Samantha Bee, a woman of the people, decided that she would take it upon herself to read a newly released book on Steve Bannon so the rest of us never have to.
Bee shared some of the surprising excerpts from Joshua Green's "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency" on "Full Frontal" Wednesday, highlighting how exactly Bannon went from internet troll fighter to White House chief strategist.
"This is the true story of how Steve Bannon brought the alt-right into our world," Bee said. "Like a reverse Buffy standing at hell-mouth going, 'Come on in, demons!'"
Bee explained that in 2005, Bannon "joined a gold farming company that employed warehouses full of Chinese workers to win prizes in 'World of Warcraft' and then sell them back to real players for real money." Of course, internet gamers caught wind of Bannon's business and as he confessed, he quickly learned that these trolls have zero chill.
Bee highlighted an excerpt from Green's book that said, "The lesson he took away from that was that these rootless white males who spend all their time online actually had what he told me was, quote, 'monster power' to go out there and effect change."
"Unleashing monsters! That never goes wrong," Bee joked.
Bannon then took over far-right news website Breitbart, where he decided that he would take the same "rootless white males" that previously trolled him and turn then into fans of the alt-right news site. The trolls -- or as Bee called them, "penis goblins" -- would join Bannon as he "set about turbo-charging the website's white populist agenda and 'f-ck everyone' attitude."
"Meanwhile, his beloved penis goblins had discovered a cool, new multiplayer game ― coordinated rape threats," Bee said, flashing to old headlines that revealed several rape and harassment claims against online gamers. "So many rape threats! Honestly, I don't even know when they found time to play video games anymore."