Milo Yiannopoulos resigned from his editor position at Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos holds a press conference In which he quits Brietbart News

As we discussed yesterday, Milo Yiannopoulos is no longer welcome at the “cool conservatives” table. When I say “cool conservatives,” I mean the conservatives who embrace and accept violent misogyny, transphobia, Islamophobia, the Alt-Right and general racism. As it turns out, we’ve found the “bridge too far” for that group, and it’s a guy talking about how it should legal for older men to groom young boys for sex. Milo made the comments last year in a live stream, and the comments were widely circulated over the weekend… by conservatives. As in, it feels like certain elements in the far-right wanted a reason to oust Milo and this was it. This was not a liberal conspiracy, this was an internal power struggle within the far-right.

So, Milo’s dumb book will no longer by published by Simon & Schuster and CPAC canceled Milo’s scheduled talk. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that there were many rumors within the media that Breitbart employees wanted Milo out of his job there, where he served as Technology Editor. In the end, Breitbart News didn’t fire Milo though – they let him resign in an impromptu (?) press conference. I have no interest in excerpting from Milo’s resignation speech, but just trust me for someone with a well-documented disdain for victims and victimhood, Milo was certainly working hard to paint himself as a victim on multiple levels.

So, what’s next? Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone had an interesting take, which is that Milo will likely stick around and continue to act like he’s the biggest free-speech/hate-speech martyr around. You can read Taibbi’s piece here. Meanwhile, Slate’s hot take is that Milo is now “useless to conservatives.” I think Slate is wildly underestimating the far-right’s ability to wallow in cognitive dissonance.

This whole 72-hour downfall could possibly be credited to Bill Maher, because Maher bravely invited this bridge troll onto his HBO show and then barely challenged him. Except that as I said, Milo’s downfall was mostly an internal power struggle for the soul of the Alt-Right. Still, Maher gave a self-congratulatory interview to the NYT yesterday where he literally said “you’re welcome,” as in Maher believes he brought Milo down. You can read the NYT piece here.

And finally, this is what Leslie Jones had to say. Remember, Milo was kicked off Twitter for harassing her. When he went on Real Time with Bill Maher, Milo was still calling her a “dude” and saying she was “uneducated” or whatever. This is Leslie’s classy, didn’t-even-use-his-name tweet:

Milo Yiannopoulos holds a press conference In which he quits Brietbart News

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  1. Jenns says:

    I’m sure there’s a position at The White House for him.

    • AreYouForReal? says:

      They’ll wait for the furor to die down and then invite him in.

    • ell says:

      oh god no.

    • Megan says:

      Under Trump’s new EO on immigration, Yiannopoulos should be immediately deported. His HB1 visa is no longer valid since he quit his job.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Milo getting deported would be sweet irony.

      • QQ says:

        F*ck it.. Build that Wall … around Milo.. in a way we’d be siloing his toxicity from the public at Large, I want his sexist racist gross typhoid Mary ass to give the ny Post in a weeks’ time an exclusive about his new life as a social pariah back in 4 Chan, unable to touch up those sh!tty highlights of his

      • Miss M says:

        I am not sure about H1B. But other visas grants you a time period to leave the country. I am assuming that h1B gives a month? As much as I dislike him, I thought I should bring the Visa issue up…

      • Radley says:

        That would be amazing.

        Hopefully we can push him back in the shadows and on the fringe. There’s no shutting him up completely. But God willing, his 15 minutes of fame as a professional hater are over.

      • Tata says:

        I understood the policy to be – If you are from a rich (and often white majority) country (NZ, AUS, England, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, etc) you can stay up to 6 months to find another job.

        If you are from a ‘non desirable’ country and get fired while in the US on an H1b – India, Mexico, China, venezuela, etc – you have 30 days to find a job before you have to GTFO.

        I know obama was trying to change things for students, but I am not sure about everyone else.

      • soapboxpudding says:

        Actually, you have to leave immediately on an H1B visa. The border guards told my husband he could probably take up to 7 days, without “any trouble” as in not being banned from returning or forcibly removed. Fun fact – the H1B has a clause that prevents you from returning to the US for 2 years for any work.

      • nikko says:

        Exactly, I was thinking the same thing. Deport him!!!

