“I think that now is the right time to strike,” Andrew Breitbart says, talking on his hands-free cell phone as he drives through Hollywood. He’s en route to dinner with a screenwriter whose work has been filmed with big names like Michael Caine, Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas. The writer (we won’t blow his cover) is a prospective contributor to Breitbart’s new “Big Hollywood” blog, which rolls out next month at Breitbart.com.
With Republicans at a low ebb, and Democrats gleefully preparing to take over the White House, Breitbart feels this is a propitious time to launch the Web project he’s been planning for several months, aiming to create an online intersection between the conservative movement and Hollywood. Conservatives, Breitbart says, are entering “an era of opposition and an era of rebirth,” and one goal of his project is to make the conservative establishment “realize they have a stake in the popular culture.”