Andrew Breitbart is no stranger to controversy. Known by many on the left and the right for his work exposing ACORN and his network of popular conservative websites, Breitbart has seen firsthand the role media can have in influencing public opinion.
This subject, along with many others, form the basis of his new book, Righteous Indignation. He traveled to The Heritage Foundation last week and sat down with us before his speech to discuss his new book, the power of media and the continued impact of the Tea Party.
As we announced last week, we also opened up the In the Green Room to Foundry readers to submit questions. We selected a great question from Suzanne Everett of Ohio (a future teacher) who asked whether Breitbart planned to tackle education. Breitbart announced that a “Big Education” site similar to his other popular “Big” websites was in the works.
When asked about his optimism for conservatism in the future, Breitbart said he was “beyond optimistic.” But he also cautioned conservatives to always be mindful of the power of the media. “Media is everything. I say that in the book,” he explained, “Media is everything.”