A Birdie Blind Item
Recently, this cast out politico turned pitch man demanded that he appear on the cryptocurrency.
His backers in turn demanded that he complete a course in basic grooming for the homeless.
The meeting almost turned into a brawl, with chants of a racially charged insult for purported sell outs on one side, and chants of his nick name on the other. Ultimately, the man behind that most watched of tv sports, reprising his role in black and white, intervened, and the idea was scuttled.
Not present at the meeting?
The disgraced producer, who has been quietly making calls to friends and former business partners on the other side.
Apparently he believes they’re secretly okay with what he did.
As he found out though no one wants anything to do with his proposed comeback tour.
Politico turned pitch man: Steve Bannon
Disgraced producer: Harvey Weinstein
Bannon and Weinstein were once part of joint-venture: report
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon once undertook a joint venture with the company of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.
A DVD and home video distribution company chaired by Bannon went into business with the Weinstein Company in 2005, according to the AP. Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob owned 70 percent of the now-defunct company, Genius Products.
Transcripts of conference calls with investors at the time show Bannon lauding the Weinstein’s “impressive track record in the film industry” and expressing enthusiasm about the partnership.
“We are extremely honored to be in business with the new Weinstein Company,” Bannon said in one call, praising the brothers as “two of the most prolific studio heads in the history of Hollywood.”
The revelation about the joint venture comes as Harvey Weinstein faces mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment after The New York Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports detailing accounts. – Source
Steve Bannon’s post-Breitbart project is bitcoin because of course it is
Steve Bannon has fallen out of favor with the White House and gave up the reins of Breitbart, so now he’s delving into a new realm — bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The New York Times’s Jeremy Peters and Nathaniel Popper published a report Thursday on Bannon’s bitcoin ambitions, including an interview with the former White House chief strategist, his first on the topic.
“It’s disruptive populism,” Bannon told the Times of his views of the crypto space. “It takes control back from central authorities. It’s revolutionary.”
He’s even toyed with the idea of creating a new virtual currency, a “deplorables coin,” and in March he told an audience in Zurich that cryptocurrency might be the way to “true freedom.”
In some ways, this new interest of Bannon‘s seems inevitable. Bitcoin is a completely decentralized currency that no government or entity is in charge of, which fits with his anti-government, populist ideology. It’s popular within the alt-right because it’s a way for them to reject government and to make financial transactions when more traditional payment platforms boot them off. The bitcoin community is known for its underground, libertarian bent. – Source