The Washington Post reported:
The toast was brief and bittersweet: ‘To Andrew!”
Friends and fans of the late Andrew Breitbart — conservative blogger, provocateur, jester, Tea Party hero — gathered in Georgetown Monday for the Washington premiere of “Hating Breitbart,” a new documentary about the Internet media phenom.
“They called him a racist, they called him a sexist, they called him a bigot, they called him a homophobe,” director Andrew Marcus told the audience. “Andrew’s response to this was not a civil response. . . His response was, ‘f— you.’” The crowd burst into applause.
The filmmaker met Breitbart in 2009 while filming Tea Party protests around the country. Marcus was fascinated by Breitbart’s ability to connect with the crowds and pitched a documentary — a cross between U2’s “Rattle and Hum” and “This Is Spinal Tap,” in his mind. “You’re a rock star who doesn’t take himself too seriously,” he recalls telling Breitbart. The two spent more than two years criss-crossing the country together until Breitbart’s sudden death from a heart attack in March. He was 43.
“I think it’s an important story about the effect that one person can have in a very short period of time to change the way an entire culture looks at something like the media,” said Larry Solov, president of Breitbart News Network and Andrew’s lifelong best friend. “And, frankly, the media was more interesting, in most ways, to Andrew than politics.”
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Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft is Associate Producer on the film.