Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart.com, weighed in on the new media landscape and how it has affected conservatism. "[I]f you’re looking for proof of the power and impact of new media today, look no farther than the outpouring of grief over Andrew Breitbart’s tragic passing," McConnell said. "It was a fitting tribute to a real innovator who proved to a lot of young conservatives that they too had the power to break through the left-wing media filter. I put Rush and Matt Drudge in that category of early pioneers, but Andrew was obviously one of a kind too. He’s deeply missed, but he left an incredible legacy."