They’re still advertising on Breitbart.com.
Boycotting Amazon is like boycotting Google. You can’t do it. Or if you do, it’s not going to make a difference. And I don’t know if Amazon can stop Breitbart from linking to books it wants its readers to buy. But frankly, I’ll just feel better buying my books from Powell’s, or whatever it is I need, from elsewhere. (For more carefully laid out strategy, see https://grabyourwallet.org/ )
I have to believe that Breitbart is suffering. Other than clickbait, I don’t see any ads on Breitbart anymore. (Does clickbait even pay well?)
However, it still looks like there are plenty of readers. Each article provokes literally thousands of enraged comments, of which nearly all agree with the editorial point of view. You would think that by the time that there are already over one thousand comments, that the wackos would realize that, at that point, it’s just piling on. But, and this is telling, they can’t resist. They have to pile on. They love to pile on. In fact, Breitbart exists to give the worst among us a chance to pile on, and in that warm mass of jingoistic sludge, bond with others and feel like the only ones with a firm grasp on the Truth. The comments also reveal that possession of the Truth gives the right to mete out whatever justice–or revenge–is deemed appropriate. I believe that it comments were eliminated than Breitbart.com would cease to exist.
A sample of the folksy wisdom to be found in the comment section:
Tar and feather the so called judge in the public square. Remove him from office and make an example for the rest of the kool aid drinkers
—-TRANSLATION! The DEEP STATE = THE iLLUMININATI satanist !
GOD has said that satan is the ruler of This world for a short time !
The illuminati or deep state what ever lanquage you choose to call them is satans shadow government that he rukes the earth. by !
Only now at the very end of humanity has people WAKEN IP to this FACT !
GOD has SAID this NOT ME !
—-Liberals are serial lunatics, perpetually angry zealots, profoundly criminal and inveterate liars to boot. They pose a clear and present danger to our land, laws, livelihoods and lives and must be dealt with accordingly.
Breitbart is not really out there to make money. Its primary purpose is to distribute propaganda and there are people who pay big bucks to them to do it.
Hmmm, hadn’t thought of that. I checked Wikipedia, and I see that Robert Mercer thought it worthwhile to send them an $11 million check in 2011. Who knows how much they’ve received since then.