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    Breitbart went all out for Roy Moore. Now its top editor says he was a 'weak candidate'

    Not just a 'weak candidate'

    Breitbart went all out for Roy Moore. Now its top editor says he was a 'weak candidate'

    Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow was in his home office last Tuesday night running the front page of the far-right website when he learned that Judge Roy Moore would not be elected as the next senator from Alabama. He was, he says now, not shocked by the news.
    In the days leading up to the election, it had at times been difficult to distinguish the front page of Breitbart from a Moore campaign website. Breitbart hyped polls favorable to Moore, attacked his critics, and boosted stories calling on individuals to get out to vote.
    So the editor wasn't surprised that Moore lost the election. What is rather strange is something else Marlow said during the interview.
    Marlow said one of the factors in Breitbart's coverage of the allegations against Moore is that, he believes, the news media was trying to use them to set a bar on sexual misconduct "that President Trump cannot match."

    "I think they want to create a standard where President Trump either from past or future accusations, will not be able to match whatever standard is now in place for who can be a United States senator," he said. "Based off not any sort of conviction or any sort of admission of guilt, but based off of purely allegations."

    "I think that's the playbook here," he added. "And I think it's part of the reason why it was so important for Breitbart to continue our coverage of the way we covered it ... and for Steve in particular to hold the line the way he did for -- I think part of it is because it's not just about Judge Moore, it is not even just about establishment, anti-establishment. It's about what's coming next for President Trump."
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    Marlow also stressed that he was personally uncomfortable with the behavior attributed by The Post to Moore, and noted that he did believe the accusations from Leigh Corfman, who said Moore assaulted her while she was 14 -- they were "not perfect," he said, but had "a lot of credibility."
    Nice moral values, you got there Mr Marlow. Support a person you personally believe assaulted a 14-year-old girl in preference to a Democrat and also because you believe the same standards which cost Moore the election just might cause problems for the President.
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    Re: Breitbart went all out for Roy Moore. Now its top editor says he was a 'weak candidate'

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Not just a 'weak candidate'



    So the editor wasn't surprised that Moore lost the election. What is rather strange is something else Marlow said during the interview.


    Nice moral values, you got there Mr Marlow. Support a person you personally believe assaulted a 14-year-old girl in preference to a Democrat and also because you believe the same standards which cost Moore the election just might cause problems for the President.
    A weak candidate for sure. Out of the mainstream, yep. Weird and border line wacko, sure. The GOP has a history of going to the fringes for their nominees. Speaking of senate nominees, Moore, Mourdock, Aiken, O'Donnell, Angle and then there was Joe Miller up in Alaska. What do these fringe, way out there candidates have in common besides being nominate by the GOP? All lost to a more mainstream, moderate candidate whom any other Republican candidate beside those I mentioned above, probably would have won in a cakewalk.

    Oh well, fail to learn from history and your own past mistakes. You are bound to keep repeating them. Strange was more or less a guaranteed winner, but Alabama Republicans had to go with Moore. So be it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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