Bye, Milo!

CN: Rape

Oh happy day! Within 24 hours of a video of Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia coming out, he lost his speaking gig at this year’s CPAC, his book deal, and maybe (it hasn’t been confirmed yet) his gig at Breitbart. [EDIT: He resigned today.] This all came just two days after Larry Wilmore tore Milo a new asshole on Bill Maher (after Maher basically handled Milo with kid gloves).

The best part is those who have defended Milo’s free speech rights are finally realizing what a turd breath is:

As is often the case, @xkcdComic explains it as well as a free speech scholar pic.twitter.com/3PUibyQixN
— Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) February 21, 2017
There is no evidence whatsoever to support Milo’s claim on Bill Maher tonight that trans people are disproportionately sex offenders. None.
— BLAIRE WHITE 💋 (@MsBlaireWhite) February 18, 2017
Milo is not a martyr for free speech. He’s a martyr for degeneracy and pederasty.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 20, 2017

(No word yet from Dave Rubin because he’s currently on vacation.)

Of course not everyone is leaving the Milo Fan Club. Russell Blackford, for example, thinks a privately owned business dropping a client is just as bad as government censorship for some reason:

A publishing house that cancels a book that’s been accepted for publication and promoted — giving in to outrage — is cowardly & despicable.
— Russell Blackford (@Metamagician) February 21, 2017
If a publisher can cancel Milo’s book because he said something unpopular in an interview, it can do the same to you or me or any author.
— Russell Blackford (@Metamagician) February 20, 2017

Apparently we need to sit this Russell guy down (whoever the fuck he is) and explain him the difference between the government banning books and a privately owned publisher deciding not to do business with someone.

Now as you all remember, last week I brought up the whole free speech debate and whether or not we should give Milo a platform. While I still think he should have been deplatformed long time ago, my friend Michael Sherlock says Milo’s downfall is exactly how this free speech thing works:

Following Milo’s expression regarding pedophilia, it seems #FreeSpeech is becoming the noose with which he is inadvertently hanging himself.
— Michael A. Sherlock (@sherlockmichael) February 20, 2017
I’ve always disagreed w/ de-platforming Milo. The larger the platform, the better. Will watch him horrifically crash & burn supernova style. https://t.co/KyJRgFcSV8
— Michael A. Sherlock (@sherlockmichael) February 20, 2017

I hate to say it, but maybe he’s right. Maybe by giving Milo enough rope, he’s now hanging himself.

All I know for sure is that I’m loving this train wreck!


Originally published at //freethoughtblogs.com/bianymeans/2017/02/21/bye-milo/ on February 21, 2017.