Tim Gionet, a disgraced alt-right figure who uses the moniker “Baked Alaska,” revealed on a New Year’s Eve livestream video that while he worked at Breitbart News, management at the outlet encouraged him to delete his prior anti-Semitic statements.
During Gionet’s “New Year’s Eve Blackpill Party” livestream on YouTube, Vincent James from the far-right YouTube channel “The Red Elephants” said that he believed many young men on the far-right are “heading in the wrong direction,” going on to claim that young men in the movement are spending too much time on the computer and don’t have enough willpower to find women to start families with. As he and other panelists discussed James’ comments, Gionet remarked that he “would love to honestly be able to just work a normal job.”
“If you’re going to say what you want to say, if you’re going to stand up for yourself, if you’re going to be pro-white at all—like I thought it was funny when people were attacking Paul Nehlen, they were using ‘pro-white’ as a smear,” Gionet said, referring to criticism of the far-right challenger to House Speaker Paul Ryan. “And so it’s like if you’re going to be pro-white at all, publicly, you can say goodbye to getting a job. You can say goodbye to working at any sort of company. You’re going to get fired immediately.”
Gionet went on to describe his experience working for Breitbart after having made public anti-Semitic statements.
“You know I, back in the day, used to work at Breitbart and I literally was told many times—they said, ‘Go through all your tweets and delete the word “Jew” in your tweets.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ Like, I was told that by Breitbart management,” Gionet said.
As in the cases of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulous and Nehlen, who have both been revealed to have catered to white nationalists, Breitbart News appears to be happy to work alongside right-wing extremists as long as they conceal their most controversial views from the public.