A top Breitbart editor has been tricked by an email prankster posing as Steve Bannon.
Editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow and Editor at Large Joel Pollak both apparently responded to the fake emails sent Sunday by a prankster posing as Steve Bannon, who recently returned as executive chairman of Breitbart.
The prankster – who who tweets under the name @SINON_REBORN – goaded Marlow into bashing ‘globalist’ Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and vowing to ‘do the dirty work’ as a surrogate for Bannon.
Marlow also stunningly seemed to reference a conversation with the real Bannon, mentioning ‘your description of them as evil’ in reference to Kusher and Ivanka Trump, and agreed to help push them out of the White House by the end of the year.
Before his ouster last week, Bannon, who describes himself as an economic nationalist, was seen as a fierce competing power center to the ‘globalist’ elements in President Donald Trump’s White House, presumed to include Kushner, economic advisor Gary Cohn, and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.
A top Breitbart editor has been tricked by an email prankster posing as Steve Bannon (above)
Editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow (center) is seen with Bannon (right) at a forum last year. Marlow offered to ‘do the dirty work’ in the battle against ‘globalists’ in response to a fake email
Marlow, in response to a question from the fake Bannon about whether he could have Ivanka Trump and Kushner ‘packed and shipping out before Christmas’, said he would see what he could do to ‘have them out by the end of the year.’
The real Bannon has made no secret of his thirst for ideological combat after departing the White House.
He told the Weekly Standard on Friday that he felt ‘jacked up’ to be back at Breitbart and once again have his hands ‘back on my weapons.’
‘I am definitely going to crush the opposition,’ he said. ‘There’s no doubt. I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up.’
In a statement, Marlow confirmed the authenticity of the emails and blasted the premise of the prank, saying: ‘If people want to know our thinking, they don’t need to judge us on illicitly obtained comments that were intended to be private, they can simply read our front page.’
Marlow dismissed the prank saying: ‘If people want to know our thinking, they don’t need to judge us on illicitly obtained comments that were intended to be private, they can simply read our front page.’ Pictured: The front page of Breitbart on Sunday night
‘The obsession with Breitbart News is simply a result of our effectiveness. This time, an imposter deceitfully obtained and shared with CNN tongue-in-cheek emails that revealed that we feel Globalists present an existential threat to the agenda that got President Trump elected,’ the editor said in the statement to CNN.
The anonymous prankster, who tweets as @SINON_REBORN, opened his emails to both editors with the line: ‘Reading online about how i’ll be bringing forth my wrath on Ivanka and Jared. I’d be doing this great nation a service if I did.’
Marlow replied: ‘I spooked em today. Did five stories on globalist takeover positioning you as only hope to stop it. You need to own that, just have surrogates do the dirty work. Boyle, Raheem, me, Tony have been waiting for this,’ referencing other top Breitbart hands.
The fake Bannon replied with a link to a Sunday Breitbart post that aggregated a Daily Mail report that Ivanka Trump was instrumental in pushing Bannon from the White House.
The email exchange between the prankster and Marlow is seen above
The exchange grew increasingly bizarre as the prankster made wild claims
Marlow replied with a rude reference to a theory about Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private life, which is unsubstantiated.
The prankster responded: ‘So do you think you’ll have them packed and shipping out before Christmas?’ in apparent reference to Ivanka Trump and Kushner, the president’s daughter and son-in-law.
Marlow replied: ‘Let me see what I can do… Hard to know given your description of them as evil. I don’t know what motivates them. If they are semi-normal, then yes, they out by the end of year.’
The prankster grew increasingly bizarre, making wild claims about the drinking habits of President Trump, a lifetime teetotaler.
Pollak was less less chatty, responding that ‘No one can figure out what they do’ regarding Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House.
Bannon returned to Brietbart News on Friday, after departing his post as chief strategist in the Trump White House.
Marlow made a rude reference to a theory about the private life of Kushner and Ivanka Trump (seen together), which is unsubstantiated