Heisenberg is no “fan-o-Breitbart.”
Indeed, I contend that the outlet formerly run by Steve Bannon is a veritable scourge. It represents the worst kind of propaganda and its Trump-assisted rise to prominence only serves to legitimize its progeny which are in many cases even less reputable than Breitbart itself (assuming that’s possible).
Breitbart is the very opposite of what a media outlet should be. Its stories are unreliable, its motives are questionable, and its tone is virulently xenophobic and often bigoted.
And now, its bigot-in-chief is the man pulling the strings at the White House.
You’ll recall that back in November, I penned a piece entitled “How The Alt-Right Blogosphere Is Destroying Society.” Since then, so much has been written about Breitbart, Steve Bannon, and why they pose an existential threat that it’s hard to believe the sane among you haven’t revolted against what is quite clearly an ongoing effort to impose a poisonous social agenda on America.
In any event, Google is all you need to find out everything you’ll ever need (or want) to know about Bannon and his abhorrent propaganda machine.
For those who are familiar with all of the above, it will come as no surprise that Trump’s Saturday Twitter tirade regarding the alleged tapping of his phones by Barack Obama comes courtesy of f*cking Breitbart. Here’s Bloomberg:
Donald Trump relied on conservative media sources to make his explosive claim that former President Barack Obama had the then-candidate’s phones tapped during the 2016 election campaign, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The president, who regularly has access to classified information and intelligence briefings, relied on Breitbart News for his information about the alleged wiretap, according to the person.
Breitbart, the media outlet previously run by White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, published a story Friday outlining actions supposedly taken by the Obama administration to monitor Trump Tower in New York during the campaign. The story, which claimed the moves were aimed at undermining Trump’s candidacy, referenced commentary on Thursday by radio host Mark Levin that made similar claims.
Neither Breitbart News nor Levin cited independent reporting to back up the assertions. Trump’s White House didn’t respond to requests for an on-the-record account of Trump’s allegations.
And here’s the NY Times:
Two people close to Mr. Trump said they believed he was referring to a Breitbart News article, which aides said had been passed around among his advisers. Mark Levin, a conservative radio host, had also embraced the theory recently in a push against what right-leaning commentators have been calling the “deep state.”
The Breitbart article, published on Friday, claimed that there was a series of “known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.”
If Mr. Trump was motivated to take to Twitter after reading the Breitbart article or listening to Mr. Levin, he was using a presidential megaphone to spread dark theories of a broad conspiracy aimed at undermining his presidential ambitions, and later his presidency.
Even with the Breitbart article circulating, several of Mr. Trump’s advisers were stunned by the president’s morning Twitter outburst. Those advisers said they were uncertain about what specifically Mr. Trump was referring to; one surmised that he may also have been referring to a months-old news report about a secret surveillance warrant for communications at his New York offices.
Of course we can’t rely on any of that.
Why? Well because it comes from the NY Times.
And Steve Bannon told us that’s “fake news.”
The only “real” news now is news that comes from the outlet Steve Bannon used to run.
See how you’re being manipulated America?
If not, here’s a guy who would gladly explain it to you were he alive today…