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Bill Maher, who took credit for the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, has also defended adult sex with children – Washington Post

Comedian Bill Maher felt proud of himself after the downfall of former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.

Last Friday,Yiannopoulos appeared onReal Time with Bill Maher. Days later,Yiannopoulos lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster, had his invitation to speak at CPAC rescindedandpublicly resigned from Breitbartafter a series of videos surfaced in whichYiannopoulos appears to becondoning sexual relationships between adults and children as young as 13 years old.

Though the two didnt discuss adult sex with children during the segment, Maher took some credit forYiannopouloss downfall.

As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant, he said during an interview with the New York Timeson Wednesday. Youre welcome.

But in the wake of Yiannopouloss downfall, a video has surfaced of Maher himself defending adults having sex with minors.

From the beginning, Mahers bookingof Yiannopoulos had invited a good bit of criticism. Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill canceled his appearance on the show.

At the time, Maher defended the booking, saying in a statement, Liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill whose views veer into fantasy and away from bedrock liberal principles like equality of women, respect for minorities, separation of religion and state, and free speech.If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims and he might be nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night.

What Yiannopouloss appearance really seemed to have done is lead to Mahers former comments being exposed.

Shortly after he announced his resignation from Breitbart News, Feb. 21, Milo Yiannopoulos called the backlash over a video of him that surfaced online over the weekend “a cynical media witch hunt from people who do not care about children.” (Reuters)

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The clip was published to YouTube onWednesday and has quickly amassed more than 100,000 views. It shows a 1998 segment from his former show Politically Correct with Bill Maher, in which Maher defendsMary Kay Letourneau to a panel that includesLisa Montgomery Kennedy, Henry Rollins, Celeste Greig and Cedric the Entertainer.

For those who may not remember, Letourneau was a 34-year-old Seattle teacher who had an ongoing sexual relationship with a studentwhen he was 12 years old. She also gave birth to two of his children, one of them while incarcerated. After spending several years in prison, she married the student.

In the clip, Maher said Letourneau was in jail for being in love.

He continued, I admit that its unorthodox. Shes 35, the boy is 14. He was younger when they started. But she is pregnant again. That was the story this week. This is the second child by this boy. They are keeping the mother in jail because she wont conform to what society feels should be the perfect American family.

Later in the clip, whenGreigcalled the act rape, Maher responded, How can a woman rape a man?

He also outright dismissed Rollins when he said, I think that kids gonna grow up fairly damaged.

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His views werent a slip of the tongue, either.

Maher later doubled-down on his argument in a 2007 interview with Playboy, saying:

I think its a little offbeat, but you know, I believe in the double standard. If a 28-year-old male teacher is screwing a 13-year-old girl, thats a crime. But with Debra Lafave [another teacher who had a sexual relationship with her student] screwing her 14-year-old boy student, the crime is that we didnt get it on videotape. Was he being taken advantage of? I wish I had been taken advantage of like that. What a memory she gave him. I would think hes a champion among his friends. Are you kidding? Even with Michael Jackson .

These comments closely mirror those ofYiannopoulos, who said in one of the released clips, Some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the sort of coming-of-age relationships, the relationships in which those older men help those young boys to discover who they are, and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable and sort of a rock where they cant speak to their parents.

Neither HBO or Maher has responded to requests for comment from The Hollywood Reporter.

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Milo Yiannopoulos still has alt-right fans – Vox

Alt-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos lost his book deal, his speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and his job at the conservative website Breitbart this week over a video clip from 2015 that caught him defending pedophilia.

One thing he did not lose: the love of his hardcore fans.

Yiannopoulos became a celebrity among far-right conservatives, especially online, in recent years by unabashedly pushing his views specifically misogynistic and anti-trans. Hes survived other scandals unscathed, including being kicked off Twitter for leading a campaign to target one of the female stars of Ghostbusters. If anything, the controversies buoyed his reputation.

This time is different. Yiannopoulos didnt just laugh off liberal outrage. He also had to contend with mainstream conservatives and even his colleagues at Breitbart. He offered a lengthy apology for his remarks, and he held a press conference announcing his resignation from Breitbart.

The fact, then, that Yiannopoulos has any fans is a true testament to the intensity of the beliefs held by far-right conservative and alt-right movements, whose internet presence has become more prominent alongside the rise of Donald Trump and his nationalist campaign. Yiannopoulos was widely cowed this week, but hes not without a base.

