With Donald Trump’s appointment of Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon as senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist, Clinton-controlled Politico is in meltdown:

On November 14, Politico journalist Jack Shafer laid out his concerns in ‘Will America Now Have a Pravda?’

Excerpts follow, emphases mine:

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take control of the American executive branch, he will have a weapon at his disposal that few if any presidents have enjoyed—a direct connection to a faithful media operation that reaches millions of loyal populist readers in the form of Breitbart, the self-styled honey badger of alt-right journalism …

… in Breitbart, Trump has an international Web tribune for his message. It’s run by the man Trump just named as his chief strategist: Stephen Bannon, who will serve as co-#2 in the White House with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. And depending how Bannon shapes it, Breitbart could become the closest thing the United States has ever had to a “state-run media enterprise,” to quote a phrase by a former Breitbart spokesman.

The phrase came from Kurt Bardella, who resigned from Breitbart earlier this year, because, to him:

it had turned into a de facto “super PAC” for Mr. Trump.

This is rather pot-and-kettle, because the Podesta WikiLeaks demonstrated how in the Clinton campaign’s pocket Politico — and other American media outlets — were.

On October 24, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit exposed all the media connections to the campaign, complete with photos. Emphases in the original:

Thanks to Wikileaks we now know that at least 65 mainstream reporters were working closely with the Clinton campaign this election year. They were invited to top elitist dinners with Hillary Campaign Chairman John Podesta or Chief Campaign strategist Joel Benenson …

These 65 mainstream reporters CAN NEVER BE TRUSTED:

As previously reported— At least 38 top national reporters attended a different dinner at John Podesta’s house in April 2015.

The Clinton campaign sent out invites to New York reporters in April 2015 on their off-the-record meeting on how to sell Hillary Clinton to the public.

As images of the RSVP list from one of the WikiLeaks emails show, eight were from CNN, five each from The New York Times, ABC and MSNBC and the rest from other media outlets — including Politico‘s Mike Allen and Glenn Thrush.

Glenn Thrush was a huge toady for the Clinton campaign. On April 30, 2015, he cleared his copy with John Podesta before publishing it on Politico. Podesta okayed it and Thrush wrote back  (emphases mine):

Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u

Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this

Two weeks earlier — on April 17, 2015 — Thrush had sent a lengthy chunk of copy to Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director. Earlier this year, The Daily Caller reported on the email exchange which had:

the subject line: “pls read asap — the [Jennifer Palmieri] bits — don’t share.” This was revealed in Thursday’s WikiLeaks release of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. It is included in Podesta’s emails as Palmieri shared the email with several other Clinton staffers, including campaign manager Robby Mook and Podesta.

The eight paragraphs that Thrush sent Palmieri were filled with glowing sentences about her. She wrote in the forwarded email to Clinton staffers, “He did me courtesy of sending what he is going to say about me. Seems fine.”

The paragraphs about Palmieri ended up largely unchanged in the column, “Quiet, please. Hillary’s running,” a piece focused on Clinton’s press strategy.

Yet, Politico is now hand-wringing and worried about Breitbart? Unbelievable.

We know how all of Big Media — including Fox News — shilled for Hillary. Yet, Politico worries about Steve Bannon.

Let’s cast our minds back not so long ago to Hillary’s tolerance of the First Amendment and the media. On August 15, The Daily Caller reported:

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising email arguing the website Breitbart News has no “right to exist,” and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.

“We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while,” says the email, sent Thursday and signed by deputy communications director Christina Reynolds. “I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist Reynolds’ acknowledgment that the regular conservative media has a “right to exist,” though, is used to contrast it with Breitbart, which apparently has no such right

“Breitbart is something different,” she says. “They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether — not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers

One of the goals of Clinton’s campaign, Reynolds says, is to ensure Breitbart is destroyed.

From my few visits to Breitbart, only the commenters are anti-Semitic. This is ironic, because Andrew Breitbart himself was Jewish.

Oddly, leftists accuse Steve Bannon of anti-Semitism, but, as he and Andrew Breitbart were close business associates and friends, this is highly unlikely.

These are just more lies propagated by Democrats who increasingly are becoming more socialist and communist with each passing day, particularly in the aftermath of the election. Here is one example — and it concerns Bannon:

It is unsurprising that Politico‘s ‘Pravda’ article said nothing at all about their collusion with Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Reader response was mixed, but this is one of the best comments:

Laughable coming from leftmedia like Politico. There has never been a more collusive, corrupt, propaganda media blitz than the one we saw trying to elect Clinton. They exceeded the volume of the counter-message by an order of magnitude. There were brazen lies and deception – and she lost anyway. Seems the people are not as stupid as Gruber [Obamacare frontman] and the Clinton syndicate had assumed. We’ll see what influence Bannon has in an official capacity. But there is no way it can be more Pravda-like than the recent leftmedia experience.

Have no fear of Bannon and Breitbart. Whatever happens, they can have nowhere near the impact as nearly every newspaper, news channel and online outlet did acting in concert as the Clinton propaganda machine.

In closing, Bernie Marcus, co-founder and retired CEO of Home Depot, issued a statement about Steve Bannon for the Republican Jewish Coalition. It reads as follows:

I have known Steve Bannon for many years. I have been shocked and saddened to see the recent personal attacks on Steve. Nothing could be further from the truth. The person that is being demonized in the media is not the person I know. These attacks on Steve are nothing more than an attempt to undermine the incoming Trump administration. I have known Steve to be a passionate Zionist and supporter of Israel who felt so strongly about this that he opened a Breitbart office in Israel to ensure that the true pro-Israel story would get out. What is being done to Steve Bannon is a shonda.

Shonda is Yiddish for shameful scandal.

The thread on The_Donald about the memo has a number of fascinating insights into various aspects of Jewish history over the past millennium:

  • Most Jewish neighbourhoods in New York City voted for Trump;
  • Over a century ago when immigrants arrived at Ellis Island, a Tammany Hall (Democratic machine) representative was there to make sure they got settled in and promise to vote Democrat in return;
  • Secular Jews voted for Hillary;
  • Practising Jews do not think Steve Bannon is anti-Semitic;
  • Practising Russian and Ukranian Jews tend to vote Republican;
  • The Anti-Defamation League should now be called All Democrat Lobbying;
  • Ancient Rome brought the first Ashkenazi Jews to Europe and settled them in Alsace because they were excellent farmers. Generations later they began moving eastward;
  • Ashkenazi and their Spanish/North African counterparts the Sephardic Jews share the same Y-chromosome haplotypes and certain DNA; Ethiopian Jews do not share these characteristics;
  • There was no mass conversion to Christianity among the Ashkenazi during the Middle Ages, only among some of their leaders.

Returning to Steve Bannon, it seems Breitbart might be suing a ‘major media company’ for calling their site a white nationalist one. I’m not much on Breitbart, but they should challenge leftist media people on their lies.

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