Report: Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart

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Racist Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from the white supremacist publication Breitbart in the wake of outrage stemming from an interview in which Yiannopoulos not only sympathized with underage rape and pedophilia but even joked that he learned to give better oral sex after he was molested by “Father Michael.”

According to the Washington Post, several employees at Breitbart threatened to quit if Yiannopoulos wasn’t fired, so he officially submitted his resignation, noting that he didn’t want his “poor choice of words to detract from [his] colleagues’ important reporting.”

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The funniest part of the whole press release is that he honestly believes that writers at Breitbart do “important reporting.” Nevertheless, Yiannopoulos is out. I don’t know what impact this will have on the “alt-right” publication, but for now, I guess, it’s a victory of sorts.

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Read more at the Washington Post.

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Against my better judgment, I checked out what was being said on Breitbart about this. A lot of commenters see this as more proof that the left will character-assassinate anyone they disagree with. Apparently the other Breitbart editors who insisted he be fired are pawns of the left-wing conspiracy.

ETA: also there is the opinion being expressed that because the left apparently isn’t being vocal enough, they must be pro-pedophilia. It will be interesting to see what right wing framing of this will eventually develop one win out.