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Bloomberg Profiles Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon’s “Weird, Winding Road To The White House” [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports:

After a campaign season unprecedented in its divisiveness and a transition unparalleled in controversial appointees, Steve Bannon’s selection as chief strategist for President-elect Donald Trump still manages to stand out.

Bannon, 63, is an architect of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. He’s also a key player in America’s burgeoning ultra-right—sometimes genially labeled “alt-right” but more specifically everything from nationalists to nihilists to white supremacists.

Bannon’s role as a producer of conservative political films about Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, and Bill Clinton, and later his position as head of Breitbart News, established credentials that led to Trump’s inner circle.

  • Todd20036

    I’ll pass. If I wanted to read about the rise of theofascism in the US, I’ll wait until its in the history books.

    I know what’s happening, and I don’t need to read some sort of whitewashed, watered down version of the catastrophic events that are unfolding.

  • Silver Badger

    Bloomberg says this like it’s a good thing. How odd.

    • Todd20036

      Money. Everyone who might call out Trump wants to get his kopeks, and lord knows this will be the most “profitable” administration in history.

      Americans (except the wealthiest 0.1%) won’t profit, mind you.

  • Oikos
    • Todd20036

      I hope this bitch needs an abortion to save her life, and cannot get one legally.

      • Silver Badger

        But… that child could be the second coming of Christ. You have to ask yourself, what is more important?

        • boatboy_srq

          Two unfortunate deaths are less bad than one saved life and one premeditated murder.

          /anti-choice wingnut

        • EweTaw

          Tacos. Tacos are more important.

          • Todd20036

            Soft ones or hard ones?

          • boatboy_srq

            Depends: are you an East End boy or a West End girl?

          • Acronym Jim

            Yes?

          • boatboy_srq

            Well then, which do you choose – a hard or soft option?

            😉

          • Acronym Jim

            Both?

          • EweTaw

            Always soft tacos. Always double corn tortillas and the small tortillas. Lots of cilantro, chopped white inions, salsa verde. And preferably tacos al pastor.

      • boatboy_srq

        Imagine what would happen if she needed one to save her virginity reputation.

    • Tiger Quinn

      I want to lock that asshole in a room with a bunch of black guys and laugh as they…..ARE REALLY NICE AND POLITE TO HER.

      • Todd20036

        Sure hope so. Enough of them will want to kill us outright.

        • Which is why I’m sick of this “reach out to them” bullshit. They don’t have an idea worth reaching out to.

  • Oikos
    • Todd20036

      Good quote, but it should be generalized to “bigot”.

      Anti LBGT, misogyny, anti religious (except Christian) are all equally deplorable.

      • Oikos

        You’ll have to take it up with the producers of AHS.

  • boatboy_srq

    Such carefully neutral language. One presumes that Bloomberg editors thought if they called Bannon a bugsplat-crazy racist sexist fascist with delusions of conspiracies, they wouldn’t get invited to the right parties anymore.

    • Oikos

      Bingo. This is what we can expect from the press. They created this and they will enable this horror.

    • Todd20036

      Nailed it.

    • another_steve

      The “normalizing” of monsters like Bannon and Trump is a tool the media will increasingly be using in order to — as you say — “get invited to the right parties.”

      There hasn’t been enough focus imo on the aiding and abetting role the media has played in the horror show known as Donald Trump.

      • boatboy_srq

        Focus from whom? The only “rebels” in US journalism are Fauxnews, Breitbart and the AM Radio shouters and ‘blogs. The first two conspired to enable this result, and the rest are all aghast that after all their whinging they got a pResident who won’t go far enough.

        • another_steve

          The problem as I see it is the news media’s profit motive. Ideally, the gaining or losing of sponsors and the “opinions” of focus groups should be irrelevant to the reporting and analysis of the news, but we all know that not to be the case.

          Fifty percent of Cialis purchasers and purchasers of reverse mortgages and Medicare supplemental plans are probably Trump supporters.

          The media and their commercial sponsors know that.

          • Ernest Endevor

            The best political reporting in the US, in my opinion, happens in the pages of the New York Review of Books.

          • NancyP

            Yup.

      • Ray Butlers

        Control of the media by the plutocracy – keeping us afraid and agitated – with real harm inflicted when necessary – is old news. This is how fascism takes hold. This is the fulfillment of a long term plan to reverse the Civil War, the Glorious Revolution and the Magna Charta.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Yep. The Media was holding back just in case the Electoral Revolt was a real thing, but now watch with astonishment as the blow jobs begin.

    • boatboy_srq

      And so begins the reign of He Who Must Be Fellated?

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t a US President impeached once for getting that treatment (for recreational purposes, not for political favor, but still)?

      • Bared Bear

        Double standards.

  • John Ruff

    That nasty alcoholic ain’t long for this world.

    • Bared Bear

      Yeah. He looks bad. He looks like Alex Jones is going to be blaming Obama for assassinating him soon.

      • Todd20036

        Except poor Alex is about 3 hoagies away from a heat attack himself.

        • TrollopeReader

          ooooh…. hoagies!!

    • Silver Badger

      I’m sure he will go to his just reward.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Oh his path was easily traced.

    https://youtu.be/oqZaQKskP-A?t=2m31s

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    They spelled Goebbels wrong.

  • Ninja0980

    I just saw a special on the 94 Republican Revolution and it’s aftermath.
    You want to see his road to the WH, start with that.

  • Blake J Butler

    O/T: Andrea Bocelli will not perform at the inauguration.

    • TrollopeReader

      does that mean Ted Nugent will?

      • Todd20036

        And will he shit his pants for his fans?

        Kayne West will perform, too.

