A new and rather interesting website, Trumpbart.com, is trolling Breitbart News for their over the top and sometimes Donald-worship-like coverage of business mogul and 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The site comes during a time of looming speculation from both sides of the political aisle over a possible partnership between Breitbart’s executive management and Mr. Trump.
As Donald Trump faces a growing backlash from conservative media over his recent attacks on a Fox News host, one prominent right-wing outlet remains firmly in his corner:Breitbart News, which has set itself apart by plastering its homepage with fawning headlines about the candidate, and all-caps assaults on his critics.
But not everyone within the website’s editorial ranks is on board with Breitbart’s boosterism, and many inside the company believe Trump has provided undisclosed financial backing to the outlet in exchange for glowing coverage, as I report in my forthcoming book about the GOP and 2016, The Wilderness.
According to four sources with knowledge of the situation, editors and writers at the outlet have privately complained since at least last year that the company’s top management was allowing Trump to turn Breitbart into his own fan website — using it to hype his political prospects and attack his enemies. One current editor called the water-carrying “despicable” and “embarrassing,” and said he was told by an executive last year that the company had a financial arrangement with Trump. A second Breitbart staffer said he had heard a similar description of the site’s relationship with the billionaire but didn’t know the details; and a third source at the company said he knew of several instances when managers had overruled editors at Trump’s behest. Additionally, a conservative communications operative who works closely with Breitbart described conversations in which “multiple writers and editors” said Trump was paying for the ability to shape coverage, and added that one staffer claimed to have seen documentation of the “pay for play.”
Coppin’s continues by stating that all four of his sources spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize their jobs.
Although Breitbart’s executive chair, Steve Bannon, denies the company has ever had a “financial relationship” with Mr. Trump, a quick search in the site’s achieves certainly points to highly favorable coverage. For example, THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT REASONS TRUMP WOULD MAKE A GREAT PRESIDENT among numerous other articles.
Recent headlines have also pointed to all Trump coverage.