‘Media has no f***ing idea what’s going on’: Steve Bannon unloads … and doesn’t give Fox News a pass

Giving them a taste of what may be in store the next 4-8 years, President-elect Donald Trump‘s selection for White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, excoriated the media in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Feeling his oats coming off Trump’s resounding win, the controversial former Breitbart News chairman told the entertainment news source “we’re going to build an entirely new political movement.”

…as dark as that prospect may be for Democrats and their media allies.

“Darkness is good,” Bannon declared. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”

He also directly answered charges from his detractors that he is a “white nationalist.”

“I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist. I’m an economic nationalist,” Bannon said. “The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f***ed over.”

Much like the man he now works for, Bannon saved the bulk of his ire for the press.

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“The media bubble is the ultimate symbol of what’s wrong with this country,” he told THR. “It’s just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f***ing idea what’s going on.”

A circle that feeds off the New York Times, according to Bannon.

“If The New York Times didn’t exist, CNN and MSNBC would be a test pattern,” he said. “The Huffington Post and everything else is predicated on The New York Times. It’s a closed circle of information from which Hillary Clinton got all her information — and her confidence. That was our opening.”

Not that Bannon sees Fox News in a better light.

“They got it more wrong than anybody,” he said. “Rupert [Murdoch] is a globalist and never understood Trump. To him, Trump is a radical. Now they’ll go centrist and build the network around Megyn Kelly.”

 

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