As I’ve stated many times (including this morning), I wasn’t a fan of Milo Yiannopoulos even before his pro-pedophilia video started buzzing. He’s an entertainer with some conservative views mixed in with a dangerous worldview that promotes the alt-right in all its distasteful glory. The video only reaffirmed my belief that he’s a well spoken shock-jock, a gay and right-leaning Howard Stern with an accent.
As I’ve stated many times, I’m not a fan of Breitbart (the publication, not the man who righteously started it all). In fact, their presence as Trump’s Pravda was one of the things that compelled me to start this website in the first place. They claim to carry the conservative mantle but they continuously lash out at conservative principles, shunning former GOP candidates with true conservative bonafides while pumping up their chosen one. I’m fairly certain their reporting was somehow purchased by Trump, but I’m not a fan of getting sued, so we’ll leave it to speculation.
Reports are coming in that there are staff members who are threatening to quit if the publication doesn’t dismiss Milo. Let’s remember two things when considering this ludicrous notion. First, the video in question is a year old, so it’s not like they didn’t have an opportunity to know about it before hand. They’re journalists, right? Second, they work for this disgraceful publication knowing fully that it regularly publishes shocking and often fake news for the sake of page views.
For this to be the straw that broke their camel’s back is hypocritical. This is Breitbart’s shtick. They embrace the bizarre and outrageous. They’ve published articles embracing the most hideous things for a couple of years now. That they employ someone who may or may not have been joking about despicable acts for the sake of maintaining his and Breitbart’s shock aura is not news. It’s what anyone, particularly journalists who claim to embrace the truth, should have known all along.
As The Blaze mentions:
Milo had made a career out of making outrageous and offensive comments which were met with violent protests from the left, most notably and recently at UC Berkeley in California.
I feel no pity for anyone who still works for the publication. They’re likely getting pressured by friends and family to distance themselves from Milo. I don’t expect Breitbart to fire him. He’s too big of a draw. Those crying foul at this late hour need to just go ahead and quit. There are plenty of local publications who might not vet out their past experience in shock journalism.