Breitbart’s Milo booted from CPAC over pedophile comments

“Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the alt-right, resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia resurfaced online over the weekend,” as the Washington Post is reporting.

“Yiannopoulos has been a flame-throwing provocateur whose writing has offended women, Muslims, blacks and gay people ever since former Breitbart executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon hired him as a senior editor in 2014.

“Bannon, now President Trump’s senior adviser, championed the British-born Yiannopoulos’s inflammatory commentary and promoted him as a conservative truth-teller and champion of free speech. In turn, his popularity helped raise Breitbart’s profile among Trump’s supporters and the alt-right, a vaguely defined collection of nationalists, anti-immigration proponents and anti-establishment conservatives. Adherents of the alt-right are known for espousing racist, anti-Semitic and sexist points of view.

“’Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,’ Yiannopoulos said in a statement announcing his resignation. ‘They have been a significant factor in my success.’
As recently as last week, Breitbart editor Alexander Marlow in an interview called Yiannopoulos “the No. 1 free speech warrior of his generation in America at the moment.”

“But Yiannopoulos’s views on pedophilia apparently went too far even for Breitbart.”

The rest of the article is here.

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One thought on “Breitbart’s Milo booted from CPAC over pedophile comments”

  1. Todd Juvinall seems to think Milo is a hero:

    And he writes on Rebane’s Ruminations: “You should watch the Youtube on the DePaul College Republicans from three days ago. Milo from Breibart was the guest speaker and within a couple of minutes BLM took his microphone and the stage. The man was screaming then started blowing his whistle to keep anyone from hearing Milo speak. The babe was dressed like a hooker and was gyrating to the imaginary music. Milo and the R’s finally gave up as the DePaul security did nothing to boot the blacks off the stage and out of the auditorium. A black gal got up to debate those BLM’s and she was pissed. She said this is supposed to be a free speech gathering and she was working hard to make herself a better life. While the Soros pai for scum were successful in shutting down the 1000 students there to listen to Milo, it showed how these scum are really not about freedom.

    Posted by: Todd Juvinall | 26 May 2016 at 01:27 PM”

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