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Wkpdia|Milo Yiannopoulos. British polemicist and political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos (/jəˈnɒpələs/;[2] born Milo Hanrahan, 18 October 1984), or pen name Milo Andreas Wagner,[3][4] is a British polemicist, political commentator, public speaker and writer. Yiannopoulos is a former senior editor for Breitbart News who describes himself as a "cultural libertarian".[5] He is a critic of Islam, atheism, feminism, social justice, and political correctness.[6] Yiannopoulos has been called an apologist supporting paedophilia, a characterisation he strenuously denies. Early life and personal life Born as Milo Hanrahan, Yiannopoulos was born and raised in Kent, England. Raised by his mother and her second husband, Yiannopoulos has stated that he did not have a good relationship with his stepfather. Career After university, Yiannopoulos initially secured a job at The Catholic Herald. The Telegraph Tech Start-Up 100 The Kernel In 2014, The Kernel was acquired by Daily Dot Media, the parent company of The Daily Dot.

Gamergate. MILO Confronts the Panel | Overtime with Bill Maher (HBO) Milo Yiannopoulos Interview | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) Report: Obama's DHS Tried To Hack Indiana's State Electoral Computer System In 2016 - MILO NEWS. A report from The Daily Caller suggests Obama’s Department of Homeland Security attempted to hack computers connected to Indiana’s state electoral system between November 1 and December 16, 2016. The Daily Caller attributes this report to its ‘News Foundation Investigative Group,’ which states these attacks are “the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems.”

Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson has reportedly confirmed the attack, telling The Daily Caller “we know that between November 1 and December 16 we were scanned with about 14,800 scans, nearly 15,000 different times.” Indiana’s IT team reportedly traced the scans back to a DHS computer – the same one responsible for attacking Georgia’s electoral system last year. Neither Georgia or Indiana reportedly gave permission. DHS, meanwhile, has denied being the source of the scans. Memories Pizza: Where The Trump Revolution Began? A reader in Chicago sends this video clip in which the notorious Milo Yiannopoulos takes his crew to visit Memories Pizza and interviews the owners about their experience last year. You’ll remember Memories Pizza as the small-town Indiana pizza shop whose Evangelical Christian owners were more or less set up by an Indiana TV reporter, amid the Indiana RFRA debacle, who asked them if they would cater a gay wedding.

They said no, an answer which, upon broadcast, brought down a hateful national mob on their heads. They closed the business for a few days, and considered never opening again. They got death threats. I wrote about it all here at the time, saying: This may not be the America the gay rights movement and its allies, especially in the media, wanted. But this is the America they have created. I don’t know that I ever would have recommended watching a Milo video, but this one is genuinely informative, even moving. Interesting theory, anyway. UPDATE: Commenter yahtzee says: Memories Pizza: Where The Trump Revolution Began? The Times of London: Milo ‘the British poster boy for America’s far right’ | ValuBit News.

Yiannopoulos – and this is important – was a pro-Trump partisan during the US election who wrote and spoke fervently in his favour and, towards the end, developed a habit of affectionately referring to Trump simply as “Daddy”. And he has direct links to the president-elect. Steve Bannon, the man who hired him to write for Breitbart – “The man who made me a star” – was the chief executive of the Trump campaign and will serve as a senior counsellor in the Trump administration. As a result of these ties and his tireless support online and across campuses, Yiannopoulos found himself a guest at Trump’s victory party last month. “It was in New York. An invitation-only thing,” he says, airily. “Journalists don’t give me power. “Everyone characterises me as some weird, reactionary, hateful, right-wing lunatic. “Everybody thinks that I’m either a troll-provocateur or attention-seeker for the sake of it.

The left despises him. “No, they need to pathologise me,” he snaps. The Alt-Lite Is Imploding. By Reinhard Wolff | Something amazing is taking place. Over the last few weeks, we have witnessed the Alt-Lite begin to unravel. First, Baked Alaska, a prolific Twitter personality and pro-Trump rapper, was removed from the "DeploraBall" at Mike Cernovich’s behest for discussing Jewish influence. We have since seen Paul Joseph Watson, Cernovich, and Bill Mitchell attempt to distance themselves from the Alt-Right – a label with which, ironically, they used to identify. Amusingly, Paul Joseph Watson now sounds identical to Rick Wilson, who, quite vulgarly, characterized us as single, childless men masturbating to anime in our mothers’ basements. What’s amusing about Paul’s “logic and reason” comment is that, to date, the Alt-Lite has been completely unable or unwilling to engage with us in a battle of ideas. Why, you might ask? The Alt-Lite, like the mainstream status quo propagated by our ruling class, can only exist by declaring certain topics "off-limits.

