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Andrew Breitbart’s Last Public Insult: The ‘Putz’ Says It Was A ‘Fluke’


The following story ran on the ABC News OTUS blog on March 1, 2012.

March 7, 2012

By Amy Bingham

Andrew Breitbart — a man famed for his untamed insults and uncensored political attacks — could not have known that his last public act would be to call a 29-year-old law student from Dallas a “putz.”
“I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize. @CenLamar @dust92,” Breitbart tweeted via his iPad at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Less than an hour later, the brazen commentator and conservative activist collapsed outside his California home. The cause has not been announced, but he had a history of heart problems.
Today the “putz” in that final tweet said he wore Breitbart’s insult “as a badge of honor.”
“I profoundly disagree with him on a number of issues… but you can’t deny that Andrew Breitbart had verve and panache,” said Lamar White Jr., who is in his first year of law school at Southern Methodist University....