Within days of the untimely death of Andrew Breitbart at 43, a team of dedicated supporters had launched a redesigned Breitbart.com, determined to carry on the vision of its founder and provide a conservative voice to counter liberal sites like The Huffington Post. The site carried on with the blessing of Breitbart’s widow, but a visible and unsightly crack within the team has opened into a fissure through which several writers have chosen to exit, including editor-at-large Ben Shapiro and Michelle Fields.

It’s not the first time people have made the suggestion, but the ugliness of the split has renewed a call for the site to change its name. The chance of that happening is next to zero, but that’s beside the point.

It is sad, but also worth remembering that Andrew Breitbart’s lasting influence isn’t the sole property of Breitbart.com.



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