Matthew Boyle, the Washington Political Editor of Breitbart News, stated to a packed, 110+-person meeting of the Northern Virginia Tea Party in May 15 that we, the conservative media, are the mainstream media.
Furthermore, Mr. Boyle argued the media industry as a whole is in “crisis” and is “like an alcoholic who won’t admit his or her problem.” He even went so far as to say that the country may get to the point where there is no need for the establishment media.
Explaining that Breitbart News follows detailed processes to ensure its articles are accurate, Mr. Boyle stressed that Breitbart is “open about the positions” it takes on issues.
Mr. Boyle attributed Candidate Trump’s electoral success to his bold campaign promises to build a wall, revamp the economy, repeal Obamacare, and renegotiate trade deals. He views its’s Breitbart’s responsibility to hold President Trump accountable for delivering on his promises.
Relatively early in the 2016 presidential campaign, Breitbart studied “the back end of polls” and knew Trump would win. Most polls fail because pollsters “weight the back end” of polls with algorithms based on their understanding of the electorate. In a word, they “model” the electorate, often erroneously, using available data.
Having interviewed Candidate and President Trump numerous times, Mr. Boyle has found him to be very personable—”a regular, straight-talking guy” who responsively answers all questions posed to him. In an anecdote demonstrating the President’s genuine, down-to-earth nature, Mr. Boyle told the story of telling Mr. Trump during the campaign that he thought he would win the election. Showing inhibited excitement, Mr. Trump immediately called his wife and asked Mr. Boyle to repeat his assessment to her. The future First Lady responded “Good” and said she had to get on with her business. (As someone once said, “Behind every successful man is a surprised wife!”)
Many establishment reporters from the establishment media are nice people, but they, and especially their editors, are ideologically trapped in the media institution. Editors frequently change reporter stories, in effect, “media bias is real.” And readers of The New York Times “live in safe spaces.”
As the daily stories of widespread obstruction of justice, wrongful intelligence disclosures, and all-around incompetence flood the media every day, keep Mr. Boyle’s outlook in mind. Such hysterical media may, indeed, have a shelf-life. Meanwhile, read Breitbart News for the straight scoop!