Conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart, who died suddenly this week at 43, had told friends he was close to getting a show on CNN that would have pitted him against his political opposite, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports.
It was Breitbart who led the way in taking down Weiner after the New York congressman reportedly sent photographs of his body parts to young women on Twitter.
Breitbart died after collapsing while walking near his home in Los Angeles early Thursday, as previously reported.
The story reports: “Confidants of Breitbart say he had some reservations about a CNN show but would probably have signed up for it. He was intrigued by the notion of a show with Weiner, believing it could be a vehicle for real discussion of ideas.”