Skip to comments.Bannon Plots Fox Competitor, Global Expansion
Posted on 08/19/2017 6:44:47 AM PDT by Helicondelta
Axios' Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he's going to start a network.
- Bannon's friends are speculating about whether it will be a standalone TV network, or online streaming only.
- Before his death in May, Roger Ailes had sent word to Bannon that he wanted to start a channel together. Bannon loved the idea: He believes Fox is heading in a squishy, globalist direction as the Murdoch sons assume more power.
- Now he has the means, motive and opportunity: His chief financial backer, Long Island hedge fund billionaire Bob Mercer, is ready to invest big in what's coming next, including a huge overseas expansion of Breitbart News.
On Day 1, Breitbart declared he's taking his West Wing infighting to the outside, telling Bloomberg Businessweek's Josh Green that he's "going to war for Trump against his opponents on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America."
The reality is that Bannon will go nuclear on former colleagues he calls "West Wing Democrats": economic adviser Gary Cohn, Jared and Ivanka ("Javanka," as he calls them) and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell.
The revved-up Breitbart operation is also likely to target Speaker Ryan, as it did before Trump.
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Someone, please design a SUPER HERO COSTUME for BANNON.
It was ridiculous to think the Bannon was just going to fade away.
He’ll become an even more effective player now that he’s out of the WH.
Bet this was the plan all along between Trump and Bannon
Awesome this is fantastic news.
I think the lesson that’s getting clearer and clearer is that to really went on the political level you have to control a media, preferably THE media.
Fox really shot themselves in the foot this past week with all of the Trump blaming and Trump hating coming from their Talking Heads. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for a Breitbart News Channel.
The Special Report” panel on Fox discussed this last night. They acted truly afraid. They know that they have taken a deep dive into the Swamp and likely can’t return. This will destroy them.
Hmmmm. Now that he’s not constrained by being part of the admin, maybe he will go balls to the wall and bring down some of these lyin’ assclowns. Just make sure the ducks are lined up and there is back up material. Then drop the hammer on them. Steve ‘Pit Bull’ Bannon reporting for duty?
If I were Bannon, I would not re-invent the wheel. I would buy OAN and do everything to get it on cable in every region.
Absolutely Brilliant. There is an absolute vacuum on the Right as Fox NeverTrump moves Left.
Will Hannity be his first anchor?
A good rule rule for the new network would be to fire any male who cries on air more than once per year.
anyone who has multiple stories about different diseases that don’t kill them gets fired.
Oh! And the following phrase is forbidden:
“in one week you will wake up in an America that has been fundamentally and forever altered..!!”
“The reality is that Bannon will go nuclear on former colleagues he calls “West Wing Democrats”: economic adviser Gary Cohn, Jared and Ivanka (”Javanka,” as he calls them) and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell.”
With the possible exception of Trump himself, it seems the Administration has become infested with globalists. If these are all the people offering Trump guidance,it does not bode well for the President I vote for.
Well, since many of us have turned off the news, Bannon has an audience that the rest of the media has lost. Even Fox, who tries too hard to be “fair and balanced” and has gone too far to the left. There are many.. many.. left outlets.. Fox should not have joined them...
They don’t have to lean left to just give the news.. they CHOOSE to go left and distort what news they report .. and it ends up being lies and so negative I can’t take stomach what they deem important... it’s just trash!
Fox’s morning with friends and Hannity are about the only thing left on Fox. Otherwise, the TV is off or on reruns.
I’d love to invest in this latest Bannon venture. Praying it’s true.
[It was ridiculous to think the Bannon was just going to fade away.]
the Bannon is with us.
Brilliant, those Murdoch boys must be. Trying to out CNN, CNN!! Wow, what a business plan!! Instead being the unique news outlet that had high ratings, they are willing to tank for an invite to all the elitist smarty parties.
Rupert, you raised a couple of real sharp lads there!!
Wow. Let’s see. An IPO at $20 / share if each of the 65,000,000 Trump supporters buys just one share, that’s $1.3B capital raised. There is a problem when you ignore pent up energy. Catastrophe happens.
YES, DO IT!
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