Bannon Rips "Corporatist" Media: "They're Not Going To Give The Country Back Without A Fight"

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Shortly after taking center stage at CPAC, Steve Bannon once again unleashed on the media, quickly calling the press the "opposition party" as he did in his infamous NYT interview, during his conversation with Reince Priebus.

“If you look at the opposition party, how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition, how they portray the administration, it’s always wrong," Bannon said.  “If you remember, the campaign, by the media’s description, was the most chaotic, the most disorganized, most unprofessional, had no idea what they were doing. And then you saw [the media] all crying and weeping” on election night.

"It's not gonna get better, it's gonna get worse," Bannon said.

"They are corporatist globalist media who are diametrically opposed to the economic nationalist agenda that President Trump presents. “[Trump] is going to continue to press his agenda as economic conditions get better, as jobs get better, they are going to continue to fight. If they think they are going to give you your country back without a fight, you are mistaken. Every day, it is going to be a fight.""

Considering virtually all mainstream media outlets are owned by just six corporations, Bannon may be on to something.



The Trump administration has taken center stage at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) which infamously kicked out Milo Yiannopoulos earlier this week, leading to the rapid fall from grace for the outspoken conservative.

Moments ago Trump's two right hand men, chief strategist Steve Bannon, and chief of staff, Reince Priebus, started speaking at CPAC.  Later in the day, VP Mike Pence will give a major address at 7:30 pm.

Earlier in the day, far right-winger Richard Spencer was escorted out of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Spencer reportedly spoke with reporters in the lobby of the conference for nearly 45 minutes before he was kicked out.

Some reporters tweeted that Spencer was escorted out by security while still speaking with journalists.

A spokesman for CPAC told NBC that Spencer was removed because the organization finds his views “repugnant.”

According to The Hill, American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp attempted to distance the conference from Spencer, who reportedly said that he was credentialed for the event. “The ‘alt-right’ does not have a legitimate voice in the conservative movement,” said Schlapp, according to the Los Angeles Times, noting that “nobody from that movement is speaking at CPAC.”

“This is America, and we have to deal with the laws and, you know, all I can tell you is that if he had comments we’d agree with, he’d be on our stage, but he’s not on our stage,” Schlapp said of Spencer.

Shortly after being removed from the conference, Spencer held a gaggle with reporters. "CPAC cannot host a speech where they denounce the alt-right by name and then expect me not to come,” he said, according to reports. "They’re children, I mean look, adults will engage in dialogue particularly when you're going to denounce someone. They're not even engaging in dialogue."

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knukles's picture

Would somebody just please break open PizzaGate; it's just not weird enough, yet.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Bannon Lashes Out At The Media: "They're Not Going To Give The Country Back Without A Fight"

I couldn't have said it better myself...


I believe that if Americans want to protect and defend what liberty we still have, it is now clearly up to us, We The People!  We cannot rely on The Fourth Estate.    


We must disintermediate The Fourth Estate. 


We must hold our government accountable.  We must be active, not passive.  Fortunately, the internet might just be the tool that enables us to do this.  But the establishment's mainstream media and television propagandists are not going down without a fight.  Just look around.  So, like I say in my Revolutionary Call to Arms , we have to train for the fight. 

barndoor's picture

Nice to see Stevie throw in a couple of straight arm salutes....

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) barndoor Feb 23, 2017 3:50 PM

The MSM didn't make lot of fuss about this incident because the cop was in his rights and the video showed it.

Instead they kept silent about the insuing "protest"

VIDEO: Off-duty Officer’s Fight with Unruly Teens sets off Protests

bamawatson's picture

eric holder is a coward

BandGap's picture

That is possibly his only redeeming trait.

TeamDepends's picture

Bannon is bad-ass, just the guy you want on your team when, say, you are attacked by giant robot spiders. Just ask Dr. and Jonny Quest! Not so sure about Hadji, though.

g'kar's picture

xythras, it's always interesting the video clips never show what leads up to these incidents that get caught on video, just what happens after.

vulcanraven's picture

Please kill yourself, bitch.

flaunt's picture

Are you another one of those anti-whites?

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Chris Dakota (not verified) hedgeless_horseman Feb 23, 2017 6:53 PM

This is why they want Bannon gone.


Son of Loki's picture

I am glad the lady said Obamacare's a disaster several times (which it is) and Dr Burgess expalined what is the resonable apporach to this issue. I was glad he said he was shocked the Supreme Circus said Spowetocare was constitutional. he osunds on the ball and all of this panel sound like they have a good handle on what the problems are and how to solve them.

I listened to most of it and thought it was a very good discussion -- complete, accurate, thorough.

BandGap's picture

Knukles, they just did. Trump announced a task forced on human trafficking, pointing out that it was an epidemic in this country. He is focusing the DOJ, FBI along with private entities to investigate this plague.

