It’s safe to estimate that 99 percent of the liberal media didn’t know who Donald Trump’s chief strategist and Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon was until the past few weeks, but they’ve managed to convince themselves he’s a Nazi in record time.
We’ve seen liberals point to Milo Yiannopoulos headlines that have appeared on Breitbart as evidence that Bannon is a misogynist (as if he’s responsible for what other people think), and we’ve also been told that he’s an anti-Semite. The evidence for that? A single quote from his ex-wife in divorce court where she claimed he didn’t want to send their kids to a school with a large Jewish population.
A number of Jewish people and organizations who’ve worked with Bannon in the past have argued otherwise, including #NeverTrump-er Ben Shapiro, Bernard Marcus of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the Zionist Organization of America, Shmuley Boteach, David Horowitz, and the liberal pundit Alan Dershowitz. It’s a mystery why anyone would think someone as pro-Israel as Bannon is an anti-Semite.
But the people repeating the smears against Bannon and denouncing him are endless. Among them are the Southern Poverty Law Center, Council on American Islamic Relations, Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, Cory Booker, and countless others. Among those countless others now includes…al-Qaida.
As Foreign Desk News reported: Al Masra, a Yemen-based al-Qaida weekly newspaper, devoted an entire article to Trump’s appointment of Bannon, warning that he will bring “white race supremacy” to the highest levels of the White House. “Stephen Bannon is considered a far-right person, and he is the executive chairman of the controversial far-right Breitbart website,” the paper stated.
“He has already published racist titles against women, Jews, and Muslims. Bannon has changed Breitbart website into far-right forum for Neo-Nazis groups who believes in the white race supremacy and anti-Semitism,” they continued.
On the bright side, it’s amazing to see al-Qaida so concerned about the welfare of Jews and women. What do they think Bannon is going to do, kill Jews and force women to cover themselves?The piece also suggested Reince Priebus’ appointment as chief-of-staff was a ‘conciliatory move’ aimed at appeasing Bannon’s critics. Al-Qaida noted criticism from Democratic senators and organizations, such as the Anti-Defamation League, as well as media comments from Republican Gov. John Kasich’s adviser John Weaver and independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, who have voiced disapproval at Bannon’s appointment.
If you can judge a person by the company they keep, we can also judge them by their enemies, and it appears Bannon has made the right enemies.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]