breitbart feb 2011
Breitbart a 'brilliant ball of energy'
03:48 - Source: CNN

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Breitbart was known for posting the Anthony Weiner Twitter photos last year

He was also criticized for an edited clip of federal worker Shirley Sherrod

He was a star on the right and a villain to the left

Breitbart got his start at the Drudge Report

CNN  — 

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose posting of a sexually explicit photo of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led to the congressman’s downfall, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday.

He was 43.

Joel Pol