Category Archives: New Media

September 13, 2017

Marlow on ’60 Minutes Overtime’: Andrew Breitbart Saw this Coming

Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow paid homage to Andrew Breitbart, the late conservative insurgent pioneer and this site’s founder, as he explained the importance of independent news media to CBS’s Charlie Rose.

“We have the opinion that news is the single most influential driver of the culture that there is right now, as Hollywood sometimes is at times. But right now, the news cycle is really driving the culture in a remarkable way,” Marlow told Rose at an editorial meeting at the “Breitbart Embassy” in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

“This is something Andrew Breitbart saw long before just about anyone else, and that’s why he started building his news apparatus ten years or so ago, because he saw the way in which the center-left was controlling the narrative – and it’s really trending far-left,” Marlow explained in a segment 60 Minutes used for the online “Overtime” addendum to its Sunday blockbuster interview with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon. He continued:

What [Andrew Breitbart’s] done, and what we’ve continued in his legacy, is a news website where we focus on the facts, we focus on the information, but we’re custom choosing stories that we think resonate with a disenfranchised group of Americans – which we think is really most Americans.

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January 10, 2017

Breitbart News #45 Most Trafficked U.S. Website, Beats HuffPo, WaPo, FoxNews; 2 Billion Pageviews in 2016

Breitbart News is the #45th most trafficked website in the United Sates, according to rankings from Amazon’s analytics company, Alexa.com.

With over two billion pageviews generated in 2016 and 45 million unique monthly visitors, Breitbart News has now surpassed Fox News (#47), Huffington Post (#50), Washington Post (#53), and Buzzfeed (#64) in traffic.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Breitbart News President and CEO Larry Solov. “Our 2017 global expansion strategy is hands down the most aggressive growth initiative in the history of the company. We’re making major capital investments to execute a series of new offerings—one of which Breitbart will announce this week.”

One driver of the company’s explosive traffic trajectory has been its dominance across social media. Breitbart has the number one political Facebook and Twitter pages in the world, according to analytics giant NewsWhip. Yet unlike many competitors, says Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, the company’s primary traffic is not disproportionately beholden to social media; it comes from destination traffic.

“Establishment media—the same folks who laughed off Donald Trump—are mystified by what makes Breitbart the powerhouse we’ve become,” said Marlow. “We’ve built an authentic, deeply-rooted community where people come to hang out to join in the conversation that’s taking place 24 hours a day.”

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November 15, 2016

Join Team DML: Donate to the new media platform

He has already pledged $100,000 of his own money to help launch this new platform. Please feel free to donate at whatever level you can. No donation is too small. DML will be providing more details about the platform in the days and weeks to come during his Walk & Talk broadcasts on Facebook LIVE (M-F 11:40am ET).

ABOUT

Dennis Michael Lynch (DML) has been urged by many of his supporters to launch a new media platform that provides truthful news to the American people. He is responding to those requests with a promise of getting it done within the next six-months.

If you are tired of the mainstream media and cable news outlets dictating the narrative, telling half-truths, and avoiding the stories and news reports that need to be told, then we ask for your help.

DML is all in. He is vowing to build a new media platform that provides a real voice to the American people. The platform will leverage the power of the web and social media, and it will include written content, videos, LIVE news reports, TV style news programs, documentary films, and citizen journalism.

Dennis Michael Lynch understands media, politics, and business. As an acclaimed filmmaker, TV host, and political commentator, he understands the false narratives that fuel the news, and he rejects what takes place behind the closed doors at major media companies. DML will ensure this new media platform provides complete transparency to the American people, and the end result will be a news organization that merges citizen journalists with seasoned pros like himself.

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October 14, 2016

More Breitbart.com Site Records Fall: 200,000,000 Pageviews in Month; 11.5M in Single Day

September 2016 marked the first time Breitbart News Network received more than 200,000,000 pageviews in a single month. Breitbart.com also surpassed 10,000,000 pageviews in a single day for the first time this past Sunday, September 9th. Breitbart.com increased its single-day pageview record on Monday, September 10th with over 11.5 million.

September saw a significant increase in pageviews from the website’s previous record of 192 million in July, which were bolstered by elevated reader engagement during the DNC and RNC conventions. Since then, Breitbart News Network has launched an official Instagram page, the Official Breitbart Store, and senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos has continued his “Dangerous Faggot” tour around the United States of America to unprecedented crowds.

“There is a huge appetite for an alternative news source that is hard-hitting, honest, and direct,” said Breitbart News CEO and President Larry Solov. “These latest traffic metrics reflect that hunger and the incredible engagement of our growing, global audience.”

“Despite overwhelming hostility from the Democrats and most of the media, Breitbart News continues to set records in this remarkable news year,” added Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow. “These numbers send a clear message: the public want a free press and that Breitbart News is a vital part of it. Our team of happy warriors have never worked harder and their efforts are reflected in our content and results. Thank you to this incredible audience.”

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August 23, 2016

“War”—Steve Bannon, BREITBART, Ben Shapiro, And What Comes Next

Donald Trump, amazingly, gets this. By formally aligning himself with Breitbart, he’s put the governing elite on notice they can be identified as enemies, removed and replaced.

“War” was the late Andrew Breitbart’s one-word analysis of how American patriots should treat the Lying Press. It’s a war that’s continued even after his death, under the leadership of Steve Bannon. And, as in all wars, the self-declared guardians of “true conservatism” are eager to call retreat.

Leading the charge: the littlest neocon, Ben Shapiro, who, after a career spent posturing against Political Correctness and Safe Spaces, is now moaning about unapproved voices gaining ascendance within the American Right.

