Breitbart Loses So Many Advertisers That They Are Now Advertising Steve Bannon’s ‘Unnerving IQ’

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I’m sure you’ve already heard that Donald Trump’s selection for his Chief Statagist is none other than Breitbart’s Steve Bannon. Bannon, who is certainly controversial figure of the alt-right, has already faced a tremendous amount of heat from Democrats and and even some Republicans, who hope to thwart Trump’s efforts of bringing such a man to the to the White House in such a powerful position.

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The outrage over the pick has seemingly spilled over to Breitbart News, of which Bannon has been the Executive Chairman of for years. Multiple advertisers including Kellogg’s, BMW and others have begun pulling their advertisements, seemingly in a move to distance themselves from the controversial online newspaper. The move by Kellogg’s sparked outrage by Bannon and Breitbart, who have decided to call for a boycott of all Kellogg’s products, via their website, as a means to fight back.

The move by many of these large corporations to cancel ad contracts on Breitbart seems to already be hurting the company, as the majority of current ads on the news site are being fed to the site by Google and Taboola, which are third party ad providers, and there now appears to be no indication of any direct advertising on the site. The inventory appears to be so low that ads are now appearing on Breitbart touting Steve Bannon’s IQ as ‘Unnerving. The ad in question, which you can see in the image above, which directs to Brainsmuggler.com, and appears to be created merely to make money from a deluge of banner ads and popups, is likely earning Breitbart a few pennies per click.

While this ad likely isn’t created by Breitbart or Bannon, it is rather ironic that such an ad now appears on a site which is struggling to achieve meaningful revenue. Perhaps if Bannon’s IQ was really so ‘unnerving’ he wouldn’t have killed the hands that are feeding him.

  • Stephen Lowe

    I thought Breitbart was actually expanding into Europe? Is that an error?

    • Dozer T. Dog

      I read a while back that they were going to expand into Europe and Isreal for sure as their next steps. However, if they really are bleeding money then they may have to put that on hold. All I know is that if I had a business that required advertising, I wouldn’t do it with Breitbart and that has nothing to do with their political views and everything to do with how they handled Kellogg’s decision to leave them. Calling for a boycott of a former advertiser is a good way to scare other companies away from wanting to advertise with you in the future.

      • Stephen Lowe

        Are you sure they ever advertized at Breitbart? Does not seem to match their demo. Mismatch all around…and unless you have Breitbart financials all you are doing is kinda “fake” and speculative.

        • Dozer T. Dog

          https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-29/kellogg-pulls-ads-from-breitbart-amid-concerns-about-hate-speech

          Also, if Kellogg’s wasn’t advertising on Breitbart then why would Breitbart start a boycott campaign against Kellogg’s stating that Kellogg’s pulled their advertising from Breitbart.

          Also how you going to speak on what Kellogg’s demo is without their advertising campaign information in front of you and then turn around and say I’m being “fake” and speculative? Yeah I was being speculative which is what happens in a conversation where you discuss the information that was presented and the possible outcomes. So maybe they expand and maybe they dont. At no point did I say that what I was saying was going to happen or that they were in fact bleeding money.

          • Kingkong72

            Well it wasn’t brietbart it was more it’s readers Kellogg’s said they didn’t agree with their views so we said F-you Kellogg’s and it works you know why because we are bad asses we work every day so we got money and we decide where to spend it guess what NFL sucks now ,libtard Hollywood sucks, bad now Kellogg’s will start to lose money also and that’s a fact

          • tRump=Putins DICK SUCKER

            Baggers are amazingly RETARDED!

          • Gigi

            Breitbart had a huge banner on its landing page telling people to boycott Kellogg’s so ya, it was them. They’re the ones hurting, not Kellogg’s.

  • Amateur Sleuth

    This hate on Bannon is hilarious. I’m recalling all the “quality” individuals Obama has had giving him advice the last 8 years!?

    • poli-sy

      You’re recalling so many that you fail to name one. Great job there, snowflake.

      • Kingkong72

        How about the racist Eric Holder, the race baited al Sharpton, who else that criminal that blew up cops can’t think of that cowards name but he was even a professor at some libtard school what a joke

      • Kingkong72

        Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton herself you people are just useful idiots to the left

        • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          bahahha, go back to Breitbart, you tard.

