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Flashback: 5 Times Google Displayed Political Bias

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Report: Senior Google Scientist Quits over Censored Chinese Search Engine

Jack Poulson, a senior research scientist at Google, has quit the company in protest over the tech titan’s development of a censored search engine for China, claiming it represents a “forfeiture of our values.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Confirming Kavanaugh Means Return to ‘Back-Alley Abortions’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, women will have to get “back-alley abortions.”

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White House Questions Last Minute Democrat Attempt to Smear Brett Kavanaugh

“Senator Schumer promised to ‘oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have,’ and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement to reporters.

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Milo Yiannopoulos: Five Things to Know – adl.org

1. Milo Yiannopoulos is a controversial right-wing media personality and provocateur.

While he refers to himself as “the world’s most fabulous supervillain, and claims to be a conservative and a fearless bulwark against the encroaching forces of political correctness, Yiannopoulos is in actuality a provocateur who specializes in attacking groups he dislikes. He particularly despises the left and promotes what he calls a new cultural libertarianism.

Yiannopoulos is the founder of The Kernel, an online tabloid magazine about technology, which was sold in 2014. He then became an editor at Breitbart, an ultra-conservative news and opinion website that has promoted racist and anti-Muslim themes. He resigned from Breitbart after controversial statements he made about pedophilia came to light in February 2017 and caused an uproar.

Yiannopoulos rose to prominence during the Gamergate controversy, publishing a column on Breitbart denouncing the feminist bullies tearing the video game industry apart. This was a momentous stand for Yiannopoulos, as it energized and attracted an audience that was tired of the guilt-mongerers, as he put it, among feminists and other civil rights groups, which he dismissively calls SJWs, or social justice warriors.

2. Yiannopoulos is a misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, transphobic troll who is extremely good at getting people to pay attention to him.

Yiannopoulos has capitalized on his growing visibility, launching vicious trolling attacks on women, Black Lives Matter activists, transgender people, and Muslims.

His attacks have a range of far-flung targets, including African-American comedian and actor Leslie Jones, who temporarily left Twitter in 2016 after Yiannopoulos incited a campaign of racist misogyny against her. The Twitter campaign was in reaction to Jones starring in a remake of the movie Ghostbusters and included references to her as a man and an ape. Yiannopoulos was then banned from Twitter, thus losing his base of over 300,000 followers on the social media platform.

He has also referred to feminism as a cancer and embraced the Gamergate controversy, where women involved in the videogame industry were subject to online abuse, including rape and death threats.

Yiannopoulous has also promoted anti-Muslim views. He held an event called Wake Up! during the 2016 Republican Convention that featured anti-Muslim activists Pamela Geller and Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, among others.

In addition, Yiannopoulos created a “Privilege Grant” for white men only, which is in line with his effort to promote white identity and push back against diversity and multiculturalism. The grant was described as exclusively available to white men who wish to pursue their post-secondary education on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.” In March 2018, Yiannopoulos announced that the charity administering the grant had closed, but failed to explain what happened to the money that had already been raised.

3. Yiannopoulos has embarked on several controversial campus tours.

In 2016, Yiannopoulos launched his Dangerous Faggot tour, visiting college campuses across the country to rail against issues like feminism, political correctness, transgender rights, and Black Lives Matter. His appearances, often at the invitation of conservative student groups, caused tremendous controversy and have even led to violence.

Yiannopoulous actions and words on campus have had other repercussions. He outed a transgender student at the University of Wisconsin during a stop on his Dangerous Faggot tour. Yiannopoulos, who is gay, displayed a photo of a transgender woman and named her in front of an audience of 300 people, plus online viewers. The way you know hes failed is I can still bang him, Yiannopoulos announced, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The student, who had protested a university policy requiring transgender students to cover non-conforming genitalia at all times while using campus locker rooms, quickly withdrew from school, according to university officials.

In January 2017, a man was shot during a protest of Yiannopoulos talk at the University of Washington in Seattle. A week earlier, protests shut down his talk at the University of California Davis. In early February 2017, violent protests prompted the cancellation of his talk at the University of California-Berkeley.

