Donald Trump has been very good for the news business — and the news business has been very good for Donald Trump.Any heartburn being experienced by Steve Bannon, former editor-in-chief of Breitbart, is the source of much pleasure for me personally.
But no publication has had a more mutually beneficial relationship with our new president than Breitbart. Trump’s campaign brought the site’s brand of reactionary populism into the mainstream — and its former mastermind into the West Wing. By the time the ballots were cast, no other news outlet had grown its audience more over the 2016 cycle.
And Breitbart, of course, supplied Trump with a megaphone, a strategist, and relentlessly positive coverage — even when the mogul’s campaign manager low-key battered one of the site’s reporters.
So, Breitbart’s latest headline on the Trump-Ryan health-care plan is probably causing some consternation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
12 March 2017
Breitbart News just came out against Trumpcare: