Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon said his top choice as a debate moderator in the 2016 Republican presidential primary debate would be conservative entrepreneur and writer Michelle Malkin. The Heritage Foundation and the Franklin Center honored Malkin with the second annual Breitbart Award this year.
Bannon made his remarks while guest-hosting The Wilkow Majority on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 on Friday.
Malkin is not only a conservative who has consistently held Republicans to account as fiercely as liberals, but she has been a pioneer in new media, first realizing the power of blogs and online video before most when she founded the website Hot Air. After selling Hot Air to Salem Communications, Malkin again was ahead of the curve by starting Twitchy.
Earlier on the program, Republican National Committee (RNC) communications director Sean Spicer said he would like to see Mark Levin ask questions in a debate. Breitbart News Editor-at-Large John Nolte was also on the program and said he would like to see Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt, and Charles Krauthammer given opportunities to question presidential candidates during the 2016 election cycle.
Bannon and many of his guests discussed how counterproductive it is to allow those in mainstream media to moderate debates in a Republican primary when many do so in order to deliberately undermine and sabotage GOP candidates to weaken them before facing a Democrat in the general election.