Glenn Beck & Ben Shapiro have PLENTY to say about Breitbart CEO becoming Trump’s new campaign chair

Breitbart CEO Stephen K. Bannon is being taken to task for accepting Donald Trump’s offer to be his presidential campaign chairman.

The argument is that by doing so, he exhibited a lack of objectivity expected of a newsman. He also became the news as opposed to reporting it.

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck described Bannon as “quite possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics,” at about the 2:05 mark. “He makes Roger Stone look like Mary Poppins.”

Because of the decidedly pro-Trump stance Breitbart News has taken over the past year, Beck called the appointment “the most lateral career move in history. He went from running the Trump campaign to running the Trump campaign.”

Business Insider’s politics editor Oliver Darcy offered this blow-by-blow account of Beck’s commentary:

Conservative author and syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro agreed with Beck and added fuel to his commentary.

Shapiro resigned his position as editor of Breitbart News after the flap surrounding its then-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields with then-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Shapiro blasted Bannon on Wednesday in The Daily Wire in a piece headlined, “I Know Trump’s New Campaign Chairman, Steve Bannon. Here’s What You Need To Know.”

In it he makes eight arguments to support his contention that Bannon is a “legitimately sinister figure” who should not be trusted by conservatives.

Steve Bannon Turned Breitbart Into Trump Pravda For His Own Personal Gain. Back in March, I quit Breitbart News when it became clear to me that they had decided that loyalty to Donald Trump outweighed loyalty to their own employees, helping Trump smear one of their own reporters, Michelle Fields, by essentially calling her a liar for saying that she had been grabbed by then-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Here’s what I wrote at the time:

Andrew built his life and his career on one mission: fight the bullies. But Andrew’s life mission has been betrayed. Indeed, Breitbart News, under the chairmanship of Steve Bannon, has put a stake through the heart of Andrew’s legacy. In my opinion, Steve Bannon is a bully, and has sold out Andrew’s mission in order to back another bully, Donald Trump; he has shaped the company into Trump’s personal Pravda … the facts are undeniable: Breitbart News has become precisely the reverse of what Andrew would have wanted. Steve Bannon and those who follow his lead should be ashamed of themselves.

 

Not to say “I told you so,” but I did tell you so.

 

Shapiro said that he’d joked that Bannon would eventually be running the Trump campaign — a joke that became reality.

“Every nightmare for actual conservatives has come true in this campaign,” he concluded. “Why not this one, too?”

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