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National Review loses Jonathan Strong to Breitbart News

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Jonathan Strong has been hired on as Breitbart News‘ Washington Editor. Strong presently works for National Review. Prior to that he covered Congress for Roll Call and before that he worked for The Daily Caller. From an official release: “In this position, Strong will direct all of Breitbart’s political coverage including Big Government while helping the organization continue its aggressive expansion.”

jonathan-strong-15500504Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon said, “Jonathan Strong’s brand has been built upon aggressive and thorough reporting that drives the narrative.  Breitbart News will continue to grow the scale and reach of our political coverage by adding to our current Washington reporters to create a best-in-class team around Jonathan.” President and CEO Larry Solov chimed in, saying,  “2013 marked a substantial period of growth and expansion for Breitbart News.  Jonathan Strong’s addition signals our intent to continue investing in the kind of talent that can both deliver even more compelling content for our audience-and help Breitbart News drive the political conversation in 2014 and beyond.”

Also from the release…Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow believes the addition of Strong is a turning point for Breitbart’s political coverage: “As we look to this year’s mid-term elections and the 2016 Presidential campaign, having someone with Strong’s experience and judgment to work with reporters like Matthew Boyle, Kerry Pickett and Tony Lee will bring a new dimension of focus and quality to our already effective political coverage.”

“I look forward to working with Jonathan as we enter the 2014 cycle and continue the effort to expand Breitbart’s political coverage and impact,” said Michael Flynn, the current Washington Editor who will now be Political Director of a new Super PAC called the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, while remaining a contributor to Breitbart News.  “My four years as Editor of Big Government have been a terrific experience and I am very excited to begin my work as Political Director of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.”