Bannon "Increasingly Isolated" As Breitbart's War On McMaster Backfires

First it was Preibus, then Kushner and now General H.R. McMaster.  Breitbart has seemingly waged war on many of President Trump's closest advisors over the past several months but it seems that the only person they're actually hurting is their former Executive Chair, Steve Bannon.  As Politico notes this morning, whether true or not, every time Breitbart drops a negative article on the White House, all eyes turn to Bannon. 

“Fair or not, common sense would dictate that Steve Bannon has reach and influence and communication with these alt-right platforms whose editorial bent more often than not, aligns with Steve’s agenda,” said Kurt Bardella, a former Breitbart spokesperson. “I think [the stories] gave ammunition to his detractors internally, to either ID him or his people as part of the problem.”

 

“The guy is desperately trying to lay low and keep his fights from spilling out into the public,” said one White House official. “Because he knows that he gets blamed.”

 

A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment. Bannon declined to comment.

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A Wall Street Journal editorial earlier this week also accused Bannon of using Breitbart and other conservative media outlets to go after his ideological foes, questioning his loyalty to the president and placing blame for White House dysfunction squarely on his shoulders.

Meanwhile, the attacks on McMaster have put Bannon in an especially awkward position with his new boss, retired Marine general John Kelly, who has been increasingly defensive of McMaster, a longtime friend and fellow general. According to Politco, McMaster, who pushed Bannon off the National Security Council principals’ committee, hasn’t spoken to Bannon in weeks.

But it's not just McMaster, whether true or not, a similar blame game played out when Breitbart targeted Jared Kushner earlier this year.

The same dynamic played out with Breitbart’s coverage of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, which remained negative even after Kushner and Bannon came to a truce at Mar-a-Lago in April. The site has routinely published updates on his role in the Russia probe and been critical of his efforts to craft foreign policy or drive government innovation.

 

“Do you think Steve wanted Breitbart putting bad stuff out there about Jared? No, because he knows he’s going to have to pay for it,” said a White House staffer.

Of course, it's not just Breitbart stories that Bannon takes the blame for at the White House as responsibility for any and all conservative media also falls on his shoulders.

When he joined the administration, Bannon filed an ethics waiver so that he could continue to communicate with Breitbart. But it’s not just Breitbart stories that Bannon gets blamed for. When gotnews.com and blogger Mike Cernovich’s call deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn “globalists,” all eyes were on Bannon, who privately coined the term.

 

“Bannon is being portrayed as the puppeteer behind right-wing media picking and choosing between who they like and don’t like,” said the White House official.

 

In the first two months of the administration, Bannon’s early disagreements with Priebus were a regular Breitbart storyline, often painting both men in a negative light.

 

In February, Bannon publicly called a Breitbart piece attacking Priebus “totally absurd,” telling the Daily Beast in February that he was furious with Washington political editor Matt Boyle over it. But anti-Priebus stories remained a regular feature on Breitbart until his dismissal last month. Breitbart defenders said these stories were a sign of their independence from Bannon.

So, what say you?  Is Steve Bannon's time in the White House drawing to a close or is this just one more inaccurate, premature prediction of his demise by a mainstream media that so eagerly desires that outcome?

Comments

earleflorida FrozenGoodz (not verified) Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:08 Permalink

 McMasters a Bilderberg Member [and  bought and paid by the Zionist Lobby 'AIPAC/ AZO/ APC'--- a foreign entity responsible for America's Foreign Policy since 1944!!!! This is sedition: read up on 1918 sedition Act [Law]!      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedition_Act_of_1918  https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/26626-globalist-mcmaster-purges-trump-loyalists-protects-obamaitesthis perhaps is a law that has been 'shelf'd/gutted/sacked/scotch'd', by the Zionist bought congress since 1971--- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Agents_Registration_Act     (Israel Dual Citizens are Foreign Agents running our country ME Foreign Policy since 1948-present!?!  

