Zeldin’s Friend Steve Bannon

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You Are the Company You Keep!  “Personal branding is the name of the game these days, and in our age of radical transparency it is informed not just by how you present yourself but also by the people you associate with“.  So writes ,

Let’s examine Rep. Lee Zeldin of NY Congressional District-1.  He has associated himself with Steve Bannon of Breitbart fame.  Bannon recently headlined a Zeldin fundraiser in New York City and this has not gone un-noticed!  Zeldin has excused Bannon noting that Bannon “gets a bad rap” and is not anti-semitic, but a “friend of Israel”.  You can check out the story via various local outlets:

Dan Rattiner writes in Dan’s papers: “For those that have been living under a rock, Steve Bannon is the chief of Breitbart News, one of the most right-wing, fake-news, dangerous organizations imaginable. His “news” celebrates the Ku Klux Klan, anti-Semites, the wildest of the redneck bigots and the neo-Nazis. If he had his way, Bannon would surely consider the likes of me, a member of the media, as someone who belongs in jail. He is a clear and present danger to the American democracy we all hold so dear.

But  what I would like to do here is expose Bannon.  His tactics are devious.  He avoids leaving a personal trail of antisemitic or hateful comments.  In stead he hires writers for Breitbart News, his Alt-right platform.  They then write inflammatory commentaries based on their neo-nazi sources, and an army of alt-right followers and nut-cases leave the most awful and hateful comments.  So, lets examine the specifics. They need to be public to expose Mr. Zeldin and the company he keeps.

Breitbart Under Bannon: Breitbart’s Comments Section Reflects Alt-Right, Anti-Semitic Language as exposed by the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center).  Bannon turned the comment section into “a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.”

POLITICO reported, “Bannon said the best things about Breitbart are the comments section and the callers.”

Here is a list of Breitbart contributors, who they are and what they do.  It is based on reporting by Breitbart Truth,  It covers White Nationalists and InfoWars conspiracy theorists at Steve Bannon’s Breitbart News. This is a great source (screenshots from FB and Twitter etc. )

The Breitbart journalists featured here have collectively written over 17,000 articles for Breitbart since 2010.

Click here and see more!  Specially if you want to check the screen shots of tweets and pictures!  (The material was too much to include in this post)

  • Charles Johnson, Breitbart US writer,  CJ has written nearly 300 articles for Breitbart between 2010 and 2013.  On January 9th, 2017, Forbes.com staff reported that CJ was helping to select Trump administration officials during the Presidential transition.  On January 27th, 2017, CJ self described himself as a fascist in a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything.  A Holocaust denier, Charles went on the self-described fascist podcast “Fash the Nation” where he talked about the genetic IQ inferiority of blacks and how Jews should not be able to hold top positions.
  •  Milo Yiannopolous, Breitbart US writer:  Milo was a senior editor at Breitbart US, and wrote 400+ articles for Breitbart between 2014 and 2017. In leaked emails, Milo praised a Neo-Nazi staff member of the Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Milo said: “He’s one of the funniest, smartest and most interesting people I know.”  He also befriended white supremacist Devin Saucier and hired white nationalist Tim Gionet. In emails with Devin Saucier, Milo said he was “easing everyone in gently” to the racial IQ superiority ideas that Saucier supports. In April 2016, he sang for a Neo-Nazi gathering in Dallas, Texas. White nationalist Richard Spencer can be seen in the video.
  • Jack Hadfield, Breitbart US writer. …frequent Breitbart contributor JH acts as an administrator of the right-wing “free speech” Facebook group the Young Right Society (YRS), which is frequently awash with appalling racist and ‘alt-right’ content.  Hadfield has authored over 200 articles for the far-right news outlet Breitbart, itself accused of pandering to the white nationalist alt-right.
    Membership of the secret group has included open fascists and nazis, well-known alt-right figures such as Scottish blogger Colin Robertson (aka Millennial Woes), alongside Conservative Party activists and UKIP youth leader Jamie Ross McKenzie. …Hadfield also posted the work of Italian “traditionalist” philosopher Julius Evola, who idolised Hitler’s murderous SS and was admired by Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, with the caption “Got me some good new summer reading”.   The book was published by Arktos, the central publisher of the racist alt-right.
  • PJ Salvatore, Breitbart US writer. Twitter handle: @PortosJ81J.  Salvatore has written over 750 articles for Breitbart between 2010 and 2012.   As of 12-2-17, PJ has deleted nearly all of his Tweets and has removed nearly all of the accounts he Followed, like  @DegeneracyKills   @DereksCorpse

