Allum Bokhari & Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart, August 25, 2016
We’ve covered the alt-right before. Indeed, our previous piece on the movement has become the primary source for leftist and establishment conservative writers who are horrified that anyone could give impartial coverage to it. For our troubles, we’ve been accused of “cheerleading” for the alt-right, and even being self-proclaimed members. To the pearl-clutchers who occupy the mainstream press, anything less than fearful, blanket condemnation no doubt looks like cheerleading, but their perception doesn’t make it so.
Another reason the media and the Democrats in particular are going after the alt-right is because it threatens a constituency they have historically taken advantage of: the youth. Many of the alt-right’s beliefs are not new. Michael Savage has called for “Borders, Language, and Culture” for many years on conservative talk radio. What is different is now young people are calling for it too, bringing all the energy, joie de vivre and creativity of youth to bear. That terrifies the Democrats.
The alt-right is very busy spreading the word to their fellow kids using the language of the Internet far better than anyone else in politics. The alt-right is re-energizing their parents, who are often times dispirited Tea Partiers, or proselytizing their democrat relatives who are recognizing a decade of presidential failure.
The reason why the media can’t stand Breitbart’s coverage of the alt-right is that we actually made an effort to understand the movement, instead of lapsing into the tired, knee-jerk assumptions that prop up the establishment worldview.