Steve Bannon's popular podcast is a 'dangerous' fantasyland of election lies - 2021-11-07
Bannon, a bellicose right-wing nationalist who served as White House chief strategist under President Donald Trump in 2017, is fighting a subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The Justice Department is contemplating whether to act on the House's vote to hold Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress.
At the same time, Bannon continues to host a popular podcast that is one of the country's most important promoters of the very stolen-election lies that incited the January 6 mob.
The podcast, called "War Room," is a six-days-a-week alternate reality that is kind of like Trump's banned Twitter account revived in audio form. In the fantasyland of Bannon and friends, Trump won the 2020 election "in a landslide" (he lost), Trump's victory (which didn't occur) was ripped from his hands by a sprawling list of cheaters (pure fiction), and President Joe Biden's win can still be decertified ( nope ).