’60 Minutes’ intentionally made Steve Bannon look ugly, claims alt-right loon

When the promos for Steve Bannon’s “60 Minutes” interview with Charlie Rose came out last week, our own Tosten Burks pointed out the great lengths to which the makeup artists went to make the former White House chief strategist look like a living human and not a host for a sentient liver tumor. Unfortunately, the makeup artist was supplied with foundation sponges and not magic wands, and there was nothing they could do about Bannon’s bloodshot, red-rimmed eyes. According to far right loon/photographer Peter Duke, the fact that Bannon looks like the hungover dad restricted to supervised visitation was all a nefarious plot by known lefty pinko propaganda machine “60 Minutes.”

Duke, whom the New York Times once called “the Annie Leibovitz of the alt-right,” released his findings in a video he titled “60 Minutes & CBS want you to think Steve Bannon is a red-eyed monster.” Treating the “60 Minutes” interview as his own personal Zapruder film, Duke goes on to explain how the color correction process was manipulated to make Bannon look like a talking bag of pus. You know, as opposed to his usual appearance where he looks like he should be a shirtless model on an Abercrombie bag.

“It seems like ’60 Minutes’ would like you to listen less and look more at Steve Bannon. By subtly tweaking the color of the video, they make him look like a bleary-eyed drunk,” Duke said in the video’s narration. “Steve doesn’t look like the monster they want you to think that he is.”

In fairness, this is what Bannon looked like on any given day during his tenure at the White House. The “60 Minutes” make-up job was a significant improvement to the rosacea and liver spot farm he was growing on his face. Plus, it looks like shampoo actually touched his hair before the TV spot.

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You don’t really have to work to make Bannon look like he treats his body like an ashtray. He’s got that covered on his own.

CNN’s Brian Stelter asked CBS if there was any truth to Duke’s conspiracy theory and the network’s statement was simply, “It’s nonsense.”

[screen shot: CBS | Photo: Getty]