Breitbart Editor Admits To Defaming Alleged Child Molestation Victim

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Alex Marlow indicated that Breitbart's strategy was less about getting Moore elected and more about protecting Trump.

In spite of the numerous attacks Breitbart launched at Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman, who said the Republican senate candidate had touched her sexually when she was 14, editor in chief Alex Marlow told CNN that he actually had believed the woman's account.

Here's an excerpt from Oliver Darcy's report:

"Marlow also stressed that he was personally uncomfortable with the behavior attributed by The Post to Moore, and noted that he did believe the accusations from Leigh Corfman, who said Moore assaulted her while she was 14 — they were “not perfect,” he said, but had “a lot of credibility.”"

Marlow also said Moore was a "weak" and "uniquely terrible candidate", and further, he indicated that Breitbart's support of the Alabamian was less about the election and more about protecting President Donald Trump from the fallout of sexual misconduct allegations:

“I think they [the news media] want to create a standard where President Trump, either from past or future accusations, will not be able to match whatever standard is now in place for who can be a United States senator,” he said. “Based off not any sort of conviction or any sort of admission of guilt, but based off of purely allegations.”

“I think that's the playbook here,” he added. “And I think it's part of the reason why it was so important for Breitbart to continue our coverage of the way we covered it . . . and for Steve [Bannon], in particular, to hold the line the way he did for — I think part of it is because it's not just about Judge Moore, it is not even just about establishment, anti-establishment. It's about what's coming next for President Trump.”

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