        • jmax

          So West will be performing for a bunch of bubbas, nazis, white supremacists and evangelicals. Did I wake up on a different planet this morning?

          • TrollopeReader

            oh no, this is still Earth. Tilted, and spinning oddly, but still Earth.

      • Blake J Butler

        I’ve heard him and Kid Rock, and maybe Kanye West may be there to perform and i stress that word maybe.

    • another_steve

      Let’s hope no respected artist does. If any do, however, there need to be massive organized boycotts of their work.

      Like, big time.

      CDs stomped on in the streets.

      • Snarkaholic

        And numerous, VERY unflattering photoshopped pics of them splattered all over the internet.

      • greenmanTN

        It’ll probably be that dickweed Elton John. I love his early stuff but if you’ll play at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding, Trump’s inauguration is a step up. Hell, a child trafficking auction is a step up from that!

    • Acronym Jim

      But the 16 year-old runner up on season 5 of America’s Got Talent will. Apparently she has been surprised that people are attacking her for her support for Trump on one side, and her support for her trans sister on the other.

  • safari

    O/T: Two emergency managers and two city officials charged for actions leading to the Flint water crisis
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-michigan-water-idUSKBN1491XK

    • Oikos

      but not Snyder.

      • safari

        Of course not. Schutte won’t throw him under the bus until it affects his chances of becoming governor.

      • JCF

        SERIOUSLY. How can you indict the “emergency managers” and NOT indict the foul producer of that institutional travesty, Snyder???

  • geoffalnutt

    And the reason Putin is continuously “hackin” is to ‘take the temp’ – to see how his transition is going. As soon as his people are in place he’ll likely pick a fight with Asia.

  • PickyPecker
    • safari

      But he cast away that bitch Jezebel, I’ve read.

      • Oikos

        He grabbed her by the pussy.

        • Bared Bear

          When you’re a star they let you do anything.

      • Michael R

        You mean he kept the box Melania came in ?

        • BearEyes

          with the return packing slip after product expiration.

      • greenmanTN

        Jezebel sounds like a kind of fun gal really…

        https://youtu.be/R5LhnBKCgU8

        • paganguy

          There’s an old joke about how “God punished Jezebel by putting a fly in her ear, and it buzzed and buzzed and buzzed. Jezebel liked it.”

          • JCF

            Generally speaking, females prefer something that “buzzed and buzzed and buzzed” in another orifice. ;-p

    • Bared Bear

      But he says what he thinks. It’s so refreshing.

    • NancyP

      Yup. That’s a good one.

  • PickyPecker
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        • rabbit_ears

          All is going well over here – A bit too much snow and cold for my taste though. I was dreaming of a tropical Christmas, and got the usual sludge :-) Hope you are doing well!

      • Bared Bear

        LOL! That’s hilarious.

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      • Acronym Jim

        It looks like you may have found a picture that proves the legendary prowess of Japan’s fusion abilities (even if a bit has been “lost in translation.”).

        http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santacross.asp

      • Gerry Fisher

        Yeah, but did he do it for our sins?

      • McSwagg

        Ha !!! Japanese speakers have trouble differentiating the pronunciation of “L” and “R” in English words because Japanese doesn’t have these sounds. So “Santa Claus” becomes “Santa Cross”. To the Japanese speaker, they sound the same. Either someone came up with an extremely clever pun spanning both languages, or they are using a hodge-podge of western xmas symbolism without any understanding at all. Either way, it’s brilliant!

  • thom

    ot::
    “Austria’s far right party signs a cooperation pact with Putin’s party and meets with Trump’s team in New York.
    https://t.co/w6TN2rTcSG
    If Vladimir Putin is creating an international white nationalist movement, there will need to be an international movement that opposes it.”
    -EM

    • safari

      I guess we get to play the Axis this time.

      • Bared Bear

        Ugh god. I just hope there’s enough warning for me and mine to hit the border running.

        • Robincho

          You’ll be good if you head for the earth’s crust/mantle border…

    • Paula

      These groups actually met with Flynn? I thought we were mostly kidding about end of the world comments. Now, I’m not so sure.
      I think that I will order more ammo. Time to start buying food.

      I was finally recovering from being a survivalist in the 70s and 80s. Damnit!

      Our world is supposed to be maturing, not going back to the past times of strife and fascism.

    • JCF

      I was just thinking about this today: where’s the international PROGRESSIVE movement???

  • Michael R

    Ah , the problems of being power obsessed and goal oriented with no conscience .

  • HZ81

    How our press normalizes racist scumbags nowadays. I guess I was living in a dream previously.

  • Oikos
    • Todd20036

      Damn they’re hot!
      There are words on that photo, aren’t there?

  • Ernest Endevor

    I think that this Bannon person is the one who is actually making Trump’s picks for cabinet positions.

    And I was thinking this morning that Mike Bloomberg has been odly quiet. 2020?

  • HZ81

    I can’t believe we’re letting this racist hate-toad and his semi-retarded friends even close to our national ANYTHING.

    America, you fucked up, gurl. Big time.

    • JCF

      Should be portrayed straight out, ala Sig Heil.

  • Barry William Teske

    How do you respect a nation that puts a HATE mongering racist in the highest place of power in its land?
    You stop buying its products.

  • Ogre Magi

    I think this video show what life in trump’s America is going to be like
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg

    • JCF

      Definitely one of the more memorable anthems of the Grunge movement.

  • Andymac3

    Is there a picture of Bannon where he doesn’t look like a haggered old piss stained alcoholic. I’m beginning to understand why he hates life and wants to ruin it for everyone else when he wakes up every morning belching acid re-flux and cheap vodka.