  2. IMO says:

    I’m sick of hearing that little rat’s name.

    • Placebo says:

      +10000 I’ve noticed that when he is speaking, he never looks direct to the person….he always avoids eye contact.

      • detritus says:

        May be true, but that’s a nervous thing, not a giant shitbag thing. They just happen to go hand in hand with him.

      • Radley says:

        I think he’s incredibly damaged and full of self loathing and anger. That said, still no sympathy from me. Go fix yourself, Yiannopolous…quietly.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        @Radley. +1
        I said the same thing before I read your comment. Also agree that he still has his fellow despicable supporters so I don’t think he’ll go away.

    • MorningCoffee says:

      Am I the only one that looks at him and sees Stefan from SNL?

    • Justjj says:

      Me too and I didn’t even know he was such a violent misogynist psycho until yesterday. He’s just vile.

  3. Shambles says:

    Bye, bitch.

    I’m sure Steve Bannon loves this. A flamboyant gay man who is pro-pedophelia. This gives him and Alex Jones and all of their disgusting disciples an excuse to say, “See?! Gay mean bad!!”

    Milo is terribly harmful to the LGBTQ community and I hope he stays in the hole from whence he came. Be gone

    • Merry says:

      What are you talking about. Bannon MADE Milo in the US. He loves him for being able to hit millenials with the hate message. He hates that Milo has done the one thing he should never have done…..give establishment conservatives a reason to back away. I guarantee you Bannon hates this. Bannons utility to Trump is afterall built around being able to mobilise younger and more engaged supporters than the usual hate filled republican.

      If you watch the full press conference he gave, Milo is actually asked if he spoke to Bannon after the story broke. He says no but then he goes on to say that he is in the process of setting up his own media unit making it clear that he intends to rival Breitbart. So I think Milo and Bannon may actually have to go to war with each other; which will be a hoot because either way, we win.

      • Radley says:

        It’s not like there’s a big gaping void left by his departure. Another young rat will emerge.
        I agree with Shambles that Bannon embracing Yiannopolous was part of a long con. Ultimately, he wanted to use this hot mess to smear the entire LGBTQ community. Then the alt-right could say they made a good faith effort, but LGBTQ people, like POC, Jews and Muslims are simply lesser beings. Bannon’s a patient man. And he thinks he’s a tactical genius. I really believe that was the overall goal in having this dude around. Most alt-right guys are not pro LGBTQ. Yiannopolous was merely tolerated because he was exceptionally hateful and they got cheap thrills via his trolling. But I feel like at some point, he was gonna be taken down regardless.

      • Merry says:


        Of course new trolls will rise but you are VERY misinformed if you are unable to recognise that Milo served Bannon and the altright an essential function. He was a guy with a Jewish mother saying anti semitic things and taking photos with neo Nazis. He was a non American repeating the dog whistle anti immigration slogans. He was a gay guy who only dates black men making racial slurs about a black celebrity. He was a gay guy who used homophobic language, openly called Trans people mentally ill and denounces marriage equality. He was a gay man who wore drag but denounced feminity and women. He was a “minority” who fought safe spaces. In other words, HE and only he, could legitimise that bunch. HE is the reason they’ve done so well at painting their critics as “snowflakes” and “concern trolls” especially among millenials. Whoever replaces him has to combine that special blend of minorityness while being as hateful as he ever was. And that guy, if he does exist, has to build an online following fast before Milo recovers from this. Bannon is not pleased to lose him and even worse, he cant be excited about him becoming a potential rival in the media space. That would mean he would no longer be dealing with him as an employee but as an equal who must be negotiated and appeased from time to time.

      • Tata says:

        @merry – yes! Because he was gay, because he claimed to be Jewish (he also claimed to be Catholic, when it suited him) and all the other things you said- I feel he claimed those things to give him immunity and a certain kind of legitimacy to say these disgusting things.

        @merry thank you for Perfectly putting it.

      • Lady D says:

        @Merry, large parts of your job description fit Perez Hilton.

      • Fire rabbit says:

        Or, Bannon and Trump will back him and own both. One for the geriatric sociopaths and a training ground for the younger ones. 😑

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “Bye, bitch.”

