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Steve Bannon Made a Big Mistake With Trump

He forgot who was the 'boss' and who was the 'underling,' writes one analyst. So what's next?

(Newser) - Now that he's out of the White House, lost his main financial backer , and been ousted from Breitbart News , what comes next for Steve Bannon? That remained very much unclear on Wednesday, although one thing was clarified: "Fox News will not be hiring Steve Bannon," a network... More »

Steve Bannon Is Out at Breitbart News

Denunciation by President Trump may have doomed him

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is gone from Breitbart News, the apparent result of the fallout over his inflammatory comments in the new Trump book . Breitbart announced the move Tuesday but did not provide a reason. Bannon had served as executive chairman of the right-wing news outlet since 2012. The New York Times ... More »

Key Backer Abandons Bannon

His future at Breitbart may be in doubt

(Newser) - Thursday was not a good day for Steve Bannon—or the revolution against the GOP establishment he hoped to lead this year. Allies are abandoning the former White House strategist after his split with President Trump, including Breitbart co-owner Rebekah Mercer, a key financial backer. "I support President Trump... More »

Roy Moore Vows to Sue Washington Post

Breitbart is targeting his accusers

(Newser) - Senior Republicans are backing away from Roy Moore amid allegations of sexual misconduct—but is still firmly on the Alabama US Senate candidate's side. Steve Bannon has sent at least two reporters to Alabama in an attempt to discredit Moore's accusers, Axios reports. Leigh Corfman says... More »

Bannon Emails: Pence Pick Is 'the Price We Pay'

He called Trump's vice presidential selection 'an unfortunate necessity'

(Newser) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon referred to Mike Pence as "an unfortunate necessity" during the 2016 presidential election. Responding to an email from former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who asked Bannon's thoughts on Pence on the day he was announced as Trump's running mate, Breitbart'... More »

9 Arrests as Conservative Firebrand Speaks at Berkeley

School spends $600K on security for Ben Shapiro appearance

(Newser) - A phalanx of police and a campus on virtual lockdown Thursday accomplished the University of California, Berkeley, administration's goal of allowing a conservative to speak at the famously liberal university, one that has become known more recently for its violent demonstrations between those with opposing viewpoints. Outside, hundreds of... More »

Breitbart Slams Trump 'Flip-Flop' on Afghanistan

Generals talked Trump into changing mind

(Newser) - In what some of his critics on the right saw as a decision as bad as looking at the eclipse without glasses , President Trump announced Monday night that he is going against his "original instinct" and reaffirming the US commitment in Afghanistan instead of pulling troops out. Trump had... More »

Breitbart's Low-Profile Editor: Bias Is in Story Selection

Alex Marlow is hearing critics from both the left and right

(Newser) - Even those with more than a passing familiarity to Breitbart News might be hard pressed to name its editor. That is intentional, explains a New York Times Magazine feature on 31-year-old Alex Marlow. He has been Breitbart's editor for four years now and keeps a low profile, even among... More »

Breitbart in Danger of Losing Capitol Hill Press Credentials

There are concerns it's too closely tied to a GOP advocacy group

(Newser) - Breitbart's temporary press credentials to cover Congress won't be extended, and its application for permanent credentials is no longer being considered, Politico reports. The secretary for the Capitol Hill Standing Committee of Correspondents, which oversees credentialing, tells USA Today that Breitbart simply is "not ready." The... More »

Breitbart Editor Explains His Wiretapping Story

Joel Pollak wrote piece after hearing radio's Mark Levin lay out theory

(Newser) - As the Trump wiretapping hubbub continues to hover, NBC's Chuck Todd has offered some insight on where the president may have come up with his theory. On Wednesday's Meet the Press Daily, Todd chatted with Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak , author of a connect-the-dots piece on the site... More »

Breitbart Releases Old Audio of Ryan Dissing Trump

Move comes amid speaker's struggle to push health care plan in Congress

(Newser) - Breitbart News is going after Paul Ryan as the House speaker tries to push the GOP's alternative to ObamaCare through Congress. The website released audio of Ryan on a call with House Republicans from back in October, just after the leak of the infamous "grab her by... More »

German Police 'in Disbelief' Over False Breitbart Story

Breitbart accused of spreading 'fake news, hate, and propaganda'

(Newser) - German police say they're "in disbelief" over a false story published by Breitbart, which a local publication claims was trying to create "an image of chaotic civil war-like conditions in Germany, caused by Islamist aggressors." The AFP reports Breitbart ran a story titled "1,000-man... More »

Weather Channel to Breitbart: You're Using Our Video to Mislead People

Climate change is real, channel tells conservative site

(Newser) - The world is getting warmer—and just got burned. The Weather Channel laid into the conservative site Tuesday for using one of its videos in what it says was a misleading article , which claimed the "last three years may eventually come to be seen as the final... More »

Breitbart Has Declared War on Kellogg

Conservative site fumes over ad pull

(Newser) - In a development future historians may see as quintessentially 2016, has declared war on Kellogg. The news site's declaration of "#WAR" and call for a boycott came after Kellogg announced that it will no longer advertise on the right-wing site because it isn't "aligned... More »

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart

Conservative site calls move 'un-American'

(Newser) - Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon, reports the AP . The food manufacturer decided to discontinue advertising on the site as soon as it was alerted by consumers to the... More »

Steve Bannon Is 'Terrifying Man' Who 'Wants to Burn It All Down': Glenn Beck

Trump's chief strategist draws fire from all sides

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has joined a chorus of voices expressing deep concern about Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, Mediaite reports. Beck, who rose to prominence much like Bannon did—as a fiery, fear-mongering voice in conservative circles—minced no words Monday, calling Bannon "a... More »

Meet Trump's 'Dangerous' New Campaign Chief

Breitbart co-founder 'loves the fight'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has doubled down on Trumpism with the appointment of new campaign CEO Stephen Bannon —and many people, including some who worked with him at Breitbart News, sound pretty worried about where he's going to take the campaign. One thing is clear: It's not a move... More »

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor Over Leslie Jones Abuse

Site is cracking down on 'targeted abuse'

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to crack down on "targeted abuse and harassment," and it appears to be serious about it: A conservative writer accused of leading a hate campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was banned from the site Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports. Milo Yiannopoulos,'s tech editor,... More »

Breitbart Reporter in Trump Brouhaha Quits

Michelle Fields, Breitbart editor quit for site not standing by her amid assault claims

(Newser) - The continuing saga of the alleged assault of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields by Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took a new turn with the resignation of Fields and a Breitbart editor Sunday night, BuzzFeed reports. "Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,"... More »

Reporter Files Assault Report Against Trump Campaign Manager

She claims he grabbed her hard enough to leave bruises

(Newser) - A Breitbart reporter who claims she was assaulted during a Donald Trump press conference on Tuesday has filed a police report against Trump's campaign manager Friday in Florida, the Independent Journal Review reports. According to Gawker , Michelle Fields claims she was trying to ask Trump a question about affirmative... More »

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