ABC’s This Week Downplays Stephen Bannon's Key Role In "Alt-Right" Media

ABC’s This Week Downplays Stephen Bannon's Key Role In "Alt-Right" Media

Chyron: “Critics Slam Bannon For Alleged Ties To ‘Alt-Right’”

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On ABC's This Week, a chyron described future White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's ties to the white nationalist "alt-right" movement as “alleged.” Bannon is the former chairman of Breitbart News, a website Bannon himself once called “the platform for the alt-right.”

Under Bannon, Breitbart News had a rabidly anti-immigrant tone, pushed a white nationalist viewpoint in articles on race and religion, and has been steeped in anti-Semitism and general bigotry. Breitbart News also relentlessly defended Trump during his presidential campaign, essentially becoming the propaganda arm of the president-elect’s presidential bid. By failing to accurately explain Bannon’s relationship to the “alt-right,” This Week helped rehabilitate his reputation and normalize Bannon’s role in the Trump administration. From the November 20 edition of ABC's This Week:

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Diversity & Discrimination
Network/Outlet
ABC
Person
Stephen Bannon, Martha Raddatz, Steve Inskeep, Donald Trump
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This Week, Breitbart
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Trump Transition, Alt-right and pro-Trump trolls
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