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7 Arrested Outside Milo Yiannopoulos Speech

'We come out and try and be louder than them,' protester says

(Newser) - Police arrested seven people after scuffles and at least one serious fight broke out between protesters and people attending a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at a Southern California college Tuesday night. Dozens of protesters at California State University, Fullerton stood outside barricades chanting "Black lives matter,"... More »

Bannon Emails: Pence Pick Is 'the Price We Pay'

He called Trump's vice presidential selection 'an unfortunate necessity'

(Newser) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon referred to Mike Pence as "an unfortunate necessity" during the 2016 presidential election. Responding to an email from former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who asked Bannon's thoughts on Pence on the day he was announced as Trump's running mate, Breitbart'... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos Says He Married Boyfriend

He posts photos of Hawaii wedding to mystery man

(Newser) - Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos says he married his boyfriend in Hawaii over the weekend—but he hasn't disclosed his husband's identity. In photos the former Breitbart editor shared on Instagram , only Yiannopoulos' face is clearly visible, reports the Root , which quips: "If you were a black man,... More »

Trump's Alt-Right Base in a Fury Over Syria Strike

Some believe Trump was conned into Syria strike

(Newser) - President Trump's intervention in Syria isn't sitting well with a group that has long provided some of his staunchest support: bloggers loosely described as being on the alt-right. Politico , the Washington Post , and the New York Times provide examples of the anger, and two main themes are clear:... More »

Bill Maher's Comments on Letourneau Sex Case Resurface

After he takes some credit for Milo Yiannopoulos' downfall

(Newser) - "Sunlight is the best disinfectant," said Bill Maher earlier this week in a New York Times interview in which he took some credit for triggering the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, whose Friday night appearance on Maher's HBO show brought the host an avalanche of criticism. Now, some... More »

Bill Maher on Milo: 'You're Welcome'

HBO host answers critics who faulted his booking of Yiannopoulos

(Newser) - Before his disastrous last few days , Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show, and the booking caused Maher all kinds of grief. Now Maher has two words for those critics: "You're welcome." In an interview with the New York Times , Maher recalls the general line... More »

Inside Milo Yiannopoulos' Dizzying Rise and Fall

Matt Taibbi predicts we haven't seen last of provocateur

(Newser) - With his book deal , CPAC speaking gig , and job at Breitbart now history, this hasn't been the greatest week for Milo Yiannopoulos, but it would be a mistake to think we've seen the last of him, writes Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone . The alt-right provocateur will now take... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos Apologizes for First Time Ever

He does not, in fact, support adults sexually abusing minors

(Newser) - Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos apologized during a Tuesday press conference for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men, the AP reports. Yiannopoulos, speaking to reporters, said that two men, including a priest, had touched him inappropriately when he was between the ages of 13 and 16.... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos Leaves Breitbart

He says the decision was his and his alone

(Newser) - Milo Yiannopoulos' very bad week continues: After CPAC rescinded his invite and Simon & Schuster canceled his book contract over his past comments about sex between men and boys , the alt-right firebrand has now resigned from Breitbart News. The former Breitbart editor calls the decision his and his alone in... More »

Despite Milo Move, Author Won't Let Publisher Off Hook

Feminist author Roxane Gay rails on Simon & Schuster

(Newser) - People are buzzing about Simon & Schuster pulling Milo Yiannopoulos' upcoming book, Dangerous, over past pedophilia comments—but one person not giving him, or the publisher, a pass is Roxane Gay. On her Tumblr , the Bad Feminist author digs into S&S, noting that no, "they did not finally... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos Book Contract Canceled

After controversy over comments about sex between men and boys

(Newser) - Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos' publisher has cancelled his planned book, Dangerous, the AP reports. Simon & Schuster and its Threshold Editions imprint announced Monday that "after careful consideration" they had pulled the book, which had been high on Amazon.com's best-seller lists and was the subject of intense... More »

CPAC Rescinds Invite to Yiannopoulos After Video

Group accuses him of 'condoning pedophilia'

(Newser) - Milo is out. The Conservative Political Action Committee has rescinded its invitation to alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the group's annual convention this week, reports Politico . The move comes after video surfaced of the Breitbart News editor saying that sexual relationships between "boys and older men"... More »

Milo Yiannopoulos: 'I Do Not Support Pedophilia. Period'

Alt-right figure says new video is deceptively edited

(Newser) - Alt-right firebrand Milo Yiannopolous finds himself under fire for comments he made about relationships between teens and older men, comments that have critics accusing him of supporting pedophilia, which he adamantly denies. The controversy comes just after he received an invitation to speak this week at the Conservative Political Action... More »

Bill Maher Books Yiannopoulos, and Another Guest Flees

Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill says Maher giving 'racist campaign' a platform

(Newser) - Bill Maher's decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest. Jeremy Scahill, a journalist who's appeared frequently on Real Time with Bill Maher, tweeted that he won't appear as a panelist Friday because of Yiannopoulos and what he... More »

Trump Threatens University's Funding After Milo Protest

President says UC Berkeley had better allow 'free speech,' not '[practice] violence'

(Newser) - The UC Berkeley campus erupted in anger Wednesday night during a protest that turned violent against a scheduled speech by far-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos (the speech ended up being canceled). President Trump weighed in on the incident on Twitter, per the Hill , and it was clear from his message... More »

Violent Protests Shut Down Milo Berkeley Talk

Yiannopoulos accuses left of being scared of free speech

(Newser) - A talk by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California-Berkeley had to be called off Wednesday night as protesters smashed windows, ignited fireworks, and chucked bricks and Molotov cocktails. The university blamed the violence on 150 "masked agitators" it accused of disrupting otherwise peaceful protests against the... More »

Protesters Shut Down Milo, Shkreli Speeches

UC-Davis chancellor is 'deeply disappointed'

(Newser) - Speeches by far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharma exec Martin Shkreli were canceled Friday night after heated protests at the University of California, Davis. Police put up barricades as protesters shouting "shut it down" grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading up to the talks. The UC Davis... More »

Leslie Jones Has Beef With Breitbart Editor's Book Deal

Simon & Schuster is helping to 'spread hate,' she says

(Newser) - Milo Yiannopoulos was allegedly behind the racist and sexist harassment of Leslie Jones on Twitter, and now the controversial Breitbart editor has a book deal . Jones isn't letting that fact slip by quietly. After publisher Simon & Schster released a statement defending the deal from the backlash that ensued,... More »

Book Coming From Controversial Breitbart Editor, Despite Uproar

Preorder for Milo Yiannopoulos' book sits atop Amazon best seller list

(Newser) - In the face of heavy criticism, Simon & Schuster is moving forward with plans to publish a book by the conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, the AP reports. Yiannopoulos writes for Breitbart News, considered by many a platform for the so-called "alt-right" movement, an offshoot of conservatism that mixes racism,... More »

Twitter Bans Breitbart Editor Over Leslie Jones Abuse

Site is cracking down on 'targeted abuse'

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to crack down on "targeted abuse and harassment," and it appears to be serious about it: A conservative writer accused of leading a hate campaign against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones was banned from the site Tuesday, BuzzFeed reports. Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart.com's tech editor,... More »

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