Conservative news outlet Breitbart News has so far avoided addressing a bombshell Buzzfeed report that exposed the website’s role in fostering the racist alt-right movement and former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ direct connection to both the wealthy billionaires who fund Breitbart and to white supremacists, one of whom “all but line-edited” Yiannopoulos’ infamous “guide to the alt-right.”
The report reveals emails and personal messages that show a coordinated effort from billionaire conservative donors to turn Yiannopoulous into a pop culture icon, reveal Yiannopoulos’ cozy relationship with the alt-right and also reveal former White House adviser and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon’s role in the effort.
But if you got all your news from Breitbart, you would have no clue about any of this.
On this morning’s episode of the SiriusXM program “Breitbart News Daily,” host Alex Marlow talked to guests about bump stock gun accessories, the Catalonia independence referendum, a report revealing decades of sexual harassment accusations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, clashes within the Republican Party, foreign policy, job creation and efforts to pass tax cuts. But there was not a single mention of Yiannopoulous or the Buzzfeed report.
Likewise, a search of articles posted to Breitbart’s website since the publication of Buzzfeed’s report reveals the site has not acknowledged the revelations. The last article mentioning Yiannopoulous was written on September 27.
Yiannopoulos said he met with Bannon in September, giving an indication that the relationship between the right-wing provocateur and the top brass at Breitbart is still intact.