Yiannopouloss fans arent saying they support pedophilia. They argue that the mainstream media represented Yiannopoulos unfairly in an attempt to smear him.

This rush among Yiannopouloss supporters to defend him against perceived liberal grandstanding is familiar. Yiannopoulos has spent years benefiting from a pattern of provoking attack and then shoring up support amid the backlash.

At the invite-only, alt-right-leaning social media website Gab, which is home to thousands of users who make up Yiannopouloss core fan base, many have shown support for Yiannopoulos in the wake of this weeks controversy. In particular, the hashtag #IStandWithMilo has gained some traction on Gab as well as on Twitter.

It’s terrible what they are doing to Milo. Stop falling for the quick sound bites and the crafted edits. #IstandwithMilo

On Facebook, the response to Yiannopouloss initial apology was overwhelmingly supportive.

It quickly pivoted to a common conservative theme: The media has a double standard for conservatives. One example supporters of this theory often point to is a passage in HBO star Lena Dunhams book involving her little sister that they claim is an example of abuse ignored by the media. (Dunham has vehemently denied this.)

Lana Dunham [sic] molests her sister for a decade and goes on The View to a crowd of applause. … You talk about your own experience as a victim of sexual abuse and get called a pedophile, read one comment. This is what the left has turned into. The statement garnered more than 5,000 upvotes.

A similar argument is on Twitter:

I’ll condemn #MILO when the left condems Bill Clinton, Roman Polanski, Lena Dunham, etc.

On Reddit, many commenters across the site defended Yiannopouloss comments as being taken out of context (though many others, of course, denounced his statements as morally unacceptable in any context).

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, meanwhile, labeled the scandal an issue of censorship:

Supporters believe Yiannopouloss explanation. He says the pedophilia comments he made in the video are connected to his own sexual abuse by a priest when he was 13 years old.

I am horrified by pedophilia, Yiannopoulos stated at his February 21 press conference. I dont believe that sex with 13-year-olds is okay. When I mentioned the age of 13, I was talking about myself and the age at which I lost my virginity. … I do not condone child abuse. Its a disgusting crime of which I have personally been a victim.

He also said that when he defended relationships between younger boys and older men, he actually was referring to my own relationship when I was 17 with a man who was 29.

At his press conference, Yiannopoulos noted that he was grateful for the tens of thousands of messages [of support] Ive received.

Yiannopoulos has a long history of leveraging controversy into increased visibility, building his career mainly by attacking progressives, often progressive celebrities. He has also repeatedly attacked the entire concept of sexual assault.

Long known in the UK as a professional troll in the world of tech reporting, he first gained fame online in 2014 as a hero of the Gamergate movement, while working at Breitbart. He would later become known to the alt-right in the US for his habit of harassing progressives on Twitter and egging on his followers to do the same.

After Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter in July 2016 for leading a wave of targeted harassment against Ghostbuster Leslie Jones, many people were convinced they’d seen the last of him. But contrary to what many liberals expected, the controversy just solidified his position as a conservative hero, praised by right-wing blogs for his guerrilla efforts to defend free speech against the hyper-sensitive, lily-livered, easily offended types.

As Yiannopoulos told Voxs Zack Beauchamp after his Twitter ban, his basic MO is to capitalize on liberal outrage. I dont care about Twitter, he stated in that interview. I have a million different platforms I can go on. People want to see me in real life; thats actual power.

Yiannopoulos then took his act on the road, embarking on the volatile national public speaking tour that made him an incendiary catalyst for political tension on college campuses across the country. At one university, he publicly identified and harassed a female trans student, who dropped out of the school as a result. Just as he did after his harassment of Jones, Yiannopoulos intensified his harassment in response to the outrage, repeating his mockery of the student at a different stop on the tour.

In both cases, his choice to double down on his behavior, celebrating it gleefully rather than showing remorse, was successful: He earned more attention from the media and eventually landed a (now-canceled) book deal with Simon & Schuster. His book tour began causing actual riots, those riots made national headlines, and even after literal shots were fired from one of Yiannopouloss supporters, he still earned appearances on national talk shows.

At his press conference, Yiannopoulos was already confidently proclaiming his next career moves: He announced a new, independently funded media venture that would focus on entertaining and educating everyone, left, right, or otherwise. He also announced that he would still publish his book (though he didnt say whether hed secured a new publisher) and that he would donate 10 percent of its proceeds to child sexual abuse charities.