My read is that he has to maintain a 20000 foot view initially until something is "discovered". His daughter is championing this cause.

The howling starts in 3....2.....1.......

STP's picture

Check out the DHS commercial with the obvious 'Pizza' references



booboo's picture

Pedoestsa has been given a column at the Times, pizza reviews I guess?

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Squidbilly (not verified) knukles Feb 23, 2017 10:28 PM



Remarks by President Trump at Listening Session on Domestic and International Human Trafficking 2/23/17

FlKeysFisherman's picture

Remarks by President Trump at Listening Session on Domestic and International Human Trafficking 2/23/17


Good men are finally fighting back and it's about time. I'm no angel but nothing disgusts me more than a "man" who ignores these sick crimes. They'd rather sit on their ass and watch a TV show and giggle like a lttle girl than stand up and fight like a man.


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Squidbilly (not verified) Feb 23, 2017 3:11 PM


onwisconsinbadger's picture

CPAC does not matter. AIPAC matters. Sad !

besnook's picture

dick spencer is cia. he has all the attributes of a counter intel op.

SheepDog-One's picture

Yea I don't really care about these political jawboning sessions, just continue draining the swamp!

CrankyCurmudgeon's picture

He needs to start draining the swamp. Ceasing to hire alligators would be a good start.


SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

"If you don't support pipeline wars and currency devaluation, gtfo!" - CPAC

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PoasterToaster (not verified) Feb 23, 2017 3:20 PM

"Conservative"?  Do they even have a definition of that word yet?

Faustus's picture

You're right! Any discussion is foredoomed to fail if you use the buzzwords "conservative", "racism", "social justice" and the like. The advances of Mathematics and Physics are based on their adherence to exact definitions of the quantities in question. For "social sciences" it's exactly the opposite.

NoDebt's picture

You should try being an economist.  We regularly try to pretend we are scientists with data and theories and models.  But really we're just psychologists trying to act more important than we are.

NoDebt (economist)

BandGap's picture

I gotta know, is a dart board involved in any way?

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Social science is an oxymoron. In cntrast to real science SS starts with the desired outcome and then retrofits the rezearch to support it.

gatorengineer's picture

Can someone provide me a definition of Alt Right please?

bamawatson's picture

anything that dis-pleases rachel madow

WTFUD's picture

Madcow has foot'n'mouth disease and the bolt to the temple is in the nearing.

Ilmarinen's picture

My understanding in broad strokes:

To some, the words "conservative" or "right wing" evoke images of a prudish, greedy, closed minded, bible thumper.  Alt-Right is an attempt to reboot/rebrand conservatism with the goals of shaking off those stereotypes and making it acceptable to be young and conservative.

The confusion about alt-right's definition is a result of an Orwellian Newspeak move-countermove dance.  The "right" was demonized and made unpalatable in the minds of the young.  "Alt-Right" was an attempted rebrand of conservatism to address this.  "Alt-Right" was similarly demonized and made unpalatable... and on and on it will go.


vato poco's picture

it's like love. or porn. you know it when you see it. a quick & dirty guide: a) would it make a college student cry or suck his thumb in a safe space? b) would it make Hilary and Nancy et al scream with drunken, demetia-esque rage? c) would Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell disavow it and run from it like little bitches? if yes, then....

Soros trolls ask that question a LOT, I've noticed. obviously trying to nail it down so they can attack it. why are *you* asking??

WTFUD's picture

I wouldn't become a member of a club that would have me as a member.

Rubicon76's picture

Still haven't figured out how to delete an accidental post...

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Go into edit (assuming nobody has yet replied to it), delete all the text apart from one charachter such as a full stop and then post the edited version. Just don't expect a lot of greens!

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Then you are not Hillary Clinton.

Rubicon76's picture

I really wish somebody would address Boehner's assertion that Obamacare will be left largely intact.  I had to leave for an appointment before I heard repeal/replace discussed.

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Rubicon76 Feb 23, 2017 3:40 PM

Is that drunk still involved in anything these days?

Rubicon76's picture

Speaking engagements.  That completely baffles me.  When he's not getting paid to subvert Conservatives publicly, he's lurking in the shadows working to subvert Conservatives.  

Ramesees's picture

Deeply involved in a bottle of Cutty Sark and 18 into his 2nd pack of cigs.

corporatewhore's picture

I thought it was merlot, a tanning bed and the cigs.

WTFUD's picture

He seems too laid-back and should consult with McConnell on some whitish powdery stuff. Everybody knows alcohol is a depressant . . . hic hic

IndyPat's picture

And on his third box of cryin' kleenex.

That guy is such a huge hormonal pussy Don could grab it from orbit.

chosen's picture

The liberal progressive fascists are making too much money off the global corporate welfare state to give up without a fight.  Also most of them are suffering from PTSD after losing the election. Bannon is right, it is going to be a tough fight.