Steve Bannon is officially out at Breitbart.com, the internet haven for the insidious Alt Right movement that swept Donald Trump to power in 2016. Reported the New York Times:
Stephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company announced Tuesday.
Mr. Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Mr. Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.
Mr. Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth transition, a statement from the company’s chief executive, Larry Solov, said.
In the statement, Mr. Bannon added that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”
This has significant implications for the Alt Right movement, which I wrote about today in the Banter Members section. Given the importance of the story, we’re running a 30 day trial on a Banter Membership so you can read “The Alt Right is Now a Movement Without a Cause” for free.
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