Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow recently appeared on The Babylon Bee podcast where he discussed a range of topics, from Big Tech’s censorship of conservative media to China’s influence on news media. business.
Speaking to hosts Adam Yenser and Kyle Mann, the discussion first focused on Twitter’s censorship of The Babylon Bee before moving on to the “five worst fake news providers”. Alex singled out NPR by recalling the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop and the broader media’s treatment of Breitbart political editor Emma Jo-Morris.
“Whoever the next Republican president is, day one, you gotta defund NPR, you gotta defund PBS.” said Alex. “I know they get a lot of their money from donations, but make the statement. Make the statement that we are not going to fund fake news by the government as if we are some kind of third world country.
“The fact that they were the worst in this story is very telling,” he added.
On the broader subject of fake news, Alex reiterated the arguments laid out in his book breaking news casting the establishment media less as an ideologically driven cabal and more as a collection of self-serving conglomerates pushing false narratives to protect their bottom line, such as the benefits of unfettered free trade with China.
“Is Disney just Disney or is Disney part of ABC Disney with ABC News,” he said. “ABC News has a parent company that owns theme parks and resorts in China. So, do you think China, which allows all these theme parks to exist, is going to be very nice to ABC if ABC really investigates the origin of the pandemic? Of course not.”
Later in the interview, Alex discussed how fact-checking outlets are giving a virtual pass to more leftist outlets while smashing conservative outlets with “False” ratings by playing with the semantics.
“It’s called harassment,” Alex told the hosts.
“CNN knows a lot about bullying,” Adam quipped.
“But that’s what they’re here for!” said Alex. “They are there to complicate our lives. They are not there to actually bring integrity to the American media landscape. They start from a postulate: “Find a way to reveal that Breitbart is wrong…Find a way to have a brick thrown at you through your window, in order to waste your time.” This is their goal. »
On a lighter note, later in the program, Alex got into a battle of wits with Babylon Bee editor Kyle Mann as the two guessed whether some wacky headlines were true or false.
Spoiler: Alex won.