In an increasingly familiar sequence of events, Steve Bannon, former Trump administration White House Chief Strategist, was the subject of another swatting attempt during his daily “War Room” show on Thursday. This incident took place at his home in Washington, D.C., as the show focused on allegations of Biden family corruption.
Swatting involves someone falsely reporting a severe incident to the police with the malicious intent of sending a heavily armed police team to a person’s home. The tactic is perilous, as it could lead police to believe they are entering a hazardous situation that might provoke gunfire.
Bannon, a frequent victim of such attempts over the past year, took a moment during his show to inform his audience about the latest swatting episode. He explained that those behind these actions aim to suppress his voice and potentially incite an unfortunate incident with law enforcement.
As police descended upon his residence, Bannon maintained his focus on the broadcast. In his words to his audience, “I’m telling my team, ‘Hey, can you knock it off? I’ve got to concentrate here. We’re actually getting swatted here.’”
In Bannon’s view, the individuals who orchestrate these swatting attempts are criminals. He believes they fear the influence of his audience and other prominent conservative voices. According to Bannon, these adversaries aim to silence all those who advocate conservative values, from Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson to himself, with the hope of swaying public opinion and influencing elections.
Bannon asserts that an informed electorate is crucial for ensuring consent to the governed. He suggests that the current administration is facing considerable opposition on a number of fronts, including the situation at the southern border.
Despite the swatting attempt, Bannon’s “War Room” show continued its live broadcast. His producer confirmed to The Post Millennial that they managed to keep the show on air throughout the incident.
In a succinct comment reflecting his tenacity and resilience, Bannon told the outlet, “Honey badger don’t give a s**t.” The honey badger reference harkens back to Bannon’s time as Breitbart News’s executive chairman, where the animal became associated with the organization’s fearless pursuit of truth, and eventually with Bannon himself.
In conclusion, this episode underscores the need for a robust defense of free speech, especially when dissenting voices are threatened. Bannon’s determination to continue his broadcast amidst such attempts is emblematic of this commitment to preserving freedom of speech and dialogue.