He may the most polarizing figure in politics that no one votes for or against. As the executive chairman of Breitbart Media, and later the CEO for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Steve Bannon was the behind-the-scenes orchestrator for his chosen candidate's populist agenda, promoting divisive red-meat issues like immigration and demonizing the Democrats and centrist Republicans for the GOP base. His uncompromising win-at-any-cost attitude succeeded in burning the D.C. establishment by landing a political newbie in the White House. But he also burned bridges – the president was miffed when Time Magazine credited Bannon as "The Great Manipulator," and Michael Wolff made prodigious use of his access to Bannon's criticisms of key administration figures in his book "Fire and Fury." Bannon would depart the White House in January 2018, seeking new worlds to conquer. For the engrossing new fly-on-the-wall documentary "The Brink" (which recently premiered at the Sundance Film … [Read more...] about Review: “The Brink,” on Steve Bannon and the bloodsport of politics
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An academic gathering on sex with robots, officially called the International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (LSR), has been cancelled due to backlash against a potential speech by Steve Bannon, Donald Trump‘s former chief strategist, a statement on the conference’s website said. He had been scheduled to take the floor as a keynote speaker at a parallel event, the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE) this month in Montana, but it was also called off. © REUTERS / Aaron P. BernsteinBannon, Le Pen Join Anti-UN Migration Pact Meeting in Flemish Parliament “Since the arrangements being made for both conferences were inextricably intertwined, we have had no alternative but to postpone the congress on Love and Sex with Robots”, organiser David Levy wrote, adding that the sex robot conference was tentatively slated for January … [Read more...] about Netizens ROFL as Sexbot Conference Delayed Over Protest Against Bannon’s Speech
An academic conference on sex with robots has been cancelled due to a backlash against a proposed speech by Steve Bannon, Donald Trump‘s former adviser. Mr Bannon had been due to speak at the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE) this month in Montana, but protests from activists and fellow speakers forced the cancellation of the event, its organisers said. A linked conference being held alongside ACE – the International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (LSR) – was also cancelled over the outcry, a statement on its website said. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start … [Read more...] about Sex robot conference cancelled over Steve Bannon keynote backlash
STEVE Bannon is a former banker who served on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign and then in the White House before leaving in late 2017. But who is he, why did he leave Breitbart, and why is he in Donald Trump's bad books? Here's his story. Who is Stephen Bannon? Stephen Bannon has been described as the "most dangerous political operative in America". The 64-year-old was born into a poor family in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1953. He signed up for the Navy after leaving college and spent four years at sea aboard a destroyer. After leaving the Navy, Bannon attended Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA, before landing a job at Goldman Sachs. He left the company in 1990 and started up Bannon & Co - a boutique investment bank specialising in media. His company ended up working on MGM’s studio financing, and handling the acquisitions when Polygram Records moved into the film business. He also ended up with a share in Seinfeld and produced films including Anthony … [Read more...] about Who is Steve Bannon, what’s the former White House chief strategist’s net wealth and why did he leave Breitbart?
A Canadian crowd laughed derisively at former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Friday and police made 12 arrests as protesters delayed the start of a controversial debate featuring Bannon and conservative commentator David Frum. Toronto Police tweeted 12 people face various charges and two officers suffered minor injuries, one was hit with a stick and another was punched in the face. The debate was delayed for about a half hour and Bannon was interrupted by a protester during his opening statement. Many in the crowd of 2,700 at the Munk debate groaned and laughed at Bannon when he said he hasn't seen a bad decision by President Donald Trump yet. When Bannon earlier called it a very tough crowd, one audience member responded "No, smart." "Trump's economic nationalism doesn't care about your race, your ethnicity or color," Bannon said to a jeering crowd at another point. The protester that interrupted the debate unfurled a banner that read "No Hate. No Bigoty. No Place for Bannon's … [Read more...] about Controversial debate featuring Steve Bannon interrupted by protesters in Canada