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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]

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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.”

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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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From Sweden to Milo Yiannopoulos, it’s a thing – The Boston Globe

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SWEDE RELIEF

As our president has helpfully pointed out, MEDIA BAD. So for trustworthy information on world events, you dont need to waste time with mainstream news outlets or slightly bitchy (but very entertaining) blurbs about useless Internet trivia. You want to go straight to the source. So when news spread about a horrific, nonexistent terror attack that Trump made up, the regular-Jo Swedes who weekly helm the official @Sweden account (as part of the countrys Curators of Sweden initiative) found themselves drafted as de facto White House fact-checkers. Huge nerd Maxs message to the world from the non-aftermath? WereOK.

ZESTFULLY CLEAN

If youre not one of the millions who start your day on Reddit, you may know it only as the place where people once obsessed over meaningless buttons and where anonymous racists let their flags fly high and their spelling run free. But did you know its also the Internets primary source for information on how awesome it is to take a shower while eating an orange? Right now, a community of 8,000-plus people are hanging out in the oddly ascendant r/Shower Orange, daydreaming about their next chance to rip into some ripe citrus in the steamy confines of a hot shower. Best part: Zero stickiness. Worst part: This is actually incredibly gross.

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Milo Yiannopoulos announces his resignation from Brietbart News during a press conference.

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Alt-right Internet neer-do-well and talkative pencil troll Milo Yiannopoulos had a pretty sporting week, all told. Footage from a 2016 podcast emerged online wherein he sure seems to be cool with the idea of younger boys having the sexuals with older men. (In a previous interview, he also stated, When I was 14, trust me, I was the predator.) In a now-deleted Facebook video, he helpfully gaysplained that gays use boy to mean consenting adult (um, not really, no), but it was too late: CPAC nixed his keynote appearance; Simon & Schuster canceled his forthcoming book; he resigned from his editorial post at Breitbart News, which continued to bubble with methane; and I got some scratch tickets because this is exactly when you should buy scratch tickets.

RAT TRICK

In other banished pest news, the Internet and hockey fans everywhere marveled at the ingenuity and slapshot skills demonstrated by a household of college students terrorized by a rat. Through their experimental ad-hoc system of barriers, brooms, and stairs, the girls channel the cadence of Bruins in 69 (or maybe the Penguins in 91, since this happened in Pittsburgh) and effortlessly send the invader flying through the door. Somewhat related: Is USA Curling drafting for the womens team right now? Also somewhat related: Where, exactly, is the White House broom closet?

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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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Jenna Jameson defends Milo Yiannopoulos, other garbage people on Twitter – A.V. Club

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Dumpster fires continue to rage this yearor, if youre tired of that expression, a whole landfill infernowith only occasional extinguishing, like when Simon & Schuster decided to pull Milo Yiannopoulous book deal. The former Breitbart editor/troll at large has had quite a week, really: Larry Wilmore told him to shut the fuck up, he had to resign from his job, and again, hes no longer signed to a $250,000 deal with S&S for whatever compilation of hatred the publisher was going to print for him. It may appear that Yiannopoulos is simply receiving his just deserts for siccing his followers on Leslie Jones, but his sudden shunning by conservatives is more likely the result of his disturbing comments about pedophilia.

In any case, the air was thick with schadenfreude when Jenna Jameson decided to defend Yiannopoulos on Twitter. The former adult film star is a staunch Trump supporter, so she was speaking up for the president following his recent erroneous statements about a terror attack in Sweden that never happened. In the midst of making Islamophobic commentswhich she insists she made as a JewJameson called the backlash against Yiannopoulos a smear campaign. She also claimed he was an important conservative leader for this generation, which is probably about right, given their ilk.

Jameson also referred to the nation of Sweden as the rape capital of the world, a salvo that was only followed by rational discourse. Wait, no, she appeared to cast the Ku Klux Klan in a more favorable light than Muslims.

