Steve Bannon still expected to speak at Economist festival
NEW YORK (AP) – Steve Bannon’s invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on.
The magazine announced Tuesday that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist’s “Open Future” gathering later this month. He will be interviewed in New York by Editor-In-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes.
Beddoes said in a statement that Bannon’s far right viewpoint was “antithetical to the liberal values” of The Economist. But Beddoes added that she thought a free exchange of ideas was more important.
FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview in Washington. Bannon’s invitation to speak at a festival hosted by The Economist is still on. The newspaper announced Tuesday, Sept. 4, that Bannon would be speaking, as scheduled, during The Economist’s “Open Future” gathering later this month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
On Monday, New Yorker Editor David Remnick withdrew an invitation for Bannon to speak at the magazine’s festival next month after facing widespread criticism.
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