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Bannon Out at Breitbart

From a statement by

Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012.
Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.

Bannon said, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

According to Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, “Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish.”

The White House had taken the unusual step of calling on Breitbart to ditch Bannon after he was quoted making negative statements about President Trump and Trump’s family in a new book by Michael Wolff. According to the New York Times, Rebekah Mercer, a part owner of Breitbart who had previously financed Bannon’s activities, forced Bannon’s removal.

Breitbart’s identity was molded by Bannon. Now it will have to find its way without him. And, quite possibly, compete with a rival populist publication that Bannon may seek to launch.

13 Responses to Bannon Out at Breitbart

  1. The second the first word of the book became public, Bannon should have fallen on his sword. I was drunk, angry, spoke out of turn, didn’t really mean all that, whatever.
    He didn’t, so now he’s out.
    He’s no naïve waif new to politics, he knew what would happen and how it would all fall on him.
    Too bad.

    • Why did he allow the post about his quotes from the book to be the lead story unchallenged? Why didn’t he proclaim that it was all made up within minutes of it going public? What was he hoping to accomplish?

      I can’t say for certain, but I think this was about the third major incident of ‘foot in mouth disorder’ to reveal him as a very loose cannon. You just can’t have that when so much is at stake in the nation.

      • Bannon seems to be the type of person who engages in perpetual self-destructive behavior. We don’t know why does it and he doesn’t know either. There’s something very deep in him that makes him act out in ways that destroy, in time, whatever career he living out at the moment. Perhaps it’s some sort of endorphin rush he gets from climbing up to the high wire and then jumping off into the net below. We’ve all known people like that. He’ll show up again in some sort of high wire job or position in the future. Then we’ll watch him jump off the wire again and into the safety net below. Very odd character.

  2. His aim was to bring Donald Trump down. What was the point of that? He was after the main slot somewhere along the line. All or nothing ploy. Nothing it is then.

  3. Other than the Kushner Kids who have caused nothing but chaos, can anyone name one person who supported,stood by Trump and risked their careers in so doing who, today, still maintains his loyalty?

  4. Hopefully, his next stop is a 12 step program….if that man doesn’t spend a lot of time at the bottom of a bottle, I’d be amazed…

  5. Oh wow! your last paragraph gave me hope…

    “Breitbart’s identity was molded by Bannon. Now it will have to find its way without him. And, quite possibly, compete with a rival populist publication that Bannon may seek to launch.”

    I am so praying that Bannon will start a rival site!

    BTW, I read your book on Bannon and enjoyed it immensely. I also watched the interview… and relative to the discussion at the end of the interview, I bought my copy at a local small town bookstore, which is owned by liberals… it was very pleasant to buy it from the aging hippie behind the counter… I noticed she held her breath while she was waiting on me. LOL!