The staff and board of Young America's Foundation mourn the loss of conservative icon Andrew Breitbart. He was an example for courageous young activists of what they could accomplish, armed with only a laptop, an internet connection, and a thirst for truth. Andrew taught students the value of looking beyond the surface of the news and encouraged a healthy skepticism of the claims of Big Government. He viscerally understood that our Movement needed to energetically embrace new forms of communication, and, particularly, that it needed to reach young people who are beset by the Left's lies and distortions.
Though often criticized and attacked, Andrew was most often right. Andrew was scrupulous in his facts; in the rare case when he was wrong, he was quick and courageous in owning up to his mistake.
It was a pleasure to work with Andrew. Our prayers are with his wife, Susannah, and their four children.