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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:08 PM Aug 2017

BTRTN: Loose Bannon... Watch Fox Get "Primaried" by Breitbart [View all]

Born to Run the Numbers speculates on Steve Bannon's plans for Breitbart:


Excerpt: "Perhaps Bannon’s brief and unsuccessful tenure in the White House and Ailes’ demise may have made Bannon realize that what he really wants to be is the next Ailes: the kingmaker who controls the Republican Party by functioning as the conduit to and from its ever-more animated bedrock conservative base.

In Trump, Bannon had the perfect vessel: a powerful demagogue who had an intuitive sense for populist rage, bigotry, and fear… but who lacked an organized, coherent philosophy through which he could turn voter support into actionable legislative programs. Bannon disciplined Trump into core campaign themes: economic nationalism, military isolationism, and unrelenting savage attacks on Hilary Clinton’s trustworthiness. Trump’s campaign had been in shambles when Bannon arrived, and Bannon has every reason to believe that he was the reason that Trump won.

Like Ailes before him, Bannon sees the opportunity to institutionalize this role as “kingmaker” by controlling the media that connects with the base. This means building Breitbart News as rapidly as possible, and challenging the pre-eminence of Fox News as the voice of the right. If that’s indeed the goal, here are five things one might can expect from Bannon in the very near future..."

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