    • upsidedownjustice

      Talk is cheap snoopy.

  • rsanchez1

    Obvious clickbait is obvious.

  • Bananadrama

    Maybe Trump can bail them out like he did Carrier. That means they’ll send half their writers to Mexico and automate the rest of the site.

    • Kingkong72

      None went to Mexico you brainwashed baboon carrier stayed here, what about your green energy scam solyndra how many millions did they and Obama scam a lot

      • Trumputin

        Carrier is still opening the plant in Mexico.

        • Kingkong72

          Sure Tommy go back to spying on your mom in the restroom son

          • Chrissy

            Kingkong72 response to the truth. What are you like 11?

          • Kingkong72

            No why do 11 year olds have more facts than you libs

          • Xiao Ai

            Libs isn’t the dirty word that you think it is. Unlike Breitfart.

          • Kingkong72

            Didn’t think it was it’s a adjective maybe you libs are dumber than I thought good God

          • justmeeeee

            Haven’t you heard? There is no god. I guess news doesn’t travel so fast to Kin-tucky.

          • Kingkong72

            Yes there is and I’m proving it with you that’s why your life sucks and will continue too hahaha you libtard useful idiots are fun

          • Kingkong72

            I bet you a racist also

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            Okay, you bet Justmeeee a racist, if you lose; I’d like to know what will Justmeeeee put up? (Am I on the right track?)

          • Kingkong72

            Probably his arse he is a lib

          • Kingkong72

            How your roommates feel about you does your parents agree with you still living in their basement

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            Darling, I’m really trying to understand you, for real. Can you redo the above comment, in plain English? Pay attention to grammar, and punctuation?

          • Kingkong72

            Do I need to dumb it down even more for you libtards, and you may pay a little more attention to your mirror WTF?

        • Two Americas

          Block them. They have nothing to say. Deprive them of attention and they will be finished.

          • Kingkong72

            Yeah sissy go to your safe space

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            Block them? I don’t even know them! (And I’m sure I don’t want to) Don the Con Supporters always make me laugh. They believed him!

          • Two Americas

            Yes, they can be a humorous bunch of morons. But even the best jokes, when repeated too many times, lose their punch.

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            I concur. I still can’t believe so many people believed him, and still do today.

      • Xiao Ai

        You clearly don’t read anything except BreitFart with any regularity, do you?

        • Kingkong72

          Nope I’m here aren’t I ,or could you not figure that out for yourself

          • Xiao Ai

            I said with regularity. Oh, I understand now. You can’t even read. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c27505b0746a7314916818395c321ea8798f085385806e607a075b24994649c.png

          • Kingkong72

            Good one xoxo your good, you must work in government or something where you don’t have to produce a profit to keep your job. Correct?

          • Xiao Ai

            ¿Comprende?

          • Kingkong72

            Si vaca

          • Xiao Ai

            Moo? Did you even get through high school?

          • Kingkong72

            I was right about you wasn’t i

          • Tarwin

            As much as I disagree with you and think you should look at the facts, not all jobs were “saved”, and then only by subsidies, I do think you are right to point out that you ARE reading this.

          • Kingkong72

            No sir but is he not doing more than Obama ever did and he had 8 years is that not fact

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            Okay, now you’re just ridiculous. Have you ever looked at historical financial numbers, comparing Republican presidents with Democratic ones?

          • Kingkong72

            Yes and democrats lose hell I put more money into this economy that Obama did as president , how much did our deficit grow with Obama, how many unemployed under this administration shall I go on

          • Tarwin

            Both the unemployment rate, and the number of people who have given up looking for work, has dropped. It’s less than 5% for unemployed, and less than 10% overall (including those who are not actively looking). Historically this is actually pretty low.

            There are a lot of places that have unequal amount of work/unemployment. This is especially prevalent in those places that have more recently relied on manufacturing for their jobs.

            Sadly, these jobs are not coming back. And it’s not exporting these jobs overseas that is main culprit, at least not at the current time. Yes, there is loss to overseas, and seeing companies move business is a very really sign of this, but the major loss has been to gains in productivity (partly to do with automation, and probably also to do with people working longer hours) which sadly has not been passed down to those people doing the manufacturing jobs, but taken by the companies as extra profit.

