Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way.
In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on. Along the way, he details his early years, working with Matt Drudge, the Huffington Post, and so on, and how Breitbart developed his unique style of launching key websites to help get the word out to conservatives all over.
A rollicking and controversial read, Breitbart will certainly raise your blood pressure, one way or another.
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I am a commuter and without the audio version, I'd probably not have the time to read it. I really enjoy the audio because it keeps me riveted and interested.
The deeper truth about the Clinton's and the vindication of the true conservative vs the left as well as the entrenched Republican establishment.
His ability to make you feel like you are having a conversation while addressing an audience that really wants to hear what he has to say.
The hopefulness of knowing that once you are educated, you can know the truth and move forward to make a difference and educate others.
If you are one of the followers of Rush, you'll love
Breitbart nails it with this book. He goes back to the roots of the Left in the U.S. and exposes them for what they are and what they are doing to our country. He was genious and will be missed. I only wish he had lived longer and could have written more.The book is concise, humorous, enlightening and empowering. The narration is also very well done. A must read.
I was blown away by the historical research Andrew had done.
By far the ACORN passage was my favorite.
The piece about Alinsky's method of indoctrination was very interesting.
This book is a must read for anyone trying to determine how our country ended up in the mess we are now in and what needs to be done to win it back.
You will greatly appreciate a guided tour of how we are being taken over. Would I listen again? Absolutely, in fact I am buying a hard copy to keep in the library. Andrew Breitbart has a passion for America that came late in life, but he is extraordinarily bright and his passion drove him to be a tireless student of reality. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a clue about this generation's responsibility to pass America on, in tact, to the next generation.
The author himself
It would take a reader with a vivid imagination to maintain the level of passion that he breathes into the work
It is rated very high and a real eye opener. We need more Andrew Breitbarts to shine the light of day on what our
Neither but it woke me up
Read it before it is too late
Yes. He became a good sized fish in the pond, and died early. He will be missed.
He is a bit of a stuffed shirt and self righteous. A bit more arrogant then he deserves.
I confess to only having a passing knowledge of Andrew Breitbart (odd as I consider myself conservative) prior to his death only weeks ago. After watching Breitbart's 2012 CPAC speech and seeing him as a political analyst on MSNBC, both days before his passing, I was hooked by his very unusual persona. So I delved into some research on who and what the self-proclaimed cultural warrior was all about. Glad I did!
In learning about Breitbart, albeit postumously, I became an instant and ardent Breitbart fan. I felt that I owed it to myself to do a few things as myway of benefitting from what would otherwise be nothing but tragedy in in his untimely passing at only 43 yrs. of age: support his family, understand his philosophy and finally try to carry on his
I was intrigued by Breitbart when I heard that he had died and that he had been considered a huge influence on contemporary conservative thought. I'd never heard of him.
Breitbart spends about half of the book ranting about his somewhat easy, but not overly privileged lifestyle growing up in California and what little appreciation he had for what his parents had done for him. He described college not as the transformative intellectual experience his parents might have thought it would be, but rather as a place where he built poor habits and wallowed in self destruction. He was aimless. He also was seduced by the nihilist propaganda spewed by popular culture. The "Kurt Cobain mindset", he calls it.
I am a bit older than he, but experienced a very similar sense of disorientation with my own political identity. Having also grown up in a conservative household, I had a feeling most of my life that my parents were living in some sort of time warp, or alternate universe since my liberal college education villainized most of their proudly held opinions and none of my friends spoke up if their politics were not of the mainstream 80's neo-liberal know-it-all variety. The dichotomy eventually lead him to choose his politics, and (having finally grown up a bit) his intellect and emotions led him toward the right.
Listening to the second part of the book is much more rewarding. Breitbart outlines the intellectual heritage of the liberal media in Hollywood. He also does a decent job of pointing out inconsistencies in liberal thinkers and pokes holes in their false veneer of compassion for their fellow man. He sites many examples of the liberals publicly behaving badly in total collusion with the media.
Finally we find out that Breitbart worked with a young conservative activist who brought down the government sponsored community action group ACORN. His co-worker was the guy who actually made the videos of himself, dressed as a pimp, and his friend, dressed as a prostitute, getting organizational and tax help for setting up a fictional brothel employing underage illegals. It was a brilliant coup against the Obama-loving media.
The experience seemed to have galvanized Breitbart's resolve in the fight between conservative media and the overwhelming liberal media. He ends by expressing his opinion that the tea party movement holds the most hope for the preservation of individual rights and liberties. He also dismisses the far right wing of the GOP that is so hell bent on legislating away personal behaviors they find repugnant, a la Santorum.
I personally agree with Breitbart's sentiments and most of his politics, and enjoyed hearing his take on the origins of liberal media in the US. Just knowing that he was not obsessed with conservative social dictums makes me sorry he will not be around during this election to point the republican party toward a centrist position that concentrates on individuals' constitutional liberties.
Downside: A right wing rant that rehashes the Clinton-Lewinsky affair and goes behind the scenes with the Acorn affair.
Upside: Chapter 6 provides some interesting beginning points for more reading into the origins of the left in the US. I listened to that Chapter again after reading more about the Frankfurt School, Markuse, and Saul Alinsky. He doesn't say that everyone on the Left is a Marxist --- not quite.
Maybe it was the punctuated drama of the reader, maybe it was Breitbart's words, but this just comes across as a right-wing rant against anything left. Left is evil, therefore we on the Right must oppose that evil with all our might, using the media, the arts, all social outlets - just like they do - or they will win.
I prefer a little less hyperventilating against the Left, but I'm likely the kind of conservative that Breitbart would think is losing the war he is waging. He might be right.
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