In the fall of 2017, Yiannopoulos attempted once again to speak at universities in California. While he succeeded in speaking to hundreds of students at California State University at Fullerton in November, his plans to give speeches at a number of other universities fizzled.

In February 2018, Yiannopoulos announced yet another college speaking tour, starting at UCLA. He proposed giving a controversial speech there entitled, 10 Things I Hate about Mexico. The Republican organization that had invited him later cancelled the speech, saying that the proposed event had polarized the groups leadership. Two months later, Louisiana State University canceled Yiannopoulos’ speaking engagementafter he failed to secure adequate insurance for the event.

4. He is often identified with the alt right, but is actually more of an alt right apologist.

In March 2016, Yiannopoulos co-wrote an article on Breitbart in which he championed the alt right and generally expressed a lack of concern about the movements racism, anti-Semitism, and white supremacist ideology. In the article, he called the ideologues of the alt right dangerously bright. He also said that the young rebels of the alt right were drawn to the alt-right for the same reason that young Baby Boomers were drawn to the New Left in the 1960s: because it promises fun, transgression, and a challenge to social norms

Although many media outlets refer to Yiannopoulos as a leader of the alt right, the white supremacists of the alt right reject him due to his alleged Jewish ancestry (he identifies as a Catholic but often promotes his Jewish background to ward off accusations of racism or anti-Semitism). They also snub him on the basis of his homosexuality and his promotion of inter-racial sex. Nonetheless, he is part of the alt right orbit, since he agrees with its views against immigration, globalism, political correctness, and mainstream conservatism. In turn, the alt right views him as part of what they call the alt lite people who accept a lot of the alt rights views but reject white supremacy and anti-Semitism. For his fans, however, Yiannopoulos may serve as a gateway to the alt right.

In October 2017, BuzzFeed wrote an expos on Yiannopoulos relationship with the alt right. The article revealed that he had close ties to white nationalists and had even asked them for comments on the article he wrote about the alt right for Breitbart. According to the Buzzfeed article, Yiannopoulos sang a karaoke rendition of America the Beautiful in April 2016 at a bar in front of a group that included white supremacist Richard Spencer. During the song, people in the audience reportedly gave Sieg Heil salutes. Yiannoupoulos told BuzzFeed that he is not a racist and that he disavowed white nationalism.

5. Yiannopoulos gained notoriety for his antics and a book deal, but his relevance is dwindling.

In December 2016, Yiannopoulos inked a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster for his memoir Dangerous. The news prompted a widespread backlash against the publishing house and swagger from the newly minted author. I met with top execs at Simon & Schuster earlier in the year and spent half an hour trying my hardest to shock them with lewd jokes and outrageous opinions, Yiannopoulos announced. I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of cash. In February 2017, when comments Yiannopoulos had made about pedophilia surfaced, the book deal was canceled, and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) rescinded an invitation to speak at their 2017 event.

Yiannopoulos self-published his book and later sued Simon & Schuster for cancelling the book deal. In February 2018, he dropped the lawsuit against the company.

Yiannopoulos also gained notoriety when the online publication LGBTQ Nation named him “Person of the Year in 2016 after he got the most online votes, thanks at least in part to stories posted on Breitbart and 4chan urging followers to support him.

However, Yiannopoulos resignation from Breitbart, his cancelled book deal and his largely unsuccessful college tours have lately diminished his brand. Meanwhile, he has made a number of appearances on the conspiracy-oriented site InfoWars, run by Alex Jones, a right-wing American radio host and prolific anti-government conspiracy theorist.

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Milo wants vigilantes to start killing journalists, and he’s …

Apparently, Milo Yiannopoulos didnt get the memo about the need for civility in our discourse.

I cant wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight, the far-right provocateur texted a reporter for the New York Observer this week. When the reporter inquired further, Yiannopoulos explained that he had simply issued his standard response to a request for a comment.

But this wasnt simply a toss-off remark. Yiannopoulos appears to be dead serious that is, he sincerely believes that right-wing assassins should begin taking out targeted reporters. Hes been saying so on a number of forums, and its clear that he isnt being simply ironic in the classic alt-right hall-of-mirrors fashion.