Though the scope and content of Yiannopouloss new media project is not yet known, he made it clear during his press conference that despite the controversy over his remarks, which he characterized as a cynical media witch hunt, he considers his voice to be a vital one in the current political climate.

My rapid rise in the last year is testament to the fact that America is crying out for somebody who will say the unsayable, who will break taboos, and who will fearlessly resist those who want to clamp down on free expression, he said.

Whether or not Yiannopouloss assessment of his own demand is accurate, it raises question about the post-outrage age: Does feeding the trolls make them stronger with their fans? Yiannopoulos is a test.

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Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos, Takes Credit for His Fall – New York Times


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Let’s make fun of Milo Yiannopoulos’ impassioned 2014 essay defending Digimon – A.V. Club

Feb 23, 2017 4:05 PM

Over the last several years, alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolis has mobilized a rabid fan base of noxious, mouth-breathing racists by exploiting his status as a gay man who nevertheless embraces the rights misogyny, Islamophobia, and general lack of inclusivity. Well, now that our laughters dying down in the wake of pro-pedophilia comments from Yiannopolis that cost him a Simon & Schuster book deal, a keynote speaker gig at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and his job as an editor at Breitbart, maybe nows a good time to ponder just how he became such an icon among Twitter users with anime avatars.

Hey, maybe it was this impassioned defense of Digimon that he wrote for Breitbart back in 2014, when the conservative site was presumably trying to become the next Kotaku. While we hate to send anyone to the dusty, shadowy corners of the internet where Breitbart huffs and puffs, the article provides a window into how Yiannopolis can apply his bloviating prose, $5 word choices, and fierce commitment to dividing fan bases to nearly any topic.

See, Yiannopolis was part of a wave of ideological purists in the video games community touting Digimon as the the superior alternative to the soulless Pokemon, which perhaps establishes this piece as his first attempt to tout one races superiority over anothers. Lets let him explain:

But nowhere in the Pokmon canon exist the moments of maturity, complexity and artistic achievement that Digimon, at its best, has offered its fans. The investment required to wade through poor releases and boring anime and seek out moments of sublimity is the sort of journey only a true aficionado can appreciate, and it is that ravenous, determined and intellectually curious nature that marks out the Digimon fan. Digimon fans are the Wagnerians of video game and anime culture.

Yep. Wagnerian.

Later, Yiannopolis eerily forecasts his own rise and fall in a treatise on Pokemon protagonist Ash Ketchum.

Ketchum, then, has been full of sound and fury, but has achieved nothing. He is ageless, stuck in purgatory, devoid of accomplishments and character development. Unlike other successful kids entertainment brands, such as Harry Potter, he has not grown with his audience: instead, his audience continually grows out of him. It must be a lonely way to livethough it has, irrespective of its lack of artistic and cultural interest, been a lucrative existence for his makers.

Yes, Milo, it must be a lonely way to live, as it seems youre on the verge finding out. But, if your endless posts about the cost of your clothing are true, its certainly been lucrative, hasnt it?

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‘You’re welcome’: Bill Maher takes credit for Milo Yiannopoulos’ takedown – USA TODAY

Bill Maher wants the world to know that he is responsible for the fall of former Breitbart employee Milo Yiannopoulos. USA TODAY

Was Milo Yiannopoulos’appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher the tipping point in his career downfall?Maher thinks so.

Yiannopoulos lost his book deal and resigned from his post at Breitbart Newsin quick succession this week after avideo surfaced on Sunday in which the inflammatory commentator appeared to condone sex between men and underage boys as young as 13.

The Friday before,Yiannopoulos appeared on Real Time.Regular contributor Jeremy Scahill canceled his appearance in protest of Yiannopoulos’ booking, withsome critics claiming afterward that Maher didn’t go far enoughinterrogating his guest. (Meanwhile, his fellow panelist, former Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore, toldYiannopoulos to “go (expletive) yourself” in a web-exclusive clip).

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In an interview with the New York Times,Maher took credit forYiannopoulos’ crumbling public image, saying his Real Time appearance exposed him as an “emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe.”

“And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, hes dropped as a speaker at CPAC,” he said. “Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Youre welcome.”

Maher also pushed back against criticism that he didn’t question some ofYiannopoulos’ claims on the show,including his statement that transgender people havea psychiatric disorder.”

