Alt-right website Breitbart announced Tuesday in a mysterious statement that they planned to sue an unnamed media company for labeling them “white supremacist.”
“Breitbart News Network, a pro-America, conservative website, is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company for its baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a ‘white nationalist website,’” the site said in an exclusive statement provided to The Hill‘s Joe Concha.
“Breitbart News cannot allow such vicious racial lies to go unchallenged, especially by cynical, politically-motivated competitors seeking to diminish its 42 million monthly readers and its number one in the world political Facebook page. Breitbart News rejects racism in all its varied and ugly forms. Always has, always will.”
It’s impossible to tell as of yet which specific media outlet called Breitbart is suing; the site’s history of embracing the alt-right and other fringe conservative movements has received increased scrutiny in recent days after former chief Steve Bannon was named to Donald Trump‘s White House team. However, on Monday senior editor Joel Pollack got into an on-air scrape with CNN’s Don Lemon after Lemon labeled the site white supremacist.
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