Yiannopoulos career has been in precipitous decline over the past year, following his sudden rise to media stardom as a leading figure in the alt-right, due largely to his influential roleduring the Gamergate controversy, then as an editor at Breitbart News. However, afteran interview surfaced in February 2017which he suggested sexual relations between adult men and young boys could be beneficial, he lost his sponsorship by the Mercer family, was dropped by his publisher, and resigned his position at Breitbart. Then in October, his close dalliances with white nationalists while at Breitbart (including an evening of karaoke with Richard Spencer) wereexposed by Buzzfeed.

Since then, Yiannopoulos has tried to keep his career as an alt-lite pundit afloat through a number of ventures, even as his social media profile has risen and fallen. A speech in Arizona was shut down, ostensibly over death threats, causing his followers to plot revenge against his critics. He was also invited to speak to an audience of far-right anti-immigrant activists in Hungary in May 2018. He has spoken at a handful of campuses, including at Cal Poly in April, andalso toured Australia in late 2017.

Hes also edged closer to making ironic signals in the direction of the racist alt-right, notably by donating $14.88 an amount identical to the numbers used to signal the overt neo-Nazi faction of the alt-right to a Jewish journalist who had pleaded for financial help in an online fundraiser.

His most recent venture has involved participating in a soft coup in his native England, a takeover of Nigel Farages floundering right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) by members of the alt-lite brigade. Along with Infowars reporter Paul Joseph Watson, YouTube personality Count Dankula (real name: Mark Meechan), and Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad, another YouTube personality, the faction wants to Make Britain Great Againby taking over the UKIP leadership and making the party a safe space for the like-minded.

When Guardian reporter Will Sommer asked Yiannopoulos about his decision to join UKIP, he responded by email that he cant wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight!

Since then, he hasdoubled down on his call for violence against journalists. On Instagram, he responded to a similar query from Mediaite reporter Amy Russo with a post that has since been removed.

Instagram comment by Milo Yiannopoulos, June 26 (deleted).

If journalists keep lying, deceiving and manipulating the public, then they will reap the same hatred they are sowing against Trump and his voters, he wrote. Truthfully I take no pleasure in the prospect; Id rather beat you in a debate hall than a wrestling ring. But you did this to yourselves, and you deserve whats coming.

In a comment, he added: Is it malevolence, or stupidity? Sometimes it can be hard to tell.

Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi editor of the Daily Stormer, was especially pleased. He wrote that killing journalists is an awesome position to promote, and that doing so might successfully rebrand Yiannopoulos: Now that is a sentiment I can get behind.

Anglin noted that the idea may have come from a June 2017 Los Angeles Times piece quoting comedian Sam Hyde, who had contributed money to the Daily Stormer and explained it in a phone interview: Don’t worry so much about money. Worry about if people start deciding to kill reporters. That’s a quote. For the reason why, you can say I want reporters to know I make more money than them, especially Matt Pearce [the reporter on the piece].

Sam was cleverer, as MILOs statement could be construed as a threat, Anglin wrote. But who cares? Definitely not my problem. And its funny.

Anyway, whatever anyone calling for journalists to be killed is good, he concluded.

Violence has accompanied Yiannopoulos at a number of steps in his career, notably during his 2016-2017 Dangerous Faggot speaking tour. At the University of Washington in Seattle on the night of January20, 2017 the evening of Donald Trumps inauguration as president a man involved in protests outside a Milo speech was shot by a couple of angry alt-right activists; they are both still awaiting trial. A speech in Berkeley shortly afterward was canceled due to threats of violence from both sides, provoking threats from Trump on his Twitter account. Yiannopoulos later vowed to organize a free speech week protest in Berkeley, but it later devolved into a single brief appearance by the provocateur in the college town.

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Cal Poly Milo Yiannopoulos visit to draw heavy police …

Milo Yiannopoulos may not be the rising star he was the last time he visited Cal Poly, but the university isn’t taking any chances when the alt-right firebrand speaks next week.

Police from all 23 California State University schools will travel to Cal Poly for the April 26 fake news panel, according to a CSU statement. The event is hosted by the Cal Poly College Republicans and Turning Point USA and features Yiannopoulos, YouTube personality Austen Fletcher (Fleccas) and Carl Benjamin, known online as “Sargon of Akkad.”