“Its not my job to hold him accountable to everything hes ever said or done,” he said. “I had eight minutes with him, on the show itself. Sorry I dont have time to go over everything everybody else would want to do. We just had time to, sort of, start a discussion of the broad view of who he is. I dont think he frankly knows what hes going to say half the time, or knows what his philosophy is. But to see him as this monster is a little crazy.”

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Even while claiming Yiannopoulos’ career as a casualty of his show,Maher refused to claim that Milo is dangerous, instead callinghim”a little cuckoo” and blaming the outrage on the left.

“You know what he is? Hes the little impish, bratty kid brother. And the liberals are his older teenager sisters who are having a sleepover and he puts a spider in their sleeping bag so he can watch them scream.”

Leslie Jones on Milo: Stop feeding the trolls

One of the loudest voices speaking out againstYiannopoulos this week was Leslie Jones. Without naming him Monday night, the Saturday Night Live actress tweeted, “You guys are giving him to (sic) much energy. I was done the day I blocked him & got his (expletive) banned. Been done and moved on. He has no space here!”

Last year,Yiannopoulos helped drive abusive attacks ofJones on social media, eventually leadingTwitter to ban him from the service.

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Milo Yiannopoulos had diva fit before press conference – New York Post

Milo Yiannopoulos is just as toxic behind the scenes as he is onstage.

Sources tell us the controversial former Breitbart editor was a diva before his press conference, saying, He was stressing out about hair and makeup. He was also trying to get a doctor to give him a B12 shot.

Several top publicists refused to rep him, and AMWPR, which took him on as a client, is facing a backlash.

The companys Web site has been taken down, and a source said, Past clients were getting harassing calls.

On Twitter, fake accounts are touting AMWPRs new clients sex offenders such as Jared Fogle, Jerry Sandusky and Jeffrey Epstein. AMWPR head Adam Weiss tells us, Im disappointed that some of the left-wing activists have such little respect for freedom of speech that they choose to attack a publicist [who] was doing his job.

He also denies claims Yiannopoulos acted like a diva.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ logo kind of makes him look like a failed DJ – Mashable


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Bill Maher takes credit for, but not glee in, the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos – Los Angeles Times

Feb. 22, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

Bill Maher weighed in Tuesday on the swift downfall of MiloYiannopoulosdays after the controversial pundit had appeared on his HBO show, ” Real Time ,”last week.

“By the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, [Yiannopoulos is]dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through,” Maher toldthe New York Times.

“As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant,” added Maher.”Youre welcome.”

Mahers philosophy on exposure runs counter to the tack many late-night hosts took during the 2016 election. Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert faced criticism for their kid-glove treatment of Donald Trump during interviews, opting not to push the then-candidate on difficult issues.

When he appeared on “Real Time,”Yiannopoulos was still a senior editor at Breitbart News, a self-styledprovocateur who had been accused of espousing misogynistic, racist and anti-Muslim rhetoric while touting the protections of the 1st Amendment.

While his televised time with Maher was fairly anodyne to the dismay of viewers who thought Maher should have challenged his guest Yiannopoulos quickly fell from grace when a viral video surfaced revealing the pundit seeming to defend pedophilia.

Yiannopoulos denounced pedophilia on Tuesday, claiming the video was taken out of context, but in the meantime lost a speaking invitation at theConservative Political Action Conference, a six-figure book deal with Simon & Schuster and resigned from his position at Breitbart .

Maher, however, wasn’t joyous at the turn of events.

“I wasnt trying to get him removed from society,” Maher said, noting that some had tried to do exactlythat to him many times over the years. “It just rubs me the wrong way when somebody says, ‘I dont like what this person is saying he should go away.'”

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Bill Maher, who took credit for the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, has also defended adult sex with children – Washington Post

