The Big Relaunch

At the time of his death Andrew Breitbart was planning the relaunch of his Big sites into a combined news and opinion portal. Would that Andrew were he to see it through.

The Bigs have now relaunched at the redesigned Breitbart site. Andrew’s dear friend, attorney and business partner Larry Solov posts this message to readers:

Today, as Andrew dreamed and planned, we launch what he called “Breitbart 2.0.”

Many of you wondered what he was working on so hard during the last year of his life. Here it is.

This was Andrew’s design. And it is Big, like everything else about him. It took him – and all of us – sleepless nights and countless hours to make it a reality.

We go forward infused with Andrew’s fire, his fight, his humor and his warrior spirit.

His voice lives on now through us and through you – the army of friends and citizen journalist contributors he so deeply inspired and whom he, in turn, admired.

Andrew’s battle – our battle – has only just begun.

The lead item today is Andrew’s posthumous “The Vetting, Part I: Barack’s love song to Alinsky.” Here is the editors’ preface:

Prior to his passing, Andrew Breitbart said that the mission of the Breitbart empire was to exemplify the free and fearless press that our Constitution protects–but which, increasingly, the mainstream media denies us.

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – “Who guards the guardians?” Andrew saw himself in that role—as a guardian protecting Americans from the left’s “objective” loyal scribes.

Andrew wanted to do what the mainstream media would not. First and foremost: Andrew pledged to vet President Barack H. Obama.

Andrew did not want to re-litigate the 2008 election. Nor did he want to let Republicans off the hook. Instead, he wanted to show that the media had failed in its most basic duty: to uncover the truth, and hold those in power accountable, regardless of party.

From today through Election Day, November 6, 2012, we will vet this president–and his rivals.

We begin with a column Andrew wrote last week in preparation for today’s Big relaunch–a story that should swing the first hammer against the glass wall the mainstream media has built around Barack Obama.

Please check it out, and stay tuned.

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