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In a very brief post on Breitbart, the alt-right publication announced embattled Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon would be stepping down. They promised an orderly transition.

Stephen K. Bannon Steps Down from Breitbart News Network

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/09/stephen-k-bannon-steps-breitbart-news-network/Bannon said, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

According to Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, “Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish.”

Word on the street is that Bannon was “shoved” out by many, including Bannon’s former financial partner, Rebekah Mercer:

Steve Bannon to Step Down From Breitbart Post

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/steve-bannon-breitbart-trump.html?_r=0&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=curStephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company announced Tuesday.

Mr. Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Mr. Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.

After an interview with with journalist Michael Wolff led to several quotes published in a the book Fire and Fury that showed Bannon insulting the President’s family and colleagues, the former White House adviser was hit from all angles. Even the President put out a statement bashing Bannon. At that point, his future was likely sealed.

Breitbart News has been a leading conservative media outlet since the days of its deceased founder, Andrew Breitbart. Bannon has brought the publication into mainstream prominence and expanded its presence around the globe. He has also aligned the publication with the Trump administration and agenda. When the quotes turned the President against him, there was no way forward for the publication to continue their relationship.

Bannon will likely be back very soon. Rumors are floating around that he already has a rich backer to fund his next endeavor.

BANNON IS OUT at Breitbart News, according to cryptic Drudge tweet…

http://therightscoop.com/bannon-is-out-at-breitbart-news-according-to-cryptic-drudge-tweet/But shed no tears for Bannon – he’s got a new billionaire’s teat to suckle upon:

And for good measure, Drudge tweeted that the stock market will push the blockbuster book with Bannon’s comments out of the minds of Americans:

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Thomas Sowell nails the fact versus feelings problem

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Thomas Sowell nails the fact versus feelings problem

There are many reasons why Thomas Sowell is my favorite conservative thinker. This ideas resonate so clearly with the right mindset. His arguments are practically irrefutable.

This particular quote from whoever runs his Twitter account rings so true today. Mainstream media’s programming has affected both the left and the right, but this component of their onslaught on leftist sensibilities is arguably the biggest problem with the progressive movement today.

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Hilarious video: Bombshell, the beginning of the end, walls closing in, the tipping point

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Hilarious video Bombshell the beginning of the end walls closing in the tipping point

Most leftists remember it like a previous generation remembers when they heard JFK was killed. It was the moment they realized Donald Trump would become President of the United States. Since then, mainstream media has been incessant in their proclamations that his days are numbered.

Perhaps it’s comforting to them to continuously hear about how the latest bombshell means it’s the beginning of the end because the walls are closing in on a presidency that has reached a tipping point. Or something.

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FBN pulls out of Saudi conference, wants unrestricted interview of MBS by Maria Bartiromo

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FBN pulls out of Saudi conference wants unrestricted interview of MBS by Maria Bartiromo

Fox Business Network is the latest media sponsor to pull out of the Future Investment Initiative Conference scheduled to be held in Riyadh from October 23-25. They have also removed show host Maria Bartiromo from her speaking spot at the event, but left the possibility open for her to be added back under one specific circumstance.

If the Saudis let her have an unrestricted interview with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, they will let her attend the event and speak there.

Fox Business Pulls Out of Saudi Conference Amid Khashoggi Controversy

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/fox-business-pulls-out-of-saudi-conference-khashoggi-1202984667/“Fox Business Network has canceled its sponsorship and participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia. We continue to seek an interview with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman,” the network said in a statement. Fox Business anchor had been scheduled to take part in the event, but will not attend unless there is an opportunity for her to conduct an unrestricted interview with the Saudi leader, according to a person familiar with the matter. The network has been trying to secure such a conversation, this person said.

The conference is hosted by the Public Investment Fund, the Saudi sovereign wealth fund. Dubbed “Davos in the Desert,” the conference was first held last year, and has been seen as an opportunity for the mideast nation to spotlight the modernization efforts of Crown Prince Mohammed.

My Take

The outrage over the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sparked many western companies and media outlets to abandon the conference. It’s untenable to attend at this point with so much mounting evidence of direct involvement by the Crown Prince.

The Saudis could go a long way towards clearing their name of charges they deny by letting Bartiromo interview the Crown Prince. At this point, keeping MBS insulated isn’t doing themselves any favors.

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