Comedian Bill Maher felt proud of himself after the downfall of former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Last Friday,Yiannopoulos appeared onReal Time with Bill Maher. Days later,Yiannopoulos lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster, had his invitation to speak at CPAC rescindedandpublicly resigned from Breitbartafter a series of videos surfaced in whichYiannopoulos appears to becondoning sexual relationships between adults and children as young as 13 years old. Though the two didnt discuss adult sex with children during the segment, Maher took some credit forYiannopouloss downfall. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant, he said during an interview with the New York Timeson Wednesday. Youre welcome. But in the wake of Yiannopouloss downfall, a video has surfaced of Maher himself defending adults having sex with minors. From the beginning, Mahers bookingof Yiannopoulos had invited a good bit of criticism. Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill canceled his appearance on the show. At the time, Maher defended the booking, saying in a statement, Liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill whose views veer into fantasy and away from bedrock liberal principles like equality of women, respect for minorities, separation of religion and state, and free speech.If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims and he might be nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night. What Yiannopouloss appearance really seemed to have done is lead to Mahers former comments being exposed. Shortly after he announced his resignation from Breitbart News, Feb. 21, Milo Yiannopoulos called the backlash over a video of him that surfaced online over the weekend “a cynical media witch hunt from people who do not care about children.” (Reuters) [The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos] The clip was published to YouTube onWednesday and has quickly amassed more than 100,000 views. It shows a 1998 segment from his former show Politically Correct with Bill Maher, in which Maher defendsMary Kay Letourneau to a panel that includesLisa Montgomery Kennedy, Henry Rollins, Celeste Greig and Cedric the Entertainer. For those who may not remember, Letourneau was a 34-year-old Seattle teacher who had an ongoing sexual relationship with a studentwhen he was 12 years old. She also gave birth to two of his children, one of them while incarcerated. After spending several years in prison, she married the student. In the clip, Maher said Letourneau was in jail for being in love. He continued, I admit that its unorthodox. Shes 35, the boy is 14. He was younger when they started. But she is pregnant again. That was the story this week. This is the second child by this boy. They are keeping the mother in jail because she wont conform to what society feels should be the perfect American family. Later in the clip, whenGreigcalled the act rape, Maher responded, How can a woman rape a man? He also outright dismissed Rollins when he said, I think that kids gonna grow up fairly damaged. See the clip here: His views werent a slip of the tongue, either. Maher later doubled-down on his argument in a 2007 interview with Playboy, saying: I think its a little offbeat, but you know, I believe in the double standard. If a 28-year-old male teacher is screwing a 13-year-old girl, thats a crime. But with Debra Lafave [another teacher who had a sexual relationship with her student] screwing her 14-year-old boy student, the crime is that we didnt get it on videotape. Was he being taken advantage of? I wish I had been taken advantage of like that. What a memory she gave him. I would think hes a champion among his friends. Are you kidding? Even with Michael Jackson . These comments closely mirror those ofYiannopoulos, who said in one of the released clips, Some of those relationships between younger boys and older men, the sort of coming-of-age relationships, the relationships in which those older men help those young boys to discover who they are, and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable and sort of a rock where they cant speak to their parents. Neither HBO or Maher has responded to requests for comment from The Hollywood Reporter.

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Milo Yiannopoulos still has alt-right fans – Vox

