Who Bankrolls Breitbart News?


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 31, 2017

http://democracynow.org – In this clip from an interview with Jane Mayer, we look at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election. The Mercers bankrolled Steve Bannon’s Breitbart News, as well as some of Bannon’s film projects. Conway ran a super PAC created by the Mercers to initially back the candidacy of Ted Cruz. While the Mercers have helped reshape the American political landscape, their work has all been done from the shadows. To talk more about the Mercers, we speak with Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker. Her latest piece is headlined “The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer exploited America’s populist insurgency.”

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