Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News’ Washington Political Editor, gave a speech entitled “Combating Fake News: Replacing Establishment Media” at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Wednesday.
“The goal eventually is the full destruction and elimination of the entire mainstream media. We envision a day when CNN is no longer in business. We envision a day when the New York Times closes its doors. I think that day is possible,” he said in his speech to the Phyllis Schlafly Collegians Leadership Summit.
Boyle elaborated on Breitbart News’ record in uncovering falsehoods reported in the mainstream media. Breitbart’s fact-checking exposed a false CNN story in June claiming that President Trump’s associate Anthony Scaramucci—the founder of SkyBridge Capital and now an Export Import Bank official—was under investigation by the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee for alleged meetings with a Russian banking official. The supposed meetings never happened, and the Senate Intelligence Committee was not investigating Scaramucci. Furthermore, the Treasury Department—at the urging of Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA) and other Democrats at the beginning of the administration—had looked into the matter already and determined it to be entirely “without merit.”
After Breitbart verified through research that the CNN hit piece was entirely fraudulent, CNN retracted the piece, apologized to Scaramucci and three of its senior editorial staffers, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and the head of CNN’s investigative unit, resigned over the scandal. CNN continues to not be transparent about the matter.