Alt-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos lost his book deal, his speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and his job at the conservative website Breitbart this week over a video clip from 2015 that caught him defending pedophilia. One thing he did not lose: the love of his hardcore fans. Yiannopoulos became a celebrity among far-right conservatives, especially online, in recent years by unabashedly pushing his views specifically misogynistic and anti-trans. Hes survived other scandals unscathed, including being kicked off Twitter for leading a campaign to target one of the female stars of Ghostbusters. If anything, the controversies buoyed his reputation. This time is different. Yiannopoulos didnt just laugh off liberal outrage. He also had to contend with mainstream conservatives and even his colleagues at Breitbart. He offered a lengthy apology for his remarks, and he held a press conference announcing his resignation from Breitbart. The fact, then, that Yiannopoulos has any fans is a true testament to the intensity of the beliefs held by far-right conservative and alt-right movements, whose internet presence has become more prominent alongside the rise of Donald Trump and his nationalist campaign. Yiannopoulos was widely cowed this week, but hes not without a base. Yiannopouloss fans arent saying they support pedophilia. They argue that the mainstream media represented Yiannopoulos unfairly in an attempt to smear him. This rush among Yiannopouloss supporters to defend him against perceived liberal grandstanding is familiar. Yiannopoulos has spent years benefiting from a pattern of provoking attack and then shoring up support amid the backlash. At the invite-only, alt-right-leaning social media website Gab, which is home to thousands of users who make up Yiannopouloss core fan base, many have shown support for Yiannopoulos in the wake of this weeks controversy. In particular, the hashtag #IStandWithMilo has gained some traction on Gab as well as on Twitter. It’s terrible what they are doing to Milo. Stop falling for the quick sound bites and the crafted edits. #IstandwithMilo On Facebook, the response to Yiannopouloss initial apology was overwhelmingly supportive. It quickly pivoted to a common conservative theme: The media has a double standard for conservatives. One example supporters of this theory often point to is a passage in HBO star Lena Dunhams book involving her little sister that they claim is an example of abuse ignored by the media. (Dunham has vehemently denied this.) Lana Dunham [sic] molests her sister for a decade and goes on The View to a crowd of applause. … You talk about your own experience as a victim of sexual abuse and get called a pedophile, read one comment. This is what the left has turned into. The statement garnered more than 5,000 upvotes. A similar argument is on Twitter: I’ll condemn #MILO when the left condems Bill Clinton, Roman Polanski, Lena Dunham, etc. On Reddit, many commenters across the site defended Yiannopouloss comments as being taken out of context (though many others, of course, denounced his statements as morally unacceptable in any context). WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, meanwhile, labeled the scandal an issue of censorship: Supporters believe Yiannopouloss explanation. He says the pedophilia comments he made in the video are connected to his own sexual abuse by a priest when he was 13 years old. I am horrified by pedophilia, Yiannopoulos stated at his February 21 press conference. I dont believe that sex with 13-year-olds is okay. When I mentioned the age of 13, I was talking about myself and the age at which I lost my virginity. … I do not condone child abuse. Its a disgusting crime of which I have personally been a victim. He also said that when he defended relationships between younger boys and older men, he actually was referring to my own relationship when I was 17 with a man who was 29. At his press conference, Yiannopoulos noted that he was grateful for the tens of thousands of messages [of support] Ive received. Yiannopoulos has a long history of leveraging controversy into increased visibility, building his career mainly by attacking progressives, often progressive celebrities. He has also repeatedly attacked the entire concept of sexual assault. Long known in the UK as a professional troll in the world of tech reporting, he first gained fame online in 2014 as a hero of the Gamergate movement, while working at Breitbart. He would later become known to the alt-right in the US for his habit of harassing progressives on Twitter and egging on his followers to do the same. After Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter in July 2016 for leading a wave of targeted harassment against Ghostbuster Leslie Jones, many people were convinced they’d seen the last of him. But contrary to what many liberals expected, the controversy just solidified his position as a conservative hero, praised by right-wing blogs for his guerrilla efforts to defend free speech against the hyper-sensitive, lily-livered, easily offended types. As Yiannopoulos told Voxs Zack Beauchamp after his Twitter ban, his basic MO is to capitalize on liberal outrage. I dont care about Twitter, he stated in that interview. I have a million different platforms I can go on. People want to see me in real life; thats actual power. Yiannopoulos then took his act on the road, embarking on the volatile national public speaking tour that made him an incendiary catalyst for political tension on college campuses across the country. At one university, he publicly identified and harassed a female trans student, who dropped out of the school as a result. Just as he did after his harassment of Jones, Yiannopoulos intensified his harassment in response to the outrage, repeating his mockery of the student at a different stop on the tour. In both cases, his choice to double down on his behavior, celebrating it gleefully rather than showing remorse, was successful: He earned more attention from the media and eventually landed a (now-canceled) book deal with Simon & Schuster. His book tour began causing actual riots, those riots made national headlines, and even after literal shots were fired from one of Yiannopouloss supporters, he still earned appearances on national talk shows. At his press conference, Yiannopoulos was already confidently proclaiming his next career moves: He announced a new, independently funded media venture that would focus on entertaining and educating everyone, left, right, or otherwise. He also announced that he would still publish his book (though he didnt say whether hed secured a new publisher) and that he would donate 10 percent of its proceeds to child sexual abuse charities. Though the scope and content of Yiannopouloss new media project is not yet known, he made it clear during his press conference that despite the controversy over his remarks, which he characterized as a cynical media witch hunt, he considers his voice to be a vital one in the current political climate. My rapid rise in the last year is testament to the fact that America is crying out for somebody who will say the unsayable, who will break taboos, and who will fearlessly resist those who want to clamp down on free expression, he said. Whether or not Yiannopouloss assessment of his own demand is accurate, it raises question about the post-outrage age: Does feeding the trolls make them stronger with their fans? Yiannopoulos is a test.