The panel will be held at Cal Poly’s Mott Athletic Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

University of California police in riot gear line up on the other side of a fence from protesters outside Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly on Jan. 31, 2017.

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Cal Poly University Police Chief George Hughes said the police presence will be similar to that of Yiannopoulos’ January 2017 visit, when more than 100 police officers, including SWAT and riot police, were dispatched to maintain order. Hughes said people on campus can also expect fences and police spotters on rooftops.

The chief said his rationale was to avoid a riot such as the one that broke out ahead of a planned Yiannopoulos event at UC Berkeley on Feb. 1, 2017, just one day after he spoke at Cal Poly.

In addition to CSU police, the San Luis Obispo Police Department will have an officer on-scene at the incident command center, SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell said.

Yiannopoulos’ last visit to San Luis Obispo cost Cal Poly and the CSU $55,400; the City of SLO spent more than $9,000. Hughes said the upcoming visit will likely cost something similar.

Yiannopoulos comes to Cal Poly at a highly charged time, with the university reeling from multiple instances of racism on and off campus.

Waves of protesters have marched to condemn a fraternity member photographed in blackface and others posing as Latino gang members, as well as the university itself for its handling of those incidents and the school’s limited diversity.

Then this week, racist fliers, graffiti and vandalism appeared in multiple buildings on campus.

In a statement, Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier wrote that Cal Poly “is required to uphold free speech rights and provide an open forum for a variety of opinions, thoughts and ideas even those that may be distasteful or offensive. Censoring language and viewpoints violates First Amendment rights and does not represent what Cal Poly stands for as a university.”

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Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from speaking …

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Conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week outside of Washington, D.C.

The head of the American Conservative Union (ACU), which sponsors the event, confirmed the decision to rescind the invite to the Breitbart editor on Twitter.

Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said in a statement on Monday.

We continue to believe that CPAC is a constructive forum for controversies and disagreements among conservatives, however, there is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children, he added.

New York Magazine reported that a conservative blog, The Reagan Battalion, obtained and tweeted out a video of Yiannopoulos making anti-Semitic comments and making remarks about pedophilia and consent.

Shortly after the decision to rescind his invitation came out, Yiannopoulos posted on Facebook denying that he supports pedophilia.

I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim. I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse…

Yiannopoulos originally was invited to speak even though a member of ACU said its board did not vote on the decision.

Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter that his presentation would focus on his experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry.

In an email to The Washington Post Sunday, Schlapp said the organization realized the invitation comes with controversy.

Each will use his or her individual judgment as to the worthiness of each speaker, including Milo, he said. ACU has publicly taken on racism and the alt-right and will continue to do so aggressively, like ACUs founders before us. We look forward to hearing Milos message and having him sit down with Scott Walter to answer some tough questions. We believe that all of us are up to the challenge at a time when political correctness is properly being discarded.

HBOs Real Time host Bill Maher was criticized over the weekend for having Yiannopoulos on his show as a guest Friday where the two shared an agreement on free speech.

This all comes after Yiannopoulos went on a college speaking tour, which sparked protests at the University of California at Berkeley, which prompted the event to be canceled. He was also banned from Twitter last year after he was accused of directing a hate campaign against actress Leslie Jones.

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Milo Yiannopoulos – Posts | Facebook

I’m writing a long magazine feature about SJWs trying to take over Medieval Studies, and why it matters more than you might think. Just sent out some requests for comment, and already the crazies — not bloggers, but PROFESSORS! — are out in full force doing damage control. Tou would expect academics, of all people, to take a breath before diving into the hysteria that has gripped society in the era of Trump. But, if anything, they are even more subject to moral panic and gr…oupthink than reporters. All of their usual critical faculties appear to be suspended when they hear my name: they lose their rationality and they think a neutral request for comment constitutes a threat. As for the name-calling, I am a Jew and an utterly unreconstructed Zionist. I am married to a black man from Jersey. There arent words for how deranged these allegations are. But the progressive element will say literally anything to discredit their enemies. And these professors are absolutely bricking it about the feature Im preparing to drop on them…

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Flashback: 5 Times Google Displayed Political Bias

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Report: Senior Google Scientist Quits over Censored Chinese Search Engine

Jack Poulson, a senior research scientist at Google, has quit the company in protest over the tech titan’s development of a censored search engine for China, claiming it represents a “forfeiture of our values.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Confirming Kavanaugh Means Return to ‘Back-Alley Abortions’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, women will have to get “back-alley abortions.”

