Fascism in the GOP

3drumpf.gifWash Post: Breitbart News, InfoWars Are “Ready To Claim” The GOP’s Future – Wash Post: Breitbart News, InfoWars Are “Ready To Claim” The GOP’s Future – [ MEDIA MATTERS STAFF] Trump and far-right media have been in lockstep throughout his presidential campaign: Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, is Trump’s campaign chairman; Jones, a 9/11 truther who leads the conspiracy website InfoWars, feeds Trump conspiracy theories for campaign speeches; and Hannity, the far-right prime-time pundit on Fox, has gone to all lengths possible to defend and praise Trump. Trump’s engagement with hard-right, conspiratorial media figures has elevated and mainstreamed them, offering them a platform that has long been out of reach. On October 20, Costa reported in the Post that “the fringes of the GOP [are] now managing the Republican nominee” and that the party’s “Donald Trump-driven divisions will not cease on election night.” Costa wrote that the conservative media network — which has seen “high-minded journals and Fox News … supplanted by a galaxy of websites such as Infowars” — “stands ready to claim the party’s future as its own,” setting the stage for an intra-party showdown “that will haunt Republicans for months and years to come.” From the October 20 Washington Post article:

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