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Report: Breitbart News Planning Lawsuit Against 'Major Media Company'

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 04:25 PM

Breitbart News said Tuesday that it was preparing a lawsuit against a "major media company" over claims that it is a white nationalist website.

The news site, however, did not name the target of any litigation nor when any lawsuit might be filed in a statement to The Hill.

"Breitbart News Network, a pro-America, conservative website, is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company for its baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a 'white nationalist website,'" the statement said.

"Breitbart News cannot allow such vicious racial lies to go unchallenged, especially by cynical, politically-motivated competitors seeking to diminish its 42 million monthly readers and its number one-in-the-world political Facebook page," the statement continued. "Breitbart News rejects racism in all its varied and ugly forms.

"Always has, always will.

"The diversity of the company's news coverage and its staff continue to embody Andrew Breitbart's colorblind, distinctly American commitment to 'E pluribus unum' — out of many, one," the statement said.

Breitbart News has been under scrutiny since Stephen Bannon, the company's former executive chairman, joined President-elect Donald Trump's campaign as CEO in August.

On Sunday, Trump named Bannon, 62, a senior White House counselor and strategist on Sunday — and Democrats have slammed the president-elect for naming a "white supremacist" to his administration.

News organizations have also associated Breitbart News with the "alt-right" movement that has been cited as key to Trump's presidential bid.

Breitbart News generated 240 million page views and attracted 37 million unique visitors in October, the Hill reports.

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