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  • Virginia Hale, Breitbart London. @Virgehall.  Hale has written over 300 articles for Breitbart since December 2014. Hale is currently writing articles at Breitbart London. Virginia Hale “liked” a tweet from @ShabbosShekels (aka FashyGoy). “Fash” means fascist in far right circles, and “goy” is a non-Jew in Yiddish.  Followed and communicated with Julius Ebola, white nationalist Twitter user, as well as white nationalists Richard Spencer and Matthew Heimbach.  She also follows Wagner C. Soto.  You can read more about Virginia Hale’s views at Media Matters.  Update (April 2017): Virginia Hale deactivated her Twitter account sometime in March of 2017, but continues to write for Breitbart London.
  • John Binder, Breitbart US writer. @Jxhnbider.He has written nearly 300 articles for Breitbart since August 2016. Follows Paul Town, Baked Alaska, InfoWars.  Also follows Peter Brimelow, white nationalist who gives speeches for white nationalist groups National Policy Institute and American Renaissance.  Follows Based Monitored, Blaqpilled Victor, Brittany Pettibone, Ricky Vaughn, and Brannon. All followers/retweeters of white nationalists.  Retweets WND, a conspiracy theorist website, VDare and Vegas4Trump, a self described white nationalist.
  • Nick Hallett (@NickJhallett)  Breitbart London writer. He has written nearly 2,000 articles for Breitbart since February 2014. Nick follows Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson. Infowars believes 9/11 was performed by the US government (inside job), and that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.
    Nick also follows @ReactionaryTree (aka TrumpenReich Tree)
  • Ezra Dulis, Breitbart US writer. @ezradulis   Ezra has written about 300 articles for Breitbart since 2010.  Ezra follows self described “American Nationalist” @RopePusher777 who retweets InfoWars, the 9/11 conspiracy website that says the US government performed 9/11 and killed 3,000 of its own citizens.  Ezra follows and communicates with “Saul Townstein whose real name is Paul Town.  Paul Town’s website, PaulTown.com, has a sidebar that invites people to visit American Renaissance website, a white nationalist group, and Daily Stormer, a neo-nazi group, and Fash, the Nation.com, a white nationalist website and podcast.Screen Shot 2017-12-30 at 5.03.39 PM.png
  • Christian Toto, Breitbart US writer. @HollywoodinToto.  Mr. Toto has written nearly 3,000 articles for Breitbart since 2009. Mr. Toto follows Mark Dice, Illuminati/NWO conspiracy theorist. And also follows @kaleriley, who believes in the PizzaGate conspiracy theory and that Kanye West is fighting the Illuminati.
  • Donna Rachel Edmunds (@Donna_R_E). Breitbart London writer. Donna has written nearly 2,000 articles for Breitbart since May 2014. Follows Alex Jones (Info Wars), Info Wars main account, and Paul Watson (Info Wars). Info Wars is a conspiracy website that believes 9/11 was an inside job where the US government killed 3,000 of its own citizens.  Also follows @ThaRightStuff, a self described fascist who runs http://www.Rightstuf.biz.
  • John Nolte, Breitbart US writer. @NolteNC. He has written nearly 6,500 articles for Breitbart since 2009. Nolte follows @velow1 who describes himself as a pro-white nationalist. He also follows “Resist Tyranny” who tweets Muslim American conspiracy theories and also follows “Fash” who tweets Infowars.
  • Lucas Nolan, Breitbart USA writer.@Lucasnolan_.  He has written nearly 270 articles for Breitbart since June 2016.  He follows InfoWars. Follows MissPatriarch (aka Becky), who is pro-Assad, pro-RT.com, and pro-white nationalism.  Also follows and communicates with Paul Town, white nationalist who runs a website linking to Daily Stormer and Fash the Nation.
  • Katie McHugh, Breitbart US writer. @k_mcq. She has written more than 500 articles for Breitbart since 2014. She communicates with Paul Town (link 1, link 2) and Richard Spencer supporter @ReactionaryTree (link).  Screencapped on 1-12-17. Here, Katie McHugh “likes” a Vdare tweet about John Derbyshire. Derbyshire was fired from the conservative journal National Review after he wrote the following:

“The mean intelligence of blacks is much lower than for whites. The least intelligent ten percent of whites have IQs below 81; forty percent of blacks have IQs that low. Only one black in six is more intelligent than the average white; five whites out of six are more intelligent than the average black.

(9) A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming. 

(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date.
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.”

Source for quotes.

Derbyshire was positively mentioned by Breitbart here
As mentioned above, Vdare hosts white supremacist articles.

  • Dustin Stockton, Breitbart US writer, @DustinStockton.  He has written nearly 150 articles for Breitbart since August 2015.  Dustin follows, retweets, and tweets Based Alaska (@bakedalaska), who retweets Paul Town, InfoWars, RightStuff, and Richard Spencer.  Dustin also retweets Mike Cernovich (“diversity is code for white genocide” link) and Mark Dice (NWO/Illumunati conspiracist)


