by Eben Griger
Steve Bannon, former Executive Chairman of Brietbart News, is set to return to the outlet after being dismissed from his chief strategist position at the White House. Bannon played key roles in President Trump’s 2016 campaign and in several legislative decisions made in Trump’s presidential term.
During Bannon’s absence, several changes were made to Breitbart from the firing of Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Editor Katie Hughes (two of the more controversial personalities) to appearing less inflammatory in the media.
While Editor in Chief Alex Marlow has been keeping a lower profile than Steve Bannon ever did, keeping Brietbart out of the spotlight for a few months, that is likely set to change upon Bannon’s return. According to a former Breitbart employee, “Marlow has zero power… Bannon’s clearly the boss.”
While it is still too early to tell what kind of effect Bannon will have, either on Breitbart or on the Trump cabinet, Bannon being back with the publication directly means that staffers know exactly the direction he wants to go, and according to those staffer, he is a very hands-on boss.
Source: The Atlantic
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