Bannon says he's mulling purchase of outlet like Newsweek
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Former Breitbart executive and White House strategist Stephen Bannon is reportedly considering purchasing an outlet like Newsweek or starting a new media brand with a focus on global news and populist issues.

Bannon, who has spent several weeks making connections with various political leaders and right-wing political parties across Europe, says within the continent's populist movements there is a high demand for a site with such content, according to The New York Times

"They see what Breitbart did and they want it in their own language," he said. "That's the key. Right now my sites are in English, they want one in their own language." He referred to the move as "phase two." 


Bannon, who was forced out from his top post at the far-right site Breitbart in January, said he is considering buying an established news outlet like Newsweek, which has been roiled by layoffs, or start a new one that looks "like Axios," a startup known for its pithy reporting. He also left open the possibility of connecting entrepreneurs with capital or investing himself.

“Whether I do it or a local entrepreneur does it ... there are going to be these populist nationalist news sites that pop up in the next year on line. That will only take these things to the next level," he told the Times. 

Breitbart has taken on a decisively populist bent in recent years, pushing a steady flow of content aimed at promoting President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE and attacking American "globalists" for undermining the nation's economic interests during his campaign and presidency.