He ran to the Washington Post to complain that the “Breitbart Alt Right” had taken over the GOP following Steven Bannon’s elevation in the Trump campaign. Shapiro claims the Alt Right is different from “constitutional conservatism”:

Constitutional conservatives can’t stand the Alt Right. Conservatives—real conservatives—believe that only a philosophy of limited government, God-given rights and personal responsibility can save the country. And that creed is not bound to race or ethnicity. Broad swaths of the Alt Right, by contrast, believe in a creed-free, race-based nationalism, insisting, among other things, that birth on American soil confers superiority. The Alt Right sees limited-government constitutionalism as passé; it holds that only nationalist populism on the basis of shared tribal identity can save the country. It’s a movement shot through with racism and anti-Semitism.

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November 13, 2015

One big problem with Facebook as a platform for news: It deletes things

What responsibilities or duties does the platform have in such cases? Facebook maintains that it doesn’t choose what to show people—that its algorithm simply reflects the choices that users make—but this seems more like a way to dodge responsibility than an accurate reflection of what’s happening, especially when it is actively deleting news-worthy content.

As Facebook rolls out its “Instant Articles” initiative, in which news entities such as the New York Times and The Guardian are publishing directly to the social network, instead of just posting links to their own sites, media organizations and industry watchers are wrestling with the idea of Facebook as a platform for news. There’s the influence of the news-feed algorithm, for one thing, which is poorly understood—primarily because the company doesn’t really talk about how it works. But there’s also the fact that Facebook routinely deletes content, and it doesn’t talk much about that either.

In what appears to be one recent example, photojournalist Jim MacMillan happened to be walking through downtown Philadelphia shortly after a woman was run over by a Duck Boat (an amphibious vehicle that takes tourists around the harbor). Reverting to his journalistic training, he took a picture of the scene and posted it to his accounts on Instagram and Facebook, along with the caption “Police hang a tarp after a person was caught under ?#?RideTheDucks? boat at 11th and Arch just now. Looks very serious.”

MacMillan said in a post about the incident that he chose not to post a picture that showed the woman’s body underneath the vehicle and he also didn’t mention her name, or the fact that she was most likely dead.

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October 6, 2015

‘Stuff Happens’: CNN’s Ryan Lizza Is Why America Hates and Distrusts the Media (Videos)

Here’s why trust in the media is at all-time low: The media’s lies are being exposed by New Media and the media’s Ryan Lizzas refuse to stop lying.

Ryan Lizza identifies an objective reporter/analyst for The New Yorker and CNN, but anyone familiar with his work knows that he is just another left-wing hitman, and on Friday afternoon he proved so once again when he intentionally took Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush out of context. With trust in the media at an all-time low; with circulations and ratings plummeting; with red ink flowing, you would think the elite media would stop with the corrupt lying. Nope. The Cause will always come first.

No one will ever confuse me with a Jeb Bush fan. In the upcoming primaries there are around a dozen Republicans I’ll vote for before Bush. That doesn’t mean, though, that it is okay when a Ryan Lizza intentionally lies about what Bush said, not just — it should be added — to attack Jeb but the Republican Party at large. And all in the service of pushing gun confiscation and keeping Democrats in the White House.

At a forum in South Carolina, Bush was asked about Thursday’s school shooting in Oregon. His answer was quite good — a thoughtful look at the unpredictability of human nature, the role of government, the rights of the individual and his obvious contrast with President Obama and Democrats.

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April 23, 2015

New Media Victory: MSM Seriously Investigating ‘Clinton Cash’ Allegations

It’s looking like if Team Clinton thinks that the media will simply dismiss Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash as instructed, they might be disappointed.

As the allegations from Peter Schweizer’s blockbuster new book Clinton Cash spread through the media, Clinton flacks are spinning the charges as “old news” — but many in the media aren’t playing along with the official line.

Clinton operatives are trying to tear down the book before its release. Top Clinton operative John Podesta came out of the gate early to denounce the book with a Monday interview on The Charlie Rose Show.

But not everyone is toeing the Clinton line. In its first article introducing readers to the soon-to-be-released Clinton Cash, The New York Times took a serious tone on the allegations contained in the book. As former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs pointed out, while the paper of record wasn’t glowing about Schweizer, “it certainly wasn’t disparaging of the author,” Gibbs said.

The Huffington Post also hastened to point out that Schweizer’s book isn’t a work to be easily dismissed. They found the author’s history to be notable and not one of a simple right-wing partisan: “Schweizer’s material has been solid enough to earn him partnerships with mainstream news outlets.”

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April 14, 2015

Digital Media and the War for the Culture (Video)

Below are the video and transcript to the panel discussion “Digital Media and the War for the Culture,” which took place at the Freedom Center’s 2015 West Coast Retreat. The event was held March 6-8 in Palos Verdes, CA.

Jeremy Boreing: For those of you who don’t know, everyone seated at this table is from Truth Revolt, and really, our mission at Truth Revolt was best defined by the Obama administration when they said, “Punch back twice as hard.” I don’t think that they knew when they were saying that, that a virulent right-wing organization like us would co-op their slogan, but that’s exactly what we’ve done. We call it plagiarism in our business, but really, the whole Internet runs on it.

What we do at Truth Revolt is we think of ourselves as both the activism wing of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and also as the marketing wing of the Freedom Center. We’re going to talk about both of those things as we get started. But the people who are at this table, at the moment, are all people who were involved in our Truth Revolt Original Videos program. Many of you may have seen the videos that we’re releasing. Andrew Klavan does a video series called “The Revolting Truth.” Bill does a series called “Firewall.” It’s impossible for the record to know which one of the two they were clapping for and I don’t want to start any fights, so I’m not even going to speculate.

Bill Whittle: Oh, we know.

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March 20, 2015

Event: RightOnline – Washington, DC May 1-2, 2015

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