15 Million reasons why the left is Demonizing Stephen Bannon

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15 Million reasons why the left is Demonizing Stephen Bannon

Back when Don­ald Trump announced his run for the pres­i­dency I wrote a post titled: We Take Don­ald Trump Lightly at our Peril and Cruz sup­prter that I was noted that Don­ald Trump had one advan­tage that other can­di­dates not named Hillary Clin­ton did not:

trump twitter

2.9 MIL­LION. He has more peo­ple fol­low­ing him on twit­ter than all the can­di­dates above com­bined except Rubio & Paul and eas­ily has more than dou­ble of the two of them combined.

And explained what that meant

It means his cam­paign can get an unfil­tered mes­sage out to nearly 3 mil­lion peo­ple instantly, with­out wor­ry­ing about what the media will say. In one tweet his words will reach almost as many peo­ple as CNN, MSNBC & Fox draw in prime­time COMBINED.

This proved vital because one of the pri­mary advan­tages the MSM pro­vides to the left is the abil­ity to con­trol the nar­ra­tive and define their foes. Trump’s fame meant he was already defined and his large Twit­ter fol­low­ing meant that he could con­trol his own narrative

18 months lat­ter the whole “con­trol the nar­ra­tive” busi­ness has got­ten harder to wit

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So prob­lem: How does the MSM go after Trump when he is in even a bet­ter posi­tion to bypass them.

Answer Stephen Bannon:

Stephen Ban­non, for­mally of Bre­it­bart news is not a social media giant. Not only does he have under 20K fol­low­ers, he hasn’t both­ered to tweet in over two years.

And while under his lead­er­ship Bre­it­bart News has expanded to the point where we have Bre­it­bart Texas, Bre­it­bart Lon­don, Bre­it­bart Jerusalem, Bre­it­bart Cal­i­for­nia giv­ing them a huge reach in terms of sto­ries the MSM has stu­diously ignored, down­played or dis­missed any story from Bre­it­bart News and irrel­e­vant, treat­ing Bre­it­bart news much like they did Andrew Bre­it­bart himself.

This means these stats notwithstanding

Stephen Ban­non is com­pletely and utterly defin­able by the MSM in a way that Don­ald Trump is not.

Thus we can expect the full court press on Ban­non for as long as pos­si­ble. He will be hounded, derided and attacked as a way to go after Don­ald Trump, and this will con­tinue even if the pres­i­dent elect uses his direct line to the Amer­i­can peo­ple to stand by him and call out the MSM for the liars they are. (Which he should do imme­di­ately). It’s clas­sic alin­sky, per­son­al­ize and attack, if they can’t get Trump, go after Ban­non in the hopes that enough heat scares the GOP to try to get them to nudge him out.

On the bright side, Ban­non is expe­ri­enced enough in terms of how the press works and the pres­i­dent elect is expe­ri­enced enough in media to see this for what it is and not let it get him off track. He’s not going to panic, the only ques­tion is will GOP mem­bers in con­gress learn from that exam­ple or let them­selves be played by the MSM con­firm­ing the label “the stu­pid party” that they earned.

Clos­ing thought: As a per­son who knew and liked Andrew Bre­it­bart as I do Stephen Ban­non I find the sud­den faux respect for Andrew Bre­it­bart that the left is pro­claim­ing in their attacks on him (the whole “Andrew would be turn­ing in his grave” busi­ness) only slightly less offen­sive than the false attacks on him. It demon­strates that the fastest way or a con­ser­v­a­tive to gain the respect of the MSM is to die.


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Back when Donald Trump announced his run for the presidency I wrote a post titled: We Take Donald Trump Lightly at our Peril and Cruz supprter that I was noted that Donald Trump had one advantage that other candidates not named Hillary Clinton did not:

trump twitter

2.9 MILLION. He has more people following him on twitter than all the candidates above combined except Rubio & Paul and easily has more than double of the two of them combined.

And explained what that meant

It means his campaign can get an unfiltered message out to nearly 3 million people instantly, without worrying about what the media will say. In one tweet his words will reach almost as many people as CNN, MSNBC & Fox draw in primetime COMBINED.

This proved vital because one of the primary advantages the MSM provides to the left is the ability to control the narrative and define their foes. Trump’s fame meant he was already defined and his large Twitter following meant that he could control his own narrative

18 months latter the whole “control the narrative” business has gotten harder to wit

trumptwitter2

So problem: How does the MSM go after Trump when he is in even a better position to bypass them.

Answer Stephen Bannon:

Stephen Bannon, formally of Breitbart news is not a social media giant. Not only does he have under 20K followers, he hasn’t bothered to tweet in over two years.

And while under his leadership Breitbart News has expanded to the point where we have Breitbart Texas, Breitbart London, Breitbart Jerusalem, Breitbart California giving them a huge reach in terms of stories the MSM has studiously ignored, downplayed or dismissed any story from Breitbart News and irrelevant, treating Breitbart news much like they did Andrew Breitbart himself.

This means these stats notwithstanding

Stephen Bannon is completely and utterly definable by the MSM in a way that Donald Trump is not.

Thus we can expect the full court press on Bannon for as long as possible. He will be hounded, derided and attacked as a way to go after Donald Trump, and this will continue even if the president elect uses his direct line to the American people to stand by him and call out the MSM for the liars they are. (Which he should do immediately). It’s classic alinsky, personalize and attack, if they can’t get Trump, go after Bannon in the hopes that enough heat scares the GOP to try to get them to nudge him out.

On the bright side, Bannon is experienced enough in terms of how the press works and the president elect is experienced enough in media to see this for what it is and not let it get him off track. He’s not going to panic, the only question is will GOP members in congress learn from that example or let themselves be played by the MSM confirming the label “the stupid party” that they earned.

Closing thought: As a person who knew and liked Andrew Breitbart as I do Stephen Bannon I find the sudden faux respect for Andrew Breitbart that the left is proclaiming in their attacks on him (the whole “Andrew would be turning in his grave” business) only slightly less offensive than the false attacks on him. It demonstrates that the fastest way or a conservative to gain the respect of the MSM is to die.


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