Breitbart to Expand to Europe in Time for Key Elections (Report)

Alt-right news organization mulls international growth plan prior to major elections in France and Germany

Breitbart, the so-called alt-right news organization that is often described as “misogynist, racist and xenophobic,” is expanding to Europe, according to the New York Times.

The Times said that there is talk of Breitbart bureaus opening in Paris, Berlin and Cairo, all regions where populist-right movements have gained acceptance.

“There’s an underserved readership” in Europe, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow told the Times, pointing out the recent “Brexit” vote specifically.

Breitbart is known for sensationalized headlines that often mock minorities, Democrats and even establishment Republicans. The international expansion is tied to upcoming elections in France and Germany, according to Marlow.

“It’s the same readers who had been ignored in Britain and had been ignored in the United States,” Marlow said.

The often-controversial website plans to support the candidacy of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party.

Former Breitbart executive chairman Stephen Bannon was named chief White House strategist and senior counselor to Donald Trump on Sunday. However, Marlow told the Times that the Breitbart newsroom isn’t going to favor Trump just because Bannon is on his team.

“Our loyalty is not going to be to Donald Trump; our loyalty is to our readers and to our values,” Marlow said.