- Buzzfeed News
A trove of documents and excerpts from conversations within Breitbart News, the far-right website led by President Donald Trump’s former top strategist, Steve Bannon, shows seemingly deep ties to modern Nazi figures in the US.
Uncovered by BuzzFeed News’ Joseph Bernstein, a series of communications and leaks as well as a video establish how the website’s former tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos often trafficked with ideological extremists on the right to fight a culture war under Bannon’s instructions, in one email, to “go help save western civilization.”
Though Yiannopoulos often defends his work as being satirical provocations designed to counter what he considers liberal-dominated college campuses across the US, BuzzFeed’s report uncovered damning ties between Yiannopoulos and Nazism.
For example, BuzzFeed found that some of Yiannopoulos’ passwords to private accounts included references to Kristallnacht and the Night of the Long Knives, two violent episodes against Jews and perceived opponents of Nazi Germany that precipitated the Holocaust.
Yiannopoulos himself identifies as gay and Jewish and denied being a racist to BuzzFeed.
Also in the report, BuzzFeed published a video of Yiannopoulos singing an overblown version of “America the Beautiful” as the white supremacist Richard Spencer and other so-called alt-right figures gave Nazi salutes.
Watch the video below, and read the full report at BuzzFeed here.