Coulter on Breitbart: ‘It’s like John Lennon dying’

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In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, outspoken conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter shared her memories of the late Andrew Breitbart.

Coulter reminisced about Breitbart’s early days working with Matt Drudge, creator of the groundbreaking and influential Drudge Report. Breitbart would cover the times when Matt was asleep or flying, a time in his life that Andrew himself jokingly referred to as “being Drudge’s Bitch.”

Coulter also took time to comment on how his passing will affect the conservative movement.

“Who knows what else he could have done,” she told TheDC. “It’s like John Lennon dying, what other music might he have produced.”

Referencing Breitbart’s time with the Huffington Post, Coulter paid him a sideways complement playfully stating that “The Huffington Post does a lot of good for our side, ’cause we get to see what lunatics have to say.” She also credited him with promoting Fox News’ popular Redeye and its host Greg Gutfeld, as well as working with Gary Sinese  on the underground network of conservatives in Hollywood known as “Friends of Abe.”

“Everybody on TV is saying ‘I was just talking to him yesterday,'” Coulter said. “I keep thinking, how did he have time to have conversations with so many people.”

“But that’s what he was,” she continued. “He was the glue and made all of these connections, and the fighter and the inspiration to young right wingers. So I do think that it is a huge loss but he left us with a lot.”

Coulter had just finished a spirited debate with MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell at George Washington University.