January 26, 2017
By Niele Anderson
Thanks to President Donald Trump’s new senior advisor Steve Bannon, the Alt-Right media industry is coming to mainstream media.
The New Trump administration resembles an all-white America with limited women. Now Bannon has finally moved forward with bringing his Alt-Right media into the mainstream media with “Alternative Facts”. Those two words threw the media and social media into a frenzy. Even engaging Webster’s Dictionary as it chimed in via Twitter with a post correcting Kelly Anne Conway.
Conway, another top Trump advisor introduced the “new age media term “Alternative Facts” on Meet the Press with host Chuck Todd when he pressed her about why the White House on Saturday had sent Spicer to the briefing podium for the first time to claim that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period." "You're saying it's a falsehood…. -- Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts," she said.
Bannon previously served as executive chair of Breitbart News, the far-right news, opinion, and commentary website that Bannon described as the platform of the Internet-based Alt-Right. Alternative Facts are ALT-Right facts. ALT is short for ALTERNATIVE. She said exactly what she meant and to whom she was speaking: the Trump base, Trump constituents.
The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loose group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in the United States. White nationalist Richard Spencer coined the term in 2010 to define a movement centered on white nationalism, and has been accused of doing so to whitewash overt racism, white supremacism, and neo-Nazism.
Bannon’s sinister point of view as he stands in the shadows of the Trump administrations is one to be monitored and not forgotten. His point of view speaks of, “Darkness is good,” Bannon said. “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.”
This new age media terminology Bannon has help create currently breeds its information through media outlets; Breitbart, Info Wars, Truth Bombers and others. These organizations will soon get access to the Whitehouse press room to even out the Trump side, that's why the Trump administration is talking about changing up the Whitehouse press room.
For more than four decades since Richard Nixon’s administration, credentialed reporters from print and broadcast outlets have operated from assigned desks and cubicles behind the White House briefing room. Throughout the years every president has had its issue with the press and vice versa. However, with Trump, once again the direction of the press and his administration is unprecedented.
The Whitehouse press remains concerned and anxious as they wait and see how the Trump Administration will handle seating and access. To be continued…