Says John Cassidy, at The New Yorker, about — speaking of conspiratoriality — what is "only a conspiracy theory."
I've been thinking about the same subject, and I go in a different direction.
First, I don't think it would be called Trump Breitbart News. Trump isn't going to share billing with Breitbart. It will be Trump, just like Bloomberg is Bloomberg and just like the way Trump has put his name — which he obviously loves as a vivid, punchy brand — on all sorts of buildings and merchandise.
Second, I don't think Trump would want to just make some money and to do it looking backward at Fox.I think he'd want something forward-looking and surprising and highly profitable.
Now, it's feeling like a challenge on an episode of "The Apprentice" and Cassidy looks like a member of the losing team.
I don't know if I'd be on the winning team, but here are some things I said on the topic in a discussion thread on Facebook:
If this thing happens I don't think it will be "right wing media." I think these people -- including Trump's children, who are not right wing (I don't think) -- will figure out a way to be very successful by providing a new mix, and it will include some very progressive things -- pro-gay, pro-woman, and some serious class politics....
Who would you put on? I'd like to see Scott Adams have his own show.