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The Trump Campaign's New CEO Sees Muslim Brotherhood Connections Everywhere

Stephen Bannon, newly appointed CEO of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, spent the last two months using his daily Breitbart News radio show to project an imaginary map of conspiracies that link the Muslim Brotherhood to Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, Huma Abedin, and Obama White House officials.

August 18, 2016 3:16 PM EDT
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After Media Spends Months Pretending Trump Is LGBT Friendly, He Hires Head Of Bigoted Website To Run His Campaign

New Campaign Chief's Website Breitbart News Regularly Uses Anti-LGBT Slurs, Pedals Anti-Gay Conspiracy Theories, And Features Articles By Anti-LGBT Hate Group Leaders

The Trump presidential campaign’s newest hires, Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon and conservative pollster Kellyanne Conway, further prove Trump’s opposition to LGBT equality even as media whitewash Trump’s record on LGBT issues. Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News regularly used anti-LGBT slurs, peddled anti-gay conspiracy theories, and featured articles by anti-LGBT hate group leaders.

August 18, 2016 3:05 PM EDT
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The Trump Sycophants Praising His Hiring Of Breitbart News’ Steve Bannon As Campaign CEO

Trump’s staunchest supporters called the hiring of Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon as the new chief executive for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign “an inspired choice” and “fantastic news” after the move was reported. Elsewhere, the decision has been called “insanity,” with former Breitbart News employees disparaging the relationship between Trump and Breitbart News as “pathetic and disgusting.”

August 17, 2016 4:40 PM EDT
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How Breitbart News Became The Official Propaganda Arm Of The Trump Campaign

Breitbart News has relentlessly defended Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and problematic statements, from commending Trump for “changing the debate on illegal immigration” with his statement that Mexican immigrants are “rapists” to defending Corey Lewandowski over Breitbart News' own reporter, Michelle Fields. With its enthusiastic defenses of Trump, Breitbart News has repeatedly shown there’s very little the candidate could do or say that the site wouldn’t defend.

August 17, 2016 2:31 PM EDT
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Former Breitbart Employees Slam Bannon’s “Nightmare” New Role In Trump Campaign

Former Breitbart News staffers are slamming the announcement that Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon will serve as the new “chief executive” of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign. Several former staffers are calling out the “pathetic and disgusting” relationship between the outlet and the Trump campaign and are calling for greater scrutiny of Bannon’s leadership at Breitbart News and his relationship with Trump.

August 17, 2016 1:32 PM EDT
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Breitbart News’ History Of Attacking Establishment Republicans Under Trump’s New Chief Executive

Breitbart News, under the leadership of Stephen Bannon -- the newly hired campaign chief executive of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign -- has repeatedly attacked “establishment” Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on a variety of issues, particularly immigration. Its articles have accused these Republican leaders of being a “champion of open borders,” of being “insulated from the Real World,” of being “Everything voters have come to despise about the GOP Establishment,” and of “acting more like a Democrat than a Republican.”

August 17, 2016 12:40 PM EDT
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The Conservatives Who Said That Trump’s New Campaign Chief Betrayed Breitbart's Memory By Backing Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s new campaign chief Stephen Bannon is the executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart News, which has been embroiled in a civil war over the publication’s Trump support. Numerous conservative media figures have slammed Bannon -- who is taking a leave of absence to work for Trump -- and Breitbart News for destroying the legacy of the site’s founder Andrew Breitbart, who said in 2011 that Donald Trump is “not a conservative.”

August 17, 2016 11:36 AM EDT
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Media: Meet Donald Trump’s New Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has long been a fixture in right-wing media and has a history of inflammatory statements, including claiming that “revulsion towards men” is “part and parcel of the feminist movement,” asserting that people “don’t want their kids looking at a cartoon with a bunch of lesbians,” and using false statistics on live television to claim sex-selection abortion is pervasive in the United States.

August 17, 2016 11:24 AM EDT
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Fox Resurrects Obamacare “Death Spiral” After News Of Aetna’s Withdrawal From Insurance Exchanges

Right-Wing Media Warnings Of Previous “Death Spirals” All Fell Flat

Fox News exaggerated the implications of insurance giant Aetna’s decision to reduce its participation in health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” by claiming that the announcement was proof of an impending “death spiral” in insurance markets. Conservative media outlets have opportunistically used various so-called “death spiral” predictions over the last several years to falsely forecast the imminent demise of the President Obama’s signature legislation.

August 16, 2016 3:56 PM EDT
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Media Blast Trump For Criticizing Policies He Once Supported

Trump's ISIS Speech Ridiculed: He "Supported Every Single Foreign Policy Decision He Now Decries”

Numerous media outlets criticized and fact-checked the “contradictions” in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech, pointing out that he once supported several foreign policy decisions that he now claims he opposed. 

August 16, 2016 3:35 PM EDT
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Fox Defends Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” Proposal As Other Journalists Criticize It

Fox News figures are praising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposal to have “extreme vetting” of immigrants wanting to come into the United States and using questionnaires to vet their beliefs, saying “we’ve done it before,” that it “made sense,” and that it was part of a “a solution-based program.” Meanwhile, other journalists and media outlets are saying the idea “just beggars belief” and is an “impractical” attempt “to recast his Muslim ban in other, less obviously offensive terms.”

August 16, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
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Fox News Virtually Silent On NY Times Report Detailing Trump Campaign Chairman’s Ties To Pro-Russian Ukrainian Politicians

On August 15 between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fox News offered virtually no coverage of the August 14 New York Times report that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort allegedly received “$12.7 million in undisclosed payments” from former Ukrainian President Viktor “Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012.” CNN has reported extensively on the story. National security experts and foreign affairs and national security journalists are calling the Times’ report “serious” and “staggering,” with one going so far as to say, “This article alone should finish the Trump campaign.”

August 15, 2016 4:41 PM EDT
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