Andrew Breitbart lives on through memes, mission—and Joel Pollak

April 16, 2012

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Just weeks before his sudden death, conservative blogger and author Andrew Breitbart delivered a speech—and a premonition—to a CPAC audience. He said he had a bombshell video that would damage President Obama and show, “why racial division and class warfare are central to what 'hope and change' was sold to in 2008." But according to his colleagues, Breitbart’s final bombshell is more than a single video—it is the vetting of President Obama and the other presidential candidates, which Breitbart says the media failed to do in 2008.

Breitbart’s final mission lives on through apostles like editor-in-chief Joel Pollak. The Skokie-bred, South African-born, Harvard (College and Law) grad joined Breitbart as in-house counsel after an unsuccessful Congressional run against veteran Rep. Jan Schakowsky in 2010. Not long after that, he took over as editor-in-chief.

The Tea Party endorsed Pollak during his congressional campaign and Pollak remains connected to the coalition. On Monday, he was in Chicago to speak at the 2012 Chicago Tax Day Tea Party. After things wrapped up at Daley Plaza, he headed over to WBEZ’s studios to chat with Steve Edwards on The Afternoon Shift.