This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a political conference hosted annually by the American Conservative Union, was under the spotlight, first for inviting controversial writer Milo Yiannopoulos and then for ousting him after a clip surfaced of him defending Pederasty, a homosexual relationship between an adult male and an adolescent male. The conference finally got underway yesterday (23 February) amidst all the hullabaloo. The headlining event, so to speak, was Trump administration officials’ address to the audience.
In a repeat of his infamous interview with the New York Times, United States President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon took the mainstream media to the cleaners and called them, once again, “the opposition party” while speaking with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. He was quoted as saying,
If you look at the opposition party, how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition, how they portray the administration, it’s always wrong... If you remember, the campaign, by the media’s description, was the most chaotic, the most disorganized, most unprofessional, had no idea what they were doing. And then you saw [the media] all crying and weeping... It’s not gonna get better, it’s gonna get worse.
At the event, Bannon called the American media the “corporatist globalist media” and said they would continue to oppose the US President’s economic policies even as the country’s economic situation would continue to improve under his administration.
They are corporatist globalist media who are diametrically opposed to the economic nationalist agenda that President Trump presents... [Trump] is going to continue to press his agenda as economic conditions get better, as jobs get better, they are going to continue to fight. If they think they are going to give you your country back without a fight, you are mistaken. Every day, it is going to be a fight.”
Only last month, Bannon had launched a blistering attack on the legacy media in the country. He had also defended White House spokesperson Sean Spicer’s combative performance in which he had taken on the media for what he had described as "dishonest inauguration coverage." He had then said the “media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.”
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