The former spokesman for Breitbart News explained how the right-wing website overseen by Steve Bannon is nothing more than a propaganda outfit.
Media consultant Kurt Bardella broke down for MSNBC’s “AM Joy” how Milo Yiannopoulos, once Breitbart’s biggest star, signed his name to articles promoting racist themes that were actually written by others, and it was all funded by right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer.
“This was one of the most shocking revelations from the Buzzfeed piece, was that there is a quote-unquote reporter that would go out and take content written by someone else and publish it, and have that be the editorial direction that that story would go,” Bardella said. “Breitbart is not a news network, they’re not a media organization. They’re a propaganda machine.”
The Buzzfeed piece detailed how Yiannopoulos actively tried to mainstream white supremacist ideas for Breitbart readers.
“The fact that they would be so willing to collude to try to pander to the nationalist, racist demographic, their agenda isn’t to tell the truth, it’s to advance a radical agenda,” said Bardella, who stopped consulting work for Breitbart in March 2016.