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Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos, Takes Credit for His Fall – New York Times

New York Times Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos , Takes Credit for His Fall New York Times If you were disappointed that Bill Maher brought Milo Yiannopoulos onto his HBO show Real Time last week, Mr. Maher is not especially bothered. In a telephone interview on Tuesday night, Mr. Maher batted back criticism of the booking by arguing that … Milo Yiannopoulos Uninvited to CPAC U.S. News & World Report The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos Washington Post 'You're welcome': Bill Maher takes credit for Milo Yiannopoulos ' takedown USA TODAY RollingStone.com  – Chicago Tribune  – Facebook  – Facebook all 1,622 news articles »

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Let’s make fun of Milo Yiannopoulos’ impassioned 2014 essay defending Digimon – A.V. Club

Feb 23, 2017 4:05 PM Over the last several years, alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolis has mobilized a rabid fan base of noxious, mouth-breathing racists by exploiting his status as a gay man who nevertheless embraces the rights misogyny, Islamophobia, and general lack of inclusivity. Well, now that our laughters dying down in the wake of pro-pedophilia comments from Yiannopolis that cost him a Simon & Schuster book deal, a keynote speaker gig at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and his job as an editor at Breitbart, maybe nows a good time to ponder just how he became such an icon among Twitter users with anime avatars. Hey, maybe it was this impassioned defense of Digimon that he wrote for Breitbart back in 2014, when the conservative site was presumably trying to become the next Kotaku. While we hate to send anyone to the dusty, shadowy corners of the internet where Breitbart huffs and puffs, the article provides a window into how Yiannopolis can apply his bloviating prose, $5 word choices, and fierce commitment to dividing fan bases to nearly any topic. See, Yiannopolis was part of a wave of ideological purists in the video games community touting Digimon as the the superior alternative to the soulless Pokemon, which perhaps establishes this piece as his first attempt to tout one races superiority over anothers. Lets let him explain: But nowhere in the Pokmon canon exist the moments of maturity, complexity and artistic achievement that Digimon, at its best, has offered its fans. The investment required to wade through poor releases and boring anime and seek out moments of sublimity is the sort of journey only a true aficionado can appreciate, and it is that ravenous, determined and intellectually curious nature that marks out the Digimon fan. Digimon fans are the Wagnerians of video game and anime culture. Yep. Wagnerian. Later, Yiannopolis eerily forecasts his own rise and fall in a treatise on Pokemon protagonist Ash Ketchum. Ketchum, then, has been full of sound and fury, but has achieved nothing. He is ageless, stuck in purgatory, devoid of accomplishments and character development. Unlike other successful kids entertainment brands, such as Harry Potter, he has not grown with his audience: instead, his audience continually grows out of him. It must be a lonely way to livethough it has, irrespective of its lack of artistic and cultural interest, been a lucrative existence for his makers. Yes, Milo, it must be a lonely way to live, as it seems youre on the verge finding out. But, if your endless posts about the cost of your clothing are true, its certainly been lucrative, hasnt it? [via A.V. Club commenter Snurry] Submit your Great Job, Internet tips here. Previous Great Job, Internet! How does a dog wear pants: On all four legs, or just the hind legs? Next Great Job, Internet! Understanding the dreamy genius of The Legend Of Zelda: Links Awakening

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‘You’re welcome’: Bill Maher takes credit for Milo Yiannopoulos’ takedown – USA TODAY

Bill Maher wants the world to know that he is responsible for the fall of former Breitbart employee Milo Yiannopoulos. USA TODAY Was Milo Yiannopoulos’appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher the tipping point in his career downfall?Maher thinks so. Yiannopoulos lost his book deal and resigned from his post at Breitbart Newsin quick succession this week after avideo surfaced on Sunday in which the inflammatory commentator appeared to condone sex between men and underage boys as young as 13. The Friday before,Yiannopoulos appeared on Real Time.Regular contributor Jeremy Scahill canceled his appearance in protest of Yiannopoulos’ booking, withsome critics claiming afterward that Maher didn’t go far enoughinterrogating his guest. (Meanwhile, his fellow panelist, former Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore, toldYiannopoulos to “go (expletive) yourself” in a web-exclusive clip). (Warning: explicit language) In an interview with the New York Times,Maher took credit forYiannopoulos’ crumbling public image, saying his Real Time appearance exposed him as an “emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe.” “And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, hes dropped as a speaker at CPAC,” he said. “Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Youre welcome.” Maher also pushed back against criticism that he didn’t question some ofYiannopoulos’ claims on the show,including his statement that transgender people havea psychiatric disorder.” “Its not my job to hold him accountable to everything hes ever said or done,” he said. “I had eight minutes with him, on the show itself. Sorry I dont have time to go over everything everybody else would want to do. We just had time to, sort of, start a discussion of the broad view of who he is. I dont think he frankly knows what hes going to say half the time, or knows what his philosophy is. But to see him as this monster is a little crazy.” (Warning: explicit language) Even while claiming Yiannopoulos’ career as a casualty of his show,Maher refused to claim that Milo is dangerous, instead callinghim”a little cuckoo” and blaming the outrage on the left. “You know what he is? Hes the little impish, bratty kid brother. And the liberals are his older teenager sisters who are having a sleepover and he puts a spider in their sleeping bag so he can watch them scream.” Leslie Jones on Milo: Stop feeding the trolls One of the loudest voices speaking out againstYiannopoulos this week was Leslie Jones. Without naming him Monday night, the Saturday Night Live actress tweeted, “You guys are giving him to (sic) much energy. I was done the day I blocked him & got his (expletive) banned. Been done and moved on. He has no space here!” Last year,Yiannopoulos helped drive abusive attacks ofJones on social media, eventually leadingTwitter to ban him from the service. Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/2m87Yuu

