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Tue Feb 21, 2017, 03:56 PM

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns in the wake of outrage over his past comments about

Source: Washington Post

The self-described “provocateur” was one of the most popular writers on the far-right website that was for years run by current White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Organizers of this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded their booking of Yiannopoulos on Monday, following an outcry after his critics resurfaced videos of him criticizing age-of-consent laws and joking about a teenage sexual encounter he had with a Catholic priest.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/21/breitbart-news-editor-milo-yiannopoulos-resigns-in-the-wake-of-outrage-over-his-past-comments-about-pedophilia/?utm_term=.52dcf41e02ba



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Reply Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns in the wake of outrage over his past comments about (Original post)
Raine1967 Feb 2017 OP
DippyDem Feb 2017 #1
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2017 #2
jmowreader Feb 2017 #3
Raine1967 Feb 2017 #6
forgotmylogin Feb 2017 #11
Jarqui Feb 2017 #4
MrPurple Feb 2017 #15
Jarqui Feb 2017 #16
MrPurple Feb 2017 #18
Jarqui Feb 2017 #22
Progressive dog Feb 2017 #5
lark Feb 2017 #17
Honeycombe8 Feb 2017 #23
Cryptoad Feb 2017 #7
forgotmylogin Feb 2017 #13
BannonsLiver Feb 2017 #26
forgotmylogin Feb 2017 #29
Leith Feb 2017 #8
Marie Marie Feb 2017 #9
Hamlette Feb 2017 #10
MrPurple Feb 2017 #20
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #21
NCTraveler Feb 2017 #12
keithbvadu2 Feb 2017 #14
wildeyed Feb 2017 #19
forgotmylogin Feb 2017 #30
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2017 #24
titaniumsalute Feb 2017 #25
nikibatts Feb 2017 #27
nitpicker Feb 2017 #28

Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:00 PM

1. Not proud to be the first to rec...

Breitbart has to go down, too.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:00 PM

2. I'm just gonna quote myself from the other thread:












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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:08 PM

3. All together now...a one and a two...

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:49 PM

6. Well Played!

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:40 PM

11. "Shaaaaaa-den-froy-duuuhhhhhh!"

(jazz-hands turn step-ball-change)

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:11 PM

4. If Breitbart would shutdown, that would make an appropriate bookend to this garbage.

I didn't need to hear the pedophile tolerance video to know this guy is messed up in the head. He wrongly alleged to Bill Maher that transgender people are “vastly disproportionately involved in sex crime” - you know, the old gay bashing line.

I hope he enjoys the unemployment line for a long time. He's done a real disservice to innocent people who have enough to deal with on their plate.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:08 PM

15. Perversely, he was partially right

Transgenders are involved in a higher percentage of sex crimes - as victims.

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Response to MrPurple (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:13 PM

16. To me, he certainly wasn't presenting it that way and therefore,

he was completely wrong.

But it wouldn't surprise me if you are correct in terms of transgenders being victims and what Milo presented is probably going to get more of them hurt. That's the despicable, irresponsible thing about his position. If the guy isn't careful, he might find himself as a victim (that's not a threat by me - just a potential risk he faces saying what he did).

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:40 PM

18. Of course he viciously misrepresented it...

I haven't looked it up to verify, but I heard the stat on a higher percentage of sex crime victims being transgender from someone who was on MSNBC last night - I don't remember which show. If he wasn't entirely pulling the comment out of his ass, that's the statistic that Milo was probably referring to and utterly misrepresenting it. They're involved in a disproportionate amount of sex crimes - as victims, not perpetrators.

Maher will undoubtedly spend some time talking about Milo this week. It would be nice if he corrected those statements.

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Response to MrPurple (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 07:55 PM

22. Maybe we can help him - who has good credible data for him?

http://www.rrsonline.org/?page_id=944
- Most studies reveal that approximately 50% of transgender people experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.48
- The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reports that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people were three times more likely to report sexual violence and/or harassment compared to heterosexual people who reported to NCAVP in 2010.49
- One in ten transgender individuals have been sexually assaulted in a healthcare setting.50


Anyone got some good stats we can send Bill Maher?

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:43 PM

5. Washington Post called Breitbart News

a news organization. That's wrong. Breitbart News is a white nationalist propaganda organ.

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:16 PM

17. Don't forget fascism.

Breitbart is all in on that as well.