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Bes VinceFostersGhost Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:27 Permalink

at what point does it start to look like the 3D, 4D  and 11D chess was to be able to get a:war hawk, bankster, MIC, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Oligarchy, Federal Reserve, QE, Police State, war on cash, civil asset forfeiture, goldman sachs loving hacks in the White House?and less about "draining the swamp" and using that rallying cry just for the votes......#maga

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TheSilentMajority Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:29 Permalink

Bannon got Trump into the whitehouse.

Bannon deserves great respect, and his advice should be taken more often than not.

Kushner and Ivanka need to get the boots asap. They are parasites and responsible for Trumps' flip-flops and misdirections since he was elected.

To Hell In A H… Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:30 Permalink

I once liked Bannon, but he has acted like a fool, the moment Jared Kushner outmanoeuvred him, because he failed to acknowledge, or circumvent with any success, the structures put in place, which are designed to sideline men like him.For that Bannon deserves a D-, especially for the fact he never envisaged an egotist like Trump, would not back the man the got him elected, to the hilt. This obvious oversight is unforgivable. So fuck Bannon! Arsehole.

Eyes Opened To Hell In A H… Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:03 Permalink

"he never envisaged an egotist like Trump, would not back the man the got him elected, to the hilt. This obvious oversight is unforgivable. So fuck Bannon! Arsehole."If you are saying that he is an arsehole because he gave Trump 100% loyalty & expected to have that loyalty respected, reciprocated even, then that says SO much more about YOU , not him... 

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To Hell In A H… Eyes Opened Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:06 Permalink

I could resite chapter and verse of the fable about the Fox and the Scorpion, but I'll just paraphrase it in short.

  • The Scorpion asked the Fox for a ride across the river.
  • The Fox declined at first saying, "No chance, you'll fucking sting me"
  • The Scorpion said, "Why would I do that? If I do that, we'll both die"
  • The Fox paused, thought and logically came to the conclusion, that it was in the *self-preservation interest* of the Scorpion not to sting him, so he offered him a ride.
  • Half way across the river, the Scorpion stung the Fox.
  • The Fox turned around all confused saying, "Why did you do that, we're both going to drown?"
  • The Scorpion said, "I couldn't help myself, it's my nature"

The point being, this has nothing to do about loyalty, especially in fucking politics, but that Bannon fundamentally failed to understand the nature of Trump.  At the very minimum, Bannon should have understood the psychology of Trump personally, as well as commission several detailed psychological profiles of *WHO TRUMP THE MAN IS* The fact Bannon got outmanoeuvred like a fucking chump, says it all.IE: Bannon worked for a man he never understood and hence I wonder if Bannon, was well read in the subject matters needed to traverse the most dangerous political cesspit in the world AKA: Capitol Hill. Clearly he wasn't.Jokes aside, if Bannon had at least read Machiavelli *The Prince* I'm sure he would not have got outmanoeuvred like he did.  I bet it didn't take a viper like Tillerson, more than a five 15+ minute meetings where Bannon was present, to understand Bannon was a novice and seriously out of his depth. 

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VoteSmarts Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:31 Permalink

It may be Mr Bannon is *simply a point of connection o those more familiar with him than others, in an effort to exert vain -control- over both *news and narratives of the day. People seek attention and validation in many ways, not so subtly influenced by narrow and/ or selective perspectives.Bid all successes to those in positions of political clout with their individual and multiplied efforts to support and apply, rather than thwart and dismiss our Constitution.

Omen IV Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:31 Permalink

There was an article yesterday on Breitbart about Murdoch shifting alliances to the McCain Cabal against Trump - it was there and all of a sudden.... gonenow this today - many games a foot

TeethVillage88s Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:33 Permalink

Analogy of the Media:

- Give a woman a vibrator, she has pleasure for a month, but teach a woman to boogy and she is a whore for life!

All we see in DC, New York, on CNN, NYT, WaPo, MSM... is about power.

Sure it is also fake news, Propaganda, National & Federal Propaganda put out and pushed by Career Congressmen... sure it is politics... sure it is about having big corporate powers for strength, to make money off of, for capitalism, for Investments of those with a big pay check.

But it is reduced to Power, Status, Titles, Lands, Access, Networks, Group Affinity, and destruction of Logic & Education.

TeethVillage, worthless little snot