Alex Marlow, the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart “News,” trotted out that old “we’re covering things the mainstream media won’t cover” nonsense, this time claiming that the media didn’t cover the terrorist attacks in Spain and shouldn’t have covered the murder of Heather Heyer as much as they did.
On the August 18 episode of “Breitbart News Daily,” Marlow faulted cable news for what he viewed as an insufficient amount of coverage of the terror attacks in Spain yesterday and an excessive amount of coverage of Heyer’s murder at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“You have to go to a site like Breitbart if you want to actually know the facts about it,” Marlow said of the attacks in Spain. “This is not front and center. What’s front and center is one death that was horrible over the weekend because it suits the media narrative.”Marlow also said Republicans who were quick to make statements denouncing the white supremacy on display at the Unite the Right rally last weekend were playing a “deceitful, lying game where there’s never going to be a winner on the right side.”
Not front and center? I was watching the news the day after the attacks in Spain. It was every news channel all day long. They were calling in anchors who would not ordinarily be there to cover the story and canceling other programming. And the fact that Marlow thinks denouncing white supremacy is deceitful and just a game, and that the terrorist murder of an American citizen by a white supremacist on a college campus isn’t a big story, that tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Breitbart “news.”