Mediaite Editor: It’s Time to ‘Look Down Our Nose at the Constituents of Alabama’

Wednesday during a segment on HLN’s “SE Cupp Unfiltered” critical of former Trump chief strategist and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon, Mediaite managing editor Colby Hall took on the “constituents of Alabama.”

During the panel’s criticism of Bannon, Hall said it was time to “sort of look down our nose” at Bannon’s receptive audience at a rally he spoke at on Tuesday in Fairhope, AL.

“I think it’s time to sort of look down our nose at the constituents of Alabama who apparently think a pro wrestling-mantra like Steve Bannon – like, he was literally channeling Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage – ‘brother,’” Hall said. “He’s a caricature of a caricature of Steve Bannon.”

Later in the segment, Hall said if Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore emerged victorious on December 12 to expect more from Bannon.

“He’s tapped into a disenfranchised and isolated set that works,” Hall added. “And I’ll say this – when Roy Moore gets elected on December 12, he’s the future of the GOP because suddenly he’s going to be emboldened. We’re going to see Steve Bannon doing his hacky Stormfront comedy shtick in every contested election across the country. It’s going to be a tough time for the GOP to say, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa.’”

The HLN show showcasing Hall’s remarks is hosted by SE Cupp and has a relatively new presence in the network’s prime-time line-up. However, the show thus far has been plagued by low ratings in its early going.

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