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‘Breitbart is over’: Pro-Trump readers are turning their backs on website after writer fired for racist tweets

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The once prominent “alt-right” website Breitbart.com is facing plummeting readership numbers despite former CEO Steve Bannon working in the White House.

Now the pro-Trump internet and “alt-right” are turning on Breitbart, according to a new BuzzFeed News report.

The latest disaster to befall the website happened after two Breitbart writers expressed anti-Muslim bigotry following the weekend terrorist attacks in London that killed seven.

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When Breitbart News fired Katie McHugh for her bigotry, the alt-right turned on the conservative website.

“Across the pro-Trump internet, McHugh’s firing was widely decried as a sign of weakness by Breitbart and an attempt by the site — once led by now-Senior White House Advisor Stephen Bannon — to pivot toward a more moderate editorial strategy,” BuzzFeed reported. “In pro-Trump circles, that perceived pivot may prove to be enough to turn away devoted readers.”

Breitbart’s problem attracting readers is having a predictable result with advertisers. According to BuzzFeed, “Digiday reported that ad tracking platform MediaRadar found just ’26 brands appearing on Breitbart in May, down from a high of 242 in March.'”

Some believe the website’s fortunes changed when Breitbart News refused to defend pedophilia.

“Multiple conversations with pro-Trump media personalities suggest the resignation of Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannoplous in February after the discovery of video of him allegedly endorsing pedophilia was a turning point for the site,” BuzzFeed conveyed. “For some in the pro-Trump media, it was a sign that the publication’s management was caving to the pressure from the mainstream media.”

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