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White House Questions Last Minute Democrat Attempt to Smear Brett Kavanaugh

“Senator Schumer promised to ‘oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have,’ and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement to reporters.

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Milo Yiannopoulos: Five Things to Know – adl.org

1. Milo Yiannopoulos is a controversial right-wing media personality and provocateur. While he refers to himself as “the world’s most fabulous supervillain, and claims to be a conservative and a fearless bulwark against the encroaching forces of political correctness, Yiannopoulos is in actuality a provocateur who specializes in attacking groups he dislikes. He particularly despises the left and promotes what he calls a new cultural libertarianism. Yiannopoulos is the founder of The Kernel, an online tabloid magazine about technology, which was sold in 2014. He then became an editor at Breitbart, an ultra-conservative news and opinion website that has promoted racist and anti-Muslim themes. He resigned from Breitbart after controversial statements he made about pedophilia came to light in February 2017 and caused an uproar. Yiannopoulos rose to prominence during the Gamergate controversy, publishing a column on Breitbart denouncing the feminist bullies tearing the video game industry apart. This was a momentous stand for Yiannopoulos, as it energized and attracted an audience that was tired of the guilt-mongerers, as he put it, among feminists and other civil rights groups, which he dismissively calls SJWs, or social justice warriors. 2. Yiannopoulos is a misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, transphobic troll who is extremely good at getting people to pay attention to him. Yiannopoulos has capitalized on his growing visibility, launching vicious trolling attacks on women, Black Lives Matter activists, transgender people, and Muslims. His attacks have a range of far-flung targets, including African-American comedian and actor Leslie Jones, who temporarily left Twitter in 2016 after Yiannopoulos incited a campaign of racist misogyny against her. The Twitter campaign was in reaction to Jones starring in a remake of the movie Ghostbusters and included references to her as a man and an ape. Yiannopoulos was then banned from Twitter, thus losing his base of over 300,000 followers on the social media platform. He has also referred to feminism as a cancer and embraced the Gamergate controversy, where women involved in the videogame industry were subject to online abuse, including rape and death threats. Yiannopoulous has also promoted anti-Muslim views. He held an event called Wake Up! during the 2016 Republican Convention that featured anti-Muslim activists Pamela Geller and Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, among others. In addition, Yiannopoulos created a “Privilege Grant” for white men only, which is in line with his effort to promote white identity and push back against diversity and multiculturalism. The grant was described as exclusively available to white men who wish to pursue their post-secondary education on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.” In March 2018, Yiannopoulos announced that the charity administering the grant had closed, but failed to explain what happened to the money that had already been raised. 3. Yiannopoulos has embarked on several controversial campus tours. In 2016, Yiannopoulos launched his Dangerous Faggot tour, visiting college campuses across the country to rail against issues like feminism, political correctness, transgender rights, and Black Lives Matter. His appearances, often at the invitation of conservative student groups, caused tremendous controversy and have even led to violence. Yiannopoulous actions and words on campus have had other repercussions. He outed a transgender student at the University of Wisconsin during a stop on his Dangerous Faggot tour. Yiannopoulos, who is gay, displayed a photo of a transgender woman and named her in front of an audience of 300 people, plus online viewers. The way you know hes failed is I can still bang him, Yiannopoulos announced, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The student, who had protested a university policy requiring transgender students to cover non-conforming genitalia at all times while using campus locker rooms, quickly withdrew from school, according to university officials. In January 2017, a man was shot during a protest of Yiannopoulos