Breitbart–Steve Bannon’s great American petri dish turned primary source for news about Steve Bannon’s office whiteboard–has lost 90 percent of its advertisers in two months, the Washington Post reports. Or, as remaining advertiser Judicial Watch calls it, the “anti-Trump Washington Post.”
Tonight Sleeping Giants tweeted the list:
The over 2,200 companies include ConEd, Subaru, Toyota, and T-Mobile, thanks in part to Sleeping Giants, an activist group which tweets several times a day at companies which unwittingly advertise there via third-party vendors. (Amazon remains on the advertising roster).
Breitbart is damned. During the campaign, several Breitbart writers flocked away in protest over what former National Security correspondent Jordan Schachtel called “party-line Trump propaganda.” And then there has been the internal shitstorm of firings and controversies: there was last year’s meltdown when Breitbart reporter Patrick Howley accused a fellow Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields of lying that Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaulted her. Milo Yiannopoulos resigned in February after a video of him surfaced apparently condoning pedophilia (a “poor choice of words”). Just two days ago, Breitbart editor Kate McHugh was fired after tweeting “there would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there.” That’s apparently the line for a site whose former headlines include “Birth Control Makes Women Crazy and Unattractive” and “World Health News Organization Report: Trannies 49 Xs Higher HIV Rate.”
After the election, its readers are leaving, too. The Washington Post reports that traffic is down 53 percent since November.