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Anybody who saw the old Muppet show will remember the two cranky old men (Statler and Waldoff) who safely sat in a balcony criticizing everything happening on stage. Those two puppets must have mentored David Frum.
Frum is a low-life scumbag. He doesn’t have the guts to fight for what is right, so he sits in an ivory tower with other media elitists trashing those of us who take a stand. One of his targets was Andrew Breitbart.
Breitbart represented everything that Frum hates.
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Everything Andrew Breitbart did was motivated by the fact he wanted to do the right thing. Everything David Frum does is motivated by the fact that he wants to protect the Republican establishment. Andrew was part of the tea party, Frum despises the Tea Party.
David Frum has been an active “journalist” since 1987. Breitbart started working for Drudge in 1995 but didn’t become a “national figure” until after Big Hollywood was launched four years ago. In that very short time Breitbart not only surpassed Frum as a national figure but lapped him a few hundred times, something that must have eaten away at the elitist Frum’s very core and possibly motivated his attacks on Breitbart.
Why am I comparing the two? Today Frum wrote an obituary about Breitbart in the Daily Beast (I refuse to link it) which made me physically ill, in it he told disparaging lies about someone who had just passed away
In fact, it’s hard even to use the word “issues” in connection with Andrew Breitbart. He may have used the words “left” and “right,” but it’s hard to imagine what he ever meant by those words. He waged a culture war minus the “culture,” as a pure struggle between personalities. Hence his intense focus on President Obama: only by hating a particular political man could Breitbart bring any order to his fundamentally apolitical emotions.
Because President Obama was black, and because Breitbart believed in using every and any weapon at hand, Breitbart’s politics did inevitably become racially coded. Breitbart’s memory will always be linked to his defamation of Shirley Sherrod and his attempt to make a national scandal out of back payments to black farmers: the story he always called “Pigford” with self-conscious resonance.
Yet it is wrong to see Breitbart as racially motivated. Had Breitbart decided he hated a politician whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower, Breitbart would have been just as delighted to attack that politicians with a different set of codes. The attack was everything, the details nothing.
Having and empty life with no passion must be hard for Frum. With Breitbart it was never about the attack, it was always about his four kids and all of our children. He wanted to guarantee them a better future. He saw the lies of the media and progressives and was determined to stop it.
Breitbart was a “regular guy.” If a stranger met him on the street and told him they were thinking of starting a blog, Andrew would give the stranger his card with his cell phone number and urge him to call if he needed help. Frum doesn’t “mix with the common folk.”
Frum says Andrew didn’t have culture because of Breitbart’s take no prisoners, tell it like it is style. Andrew would call people putzes and assholes, but for a good reason the people he described were putzes and assholes, that offends Frum’s Yale-elitist sensibility.
In time, Andrew Breitbart might have aged into greater self-control and a higher concept of public service. Premature death deprived him of the chance at redemption often sought and sometimes found by people who have done wrong in their lives and work.
And this is where it becomes difficult to honor the Roman injunction to speak no ill of the dead. It’s difficult for me to assess Breitbart’s impact upon American media and American politics as anything other than poisonous. When one of the leading media figures of the day achieves his success by his giddy disdain for truth and fairness—when one of our leading political figures offers to his admirers a politics inflamed by rage and devoid of ideas—how to withhold a profoundly negative judgment on his life and career?
Andrew didn’t need redemption, he died way too young but lived a full and productive life. Andrew Breitbart left this world a better place. David Frum observes life from high up in a theater balcony, always criticizing others but never having the guts to appear on the stage himself.
It is Frum who needs some redemption. Compare the comments of this supposed conservative to that of MMFA’s Eric Boehlert a man who spent almost every waking hour attacking Andrew Breitbart, and whose organization was regularly exposed on this and other “Big” sites:
Frum is a “self-outed’ scumbag. In fact nothing I could say about David Frum could be more offensive than the “obituary” he wrote today.
Thirty years from now Andrew Breitbart will still be remembered as a trailblazer, a person who stuck his neck out, who did the right thing without fear of personal consequences. Thirty years from now David Frum will have long since returned to the anonymity he so richly deserves.
The last name “Frum” is Yiddish, it means pious or righteous. By falsely maligning a man who had just passed away, whose wife and children have just been hit with this horrible and shocking loss, David Frum betrayed his last name, shown his absence of the smallest shred of human decency and proven himself to be a low-life scumbag! May his body of work be quickly erased from memory.
Frum wasn’t the only piece of human sewage to malign the memory of Andrew Breitbart. As my friend Tony Katz put it:
But nothing beats Rolling Stone scribe Taibbi, who came out with piece entitled Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche. It is a testament to the legacy of Breitbart that Taibbi, a seriously hateful man with a seriously hateful heart delivered some serious hate under the cowardly delusion that no response would be forthcoming due to Breitbart’s death.
I urge you to read Tony’s piece on Taibbi, which you can find here.
Some say that if there is ever a nuclear war the only thing remaining will be Twinkies and cockroaches. If that is true then two of those reaming insects may very well be David Frum and Matt Taibbi.