Duped Breitbart editors reveal 'dirty work' planned against Bannon's enemies

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 23, 2017

As Kevin Matthews reported earlier, Bannon will be returning to his old home at Breitbart, where he will once again be able to control content and use the outlet as a propaganda machine for his favorite politician.

"Trump reverses course, will send more troops to Afghanistan", read the headline on Breitbart's homepage following President Trump's prime time address on USA military strategy in Afghanistan. Another story on the site announced Trump's base was unhappy with his "flip-flop Afghanistan speech". "If they are semi normal, then yes, they out by end of year".

An email prankster posing as former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon fooled top Breitbart editors into acknowledging that they were running critical articles about White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

The Breitbart editor later told CNN: "The obsession with Breitbart news is simply a result of our effectiveness". But this week, I feel outraged after reading on Breitbart that the First Daughter and special assistant to the president praised protesters in Boston who were "carrying anti-Trump signs" and "assaulting the police".

US President Donald Trump First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron walk to board Air Force One prior to departure from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown New Jersey
US President Donald Trump First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. AFP

Bannon was sacked by the Trump White House as chief strategist Friday, and immediately returned to the far right wing website he once bragged was the platform for the "alt-right".

Despite his assurances, Bannon's site was rough on the president Monday night. With him gone, Bannon is free to be a loose cannon. Instead, he recruited Erik D. Prince, a founder of the private security firm Blackwater Worldwide, to develop proposals to have private contractors continue fighting in Afghanistan instead of USA troops, according to the New York Times.

Despite Breitbart's effort to get in touch with pop culture, it's one, er, spin too late.

"As interested in diversity as the Pentagon claims to be, they aren't interested in diversity of opinions on how to end their longest war", Prince said. Another quoted New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman, who said Trump gave "his best speech as POTUS". In fact, the editors at the far-right publication were so excited to have Bannon back, they dove right into an email chain to make disparaging remarks about members of the Trump family.

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