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 '''''''News''' is an up-to-the-minute a major [[conservative]] news source founded by [[Andrew Breitbart]]. Presently, it is a [[conservative media]] juggernaut providing breaking news stories that the [[mainstream media]] would suppress from the general public. Exposing [[liberal bias]] in media has proven profitable as Breitbart has created other successful news sites; ''Breitbart.TV'', ''BigGovernment'', ''BigJournalism'', ''BigHollywood'', and most recently ''BigPeace''. Breitbart is such a threat to the left that [[Media Matters]] constantly harasses them with misinformation campaigns. The Breitbart properties have provided some of the most ground-breaking news stories over the last several years and can be credited with taking down [[ACORN]] and exposing [[race baiting]] against the [[Tea Party movement]] by [[Democrat]] politicians. Per their website,
<blockquote>"Breitbart is currently serving about 20 million news pages per month to more than three million unique visitors. Many top bloggers rely on Breitbart as a primary news resource. Technorati puts in its Top 50, with more than 30,000 links from nearly 8,000 blogs."</blockquote>
In 2016, Breitbart News ranked 29th in overall internet traffic according to Alexa.<ref>Concha, Joe (June 6, 2017). [http Breitbart sees huge advertising drop in May: report]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 7, 2017.</ref> It played an influential role in the media and in the [[United States presidential election, 2016|2016 presidential election]].<ref>Bokhari, Allum (March 4, 2017). [http Study: Breitbart Dominated Right Wing Coverage, ‘Altered Media Agenda’ In 2016]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 8, 2017.</ref><ref>Benkler, Yochai; Faris, Robert; Roberts, Hal; Zuckerman, Ethan (March 3, 2017). [ Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda]. ''Columbia Journalism Review''. Retrieved June 8, 2017.</ref><ref>Ingram, Mathew (March 6, 2017). [ How the Breitbart-Led Media Ecosystem Elected Donald Trump]. ''Fortune''. Retrieved June 8, 2017.</ref> Despite being a conservative news outletBreitbart's London section became so influential that Damian Green, it has taken certain liberal positions at timesPrime Minister [[Theresa May]]'s deputy, such as firing an editor in June 2017 for posting Tweets in opposition called it out by name due to Islam and Islamic immigrationits criticism of the UK government for its failure at ensuring a clean [[Brexit]].<ref>Chasmar, Jessica (June 5, 2017). [http Telegraph: UK Govt Panics, Slams Breitbart writer Katie McHugh fired over ‘Muslims’ tweetLondon as ‘Fake News’, ‘Dangerous’]. ''The Washington TimesBreitbart News''. October 20, 2017. Retrieved June 7October 20, 2017.</ref> In its quest for ad revenue, Breitbart's overall web presentation is less than family friendly with its right hand column running click bait for stories about "wardrobe malfunction" and photos of women wearing tight T-shirts imprinted with "not silicone." While its own content is conservative, the photos and links served up by its advertisers are not.
For example, the page about President Trump'[[Liberal]]s order banning transgender people from serving in have claimed that Breitbart is an "[[alt-right]]" website and have tried to connect the militarysite with [[White supremacy|white supremecists]] and [[neo-Nazis]]. However, Breitbart supports economic nationalism, which has nothing to do with race or ethnicity, and it is a strong supporter of [[Israel]] and conservative non-white politicians. In addition, a study conducted by Harvard and M.I.T. found that Breitbart does not represent any of those ideologies and that Breitbart readers actually were regular conservatives.<ref>BreitbartLee, Tony (June 30August 16, 2017). [http Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement PlanHarvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right’], . ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 116, 2017.</ref>Unlike the [[mainstream media]], has which claims to be unbiased and objective while actually promoting a rightleft-column item showing what might be taken as wing point of view, Breitbart is transparent about the fact that it promotes conservative and nationalist views.<ref>Friedman, Victoria (August 20, 2017). [ WATCH: Kassam Tells Fox All Media Is a woman having an orgasmWeapon, with Breitbart Is Just Honest About It]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 20, 2017.</ref> Despite being a link to conservative news outlet, it has taken certain liberal positions at times, such as firing an article "15 Movies Where They Really Did It"editor in June 2017 for posting Tweets in opposition to Islam and Islamic immigration. The article lists<ref>Chasmar, among othersJessica (June 5, the movie 2017). [ Breitbart writer Katie McHugh fired over ‘Muslims’ tweet]. ''Ken ParkThe Washington Times''. Retrieved June 7, stating 2017.</ref> Some liberal commentators have admitted that "The boinking Breitbart is more influential than [[sicFox News] scenes in this film are all awkward].<ref>Lee, all realTony (September 11, and all completely unsimulated2017)."[ NBC’s John Heilemann: Breitbart ‘More Powerful Media Institution’ Than Fox News]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 19, 2017.</ref>
==Ownership and leadership==
Until August 2016, Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News.,<ref name=own>{{cite news|url=http|title=Breitbart reveals owners: CEO Larry Solov, the Mercer family and Susie Breitbart|date=February 25, 2017|accessdate=August 10, 2017}}</ref> though he briefly returned as its chief executive in 2017 and early 2018. The current owners are: Larry Solov, founder Andrew Breitbart’s widow, Susie Breitbart, and the the Mercer family. Breitbart’s family owns the largest stake.<ref name=own/> The Mercers are closely linked to the [[Koch brothers]].
==See also==
*[[AltRight-rightwing populism]]*[[Nationalism]]
*[[Steve Bannon]]
*[[Essay: Why I no longer support Breitbart]]
==External links==
* [http /]** []** []** [ Breitbart.TV]** []** []** [http Breitbart Sports]** [http newswires The ConversationWires]** [http The Wiresbreitbart-california Breitbart California]** [http texas Breitbart CaliforniaTexas]** [http london Breitbart TexasLondon]** [http jerusalem/ Breitbart LondonJerusalem]
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