talk at the University of Washington in Seattle. A week earlier, protests shut down his talk at the University of California Davis. In early February 2017, violent protests prompted the cancellation of his talk at the University of California-Berkeley. In the fall of 2017, Yiannopoulos attempted once again to speak at universities in California. While he succeeded in speaking to hundreds of students at California State University at Fullerton in November, his plans to give speeches at a number of other universities fizzled. In February 2018, Yiannopoulos announced yet another college speaking tour, starting at UCLA. He proposed giving a controversial speech there entitled, 10 Things I Hate about Mexico. The Republican organization that had invited him later cancelled the speech, saying that the proposed event had polarized the groups leadership. Two months later, Louisiana State University canceled Yiannopoulos’ speaking engagementafter he failed to secure adequate insurance for the event. 4. He is often identified with the alt right, but is actually more of an alt right apologist. In March 2016, Yiannopoulos co-wrote an article on Breitbart in which he championed the alt right and generally expressed a lack of concern about the movements racism, anti-Semitism, and white supremacist ideology. In the article, he called the ideologues of the alt right dangerously bright. He also said that the young rebels of the alt right were drawn to the alt-right for the same reason that young Baby Boomers were drawn to the New Left in the 1960s: because it promises fun, transgression, and a challenge to social norms Although many media outlets refer to Yiannopoulos as a leader of the alt right, the white supremacists of the alt right reject him due to his alleged Jewish ancestry (he identifies as a Catholic but often promotes his Jewish background to ward off accusations of racism or anti-Semitism). They also snub him on the basis of his homosexuality and his promotion of inter-racial sex. Nonetheless, he is part of the alt right orbit, since he agrees with its views against immigration, globalism, political correctness, and mainstream conservatism. In turn, the alt right views him as part of what they call the alt lite people who accept a lot of the alt rights views but reject white supremacy and anti-Semitism. For his fans, however, Yiannopoulos may serve as a gateway to the alt right. In October 2017, BuzzFeed wrote an expos on Yiannopoulos relationship with the alt right. The article revealed that he had close ties to white nationalists and had even asked them for comments on the article he wrote about the alt right for Breitbart. According to the Buzzfeed article, Yiannopoulos sang a karaoke rendition of America the Beautiful in April 2016 at a bar in front of a group that included white supremacist Richard Spencer. During the song, people in the audience reportedly gave Sieg Heil salutes. Yiannoupoulos told BuzzFeed that he is not a racist and that he disavowed white nationalism. 5. Yiannopoulos gained notoriety for his antics and a book deal, but his relevance is dwindling. In December 2016, Yiannopoulos inked a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster for his memoir Dangerous. The news prompted a widespread backlash against the publishing house and swagger from the newly minted author. I met with top execs at Simon & Schuster earlier in the year and spent half an hour trying my hardest to shock them with lewd jokes and outrageous opinions, Yiannopoulos announced. I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of cash. In February 2017, when comments Yiannopoulos had made about pedophilia surfaced, the book deal was canceled, and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) rescinded an invitation to speak at their 2017 event. Yiannopoulos self-published his book and later sued Simon & Schuster for cancelling the book deal. In February 2018, he dropped the lawsuit against the company. Yiannopoulos also gained notoriety when the online publication LGBTQ Nation named him “Person of the Year in 2016 after he got the most online votes, thanks at least in part to stories posted on Breitbart and 4chan urging followers to support him. However, Yiannopoulos resignation from Breitbart, his cancelled book deal and his largely unsuccessful college tours have lately diminished his brand. Meanwhile, he has made a number of appearances on the conspiracy-oriented site InfoWars, run by Alex Jones, a right-wing American radio host and prolific anti-government conspiracy theorist.

