Gateway Pundit’s Lucian Wintrich Featured on Hollywood Reporter and The Drudge Report!
The Gateway Pundit’s White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich if featured prominently today in the Hollywood Reporter and on The Drudge Report.
Lucian reports from Washington DC for The Gateway Pundit. On Friday the world was introduced to Lucian Wintrich in The Hollywood Reporter.
Lucian Wintrich, a writer for The Gateway Pundit who mocks “serious journalists,” admits: “Half of what I do is f—ing with people.”
Lucian Wintrich paced in front of the White House, a cellphone pinned to his ear. On the line was his boss, Jim Hoft, founder of The Gateway Pundit, a right wing blog that dabbles in conspiracy theories for the site’s 5 million monthly readers. “This makes me look like a pussy,” he muttered, “like I didn’t want to go in today.” Moments earlier, the White House had denied Wintrich access to a daily briefing with White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Wintrich, 28, suggested that Hoft pull some strings and “get in touch with Hicks or Bannon … maybe Hicks?” He was referring to President Trump’s director of strategic communications, Hope Hicks, and chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who is openly contemptuous of the mainstream media.
Since Wintrich had been named the site’s first White House correspondent, he had struggled with the newness of Washington. Gay and nominally Jewish, he felt more at home in New York, where he had worked as a “creative” at a prominent ad agency and a club promoter. He dated a creative-writing student and model from Colombia and took filter-heavy pictures of scantily clad teen boys. But Wintrich was no liberal. He had grown disillusioned with progressive politics during college, and his contrarian stances sharpened during the election. At the Republican National Convention, he had gathered his pictures into an exhibit called “Twinks for Trump,” in which boys sported “Make America Great Again” caps. He parlayed his transformation from a college progressive to a Milo Yiannopoulos disciple, and then, with nearly no training in journalism, befriended Hoft, who helped him grab a powerful seat in the elite world of Washington media. He’s one of a few dozen people who have a badge and an invite to the James S. Brady briefing room and consistent access to many of Trump’s most senior advisers. In recent weeks, he’s written about North Korea, Russia and Trump’s relationship with the media.
Now Wintrich was wondering aloud whether his exclusion was part of a liberal media conspiracy. He turned to tell an interviewer from WeAreChange.com that a “nefarious plot” had been hatched by the White House Correspondents’ Association.
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Congrats to Lucian for being the liberal media’s favorite and most famous White House Correspondent!
Oh, and for the record, Hollywood Reporter, it’s 15 million monthly visits not 5 million!