January 9, 2018

"This was the Mercers forcing his hand. It wasn’t just Bannon’s quotes to Wolff but how he mishandled the fallout."

"He took five days to issue a weak apology, which fell flat. Right up until today Steve was telling associates everything was going to be fine (but he always does that when he’s under the gun.) But his associates knew this was coming. The Mercers had turned against him months ago."

Axios, "Steve Bannon out at Breitbart."

19 comments:

eric said...

I keep seeing "What will happen to Breitbart now?" Over at twitter.

And a lot of talk about it amongst the smart set, ex Breitbart employees, all of whom were or are Never Trump, basically saying, "Become just like us."

If there is one thing I've noticed about Never Trump over this past year, they are a lot like Democrats. They think personalities matter. Take down Bannon and you take down Breitbart!

They will find out the hard way that personalities don't matter. Their will always be another Breitbart. Another Bannon. Another Milo.

Because it's the message that resonates with the right. Not the person.

The Godfather said...

I gave up reading Breitbart.com years ago (after Andrew's death), because I found it not credible -- the opinions were that, opinions, take them or leave them, but Breitbart.com was saying that the facts were thus and so, and they too often weren't, not even close. I can't refute my lefty friends' fake news with righty fake news. If the site goes back to what it was during Andrew's day, I'd happily go back to reading it.

MikeR said...

He couldn't have expected to survive after the things he said about Trump. Could he?

Bay Area Guy said...

Never got into Breitbart too much. Had not even heard of Bannon, until he took over the Trump campaign in 2016.

Bannon will be fine. The fallout will subside and he will either get a talk show, a radio show or something else. The dude is smart and a fighter -- and mostly fighting in the right direction.

alan markus said...

@ The Godfather

I gave up reading Breitbart.com years ago (after Andrew's death), because I found it not credible -

I gave it up because I could not stomach the commenters - no original thoughts of their own, just parroting each other's repetitious comments, and it seemed as if every comment contained the term "RINO".

Big Mike said...

Put Dana Loesch in charge.

Mike said...

Came by to see who cared enough to post on Bannon. Pretty much no one. People care about Breitbart, I see, but no one cares about Sloppy Steve. Interesting.

holdfast said...

I cared a lot about Andrew Breitbart - can't care much about the current website.

Ian F. Shield said...

"If there is one thing I've noticed about Never Trump over this past year, they are a lot like Democrats. They think personalities matter."

Kind of like the Trump worshippers, who support Trump no matter what he does. Trump seems to be about to sell out to Schmuck Schumer on DACA, and no doubt his supposedly fierce populist base will be just fine with that, because it is Trump who is screwing them, not some colorless RINO. After all, the man can really tweet! And he delivered on all sorts of other anti-establishment stuff - like, uh, tax cuts for rich people! What a triumph.

iowan2 said...

Add Bannon to the long list of people that have gone up in flames. Sure in their superiority, and President Trumps idiocy.Start with all the smart, experienced, and savvy career politicians that President Dispatched with a wave of his hand. Throw in a broken Kathy Griffin. The smartest politician ever, Clinton's wife. CNN, MSNBC, etc. Bannon is just the latest "smartest person ever" to fall to the mentally unhinged, idiot billionaire.

The Godfather said...

@alan markus: I never read the comments on Breitbart.com (sounds from what you say that I didn't miss anything!). In fact, Althouse is the only blog on which I often read the comments. Before the nutcases start chiming in, there's a lot of intelligent comment here. Some commenters actually know what they're talking about, imagine that!.

traditionalguy said...

Breitbart has a point of view that includes reality. So it remains valuable in a sea of hoax narrative shops.

Bannon did lose his mind when it turned out he was replaceable. DJT's populist first businessman schtick was copied from David Perdue and fleshed out totally years before Bannon joined up 3 months before the Win Day.

Now the POTUS is headed to confront the New World Order on their home territory. We are about to witness another Win Day. High Noon redux.

buwaya said...

"Bannon will be fine."

Bannon is rich. He will find something.

Birches said...

What The Godfather said. Big Hollywood used to be a must read for me. Haven't visited in years. It got too shouty.

I would say there is a big difference between NeverTrump Ben Shapiro and NeverTrump Bill Kristol. Breitbart would do well to get Shapiro back.

Josephbleau said...

As recompense, Bannon should take a few weeks and discount the credibility in detail of each item in the Wolfe book.

linda thompson said...

Go read theConservativeTreehouse, for all the good stuff.

Jay Elink said...

The Godfather said...
I gave up reading Breitbart.com years ago (after Andrew's death), because I found it not credible -- the opinions were that, opinions, take them or leave them, but Breitbart.com was saying that the facts were thus and so, and they too often weren't, not even close. I can't refute my lefty friends' fake news with righty fake news. If the site goes back to what it was during Andrew's day, I'd happily go back to reading..

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Perhaps if you shared with us your EVIDENCE "that the facts were thus and so, and they too often weren't, not even close", you might have a point. Even better, you might reveal to us your Gold Standard for always-factual reporting.

But on this blog, you're not getting away with unsupported crap like that.

Stand and deliver!

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The Godfather said...
@alan markus: I never read the comments on Breitbart.com (sounds from what you say that I didn't miss anything!). In fact, Althouse is the only blog on which I often read the comments. Before the nutcases start chiming in, there's a lot of intelligent comment here. Some commenters actually know what they're talking about, imagine that!.

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Once again , you offer your intellectual perspicacity as evidence that your opinions are dispositive and unassailable.

IOW you speak very well of yourself, w/o bothering to tell us anything of interest to us!

On behalf of all of us in the Althouse Community....SNORT!!!!!

Earnest Prole said...

In the end Bannon's Thousand-Year Reich lasted less than one.

wildswan said...

I can't reconcile the Bannon who wrote on nationalism in the 21 st century (before he was famous) with the one who let this Wolff guy into the White House.