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Apparently, Milo Yiannopoulos didnt get the memo about the need for civility in our discourse. I cant wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight, the far-right provocateur texted a reporter for the New York Observer this week. When the reporter inquired further, Yiannopoulos explained that he had simply issued his standard response to a request for a comment. But this wasnt simply a toss-off remark. Yiannopoulos appears to be dead serious that is, he sincerely believes that right-wing assassins should begin taking out targeted reporters. Hes been saying so on a number of forums, and its clear that he isnt being simply ironic in the classic alt-right hall-of-mirrors fashion. Yiannopoulos career has been in precipitous decline over the past year, following his sudden rise to media stardom as a leading figure in the alt-right, due largely to his influential roleduring the Gamergate controversy, then as an editor at Breitbart News. However, afteran interview surfaced in February 2017which he suggested sexual relations between adult men and young boys could be beneficial, he lost his sponsorship by the Mercer family, was dropped by his publisher, and resigned his position at Breitbart. Then in October, his close dalliances with white nationalists while at Breitbart (including an evening of karaoke with Richard Spencer) wereexposed by Buzzfeed. Since then, Yiannopoulos has tried to keep his career as an alt-lite pundit afloat through a number of ventures, even as his social media profile has risen and fallen. A speech in Arizona was shut down, ostensibly over death threats, causing his followers to plot revenge against his critics. He was also invited to speak to an audience of far-right anti-immigrant activists in Hungary in May 2018. He has spoken at a handful of campuses, including at Cal Poly in April, andalso toured Australia in late 2017. Hes also edged closer to making ironic signals in the direction of the racist alt-right, notably by donating $14.88 an amount identical to the numbers used to signal the overt neo-Nazi faction of the alt-right to a Jewish journalist who had pleaded for financial help in an online fundraiser. His most recent venture has involved participating in a soft coup in his native England, a takeover of Nigel Farages floundering right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) by members of the alt-lite brigade. Along with Infowars reporter Paul Joseph Watson, YouTube personality Count Dankula (real name: Mark Meechan), and Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad, another YouTube personality, the faction wants to Make Britain Great Againby taking over the UKIP leadership and making the party a safe space for the like-minded. When Guardian reporter Will Sommer asked Yiannopoulos about his decision to join UKIP, he responded by email that he cant wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight! Since then, he hasdoubled down on his call for violence against journalists. On Instagram, he responded to a similar query from Mediaite reporter Amy Russo with a post that has since been removed. Instagram comment by Milo Yiannopoulos, June 26 (deleted). If journalists keep lying, deceiving and manipulating the public, then they will reap the same hatred they are sowing against Trump and his voters, he wrote. Truthfully I take no pleasure in the prospect; Id rather beat you in a debate hall than a wrestling ring. But you did this to yourselves, and you deserve whats coming. In a comment, he added: Is it malevolence, or stupidity? Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi editor of the Daily Stormer, was especially pleased. He wrote that killing journalists is an awesome position to promote, and that doing so might successfully rebrand Yiannopoulos: Now that is a sentiment I can get behind. Anglin noted that the idea may have come from a June 2017 Los Angeles Times piece quoting comedian Sam Hyde, who had contributed money to the Daily Stormer and explained it in a phone interview: Don’t worry so much about money. Worry about if people start deciding to kill reporters. That’s a quote. For the reason why, you can say I want reporters to know I make more money than them, especially Matt Pearce [the reporter on the piece]. Sam was cleverer, as MILOs statement could be construed as a threat, Anglin wrote. But who cares? Definitely not my problem. And its funny. Anyway, whatever anyone calling for journalists to be killed is good, he concluded. Violence has accompanied Yiannopoulos at a number of steps in his career, notably during his 2016-2017 Dangerous Faggot speaking tour. At the University of Washington in Seattle on the night of January20, 2017 the evening of Donald Trumps inauguration as president a man involved in protests outside a Milo speech was shot by a couple of angry alt-right activists; they are both still awaiting trial. A speech in Berkeley shortly afterward was canceled due to threats of violence from both sides, provoking threats from Trump on his Twitter account. Yiannopoulos later vowed to organize a free speech week protest in Berkeley, but it later devolved into a single brief appearance by the provocateur in the college town.

