New Yorker capitulates after liberal outrage over Steve Bannon interview

After the initial invite to the controversial Bannon caused an uproar David Remnick the magazine’s editor told staff members on Monday that he is canceling the former Breitbart chief’s appearance

The New Yorker pulled Steve Bannon from its annual fall festival on Monday amid major pushback from staff and celebrity participants. Comedian and actor John Mulaney withdrew, as did Jimmy Fallon, Patton Oswalt, Jim Carrey and director Judd Apatow. "See if Milo Yiannopoulos is free?"

Read Remnick's memo in full below.

In a statement to CNBC, Bannon slammed New Yorker editor in chief David Remnick for his change of heart. In a statement posted on Twitter, Remnick explained that the point of an interview would have been to put pressure on Bannon's views, not to give him a platform to espouse "white nationalism, racism, anti-semitism, and illiberalism".

Remnick said that interviewing Bannon wasn't the same as endorsing him.

"I've thought this through and talked to colleagues - and I've re-considered", Remnick, who has repeatedly denounced Trump and his administration, wrote of his decision on Bannon.

Ben Stiller is not scheduled to be a part of the fest but wanted in on pulling out anyway, writing "I totally was available to fill in when everyone dropped out but would have so quickly said no f-ing way if they had asked, but now it's all moot, so never mind".

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News of Bannon's inclusion was met with wide-spread criticism. I am not so fragile in my beliefs that Steve Bannon or Milo or any one of their ilk will be able to convince me that we should build the wall or lock her up, but if you don't want to be exposed to unsafe ideas, I'm sure Bo Burnham's talk will be a nice, safe space. "This is PT Barnum level horseshit", he wrote calling Bannon an "amateur night sonofabitch".

And when New Yorker staff writer Alexandra Schwartz tweeted, "I am hugely relieved that the event will not happen", economist and author Malcolm Gladwell replied, "Call me old-fashioned". And it was announced on a weekend just before tix went on sale'.

By Monday evening, Remnick informed staff that Bannon would no longer attend.

He added in his note that if the opportunity presents itself, "I'll interview him in a more traditionally journalistic setting as we first discussed, and not on stage".

Not really. Now, white nationalists get to play their favorite game, portraying Bannon as a victim of PC culture and the mainstream media.

Remnick had sought out Steve Bannon for a podcast interview, according to CNN's Reliable Sources. Farrow took his report to The New Yorker, which published it seven weeks later, earning Farrow a Pulitzer and helping spark the #MeToo movement. It's obvious that no matter how tough the questioning, Bannon is not going to burst into tears and change his views of the world.

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