Drudge’s Henchman Hits Big Time With Book

Andrew Breitbart, a self-described “accidental culture warrior” who used to work with Matt Drudge on the Drudge Report, is writing a how-to book called Thinking Big, aimed at frustrated non-leftists who want to fight back against what the author calls the “Democrat media complex.”

The book will be published by Grand Central, an imprint of Hachette Book Group USA, which paid Mr. Breitbart an advance worth more than half a million dollars. Mr. Breitbart will be edited by Rick Wolff, who also recently edited the autobiography of CNN founder Ted Turner.

Speaking from Los Angeles, Mr. Breitbart, who runs the Web sites Big Government and Big Hollywood and is planning ones called Big Journalism and Big Education, said his book will be kind of like that charming bit of 1990s samizdat known as The Anarchist’s Cookbook, except with “metaphorical explosions” instead of actual ones.

“It’s going to be a call to arms saying, ‘Hey, look, if you want to take it back, you’re gonna have to take it back yourself,’” he said. “These people create the perception that they’re working their asses off. … but they’re incredibly lazy, and they’ve been sitting on major stories for years and years and years. They’ve been able to maintain a false narrative, and we’re gonna say, ‘Guess what, we get to have a coup d’état ourselves.’”

Mr. Breitbart said the book will also include memoirish elements and come out after the 2010 election.

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