New media mogul Andrew Breitbart, owner of news and commentary websites such as Big Journalism, Big Government, and Big Hollywood, died at 43 on March 1 near his Los Angeles home.
The LA Jewish Journal reported that Breitbart once "proudly called himself a ‘biased journalist." Breitbart served apprenticeships at mega-news sites, Drudge Report and Huffington Post. His biggest "scoop" came in 2011 when he posted the revealing photos of then-Rep. Anthony Weiner which led the Democratic congressman to resign.
Breitbart was adopted as a child and raised as a Jew, and "enjoyed needling the Jewish community for what he saw as its liberal leanings," the Journal reported.
Rumors persisted for months that Breitbart had plans to open Big Jerusalem, a site focused on Israel, to match his others.
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