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Milo Yiannopoulos had diva fit before press conference – New York Post

Milo Yiannopoulos is just as toxic behind the scenes as he is onstage. Sources tell us the controversial former Breitbart editor was a diva before his press conference, saying, He was stressing out about hair and makeup. He was also trying to get a doctor to give him a B12 shot. Several top publicists refused to rep him, and AMWPR, which took him on as a client, is facing a backlash. The companys Web site has been taken down, and a source said, Past clients were getting harassing calls. On Twitter, fake accounts are touting AMWPRs new clients sex offenders such as Jared Fogle, Jerry Sandusky and Jeffrey Epstein. AMWPR head Adam Weiss tells us, Im disappointed that some of the left-wing activists have such little respect for freedom of speech that they choose to attack a publicist [who] was doing his job. He also denies claims Yiannopoulos acted like a diva.

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Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, Standing Rock: Your Wednesday Briefing – New York Times

New York Times Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos , Standing Rock: Your Wednesday Briefing New York Times Immigrants deported from the U.S. arriving in Guatemala City this month. President Trump has directed his administration to enforce immigration laws more aggressively. Credit John Moore/Getty Images. (Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign …

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ logo kind of makes him look like a failed DJ – Mashable

Mashable Milo Yiannopoulos ' logo kind of makes him look like a failed DJ Mashable In case you haven't heard, it's been an especially rough week for Milo Yiannopoulos , but even in the darkest of times the man can't help but troll the world. First Yiannopoulos' book deal was dropped by Simon & Schuster after backlash surrounding some … How a Cambridge dropout became the alt-right poster boy… before throwing it all away: Milo Yiannopoulos came out … Daily Mail all 19 news articles »

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Bill Maher takes credit for, but not glee in, the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos – Los Angeles Times

Feb. 22, 2017, 8:40 a.m. Bill Maher weighed in Tuesday on the swift downfall of MiloYiannopoulosdays after the controversial pundit had appeared on his HBO show, ” Real Time ,”last week. “By the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, [Yiannopoulos is]dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through,” Maher toldthe New York Times. “As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant,” added Maher.”Youre welcome.” Mahers philosophy on exposure runs counter to the tack many late-night hosts took during the 2016 election. Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert faced criticism for their kid-glove treatment of Donald Trump during interviews, opting not to push the then-candidate on difficult issues. When he appeared on “Real Time,”Yiannopoulos was still a senior editor at Breitbart News, a self-styledprovocateur who had been accused of espousing misogynistic, racist and anti-Muslim rhetoric while touting the protections of the 1st Amendment. While his televised time with Maher was fairly anodyne to the dismay of viewers who thought Maher should have challenged his guest Yiannopoulos quickly fell from grace when a viral video surfaced revealing the pundit seeming to defend pedophilia. Yiannopoulos denounced pedophilia on Tuesday, claiming the video was taken out of context, but in the meantime lost a speaking invitation at theConservative Political Action Conference, a six-figure book deal with Simon & Schuster and resigned from his position at Breitbart . Maher, however, wasn’t joyous at the turn of events. “I wasnt trying to get him removed from society,” Maher said, noting that some had tried to do exactlythat to him many times over the years. “It just rubs me the wrong way when somebody says, ‘I dont like what this person is saying he should go away.'”

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