Just last night I was telling a game industry journalist that she's probably more qualified to cover President-Elect Trump's transition team better than any D.C. journalist, because that team is lead by this individual:
A fierce chorus of critics denounced President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday for appointing Stephen K. Bannon, a nationalist media mogul, to a top White House position, even as President Obama described Mr. Trump as “pragmatic,” not ideological, and held out hope that he would rise to the challenge of the presidency... Civil rights groups, senior Democrats and some Republican strategists have assailed Mr. Trump, saying that Mr. Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, will bring anti-Semitic, nationalist and racist views to the West Wing.
Bannon also transformed Breitbart "into the preeminent destination for the internet-savvy, meme-centric alt-right—in part by stoking the anger behind Gamergate, which saw harassment of female gamers by their male peers."
And before that, Bannon tried to transform Chinese labor in virtual gold mines into real world profit:
Stephen Bannon brought quite the varied résumé to his new gig as CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign... Bannon joined and eventually ran a company that made its name and fortune as an online marketplace to sell virtual gold to World of Warcraft players and other online gamers... much of it coming from gold farms in China, where people were paid to play the game and rake up loot.
Unless public outcry or some revelation stalls the appointment, this is now the top adviser to the most powerful person in the actual world.
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