HOW ALT-RIGHT “FELLOW-TRAVELLER” MILO YIANNOPOULOS CRACKED UP THE RIGHT
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. Read more.