" The Sad Attempt to Make Trumpism Cool. In the fall of 2008, as the election of Barack Obama started to seem inevitable, many Republicans began wondering about their party’s future. Obama had won in part by harnessing the enthusiasm of young people. How would the right respond? How could conservatism be made into something swaggering and cool? One answer was the Hip-Hop Republicans, a group of young, stylish African-Americans who loved both rap music and conservative values. The Hip-Hop Republicans didn’t catch on in the ways some people hoped. In the meantime, a very different group of young-ish people is attempting to make Trump’s brand of Republicanism cool. Plenty of movies, TV shows, and pop songs are animated by conservative values. It’s not hard to understand the gut-level appeal of Yiannopoulos’s right-wing shtick, the appeal of rallying around an identity others find “deplorable,” especially as ideologies loosen from their intellectual and historical roots.

It was gross. Milo Yiannopoulos’s Cynical Book Deal. On Thursday, the Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the alt-right impresario Milo Yiannopoulos will publish a book with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Yiannopoulos, a thirty-three-year-old editor at Breitbart News, is known for stunts such as announcing the creation of a scholarship fund for white men, leading a racist online harassment campaign against the comedian Leslie Jones, and evangelizing against the “cancer” of “angry, bitter, profane, lesbianic” modern feminism. (That Yiannopoulos is gay only adds zest to that adjectival layer cake of misogyny.) Though he is often described as a troll provocateur, he prefers the label “free-speech fundamentalist.” The books section of the Amazon site, with its Little League strategy of inventing niche genres to insure that the authors it wants to promote can all come in first place, has taken the bait. I’m not suggesting that readers accept the Yiannopoulos situation.

The Mistake the Berkeley Protesters Made about Milo Yiannopoulos. Last week, PBS broadcast “Birth of a Movement,” a film about the battle between William Monroe Trotter, a firebrand African-American publisher born a few years after the end of the Civil War, and D. W. Griffith, the filmmaker responsible for the racist classic “Birth of a Nation.” Trotter, a contemporary of W. E. It would be tempting to think of Trotter’s concerns as particular to that era.

An even more disturbing element of the Jones incident lay in Yiannopoulos’s prediction that the Twitter ban would make him even more prominent than he was prior to it—a prediction that has largely held true. In the aftermath of the clash with Trotter, Griffith published a pamphlet titled “The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America,” and directed a film titled “Intolerance,” which criticized not racism but people who were intolerant of it. The further fact of Yiannopoulos’s fervent support for President Trump is not, then, surprising. How Alt-Right “Fellow-Traveller” Milo Yiannopoulos Cracked Up the Right. Editor’s note: on Tuesday afternoon, Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as an editor at Breitbart News. On Monday afternoon, shortly before he learned that he had been disinvited from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, that his book deal with Simon & Schuster had been cancelled, and that his fellow-employees at Breitbart News were threatening to quit if he wasn’t fired, Milo Yiannopoulos calmly explained to me that he wasn’t a pedophile or an anti-Semite.

Over the weekend, interviews in which he discussed underage sex and Jewish influence on the media and finance had circulated on social media. A group calling itself the Reagan Battalion had scoured the Web and assembled a highlight reel of Yiannopoulos’s most offensive statements, including an endorsement of having sex with thirteen-year-olds. Actually, they were right. The Berkeley event turned some of Yiannopoulos’s critics on the right into sympathizers, who started to view him as a martyr for free speech. Birther LIE pays off. In this web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians dissect the big lie Trump rode to power: the Birther lie. Nell Painter, historian and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School; Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Yale University; and Philip Klinkner, James S.

Sherman Professor of Government, Hamilton College discuss the fertile ground on which the birther lie was sown: our nation’s history of white supremacy. Credits: Gail Ablow, Producer; Sikay Tang, Editor BILL MOYERS: I’m Bill Moyers. What’s different is that in those two minutes Donald Trump was handed the most awesome power imaginable. LOU DOBBS (CNN 7/21/09): Up next, the issue that won’t go away: the matter of President Obama and that birth certificate. TRUMP (The O’Reilly Factor, FOX News 3/30/11): He doesn’t have a birth certificate. Security Check Required.

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