At the year-end 2012 TV memorials of notable passings, the mainstream press mostly omitted Andrew Breitbart's, though he was publisher of several significant news sites under Breitbart.com.
Here is an excerpt of remarks about political correctness squelching criticism which he gave at New Media Expo / BlogWorld in the summer of 2011.
"In No Answers in Death of Technician Linked to Andrew Breitbart" in The Daily Beast Nov 30, 2012, Christine Pellisek re-vives suspicions of Mr. Breitbart having been killed.
According to early reports, Michael Cormier was ‘seemingly healthy,’ yet ‘suddenly stricken’ with a fatal condition—just like Andrew Breitbart,” read a post on Infowars.com.
The blogs were already speculating that Breitbart—who had announced shortly before his death that he had acquired deeply damaging video footage of President Obama—had been assassinated by the president or his supporters. When Cormier died on the day the coroner’s office announced Breitbart’s cause of death as a heart attack, the right-wing conspiracy theories became more heated. Infowars asked, “Was Cormier targeted because he knew something” about Breitbart’s death which contradicted the official findings?
Last Monday, the coroner’s office released its findings on Cormier’s official cause of death: he was indeed killed by “extremely high amounts of arsenic in his system,” said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. “He had a history of heart problems, but it was the arsenic that killed him.”Read it all