Bannon Out at Breitbart
SiriusXM says Stephen K. Bannon, former Trump campaign top executive and presidential counselor, has exited Breitbart News, the conservative Web site he signaled he was leaving the White House to rejoin.
"Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012," Breitbart said on its site Tuesday (Jan. 9).
"Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish," said Breitbart CEO Larry Solov.
Also as a result, he will no longer be hosting a radio show on SiriusXM
"Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News," the company said.
Bannon fell out of favor after the book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff included candid quotes from Bannon that did not reflect well on Donald Trump Jr. Bannon has since said his comments about Trump Jr. were really meant to be criticisms of another former Trump campaign official, Paul Manafort.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.