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Cal Poly Milo Yiannopoulos visit to draw heavy police …

Milo Yiannopoulos may not be the rising star he was the last time he visited Cal Poly, but the university isn’t taking any chances when the alt-right firebrand speaks next week. Police from all 23 California State University schools will travel to Cal Poly for the April 26 fake news panel, according to a CSU statement. The event is hosted by the Cal Poly College Republicans and Turning Point USA and features Yiannopoulos, YouTube personality Austen Fletcher (Fleccas) and Carl Benjamin, known online as “Sargon of Akkad.” The panel will be held at Cal Poly’s Mott Athletic Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday. University of California police in riot gear line up on the other side of a fence from protesters outside Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly on Jan. 31, 2017. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com Cal Poly University Police Chief George Hughes said the police presence will be similar to that of Yiannopoulos’ January 2017 visit, when more than 100 police officers, including SWAT and riot police, were dispatched to maintain order. Hughes said people on campus can also expect fences and police spotters on rooftops. The chief said his rationale was to avoid a riot such as the one that broke out ahead of a planned Yiannopoulos event at UC Berkeley on Feb. 1, 2017, just one day after he spoke at Cal Poly. In addition to CSU police, the San Luis Obispo Police Department will have an officer on-scene at the incident command center, SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell said. Yiannopoulos’ last visit to San Luis Obispo cost Cal Poly and the CSU $55,400; the City of SLO spent more than $9,000. Hughes said the upcoming visit will likely cost something similar. Yiannopoulos comes to Cal Poly at a highly charged time, with the university reeling from multiple instances of racism on and off campus. Waves of protesters have marched to condemn a fraternity member photographed in blackface and others posing as Latino gang members, as well as the university itself for its handling of those incidents and the school’s limited diversity. Then this week, racist fliers, graffiti and vandalism appeared in multiple buildings on campus. In a statement, Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier wrote that Cal Poly “is required to uphold free speech rights and provide an open forum for a variety of opinions, thoughts and ideas even those that may be distasteful or offensive. Censoring language and viewpoints violates First Amendment rights and does not represent what Cal Poly stands for as a university.”

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Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from speaking …

Last Updated Feb 20, 2017 1:48 PM EST Conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week outside of Washington, D.C. The head of the American Conservative Union (ACU), which sponsors the event, confirmed the decision to rescind the invite to the Breitbart editor on Twitter. Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said in a statement on Monday. We continue to believe that CPAC is a constructive forum for controversies and disagreements among conservatives, however, there is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children, he added. New York Magazine reported that a conservative blog, The Reagan Battalion, obtained and tweeted out a video of Yiannopoulos making anti-Semitic comments and making remarks about pedophilia and consent. Shortly after the decision to rescind his invitation came out, Yiannopoulos posted on Facebook denying that he supports pedophilia. I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim. I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse… Yiannopoulos originally was invited to speak even though a member of ACU said its board did not vote on the decision. Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter that his presentation would focus on his experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry. In an email to The Washington Post Sunday, Schlapp said the organization realized the invitation comes with controversy. Each will use his or her individual judgment as to the worthiness of each speaker, including Milo, he said. ACU has publicly taken on racism and the alt-right and will continue to do so aggressively, like ACUs founders before us. We look forward to hearing Milos message and having him sit down with Scott Walter to answer some tough questions. We believe that all of us are up to the challenge at a time when political correctness is properly being discarded. HBOs Real Time host Bill Maher was criticized over the weekend for having Yiannopoulos on his show as a guest Friday where the two shared an agreement on free speech. This all comes after Yiannopoulos went on a college speaking tour, which sparked protests at the University of California at Berkeley, which prompted the event to be canceled. He was also banned from Twitter last year after he was accused of directing a hate campaign against actress Leslie Jones. 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Milo Yiannopoulos – Posts | Facebook

I’m writing a long magazine feature about SJWs trying to take over Medieval Studies, and why it matters more than you might think. Just sent out some requests for comment, and already the crazies — not bloggers, but PROFESSORS! — are out in full force doing damage control. Tou would expect academics, of all people, to take a breath before diving into the hysteria that has gripped society in the era of Trump. But, if anything, they are even more subject to moral panic and gr…oupthink than reporters. All of their usual critical faculties appear to be suspended when they hear my name: they lose their rationality and they think a neutral request for comment constitutes a threat. As for the name-calling, I am a Jew and an utterly unreconstructed Zionist. I am married to a black man from Jersey. There arent words for how deranged these allegations are. But the progressive element will say literally anything to discredit their enemies. And these professors are absolutely bricking it about the feature Im preparing to drop on them…

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