He was the lead investigative “journalist” at Breitbart.com. To hear him tell it, he was a personal favorite of the late Andrew Breitbart and President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.

It’s a long way from selling spare computer programs from the car you’re living in to the White House Press corps. But when you piss off the wrong people, like it seems Lee Stranahan did, the fall can be just as sudden as the ascent. Perhaps faster.