Do the klu klux klan follow a religion that orders the death of apostates? When was the last time we saw a klan member blow up infidels? https://t.co/JyCNx6Vter

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MILO Condemns ‘Cynical Media Witch Hunt’

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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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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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From Sweden to Milo Yiannopoulos, it’s a thing – The Boston Globe

Fotolia A Swedish flag button SWEDE RELIEF As our president has helpfully pointed out, MEDIA BAD. So for trustworthy information on world events, you dont need to waste time with mainstream news outlets or slightly bitchy (but very entertaining) blurbs about useless Internet trivia. You want to go straight to the source. So when news spread about a horrific, nonexistent terror attack that Trump made up, the regular-Jo Swedes who weekly helm the official @Sweden account (as part of the countrys Curators of Sweden initiative) found themselves drafted as de facto White House fact-checkers. Huge nerd Maxs message to the world from the non-aftermath? WereOK. ZESTFULLY CLEAN If youre not one of the millions who start your day on Reddit, you may know it only as the place where people once obsessed over meaningless buttons and where anonymous racists let their flags fly high and their spelling run free. But did you know its also the Internets primary source for information on how awesome it is to take a shower while eating an orange? Right now, a community of 8,000-plus people are hanging out in the oddly ascendant r/Shower Orange, daydreaming about their next chance to rip into some ripe citrus in the steamy confines of a hot shower. Best part: Zero stickiness. Worst part: This is actually incredibly gross. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Milo Yiannopoulos announces his resignation from Brietbart News during a press conference. MILO CAN HE GO? Advertisement Alt-right Internet neer-do-well and talkative pencil troll Milo Yiannopoulos had a pretty sporting week, all told. Footage from a 2016 podcast emerged online wherein he sure seems to be cool with the idea of younger boys having the sexuals with older men. (In a previous interview, he also stated, When I was 14, trust me, I was the predator.) In a now-deleted Facebook video, he helpfully gaysplained that gays use boy to mean consenting adult (um, not really, no), but it was too late: CPAC nixed his keynote appearance; Simon & Schuster canceled his forthcoming book; he resigned from his editorial post at Breitbart News, which continued to bubble with methane; and I got some scratch tickets because this is exactly when you should buy scratch tickets. RAT TRICK In other banished pest news, the Internet and hockey fans everywhere marveled at the ingenuity and slapshot skills demonstrated by a household of college students terrorized by a rat. Through their experimental ad-hoc system of barriers, brooms, and stairs, the girls channel the cadence of Bruins in 69 (or maybe the Penguins in 91, since this happened in Pittsburgh) and effortlessly send the invader flying through the door. Somewhat related: Is USA Curling drafting for the womens team right now? Also somewhat related: Where, exactly, is the White House broom closet? Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe’s top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. MICHAEL ANDOR BRODEUR

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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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Jenna Jameson defends Milo Yiannopoulos, other garbage people on Twitter – A.V. Club

See all latest Photo: Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images Photo: Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images Dumpster fires continue to rage this yearor, if youre tired of that expression, a whole landfill infernowith only occasional extinguishing, like when Simon & Schuster decided to pull Milo Yiannopoulous book deal. The former Breitbart editor/troll at large has had quite a week, really: Larry Wilmore told him to shut the fuck up, he had to resign from his job, and again, hes no longer signed to a $250,000 deal with S&S for whatever compilation of hatred the publisher was going to print for him. It may appear that Yiannopoulos is simply receiving his just deserts for siccing his followers on Leslie Jones, but his sudden shunning by conservatives is more likely the result of his disturbing comments about pedophilia. In any case, the air was thick with schadenfreude when Jenna Jameson decided to defend Yiannopoulos on Twitter. The former adult film star is a staunch Trump supporter, so she was speaking up for the president following his recent erroneous statements about a terror attack in Sweden that never happened. In the midst of making Islamophobic commentswhich she insists she made as a JewJameson called the backlash against Yiannopoulos a smear campaign. She also claimed he was an important conservative leader for this generation, which is probably about right, given their ilk. Jameson also referred to the nation of Sweden as the rape capital of the world, a salvo that was only followed by rational discourse. Wait, no, she appeared to cast the Ku Klux Klan in a more favorable light than Muslims. Do the klu klux klan follow a religion that orders the death of apostates? When was the last time we saw a klan member blow up infidels? https://t.co/JyCNx6Vter [via The Daily Beast] Submit your Newswire tips here. Previous Newswire Heres video of Harrison Fords most recent plane incident Next Newswire Rachel Bloom and Adam Pally join forces for a murder-themed comedy

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Under the 'fair use' rule of copyright law, an author may make limited use of another author's work without asking permission. Fair use is based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials for purposes of commentary and criticism. The fair use privilege is perhaps the most significant limitation on a copyright owner's exclusive rights.

Fair use as described at 17 U.S.C. Section 107:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono-records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

  • (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for or nonprofit educational purposes,
  • (2) the nature of the copyrighted work,
  • (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole, and
  • (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work."