Boyle made this accusation due to Bannon’s closeness with the Republican establishment wing re: Reince Preibus.
2.Bannon upbraided Boyle for going very negative on the Republican health plan and Priebus as Chief-of-Staff.
3.Boyle didn’t like being reprimanded and chose to speak out, claiming Bannon had abandoned Breitbart’s mission.
4.Breitbart is very-much against the Republican health plan as well as the establishment wing of the Republican Party. Breitbart sees itself as a collection of disrupters against this order.
5.Bannon’s joining the Trump administration has harmed his perceived ‘ideological purity’ and others will likely continue to make a point of this since practicality doesn’t necessarily matter to the “Alt-Right” movement, ideology does. [The Intellectualist]
Breitbart, the website that has fervently supported President Donald Trump’s campaign and nascent presidency, signaled this week that its brief cease-fire with the establishment wing of the administration may have come to an end.
The reliably pro-Trump website has lately been reluctant to skewer former Republican National Committee members who now work inside the Trump administration, such as Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer.
But that appeared to change on Tuesday, when Breitbart savaged House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal, which Trump supports, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The website deemed it “Obamacare 2.0” and told its readers the legislation “gives illegal aliens healthcare through identity fraud” and amounted to “GOP welfare entitlement.”
An additional story by Matthew Boyle, the website’s Washington editor, went after Spicer for “inaccurately” saying the bill “fully repeals Obamacare.”
Matthew Boyle is Breitbart’s Washington Editor
Bannon was angry because he and Priebus were portraying themselves in the press as friends and allies — a narrative almost no one bought — and political observers still connected Breitbart’s coverage to him. To many, it looked as though Bannon had ordered the attack, though the sources said the story blindsided him.
According to the two sources, Bannon was so furious that he phoned Boyle after the story was published and unloaded on him. Boyle hadn’t sought to notify Bannon he was publishing the story in advance, the sources said.
Previously, when Boyle published an extremely critical story about Priebus, he was scolded by Stephen Bannon, Breitbart’s former chairman and current White House chief strategist, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Business Insider.
Bannon further aggravated Boyle that week when he instructed him not to publish additional articles critical of Priebus, prompting the Washington editor to tell others that Bannon had betrayed Breitbart and was guilty of “treason,” according to a source.