Breitbart was an acolyte to both Arianna Huffington and Matt Drudge, assisting both of them with their ground breaking websites. In the late 2000s, Breitbart became a force of his own as a commentator and writer, enthralling his fans by calling the late Ted Kennedy, just hours after his death, a "duplicitous bastard," "a prick" and "a special pile of human excrement."
His attempt to embarrass a former USDA official named Shirley Sherrod also had unfortunate consequences for his reputation.
But a new documentary coming to Tampa for one night only next month promises to show all the sides of this right-wing hero in a picture called Hating Breitbart. It will play in Tampa at the Veterans AMC Theater on Friday night, May 17.
A press release touting the film describes Breitbart as "a polarizing figure whose legacy is still being debated. Loved and hated, Andrew was a jovial prankster and a one-man wrecking ball who used his unique understanding of both traditional and new media to change the way that information flows in the modern era."