Bannon is Out at Breitbart, and Now the Alt Right is F*cked

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. 

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.