Here's How Breitbart News Talked About Diversity Under Stephen Bannon
Trump Spokesman Claims Bannon Has “Embraced Diversity At Every Step” -- Website Says Otherwise
President-elect Donald Trump’s team is defending his appointment of Stephen Bannon to a senior White House position, claiming that he is “inclusive” and “someone who’s embraced diversity at every step.” A cursory look at Bannon’s stewardship of Breitbart News, which has heavily promoted white nationalist “alt-right” views, shows that’s a blatant lie.
Here are 10 headlines about diversity and multiculturalism from Breitbart.com that have been posted under Bannon's leadership as the site's executive chairman:
The Washington Post noted that Bannon complained on his radio show that there were too many Asian CEOs in Silicon Valley, telling Trump:
Last November, for instance, Trump said he was concerned that foreign students attending Ivy League schools have to return home because of U.S. immigration laws.
“We have to be careful of that, Steve. You know, we have to keep our talented people in this country,” Trump said. He paused. Bannon said, “Um.”
“I think you agree with that,” Trump said. “Do you agree with that?”
Bannon was hesitant.
“When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think . . . ” Bannon said, not finishing the sentence. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”
For more terrible headlines from Breitbart.com, go here. View more of Media Matters’ work on Bannon here.
(Headlines quoted: Why Equality And Diversity Departments Should Only Hire Rich, Straight White Men; Why Coca Cola's Multicultural 'America the Beautiful' Ad Was Offensive; Intel’s $300m ‘diversity drive’ is discriminatory and wrongheaded; Obama Moving to Force ‘Diversity’ on ‘Rich’ Neighborhoods with Increased ‘Affordable Housing’ Plan; Jeb Bush Spanish-Language Ad Touts Obama-like Diversity Instead of Patriotism; Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity Yet?; University of Missouri Spending $1 Million for ‘Diversity Audit’ Despite Millions Lost Following Protests; Sweden Government Report Blows Lid On Violent ‘Diverse’ School Where Kids Beat Teachers, Riot; STUDY: Increased Ethnic Diversity Making Brits Miserable; Multicultural Surrender has Turned Britain into a Third World Country)