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March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all the reactions to the death of conservative critic Andrew Breitbart on Thursday, none was more Breitbartian than that of Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi, who posted this comment on the magazine’s website, under the heading “Death of a Douche”: “Good! F**k him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead. I say this in the nicest possible way. I actually kind of liked Andrew Breitbart. Not in the sense that I would ever have wanted to hang out with him, or even be caught within a hundred yards of him without a Haz-Mat suit on, but I respected the shamelessness.” Not long afterwards, Breitbart fans hacked into Taibbi’s Wikipedia page and altered it, so that it read that Taibbi is “an American author and piece of excrement.” His picture was removed and replaced with a photo of elephant dung. It all harkened back to Breitbart’s own reaction to the death of Edward Kennedy in 2009: “Rest in Chappaquiddick,” Breitbart had written, “Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement.”