Michael Cormier death
I called the L.A. County coroner’s office to get the word straight the horse’s mouth and they confirmed to me that Cormier did not perform Breitbart’s autopsy.
Many news sources have falsely claimed otherwise and have not cited any sources, or any proof to contradict what the L.A. County coroner’s office told me. Since I was able to easily verify this story with a quick phone call, no doubt more prominent news sources can do the same. Spreading this rumor without verifying if it’s true or not equates to outright lying and the kind of deceptive journalism those of us in the alternative media are fighting against. Such rumors only serve to distract those who legitimately find Breitbart’s sudden death on March 1st– the same day he allegedly planned to release damning Obama videos– suspicious, and discredit those who bite on such misinformation.
This doesn’t mean that Cormeir’s death should go unnoticed in journalists’ investigation of Breitbart’s death. (Cormier did die on April 20th– the same day that Breitbart’s autopsy results were released– which is an interesting coincidence.) However in order for the truth to be learned the facts first need to be established so that the right questions can be asked.
For example, from the L.A. Weekly:
“L.A. County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter tells LA Weekly that Cormier did not conduct Breitbart’s autopsy. “Only doctors” ever worked on Breitbart, says Winter, because foul play was not suspected from the beginning.”
Why didn’t a coroner like Cormier take a look at Breitbart? Given who Breitbart was, his still somewhat young age, and the kind of high powered people he tangled with, wouldn’t investigators want to put a coroner on the case, just to assure an increasingly vigilant public that murder was honestly looked at as a possibility but ruled out?
The fact that a coroner didn’t look at Breitbart is a story in itself, proving that a “natural causes” bias was present in the minds of investigators from the start.
Posted by America 20xy at 9:42 AM
Now one of the medical examiners – Michael Cormier – who worked on the Breitbart case has died of arsenic poisoning. He checked into a LA hospital with severe stomach pains, was kept overnight, released, and checked into another hospital when the pain got worse. He went into a coma and died – on April 20th, the same day that Breitbart’s cause of death was made public.
Sometimes coincidences are coincidences, sometimes they’re just too much to be believed.
LAPD Lt. Alan Hamilton concedes that not only did Breitbart’s coroner die of poisoning, but that foul play cannot yet be ruled out:
“At this point, we haven’t ruled out foul play… It is one of the things being considered. We are waiting for the coroner’s results.”
Authorities noted that Breitbart’s coroner may have been exposed to the toxin naturally, and that the poisoning may have been accidental.
Hamilton also noted investigations are standard procedure when there’s a suggestion of anything other than natural causes in someone’s death.
It’s still unclear if Cormier personally worked on the probe into Breitbart’s death, and WND has left messages with the coroner’s office seeking comment.
On April 20, the same day Cormier died, the coroner’s office released its findings into the death of Breitbart, stating the 43-year-old conservative media powerhouse died of natural causes, listing cause of death as heart failure.
“No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%,” the official report said. “No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected.”
Breitbart was founder of BigGovernment.com among other websites.
The night before Breitbart died, WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi arranged for Breitbart to interview Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who the very next day held a news conference to announce there was probable cause to believe President Obama’s birth certificate released on April 27, 2011, was a forgery, as well as Obama’s Selective Service Card.
“I have known Andrew for nearly 15 years and considered him a friend. His passion and energy for seeking the truth will be greatly missed by the nation. It’s almost incomprehensible that he left us so soon,” said Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND.
In a column, Farah recalled meeting Breitbart years ago when he worked as a backup editor for the Drudge Report.
Matt Drudge paid tribute to his colleague and friend with a posting on the Drudge Report: “In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what’s happening. I don’t think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind’s eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20′s. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today.”
Rush Limbaugh called Breitbart an “indefatigable bulldog for the conservative cause.”
Sean Hannity told WND: “Andrew was a warrior, though a happy warrior, who relished political combat. He cared deeply for his friends, his family and his country. The movement has lost a passionate advocate. And I have lost a good friend. Andrew and his family are in our prayers.”