New Yorker Festival Invites White Nationalist Steve Bannon, Folds Under Public Pressure, Cancels Him
UPDATE: The New Yorker folded to public pressure and other festival speakers, who pulled out of their scheduled engagements, and disinvited Bannon.
The New Yorker Festival will include former Trump campaign manager and white nationalist Steve Bannon between Oct. 5 to 7.
The New Yorker editor, David Remnick, told The New York Times that he will be interviewing Bannon:
I have every intention of asking him difficult questions and engaging in a serious and even combative conversation. The audience itself, by its presence, puts a certain pressure on a conversation that an interview alone doesn’t do. You can’t jump on and off the record.