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Glenn Beck: Breitbart ‘Spinning In His Grave’ Over Trump’s Bannon Hire

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter

Hours after Republican nominee Donald Trump announced his campaign would hire Breitbart executive Stephen Bannon as its CEO, conservative firebrand Glenn Beck attacked the decision, saying Breitbart founder Andrew Breitbart would be “spinning in his grave.”

Beck then equated the Trump campaign’s hiring of Bannon with the “destruction of the right.”

Beck finished the broadcast by telling listeners that a “big radio network” is telling hosts they aren’t allowed to say negative things about the Republican nominee.

Beck maintained harsh allegations against Bannon since February, when Beck called the Breitbart executive a “brownshirt” for appearing to write whatever the Trump campaign desired.

Beck said to Bannon in his radio show in Febuary, “You’re not going to be the next Roger Ailes… Nobody is ever going to replace Roger Ailes,” Beck said. “It’s certainly not going to be you…”

“By taking orders from a political candidate and reworking your entire site to promote the lies of a specific candidate without any kind of truth behind these things, and just spinning all of–doing what you’ve done to Breitbart (and anybody who reads Breitbart knows exactly what’s going on).”

“If that is what your idea of being Roger Ailes is, you are so sadly mistaken. That doesn’t make you Roger Ailes. That makes you Goebbels. So, let’s leave it at that.”

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