Bannon suggests Washington Post has an axe to grind in reporting of alleged sexual misconduct by Senate candidate

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 09, 2017) (NBC) – Former Trump administration strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday (November 9) compared an exclusive report in the Washington Post which described alleged sexual misconduct by U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore to the newspaper’s publication last year of the leaked Access Hollywood video tape of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Post reported that a woman accused Moore, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat representing Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, prompting top Republicans to say he should step aside if the allegations prove true.

Moore, the state’s former chief judge, has denied the allegations, calling them “completely false and a desperate political attack.”

“It’s interesting. The Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped that dime on Donald Trump is the same Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post that dropped a dime this afternoon on Judge Roy Moore,” Bannon said during a speech in New Hampshire.

Bannon was referring to a 2005 recording in which Trump boasted in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with an unidentified married woman and about groping women. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump was heard on the Access Hollywood recording.

“Is that a coincidence? That’s what I mean when I say it’s the opposition party. It’s purely part of the apparatus of the Democratic Party. They don’t make any bones about it,” Bannon added. “By the way, I don’t mind it. I’m going to call them out everyday. It’s not a fair and free media anymore … You know, I run Breitbart. We are kind of an advocacy group in our own way, the way that we present grassroots and present working people and economic nationalism. We are not shy about. Guys come to me for jobs. I’m not looking for people who want to win Pulitzers. I’m looking for people who want to be Pulitzer.”