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  • Neil McCabe, Breitbart US writer. @NeilWmccabe.  He has written nearly 400 articles for Breitbart since June 2016.  Neil follows Irma Hinjosa who posts birther conspiracy theories.  And Neil retweets InfoWars’ Paul Watson. InfoWars is a conspiracy site that believes 9/11 was done by the US government against its own citizens.  Neil retweets Russia Today (RT.com) articles (RT is Russian government propaganda).
  • Matthew Boyle, Breitbart US writer. @mboyle. Matt has written nearly 2,500 articles for Breitbart since 2012. Mr. Boyle retweets VDARE tweets.Here are some excerpts of VDARE’s work:“America was defined — almost explicitly, sometimes very explicitly — as a white nation, for white people, and what that means is that there is virtually no figure, no law, no policy, no event in the history of the old, white America that can survive the transition to the new and non-white version. Whether we will want to call the new updated version ‘America’ at all is another question entirely.”— Sam Francis, VDARE.com, July 21, 2003“What race realists find most infuriating about the liberalism of the last half-century is not just that it has lost its instinctive appreciation for the culture and people of the West but actively, viciously attacks them. Whites are doing something no other people have ever done in human history. Our rulers and elites welcome replacement by aliens, they vilify our ancestors and their own, they sacrifice our interests to those of favored minorities, and they treat the entire history of the West as if it were a global plague of rapine and exploitation. This is a disease that is killing us, and we must fight it head on.”Jared Taylor, VDARE.com, July 4, 2008


  • Lee Stranahan, Breitbart US writer. @Stranaha. He has written nearly 900 articles for Breitbart since 2010. Lee follows Haley Claus. also follows Westleigh, and Infowars, also follows Jeremy Nolt, more Infowars / RT connections. Infowars is a conspiracy website that believes 9/11 was a US government attack on its own citizens.  RT (Russia Today) is a Russian government propaganda website.

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  • Chris Tomlinson. Chris is a writer at Breitbart London. He has written over 660 articles for Breitbart since January 2016.  He follows multiple “Identitarian” Twitter users.  Identitarians are far-right activists similar to white nationalists.

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  • Brandon Darby, Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief. @Brandondarby.  He has written nearly 500 articles for Breitbart since 2010.Brandon follows John Blake, who retweets self described fascist @TheRightStuf, a self described fascist who runs www.Rightstuf.biz.


ASK YOURSELF: Do President Trump and Lee ZELDIN  know that Steve Bannon hired multiple white nationalists and InfoWars conspiracy theorists? And that Breitbart News still employs them? Do right-wing media outlets like FOX News know of Bannon’s links to white nationalists and InfoWars conspiracy theorists, but choose to ignore the issue?

Here is an interesting article on Breitbart, racists and the dirty work of laundering the ‘alt-right’.  I quote from this article: “the more apparent portrait is of a budding media empire that seems intent on growing its own market share, and political power, by courting some of the coarser and most hateful elements on the American right — or turning a blind eye to the staffers doing the dirty work. It shows its one-time star [Milo Yiannopolous] literally seeking the approval of the farthest of the far right, even as he and they agree that Breitbart risks too much in acknowledging their influence….  That was the conclusion conservative blogger Ben Shapiro reached when he resigned from Breitbart in March 2016.

And what happened to Ben Shapiro after he left Breitbart? It is a messy story!  I quote:

…since his resignation from Breitbart in March, Shapiro, currently editor-in-chief of Daily Wire, has increasingly found himself targeted by the so-called alt-right movement…Breitbart published a piece by an alt-right Twitter personality known as “Pizza Party Ben” …that consisted mostly of a video mocking Shapiro for having complained about anti-Semitism, the alt-right, and Trump…

The nadir came a couple of weeks ago, though, when Shapiro’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child. As the Daily Wire noted, Shapiro was hit with a wave of vicious anti-Semitic abuse, including multiple Holocaust references and requests that Shapiro and his family be sent to the ovens.


Breitbart News is “the platform for the alt-right,” boasts Stephen Bannon as per MotherJones.

I ask Lee Zeldin, is this the kind of personal brand you want?



About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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4 Responses to Zeldin’s Friend Steve Bannon

  1. amyturner2000 says:

    Thanks for pulling this all together— a valuable resource when it comes to evaluating Zeldin’s role models!

    On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Resist and Replace wrote:

    > D. Posnett MD posted: ” You Are the Company You Keep! “Personal branding > is the name of the game these days, and in our age of radical transparency > it is informed not just by how you present yourself but also by the people > you associate with”. So writes Marian Salzman , C” >

  2. Lawrence S. Smith says:

    Thank you, David, very worth the read, with your permission I will forward it to some of the still “under the rock” people that I know…L=

    On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Resist and Replace wrote:

    > D. Posnett MD posted: ” You Are the Company You Keep! “Personal branding > is the name of the game these days, and in our age of radical transparency > it is informed not just by how you present yourself but also by the people > you associate with”. So writes Marian Salzman , C” >

  3. James Ewing says:

    Who are these guys? Can they really be the awful guiding voices still hypnotizing our current GOP leadership? Out with their tongues and off with heads, I say,
    so we can see clearly again. We can never normalize this, it’s just too dark.
    Good report, David.

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