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Response to Progressive dog (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 09:23 PM

23. True!

I've read it described as a news organization before, too. As far a I know, it's NOT. There are no reporters who go out and pound the street to get a story, interview people, verify facts. That's what news orgs do.

What the site does is take stories FROM news organizations, twist them or cite partial parts, and put them on his site for a partisan story that will appeal to alt-right people. That is not news. I've seen an article actually cite The Daily Caller as a source for part of a story. The Daily Caller? Where did it get that "factoid"? I looked at the link in Daily Caller (citing its source)....and it was another Daily Caller article. It was citing ITSELF as the source of the factoid!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:52 PM

7. Rumor Control has it,,,,

him and Ted Nugent are going on tour!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:48 PM

13. He has a bunch of Facebook people clamoring for him to self-publish.

They're all "I'm in line to buy ten copies..."

Some people are wondering how Amazon is going to "refund" all the money people paid to pre-order his book. I don't think Amazon bills untill physical merchandise ships.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:04 AM

26. If Simon and Schuster own the rights he can't do that

That is the X factor here. We know he has been paid a 250k advance. If the book was delivered by the author per the contract and the publisher elects not to publish it at that time one would think they would retain the rights and he would keep his advance. Where he loses out here is on royalties which he won't get because it's not going to see the light of day, not with Simon and Schuster anyway. At any rate, it's plausible he may not be able to self publish that particular manuscript. I saw the posts you were talking about and almost replied to one then realized they are all imbeciles incapable of processing nuance.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:07 PM

29. Ooh, that's deliciously vexing. They paid for it!

And won't publish. Nice. I guess he *could* return the money and buy it back.

I'm so tired of the alt-rights who, upon having misbehavior by "one of their own" confirmed, instead of dealing with it, they scramble for every slim example of someone liberal doing the same thing. They're so "treat the symptom, not the condition."

I chortled online earlier at a comment "Alt-rights continue to defend Milo Y. after Republicans drop him like a hot rock, owning too many rocks already..."

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:04 PM

8. Hey, Milo! Don't Feel Bad...

It's only people's opinions! It's only the internet!


That bunch of nonsense is what he always says. It would be great if he had the capacity to realize that he's getting a small taste of what he's been dishing out for years.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:28 PM

9. Wow, his career rose and fell faster than Flynn as National Security Advisor.

Bottom feeder hits bottom - seems about right to me.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:31 PM

10. His parting shot: "I'll be around for 30 years and those criticizing me will not"

I guess like Trump, he expects us to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Has Bill Maher said anything? I agree he should have had him on the show before the tape came out. It is such an interesting question "where do we draw the line?"

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:53 PM

20. I think it's good to give people like this airtime and let the general public see theirworthlessness

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. I was recently watching an old Youtube video of Christopher Hitchens interviewing (on CNBC, I think) Tom Metzger, one of the primary Aryan Nation leaders. People like that already have their twisted cult following, but it's better to let the general public see them clearly for what they are. If done correctly, that helps limit their reach. Make them stand fully behind their beliefs without euphemisms or excuses for all to see.

Rather than banning Milo from universities, they should have required him to participate in panel discussions with smart people who had researched his history, and let them lay him bare. On the Maher show, he wilted more easily than I would have expected. It's easier for people like this to build up a rep when they get to be cloistered and unchallenged.

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:58 PM

21. Maher doesn't care

Like Howard Stern, as long as he gets paid, he'll "go there".

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:41 PM

12. Breitbart is being normalized.

 

Little good will come from it.

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 05:55 PM

14. Allowed to resign rather than be fired. Pedophile accepted and tolerated by Breitbart.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 21, 2017, 06:40 PM

19. The headline on that site is about how is was a "CYNICAL MEDIA WITCH HUNT

FROM PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT CHILDREN". The all caps is theirs too. Gawd, what horrible excuses for human beings work in Bannon's cesspool.... OK, gotta go wash my eyeballs now from looking at that excrement. Hope The Pedophile has a loooooong and painful exile from the public eye. Also hope the excrement sticks to Bannon, who hired and promoted The Pedophile in the first place, and Trump, who tweeted support for him after that thing that happened at the Berkeley campus.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:11 PM

30. I can't get enough of a comment I read earlier.

Probably paraphrased by now: "Alt-righters defend Milo after Republicans drop him like a hot rock, being already the proud owners of too many rocks."

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 12:53 AM

24. Yet one finds people that still defend him

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 01:20 AM

25. A Greyhound bus grille would do him wonders

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:12 AM

27. Did he get a seat on the Security Council?

 

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