Right Wing Watch reports that at this week’s Phyllis Schlafly Collegians D.C. Summit, Breitbart’s D.C. political editor Matt Boyle boasted that his publication’s goal is to completely destroy and eliminate the “mainstream media,” leaving Breitbart and other right wing sites as the only news sources.
“The goal eventually is the full destruction and elimination of the entire mainstream media,” Boyle said. “We envision a day where CNN is no longer in business; we envision a day where The New York Times closes its doors. I think that day is possible, I think that we can get there.”
“But when that happens,” he added, “the public still needs an information stream. And again, as much as we love Trump’s Twitter account, as much as we love the White House press releases and briefings and all that, there needs to be an independent and strong media in the United States, and that’s where we come in.”
I can’t tell you how weird it is, to have been tracking these right-wing extremists like the Mercers (who fund Breitbart) for so long, and to see their dreams being realized under Trump. And when people like me wrote about it, we were called “paranoid” and “shills.”