Scott Baker, Editor-in-Chief of The Blaze, joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the sudden and shocking passing of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Baker had previously partnered with Breitbart on some of his websites, including Breitbart.TV.
"In any website enterprise there are competitors. There are certainly a world of competitors. A lot of people on The Blaze staff were friends or connections, you know, with people at the Breitbart site and I had a long association with Andrew," Scott said, noting that he had not spoken directly with Breitbart for a few years.
"Andrew had a great sense for the digital media," Baker said.
Baker told the story of how he had video of Teresa Heinz Kerry yelling at a reporter, and that Breitbart, working for Drudge at the time, got in touch with Scott and put the video up on The Drudge Report. The next day the video had over a million hits.
"This was 2004 and that was really kind of the awakening for me of the power of the video moment in this Internet age. Remember, that was maybe a year or two before YouTube even existed and so to me that was sort of like a wake-up call. I was all comfy in my local TV news anchor chair doing the 11:00 news and I suddenly realized there's a different world going on out there," Scott said.