When an individual passes away, regardless of his of her ideological positions, one would expect he or she would receive respect. In the case of new media mogul Andrew Breitbart, who died early in the morning on Thursday, there has been a surge of vile commentary spewing across the Twitterverse. From comparisons to Hitler to individuals tweeting that they are content the pundit has passed, the messages are disturbing at best.
Below, The Blaze has assembled some of the most disturbing messages we've seen on Twitter over the past few hours:
@darrenfiorello: Andrew Breitbart died? Is it wrong that I'm happier about that than when they got bin Laden and Saddam?
@readjunk: I wonder if the state of Douchery will lower it's flags at half mast?
@johnkapp: Andrew Breitbart was a racist, sexist, homophobe. Good riddance.
@towndrinker: good riddance to bad rubbish. no reason to mourn someone who made it their business to make this world a less pleasant place. #breitbart
@Sttbs73: It is very hard to have sympathy for an evil person like Andrew Breitbart! I am done being NICE.
@jeffglasse: Andrew Breitbart now enjoying afternoon tea with Hitler #goodriddanceyouhack
@darrenfiorello: People don't die at 43 of natural causes. But if you're going to live a lie, you may as well die one.
@AlmightyBob: @AndrewBreitbart haha youre dead and in hell being a gay with hitler
@Chico Delainky: I wonder how
#AndrewBreitbart died? If he was found with some type of foreign object in his butt., that would be really funny.
@neuteronomy: You know, I don't often speak ill of the dead, but
#AndrewBreitbart was a detestable waste of air.
@PaulyPeligroso: Andrew Breitbart died doing what he loved. Not having a heart.
@TheSocialest: Good riddance Breitbart. Hopefully they put James O'Keefe in your casket.
@gabriel0923: Andrew #Breitbart has died having been finally consumed by his revolting hatred! The world is better off without him!
@dufus: Did we cry when Hitler died? No.. #Breitbart see you in hell asshole
@dac2527: Satan calls Andrew Breitbart home... Good riddance!
@TheLibertyLamp: Andrew Breitbart destroyed lives based on LIES, I will not be some phony liberal and pretend condolences. ROT IN HELL ANDREW U BASTARD!
@dollada06: Andrew Brietbart is dead, its no Rush Limbaugh but i'll take it! #GOP #DFL
@ChickGoneBad: They say Andrew Breitbart died of natural causes. Sure, that having that much evil inside you will almost naturally kill you.
@JerryWaxman2: His kind of journalism, and the "gotcha" out of context videos deserve an early death. http://huff.to/wJlRNS via @HuffingtonPost
@GOP_Hates_You: @AndrewBreitbart Burn in HELL
Some critics have noted that Breitbart, too, tweeted messages critical of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. But does that mean common decency should be abandoned in the wake of Breitbart's passing?