Media Matters

Breitbart the Rain Maker

Time magazine's profile of Andrew Breitbart—the force behind news aggregators Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, and the right-wing "Big" sites like Big Hollywood, Big Journalism, and Big Government—chronicles the pundit's rise to prominence. “The underground conservative movement that is now awakening is the ecosystem I’ve designed my sites to tap into,” the 41-year-old explains. He got his start working for the Drudge Report in the mid-1990s, serving as Matt Drudge's legman for 15 years. Then Breitbart helped Arianna Huffington launch The Huffington Post in 2005, although the pairing was short-lived, as Huffington's political leanings diverged from Breitbart's. “The second I realized I liked being hated more than I liked being liked—that’s when the game began,” he says. “We’re in a battle, and in hindsight I can see that the moves I’m making are correct. I’m putting together something that’s going to be extraordinary.”