Former President Barack Obama claims that Breitbart News helped shift the narrative of the media during the presidential election in 2016.
So it wasn’t the Russians who caused Clinton to lose, it was Breitbart all along, huh?
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart, and Obama acknowledged that as well.
He said, “You know … Bannon and Breitbart did something pretty interesting. Now, they didn’t create a whole new platform but they did shift the entire media narrative in a different direction — in a powerful direction.”
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Obama continued during the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, “The question is — are you able to do that in reverse but to things that are true and are not designed simply to churn anger and resentment and frustration,” he asked “So — solve that will you?”
He continued on to urge people to “solve” the current shifting in media to “turn it back.” Turn it back to what though? The dishonest, untrustworthy media that misled the people? At least with Conservative media sources, we have more than just CNN and MSNBC to rely on.
Obama hates the freedom of the internet and has called for the regulation of the internet many times.
Obama said during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, “Part of ways changed in politics is social media and how people are receiving information,” he added, “It’s easier to make negative attacks and simplistic slogans than it is to communicate complex policies.”
“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said.