The top right-wing publication in the U.S.?
You guessed it: Breitbart.com
And you know it is going to be even more popular now that one Stephen K. Bannon has returned to its fold, as executive chairman.
Why, on the same day President Donald Trump announced that Bannon was no longer part of the White House team, “he chaired (Breitbart’s) evening editorial meeting,” the publication proudly announced in a piece on its website with the headline ‘Populist hero’ returns home to Breitbart.
“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”
The publication reports in the same article that its website is ranked 63rd in America by Amazon-owned Alexa.com, and has the #13 Facebook page in the world.
I’m betting there are a lot of newspaper executives who envy those stats — if they are accurate.
But lest anyone think Bannon is bitter and has it in for Trump, Breitbart reassures all right-wingers out there in another article that Bannon will be going to war for the president.
“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon told Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green.
As many people are pointing out, Bannon (and Breitbart) will probably be a better asset for Trump outside the White House than inside it, where he was mostly muzzled. Now he will be free to whip up right-wing fervor like never before.
In other words, if you were worried about America’s future when Bannon was working inside the White House, you may have cause to be even more worried now.
What is your take on this dramatic turn of events in the White House drama?
Photo: Steve Bannon in 2010. Source: Don Irvine/Wikimedia