Breitbart senior editor-in-chief Joel Pollak appeared on CNN last night to defend former site chief Steve Bannon from accusations of white nationalism and anti-Semitism.
Pollak wrote a piece for Breitbart saying that “it defies logic” to say Bannon is anti-Semitic. “Steve is outraged by antisemitism,” he said. “If anything, he is overly sensitive about it, and often takes offense on Jews’ behalf.”
Critics have pointed to Bannon’s defense of the alt-right (as well as saying he considers Breitbart a platform for the alt-right) and headlines like “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew” as evidence, but Pollak said he knows Bannon and that he “does not have a bone of prejudice in his body.”
Don Lemon confronted him about the kind of things that Breitbart “traffics” in, joined by Evan McMullin and former Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella.