Steve Bannon, now Chief Strategist in the White House, formerly led Breitbart News, turning it into in his words, “the platform for the alt-right.” Former Breitbart staffer Ben Shapiro wrote that Bannon turned Breitbart News “into a cesspool of the alt-right” and said the alt-right is “a movement shot through with racism and anti-Semitism.” In a court filing, Bannon’s ex-wife accused him of making anti-Semitic comments.
Bannon has praised notorious anti-Semite and Nazi-collaborator Charles Maurras. Maurras regularly penned fervent anti-Semitic articles in “L’Action Francise,” the newspaper he edited. He is credited though his writing and editing in laying the propaganda groundwork for the Vichy regime’s rise to power in France, which Maurras hailed as a “divine surprise.” Among Maurras’ heinous views, he blamed the Jews for World War II, claiming they were responsible for the German occupation of France. Bannon recently expressed admiration for Maurras and hailed him as “his guru.” Bannon also cited pro-Nazi Italian philosopher Julius Evola in a speech. Bannon’s Breitbart also published an article that credited Evola’s ideas as a source for today’s alt-right.
Bannon hired Milo Yiannopoulos to work at Breitbart and according Yiannopoulos, made him “a star.” Yiannopoulos has a history of making anti-Semitic comments. Recently, Bannon has reportedly called Jared Kushner a “cuck” and a “globablist.”
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