            If you want more manufacturing jobs, you need to companies that are run for the employees, rather than the shareholders. Smaller companies have sprung up like this (as there always has been) and have been running successfully even in expensive places such as NYC.

            I’m happy to add numbers and references to any of these things I’ve said above if you’re interested in a productive conversion. (I do worry that you are not because I see name calling from you to other people, but happy to give you the chance at a real conversation)

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            I believe the current estimate for jobs lost to automation is around eighty-five percent, vs overseas-outsourcing. But I could be wrong. I was wrong, once.

          • Tarwin

            In which direction? ie the numbers in which direction ?

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            Okay:
            85% Jobs lost to automation
            15% Jobs outsourced/offshore
            Is this what you asked?

          • Tarwin

            Yep. Thanks.

            I found this interesting … although I haven’t read it all yet. It’s a tomb …

            http://www.nam.org/Data-and-Reports/Cost-of-Federal-Regulations/Federal-Regulation-Full-Study.pdf

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            I had to close my business (vape shop) due to new, ridiculous regulations from the FDA, which aren’t based on science, but rather on profit. Imagine that. (Also partly thanks to the complete lack of support for new vape shop businesses in the state)

          • Tarwin

            Which regulations made you close it ?

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            FDA-Deeming-Regulations-10685-Vaping-Devices
            “The American Vaping Association, however, sees the regulation in a different light. In a statement, Gregory Conley, president of the association, said the regulation
            “marks the beginning of a two-year countdown to FDA prohibition of 99.9
            percent of vapor products on the market.”

          • Kingkong72

            Yes it has but it is also the busy holiday a lot of part time help is hired and if you recall Trump won so busyness have opened up this happens every election cycle depending on who wins and what his proposal are such as taxation this so called carbon emissions tax I’m around slot of small companies and they are hiring for January and not minimum wage jobs I’m talking 50 to 6 figure jobs and I believe it was you who said something about 40 he jobs if you want to work just 40 hours a week you will stay at the bottom it’s a balls to wall world out there to survive

          • Tarwin

            This is actually a trend, not a holiday only thing. Yes, there is an uptick in part times jobs for holidays, I get that.

            http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

            Looking at the data it’s almost back to where it was before the crash of 08. Remember this crash was brought about mostly because of lack of regulation on the financial industry (which neither party is currently really pushing back on).

            Sadly the US hasn’t had a carbon tax, and probably never will, at least nationally. Some states are doing things there. If you look at California they really do have some of the most strict laws in place for things like pollution, and have historically still done great financially.

            Yes, minimum wage jobs are unlivable in the US. I also get that. That’s why you should want it to be raised. In Australia for instance, it’s $18 an hour. It also includes health care AND something like 401K @ 12% above wage (actually healthcare is taken care of as is, and no we don’t pay more tax in general). This means that it IS livable on minimum wage. Is it easy? No, but at least livable.

            Even 40 hours a week really is too long to be working. It used to be that a good 36 hours was enough. Sadly, more just keeps being asked for. Imagine if you could work 30 hours, and someone else could get those 10 hours? Would that lower the unemployment? If you were paid more for those hours you did work that would all work out. And no, I’m not talking communism here …

          • Kingkong72

            The government can not raise the minimum wage ,OK let’s say politicians say OK $18 an HR by law guess what people that have work in one place for three,four years to get to $18 quest what with one stroke of a pen he’s at the bottom of the tottum pole again and then example a candy that cost a dollar before will now cost you more like five to cover that federally mandated $18 minimum wage ,everything will go up and the people you wanted to help are back in the same spot plus the ones you dragged down with them and it keeps going and going till you are like Mexico only the very rich and the very poor a candy cost you$50

          • Tarwin

            That’s not totally true. I do understand that price is affected by what people CAN pay. But this is what the general population CAN pay, and not what people at the bottom can pay.

            If you look at the amount that those “at the top” are getting (more and more every year), if you balance that out it will not affect prices. Supply and demand is the biggest thing here. For example, in SF, the supply of houses is pretty small, and doesn’t grow much. When you get a lot of high paid people coming in then those who are earning less will be able to afford then less, because the demand goes up. If what those at the bottom are getting paid goes up, it actually probably wouldn’t help them much with housing (because the supply really is restricted) but would help with other expenses.

