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Jeff Kwatinetz, founder of the Hollywood management company The Company, has actually informed the Hollywood Press reporter that Stephen K Bannon– his previous partner, the former Breitbart executive chairman, and now White Home senior adviser– is “not a racist or anti-Semitic.”
Kwatinetz, who supported socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2016 governmental elections, went even more, calling Bannon “brilliant” and guaranteeing his “excellent character.”
In an interview with the Hollywood Press reporter’s Paul Bond, Kwatinetz explained that while he disagreed with Bannon’s views, he admired his capability to express them and appreciated his right to do so: Did you understand his politics?I don’t keep in mind at what point I learned his politics, however as a liberal I believe in a totally free market of concepts and I have individuals who believe all sorts of things at my company, and I’m really politically active. While Steve worked with me, I ‘d offered 7 figures to the DCCC, governmental candidates such as Richard Gephardt and Bill Bradley along with several statewide prospects and others. But as a liberal, I don’t evaluate individuals on their politics, I evaluate them on their character, and from what I knew then and exactly what I know now, Steve has excellent character. He’s not a racist or anti-Semitic. Things like that are absurd.Did you ever
witness anything that could be translated as anti-Semitic?
I know that he’s not anti-Semitic. I am absolutely positive that he’s not anti-Semitic or racist. It is unreasonable. I am Jewish, Roy Furman was Jewish, Andrew Breitbart was Jewish. He is not anti-Semitic. Period.So why does
MSNBC keep talking about him being anti-Semitic?
Since they’re incorrect. A lot of sane liberals recognize there’s predisposition in the press in both instructions. I have actually gotten credit in journalism for things I don’t should have credit for and I’ve been blamed in the press for things I shouldn’t be blamed for. It’s hard for people to understand just how much is untrue up until they’re the topic of a story. However when it pertains to Steve, he’s not part of the establishment and his worths are not for sale. He thinks exactly what he believes and he stands by it. Individuals don’t like it when somebody has conviction. …
Can you offer me specific anecdotes that might assist us understand his working style?I do not wish to define somebody by a particular anecdote due to the fact that, not by you however by someone else, it will be re-quoted and bastardized. I can just tell you that individuals who worked with Steve admired him. All my partners appreciated him. Most of the senior executives in my company are flabbergasted by the negative portrayal of him. I had one former female executive literally weeping on the phone with me: “Why are you letting individuals lie about Steve like this? “I indicate, Steve worked his ass off and did good work.The complete interview is < a href=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steve-bannons-hollywood-partner-breaks-silence-defends-hes-not-a-racist-q-a-1001006?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_2017-05-08%2011:15:57_ehayden&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews > here. Kwatinetz also safeguarded Bannon’s business record in Hollywood, and stressed the risk of demonizing individuals since of their views.