in all of us. When I was out campaigning for Romney last year, all my tough decisions were decided by a simple What Would Andrew Do?
Love or hate, he kept you on your toes. His death was surprising and unfortunate at such an early age. His life was infuriating sometimes—especially if your name was Anthony Weiner. But he left his mark.
So, when looking up stories on the upcoming one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, we noticed a bizarre trend: None of the stories seemed to agree with one another. Some seemed to suggest al-Qaeda was basically gone. Others suggested that they were still planning major terror attacks. Seeing this, we got an idea: What if we scored the stories based on the done-ness of al-Qaeda, from 1 to 10? Because one wire service’s “in ruins" is another national newspaper’s "far from defeated.” Check the results above, and take one major point from this: Not every story has an agreed-upon answer.
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