Alex Marlow, Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart News, recently appeared on The Babylon Bee podcast, where he discussed a range of issues from Big Tech’s censorship of conservative media to China’s hold on corporate media.
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 vendors.” Alex singled out NPR for recalling the Hunter Biden laptop story and the wider media’s treatment of Breitbart political editor Emma Jo-Morris.
“Whoever the next Republican president is has to disappoint NPR and PBS on day one,” Alex said. “I know they get so much of their money from donations, but make a statement. Make the statement that we will not fund government fake news like 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 topic of fake news, Alex repeated arguments from his book breaking the news characterizing the establishment media less as an ideologically motivated cabal and more as a collection of self-serving conglomerates pushing false narratives to protect their profits, such as the benefits of unrestricted 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 operates theme parks and resorts in China. So do you think that China, which allows all these theme parks to exist, will be very kind 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 more left-leaning outlets a virtual passport while crushing conservative outlets with “fake” ratings by playing with semantics.
“It’s called harassment,” Alex told the hosts.
“CNN knows a lot about harassment,” Adam interjected.
“But that’s what they’re here for!” Alex said. “They are here to make life difficult for us. They are not here to bring actual integrity to the American news landscape. They start with a premise: “Find a way to reveal Breitbart wrong… Find a way to throw a brick through your window so you’re wasting your time.” That is their goal.”
On a more light-hearted note, later in the show, Alex engaged in a contest with Babylon Bee editor-in-chief Kyle Mann when the two guessed whether or not certain offbeat headlines were true or false.
Spoilers: Alex won.
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