            I also understand that a proposed $15 min federally would probably not work here, especially if it was done overnight. Why? Because prices ARE quite different between states, even between areas in states. The fact that some cities have put min $15 an hour wages in law is a reflection of this. That said, you do need to the minimum wage to be a livable wage, otherwise you force these people who are getting paid so little to rely on government subsidies to just scrape by, which really ruins the whole idea of work as it is.

            This also ties in to healthcare. I know people who rely on … can’t remember what it’s called. But they get about $800 a month from the government, because they can’t find work. $600 goes to rent, and then they live off $200 a month for everything else. They would love to get a job, but cannot “afford” to get a minimum wage job, especially one that doesn’t offer healthcare, because as a “poor person” they currently get free healthcare. They’re aging (over 65) but still want to work. But because you do not have universal healthcare it is just too hard for them to get involved … 🙁

          • Kingkong72

            O really nobody can afford to live there don’t y’all have the highest homeless rate there son like I say I’ve helped run business and you are still in Disney land let Trump school you ,he hasn’t even gotten into office and he is schooling Obama go to your safe space

          • Kingkong72

            Do you see Cali raised the minimum wage and small businesses are closing the doors bay area restaurants are gone mom and pops are gone and the working people just lost value on their weekly paychecks go liberalism! genius!! Lmao

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            You’re believing Republican lies about the minimum wage. Places that have higher minimum wages than the national have suffered no significant increase in retail costs.

          • Kingkong72

            In what bubble do you live in come into the hood baby , just let Trump school you useful idiots

          • Kingkong72

            I’m back see how see how your library policies ruin business Cali raised the minimum wage what happened small businesses like restaurants are closing their doors in the bay area. Democrats =lunatics

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            I can find no evidence of what you say is true. You have references/citations that can back you up?

          • Helen Damnation ?™

            So, compared to places like, say, England or Australia, the good old USA doesn’t look so good, for working folks.

          • Kingkong72

            But you do have to look at different opinions and facts and decide for by our self but more than half of these people know nothing just regurgitate what their racist Hero’s say

      • Two Americas

        WTF. Are you drooling, foaming at the mouth? Drunk? So angry that you can’t type? WTF is wrong with you? If it is just a spoof, if you are just trying to get a rise out of the adults, how do you stay interested in it for so long and spend so much time at it?

        I mean just look at this, ffs:

        Well it wasn’t brietbart it was more it’s readers Kellogg’s said they didn’t agree with their views so we said F-you Kellogg’s and it works you know why because we are bad asses we work every day so we got money and we decide where to spend it guess what NFL sucks now ,libtard Hollywood sucks, bad now Kellogg’s will start to lose money also and that’s a fact

        Or this:

        Take food stamps and they will have a smile on their faces all the way to the bank beside these jobs are beginning jobs if you are 30 something making minimum wage you and your parents sick ass. Start with these welfare programs take that crutch away don’t get me wrong if you sick or old God bless you I will give you straight out of my wallet but if you ain’t jump in a lake buddy

        Those are the most coherent ones I could find!

        • Kingkong72

          Noticed you have your stupidity blocked

          • Pollos Hermanos

            A lot of people do. Trump’s online storm troopers like to follow people from message board to message board and harass them.

          • Kingkong72

            That makes sense

      • Why don’t you pull your feces-filled head out of Trump’s arse & actually read something every once in awhile. Thank gawd for the block function!

        “We contacted United Technologies Corporation, who verified that the letter is authentic and said that some 600 factory workers will be affected by the portion of the relocation plan still going forward. Moreover, we learned, the stated total of 1,000-plus jobs to be retained at the U.S. Carrier plant included 300 administrative and engineering positions that were never slated for relocation in the first place. The actual number of factory jobs saved as a result of the Trump deal, therefore, is 800. The company also informed us that the planned relocation of 700 jobs from United Technologies’ Huntington, Indiana plant to Mexico will move forward as well, making the combined number of jobs Carrier and its parent company still plan on relocating 1,300.

