These people, on the other hand, did not. And, they are taking the occasion of his passing to say so out loud. Now, my mother taught me that it was in poor taste to speak ill of the dead, or at least the recently-deceased. And, you certainly don't celebrate their death. Unless it's Osama bin Laden.
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They say not to say anything ill of the dead, but to only mention the good. Andrew Breitbart is dead. Good.
Breitbart is dead? Good riddance, rot in the ground.
It's tragic when anyone dies at the young age of 43 and isn't a deceitful loudmouthed asshole like Andrew Breitbart.
Congrats to Andrew Breitbart on the promotion from "fucking asshole" to "controversial figure."
Andrew Breitbart's death proves you *can* die from asshole-ism.
I never wished Andrew Breitbart dead, but don't ask me to give a fuck about that hate mongering lying son of a bitch because he is dead.
Andrew Breitbart was a piece of shit yesterday and he's a piece of shit today. Death changes nothing.
Since everyone is trying not to speak ill of the dead, may I remind you that Andrew Breitbart was a polarizing piece of shit bottom feeder.
Andrew Breitbart is dead. I feel bad for his family. But fuck that guy, he was a douchebag.
Andrew Breitbart was example of everything wrong with American politics and fuck you if you think I shouldn't say that just because he died
HOLY FUCK Andrew Breitbart is dead! Satan has called him home in time for the 2012 election. Notice RIP isn't trending, tells you something.
Going out on a limb and guessing Andrew Breitbart's cause of death was anal prolapse. His asshole fell out, and there was nothing left.
Wow! Just heard Andrew Breitbart died. Hele-fucking-lujiah. NOT sorry to see that asshole gone. So Andrew, how's Hell ya fucking cunt?
Andrew Breitbart used to harass me on Twitter years ago. He was an asshole. I have nothing nice to say about him. Way to die, jerk.
I'm not gonna flog a dead horse, I'm gonna flog the memory of a dead horse. Death is too good for Breitbart. What a complete shitheel.
Andrew Breitbart is dead. Today is a good day and nothing can ruin it.
Andrew Breitbart wasn't a journalist, reporter, etc. He owned a computer, had the Internet & had no moral compass. He was a piece of shit.
Breitbart should burn eternally on a spit above his roasting incendiary contempt for humanity. Burn over your devil's fire, you fuck. Burn.
Now, this kind of behavior is, to put it mildly, shocking. But, as much as I would like to step in and chide everyone for being so nasty, so soon, it's a tough stance to make. And here's why.
When Senator Edward Kennedy died, similar appeals were made to the better angels of our nature to put aside nastiness during the mourning period. Lots of people did not like Ted Kennedy. But, most kept a civil tongue. Except…
Well, let's let these two gentlemen take it from there.
Breitbart shit on real journalism and sneered at rape victims. I won't pretend to be sorry he's dead.
@iboudreau You sir are a terrible human being. He was a person with kids and a wife. Did anyone shit on Teddy Kennedy when he died?
@markmayberry85 Yes, in fact, someone did. His name was Andrew Breitbart.
Here are Breitbart's exact comments, as recorded for posterity in his Twitter account.
he was a f@#$er. a big ass motherf@#$er. this aint a 24-hour zone, baby. he was a bad, bad dude. & if mary jo were your kin youd be dancin'.
This duplicitous bastard spit on GWB's face when he reached across party lines. Twas a grade school trick. Even til the end, he was a prick.
I'll shut my mouth for Carter. That's just politics. Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement.
It's really tough to tell people to be nice during the mourning period of a man who had no respect for the mourning period of others. But, that is exactly why we should check our tongues during this period. If the kind of invective Breitbart spread in these tweets was what made you hate him, then don't be him. Take the high road. Show a better way, no matter what party you are in or whom you intend to vote for.
What do you think of all the nastiness being tossed about on this? Tell us in the comments.