No, you read the title right.
Steve Bannon, “journalist” and avid Trump supporter, just got a promotion. Thanks to an executive order by the president, Mr. Bannon is now a member of the National Security Council. Boy, going from blogger to helping run the nation! That’s honestly almost too impressive for me to mock… but I’m gonna try to anyway!
Of course, Mr. Bannon got his seat on the council, like anyone gets their position when promoted, because that seat was empty. The recently vacated owner(s) of the position are the Director of National Intelligence and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The BBC reports: Mr. Bannon, formerly the head of the populist right-wing, Breitbart News website, will join high-level discussions about national security.
The order was signed on Saturday.
The director of national intelligence and the joint chiefs will attend when discussions pertain to their areas.
Under previous administrations, the director and joint chiefs attended all meetings of the NSC’s inner circle, the principals’ committee.
It [the NSC] is led by retired lieutenant-general Mike Flynn, who was one of Mr. Trump’s closest advisers and most ardent supporters during the campaign.
“The security threats facing the United States in the 21st century transcend international boundaries,” Mr. Trump’s executive order said.
“Accordingly, the United States Government’s decision-making structures and processes to address these challenges must remain equally adaptive and transformative.”
So to be “adaptive and transformative” the president will listen to the advice of a fat blogger? As a fat blogger, myself, this is a terrible idea! Especially when it’s this particular fat blogger in question! This is the guy who refers to the mainstream media (read: anyone with an opinion other than him) as the “opposition party” and also told it to “keep its mouth shut.” Y’know, the exact opposite of what honest journalists should do… or what you want to hear from your government. And he’s going to be at the meetings more often than the actual experts?! Boy, the name for this blog just becomes more and more accurate as the days go by, doesn’t it?
Then again, what do I know? I’m just a fat blogger. It’s not like my opinions should be worth anything, when you think about it. I guess I should just keep my mouth shut.