        Deal includes $7 million in tax incentives from Indiana

        Indiana taxpayers will end up helping defray the cost of the Carrier deal. In return for agreeing to keep 800 jobs in Indianapolis and invest $16 million in its Indiana factories, United Technologies will receive $7 million in tax credits over the next 10 years from the state of Indiana, of which Vice President-elect Mike Pence is governor.”

        http://www.snopes.com/carrier-jobs-to-mexico-despite-trump-deal/

        • Kingkong72

          There you go not even in office and already saving jobs , Trump 1 Obama -6

  • mtent57

    What evidence is there that Bannon is a “controversial figure of the alt-right”? I mean besides empty leftist claims, of course.

    • poli-sy

      The evidence is he was editor in chief of an admitted alt right website.

      Is your question a serious one?

      • mtent57

        That’s the leftist definition.

    • Dozer T. Dog

      In his own words, Bannon said that Breitbart was the premiere platform of the Alt-Right and Richard Spencer, who claims to be part of the Alt-Right, has started to openly promote white nationalism. So basically, the Alt-Right is racist and Bannon gave them a soapbox to stand on. People can decide for themselves if that’s controversial, it appears the writer of this article has decided for himself that it is.

      • Some Guy

        I honestly think that “Alt-Right” is still a new term, and it’s a little early to paint the entire group with the same brush. If you want to call Bannon a racist, then use his own words (or those of Breitbart).

        • Dozer T. Dog

          I agree on the Alt-Right. I think the only thing that could possibly be said about the entire group collectively is that they are angry or upset with the status quo of American society (possibly global society as well), beyond that there are too many variables within the group of people who claim to be a part of the group. Also, as things change, people are distancing themselves from the group and certain members or they are strongly affirming their roles within the group which is also changing the groups dynamic. I was just using the Bannon’s connection to the AltRight and the AltRight’s connection to Richard Spencer as an example of what someone might consider to be controversial. I didn’t say Bannon is a racist and, personally speaking, I don’t think Bannon is a racist, or at the very least he doesn’t hold anymore prejudices than the average American. An opportunist maybe, but not a racist.

      • mtent57

        That’s a load of crap.

    • upsidedownjustice

      Right wing lying machine, the only way they could win an election was to spread cooked conspiracy theories. So sad.

      • Kingkong72

        That’s how they have you brainwashed libtards and y’all just eat it up that’s why y’all don’t amount to pile of shit when you go out to the real world, look at the prisons they are full of liberals hahaha

        • Chrissy

          Does trolling pay well? Asking for a friend.

          • Kingkong72

            Don’t know but hard work does

          • Chrissy

            you’ve never worked hard and you know it.

          • Kingkong72

            Why because I black you insult me like that you racist

          • Kingkong72

            I’m sorry do I need to bring a therapy dog or something you can pet to help your feelings you need a hug?

          • Kingkong72

            Be here all day sweety if you need anymore clarifying

        • upsidedownjustice

          kingkong72, a deep thinker. So sad. Did you finish the 8th grade?

    • Helen Damnation ?™

      What evidence? Are you freakin’ serious?

      • mtent57

        So none. Just more liberal hype, hysteria, lies, and fake news.

  • PleaseKillMe

    I knew about Kelloggs and BMW, but who are the others?

    • Herman Christ

      look it up yourself, you lazy fuck

    • Kingkong72

      Damn y’all eat your own

      • PleaseKillMe

        I don’t know what that means. What am I a part of that I’m eating my own?

    • Helen Damnation ?™

      They include pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk, eyeglasses maker Warby Parker and the San Diego Zoo. And just weeks ago, AppNexus Inc., an online advertising company, blocked Breitbart News from using it’s tools after the company found Breitbart content in violation of AppNexus Inc.’s hate speech rules, Bloomberg reported. Breitbart has also been kicked to the curb by the Associated Press (AP), and other entities. More companies are getting “off the site” as we speak.

      • PleaseKillMe

        Honestly, thank you. I read so many article that said Kelloggs, and many others. They never listed the others.

  • ShadowRising

    The alt-white.

  • Louis Marschalko
  • Kenneth Roberts

    No doubt they have lost advertising, including some direct buys. But it’s not all gone, according to our ad intel platform at Pathmatics.

  • blestou

    Bannon didn’t do anything to “the hands that feed him” by the details of this very article.

    #fakenews//ir.net

  • Stephen Lowe

    The comments below accurately reflect the quality of the post…crapola.

  • Stephen Lowe

    Fake news…prime example.