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 '''''Breitbart.com''News''' is an up-to-the-minute a major [[conservative]] news source created founded by [[Andrew Breitbart]]. Presently, it is a [[conservative media]] juggernaut providing breaking news stories that the [[mainstream media]] would suppress from the general public. Exposing [[liberal bias]] in media has proven profitable as Breitbart has created other successful news sites; ''Breitbart.TV'', ''BigGovernment'', ''BigJournalism'', ''BigHollywood'', and most recently ''BigPeace''. Breitbart is such a threat to the left that [[Media Matters]] constantly harasses them with misinformation campaigns. The Breitbart properties have provided some of the most ground-breaking news stories over the last several years and can be credited with taking down [[ACORN]] and exposing [[race baiting]] against the [[Tea Party movement]] by [[Democrat]] politicians. Per their website,
<blockquote>"Breitbart is currently serving about 20 million news pages per month to more than three million unique visitors. Many top bloggers rely on Breitbart as a primary news resource. Technorati puts Breitbart.com in its Top 50, with more than 30,000 links from nearly 8,000 blogs."</blockquote>
In 2016, Breitbart News ranked 29th in overall internet traffic according to Alexa.<ref>Concha, Joe (June 6, 2017). [httphttps://thehill.com/homenews/media/336607-breitbart-sees-huge-advertising-drop-in-may-report Breitbart sees huge advertising drop in May: report]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 7, 2017.</ref> It played an influential role in the media and in the [[United States presidential election, 2016|2016 presidential election]].<ref>Bokhari, Allum (March 4, 2017). [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/03/04/study-breitbart-led-right-wing-media-ecosystem-altered-media-agenda/ Study: Breitbart Dominated Right Wing Coverage, ‘Altered Media Agenda’ In 2016]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 8, 2017.</ref><ref>Benkler, Yochai; Faris, Robert; Roberts, Hal; Zuckerman, Ethan (March 3, 2017). [https://www.cjr.org/analysis/breitbart-media-trump-harvard-study.php Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda]. ''Columbia Journalism Review''. Retrieved June 8, 2017.</ref><ref>Ingram, Mathew (March 6, 2017). [http://fortune.com/2017/03/06/charting-the-breitbart-ecosystem/ How the Breitbart-Led Media Ecosystem Elected Donald Trump]. ''Fortune''. Retrieved June 8, 2017.</ref> Breitbart's London section became so influential that Damian Green, Prime Minister [[Theresa May]]'s deputy, called it out by name due to its criticism of the UK government for its failure at ensuring a clean [[Brexit]].<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/20/telegraph-uk-govt-panics-slams-breitbart-london-fake-news-dangerous/ Telegraph: UK Govt Panics, Slams Breitbart London as ‘Fake News’, ‘Dangerous’]. ''Breitbart News''. October 20, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.</ref> [[Liberal]]s have claimed that Breitbart is an "[[alt-right]]" website and have tried to connect the site with [[White supremacy|white supremecists]] and [[neo-Nazis]]. However, Breitbart supports economic nationalism, which has nothing to do with race or ethnicity, and it is a strong supporter of [[Israel]] and conservative non-white politicians. In addition, a study conducted by Harvard and M.I.T. found that Breitbart does not represent any of those ideologies and that Breitbart readers actually were regular conservatives.<ref>Lee, Tony (August 16, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/16/harvard-mit-study-breitbart-is-not-alt-right/ Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 16, 2017.</ref> Unlike the [[mainstream media]], which claims to be unbiased and objective while actually promoting a left-wing point of view, Breitbart is transparent about the fact that it promotes conservative and nationalist views.<ref>Friedman, Victoria (August 20, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/20/watch-kassam-tells-fox-media-weapon-breitbart-just-honest/ WATCH: Kassam Tells Fox All Media Is a Weapon, Breitbart Is Just Honest About It]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 20, 2017.</ref> Despite being a conservative news outlet, it has taken certain liberal positions at times, such as firing an editor in June 2017 for posting Tweets in opposition to Islam and Islamic immigration.<ref>Chasmar, Jessica (June 5, 2017). [httphttps://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/5/katie-mchugh-breitbart-writer-fired-over-muslims-t/ Breitbart writer Katie McHugh fired over ‘Muslims’ tweet]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 7, 2017.</ref> Some liberal commentators have admitted that Breitbart is more influential than [[Fox News]].<ref>Lee, Tony (September 11, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/09/11/nbcs-john-heilemann-breitbart-powerful-media-institution-fox-news/ NBC’s John Heilemann: Breitbart ‘More Powerful Media Institution’ Than Fox News]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 19, 2017.</ref> ==Ownership and leadership==Until August 2016, Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News,<ref name=own>{{cite news|url=https://www.politico.eu/blogs/on-media/2017/02/breitbart-reveals-owners-ceo-larry-solov-the-mercer-family-and-susie-breitbart-donald-trump-media/|title=Breitbart reveals owners: CEO Larry Solov, the Mercer family and Susie Breitbart|date=February 25, 2017|accessdate=August 10, 2017}}</ref> though he briefly returned as its chief executive in 2017 and early 2018. The current owners are: Larry Solov, founder Andrew Breitbart's widow, Susie Breitbart, and the Mercer family. Breitbart's family owns the largest stake.<ref name=own/>
==See also==
*[[AltRight-rightwing populism]]*[[Nationalism]]
*[[Steve Bannon]]
*[[Essay: Why I no longer support Breitbart]]
*[[Essay:Why Breitbart is not family friendly]]
*[[Ben Shapiro]]
==References==
==External links==
* [httphttps://www.breitbart.com / Breitbart.com]** [http://biggovernment.com/ BigGovernment.com]** [http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/ BigHollywood.com]** [http://breitbart.tv/ Breitbart.TV]** [http://bigjournalism.com/ BigJournalism.com]** [http://bigpeace.com/ BigPeace.com]** [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/breitbart-sports Breitbart Sports]** [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/instablog/all newswires The ConversationWires]** [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/newswires The Wiresbreitbart-california Breitbart California]** [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/breitbart-california texas Breitbart CaliforniaTexas]** [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/breitbart-texas london Breitbart TexasLondon/Europe]** [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/breitbarttag/united-london kingdom Breitbart LondonUnited Kingdom]** [https://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/ Breitbart Jerusalem]
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