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Peter Thiel Planning Launch Of Conservative News Outlet With Mercers Family After Bannon Fiasco
Wall Street Karma ^ | 1-4-2018

Posted on 01/04/2018 9:53:45 PM PST by blam

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly considering launching a conservative news outlet backed by the powerful Mercer family, along with a “cast of Fox News celebrities,” according to Michael Wolff book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and a report from BuzzFeed news.

According to Wolff, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Peter Thiel were set to discuss the idea of a conservative news outlet last May – however Ailes slipped and fell two days before the meeting, hitting his head and dying before the discussion could occur.

Word of Thiel’s potential new venture with the Mercers is of particular interest in light of revelations about “backstabbing” Steve Bannon – executive chairman of Breitbart News, with whom the billionaire family has now officially split following explosive comments made about the Trump family in Wolff’s new book.

On Thursday, the Mercers and other Breitbart News Network LLC board members were reportedly debating whether to oust Mr. Bannon as chairman, while the news organization has been cast into disarray.

Staffers at Breitbart, which Mr. Bannon has called his “killing machine,” described a “chaotic” day at the company, with writers—many personally recruited by Mr. Bannon—wondering whether he would last the day. –Wall Street Journal

 Asked Thursday whether Breitbart should oust Mr. Bannon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders replied “I certainly think that it’s something they should look at and consider.”

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KEYWORDS: billionaires; conservative; mercersfamily; michaelwolff; newspaper; peterthiel; thiel
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1 posted on 01/04/2018 9:53:45 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
HIGH stakes. Breitbart is a ratings monster, ranked 50th in the U.S., and 238th globally.
2 posted on 01/04/2018 9:58:20 PM PST by montag813
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To: blam

This is getting interesting. I like Mr. Thiel.


3 posted on 01/04/2018 9:59:27 PM PST by Ciexyz (I'm conservative & traditionalist, a nationalist and patriot.)
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To: blam

All talk no action. He who controls the airwave controls the masses.
Unless the right equalizes TV imbalance,the left will always control the dialogue and win the arguments.


4 posted on 01/04/2018 10:03:03 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: blam
I hope that this rumor is true!

Breitbart is a mess and has been for years now.

5 posted on 01/04/2018 10:04:31 PM PST by nopardons
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To: blam

This is exciting news.

When Andrew died, my trips to his website did too.


6 posted on 01/04/2018 10:05:12 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: conservative98
Limbaugh: Most Leaks Coming From White House Were From Bannon
7 posted on 01/04/2018 10:05:37 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly considering launching a conservative news outlet backed by the powerful Mercer family, along with a “cast of Fox News celebrities,” according to Michael Wolff book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and a report from BuzzFeed news

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Are ya’ll LOOKING at the two sources? LOL

Whatever.


8 posted on 01/04/2018 10:07:32 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: blam
With another conservative news network creation, terra ferma seems to be disappearing beneath the MSM's feet.

I'm guessing they never saw this coming!

Surprise!


9 posted on 01/04/2018 10:07:32 PM PST by thingumbob (Antifa. Carrying on Hitler's legacy one beating at a time.)
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Oust Bannon! I agree!!!

IDIOT! Bannon was probably the guy that OK'd Wolffe following the TRUMP campaign around!

10 posted on 01/04/2018 11:17:15 PM PST by KavMan
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To: blam

Thiel is gay so don’t expect anything resembling social conservatism out of this, if it ever actually transpires.


11 posted on 01/04/2018 11:24:29 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Finalapproach29er

And then there’s Trump with 44 million following on twitter rocking the planet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAYydLBiTJ0


12 posted on 01/05/2018 12:10:00 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marilyn vos Savant)
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To: blam

they should just support free republic!

why re-invent the wheel?

lol


13 posted on 01/05/2018 12:22:04 AM PST by SteveH
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


14 posted on 01/05/2018 12:22:21 AM PST by nutmeg (Trump/Pence 2020)
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To: eddie willers

Although I won’t go that far - yet, I’m quite sure that, were Andrew still alive, Bannon would be a distant memory already. I’m astounded that they haven’t pitched the “Commander’s” sorry ass yet.

But isn’t it ironic that, in my opinion, their best, most thoughtful commentator and adherent to conservative, constitutional principles is a British ex-Muslim?


15 posted on 01/05/2018 5:36:51 AM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: blam

The word conservative means globalist? In this case probably yes.


16 posted on 01/05/2018 5:40:45 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: KavMan

I wonder if all of these Bannon haters are also anti economic nationalism?


17 posted on 01/05/2018 5:41:55 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

OANN is a wonderful source of actual news not opinion and propaganda. Plus the “commercials” are actually historical recaps.


18 posted on 01/05/2018 6:37:51 AM PST by nclaurel
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To: ManHunter
their best, most thoughtful commentator and adherent to conservative, constitutional principles is a British ex-Muslim

To whom are you referring?

19 posted on 01/05/2018 7:20:13 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Winning isn't as easy as I make it look. -- Donald J. Trump)
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To: Albion Wilde

Raheem Kassam


20 posted on 01/05/2018 7:29:52 AM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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