- The Washington Times
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Politics has as many dimensions as asymmetrical warfare these days. Consider that former White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon has a wide ranging, somewhat combative interview with CBS host Charlie Rose, which airs Sunday on “60 Minutes.”

The network already has previewed choice moments of their encounter, which finds Mr. Rose asking his guest to describe himself. “The media image I think is pretty accurate. I’m a street fighter,” Mr. Bannon replied.


In the past, Vice described him as a “right wing Rottweiler,” Politico called him a “rogue and provocateur” and Time magazine labeled Mr. Bannon “the great manipulator.” Those were just a few examples of what’s out there. But Mr. Rose suggested his guest was not just a brawler.

“You’re more than that,” Mr. Rose offered.

The former strategist’s background includes a masters degree in national security, another in business, time spent as a U.S. Navy officer and a role as producer and director in 20 feature films and documentaries.

“No, I’m a street fighter. I’m a fighter,” Mr. Bannon countered. “And by the way, I think that’s why Donald Trump and I get along so well. I’m going to be his wing man outside for the entire time, to protect — to support Donald Trump. To make sure his enemies know that there’s no free shot on goal.”


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