Trump’s “Chief Strategist” Bannon Says the Best Thing About Breitbart Is the Comments Section

Praising a sewer of mindless hatred and racism
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The chief strategist of Donald Trump’s incoming presidential administration is former Breitbart “News” CEO Stephen Bannon, and in a recent interview he made a very revealing statement. Bannon praised the comments section at Breitbart.

Yes, he praised one of the worst sewers of racism and hate speech on the web.

In his interview Friday, Bannon repeatedly praised Breitbart, crediting its website and radio shows for “following this [movement] and reporting on it for years.”

“We’ve lived through an historic time,” he said. “I think they’ll talk about what happened in this year politically for many, many decades to come.”

He told Breitbart’s audience that he “really” misses them and looks forward to chatting with Breitbart again “early in 2017.”

Bannon said the best things about Breitbart are the comments section and the callers.

We’ve been writing about the boiling toxic stew in the Breitbart comments section for years, while the media and most other blogs and news sites ignored it. Many people told me to ignore these comments too.

But I knew all along that we were seeing something truly disturbing growing and gaining strength in the right wing world — an open embrace of bizarre conspiracy theories, Birtherism, and the kind of ugly white supremacist ideology that was previously kept under wraps and considered unacceptable in society.

When Andrew Breitbart was alive, he actually seemed to understand that this wasn’t something he should be proud of; in those days, the people who ran the site used to make at least some attempt to moderate the comments section and keep it from getting too out of control. Oh, don’t get me wrong — they still encouraged extremism and racism, but this was still a time when they felt they had to keep it at least nominally hidden from view.

But since the advent of Bannon and his nurturing of the “alt-right” movement, the racism and hatred has completely taken over and they’re not trying to hide it any more. On the contrary, Bannon and his crew of cynical exploiters have weaponized this degraded right wing mentality, and turned it into a tool to help elect a president.

I believe this was a deliberate strategy, and it was aided by the fact that the hatred Breitbart was cultivating was so extreme and repulsive that journalists and liberals didn’t even want to look at it; instead, they talked themselves into believing it was something they could safely ignore. And what a huge mistake that turned out to be.

Here’s an example to illustrate this point; a couple of days ago, Breitbart had a post about the discovery of bodies of 61 human smuggling victims in Brooks County, Texas.

And here are just a few of the nearly 400 comments for this post, hidden by default because the ugliness is almost unbelievable; and this is just from the first few pages. This is what Breitbart “News” has created, and the people who did this will soon be in charge of the United States.

I suggest land mines

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Ok, ok, it’s a start!

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A good start I guess.

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Just put the bodies in a truck and dump them on the other side of the border.

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Catapult them back over the boarder.

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I tried but I dont give a s#%t

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That’s a whole new approach to Bingo.

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BUILD THE WALL.
MAN THE WALL WITH RIFLEMEN.

Problem solved.

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Two fences with mines between and gun towers every 200 yards. Open bidding in towers for $100/hour shoot anything between the fences is legal…

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All I can think of is the tax dollars going to be spent on autopsy, morgue cost. Etc. Cut there heads off start the wall with that.

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Should have been left in the desert as an example.

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Enough with the ‘Migrant’ nonsense. They are ILLEGAL immigrants and I shed no tears for them. In fact, I have a smile on my face right now.

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Wait until we start shooting them!

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Use a trebuchet to fling am back across the border. Or just like them along the fence. Save a fortune.

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That’s one way to deal with illegals!

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Why is that number iso extremely low? We are going to have to redouble our efforts to get it much, much higher in 2017.

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Why starve the local wildlife?

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Leave the bodies out there for the animals.

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Note to ranchers.

If you stick to soft tissue shots, by the time the coyotes (the canine ones) finish with them they look like “heat exhaustion” deaths.

Increase 61 by a hundred fold and the coyotes that remain (the Mexican ones) will find another path.

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Forget the wall. Mine fields is what we need

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Not to mention it’s down right entertaining

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What do you call 61 dead illegals? A warning and a good start.

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So What ? Sixty One Less On The Welfare Roles !! Keep Dropping Dead, And We’ll Keep Smiling !!!

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It is a good start. Now load these corpses in a dump truck and take them back across the border and empty it in front of el presidente’s house.

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Oh, look, 61 more homicides Obama can be tried for…

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61 less parasitic democrat voters

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People in the southern counties should be encouraged to add to the totals, as long as they dig holes for whoever they harvest.

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