      That was really satisfying. 😉

    • susanne says:

      Big point of distinction- If I consider myself hetero or homosexual, that means with adults.
      Anyone with sexual attraction to children is a pedophile. The right misses this major point.

      • Annetommy says:

        I agree. Frankly it’s immaterial if the children that are preyed on are the same or the opposite gender. It’s all repellent.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        They miss it deliberately whenever it’s convenient for them. The same ones who ‘hoot and holler’ about how they don’t think gay or lesbian people should be allowed to adopt a child of the same sex would go on a rant about man-hating feminazis/libtards if anybody implied that heterosexual males shouldn’t be allowed to adopt children of the opposite sex.

  4. AfricanBoy says:

    Milo is a professional troll and provocateur who intentionally says crazy stuff to get a reaction, and then he has the nerve to inflict a victim complex on himself and whines that his free speech is under assault when the blowback comes his way. He needs to be ignored.

  5. AreYouForReal? says:

    The scary thing is that he is not contrite at all. In fact, he said that he was sorry he had apologized and that it was a conspiracy by the mainstream media to bring him down. And the Breitbart loonies agreed with him. He is also apparently launching his own media outlet (a la Breitbart), so, no, he’s not going anywhere.

    Cognitive dissonance is a real thing for the conservatives. How they can deride equality for all and champion this fool, is beyond me.

    • Merry says:

      Their cognitive dissonance is also on full display when people who are constantly screaming about free speech and the right to offend are led by a man who just apologised to the world and acknowledged that there are red lines. Which is it, you can say whatever you want and private institutions should not blacklist you for it OR there are things that are reprehensible and off bounds? But his followers are too stupid to see the contradictions.

  6. Ninks says:

    This guy’s face is even more punchable than Miles Teller’s, and he’s far, far more deserving of one.

  7. Sixer says:

    I’m glad he’s fallen. He’ll rise again via his filthy awful fandom, but it’ll be hard for him to get it all back. Good.

    But, as I keep saying, Milo is not an isolated individual. He’s the face of a recruiting network. Bill Maher is an idiot who has helped to amplify a single Nazi whose fall will exacerbate and add to the supremacist sense of grievance held by his followers. The whole episode will have radicalised and recruited more people to the cause. Yeah, big win Bill. Not.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Sixer- normally, I would say if the media found some smoking gun on him and then struck while he’s in the spotlight, then he could be taken down. But Trumpsters have this habit of explaining the smoking guns away. So yeah, Milo will probably just get more power. Unfortunately.

      • Sixer says:

        Yes. And sensationalising him a la Bill Maher will only make it worse. Causes feed on martyrs.

        Alt-right recruiters were at that Berkeley event as they are wherever he speaks, so that they can sign people up. If Bill Maher actually cared about this and not his ego and his ratings, he’d be commissioning proper investigative pieces that exposed all the links between these individuals and groups, not platforming him to generate outrage.

  8. wheneight says:

    PLEASE let this be the last of this asshole.

  9. Cannibell says:

    Buh bye, Felicia!

  10. Mich says:

    1. Maher more than left a lot of what he said unchallenged. He agreed with him that trans people are “weirdos” and more. He was more than happy to try to find common ground with a Nazi.

    2. Milo’s Princess Diana puppy dog affectation (head bowed, eyes up) is exceptionally annoying.

    • susanne says:

      I officially quit Maher. Not hard to do.
      I watched an hour and a half long interview with Trevor Noah with the guardian last night, and love him more and more.
      At first his standup rubbed me the wrong way a bit…the more I see him on the Daily Show and in interviews, I am so incredibly impressed. May have an itty bitty crush.

  11. Nicole says:

    This isn’t the last of this idiot. But I’m enjoying the temporary fall of grace.
    Unfortunately I have all the faith that the assholes in the WH will invite him for something soon

  12. robyn says:

    A bit of karma to this. Bannon didn’t mind Milo helping to push the lie about Hillary being involved in a pedophilia ring … which many Trump supporters actually believed. Bannon probably is secretly hating to see Milo and his flair for propaganda go. Maybe he will emerge as Trump’s new press secretary in future.

  13. grabbyhands says:

    Everyone is talking about how at least the GOP found at least ONE line they were unwilling to cross. I think this gives them way too much credit-all we’ve discovered there is a line that haven’t yet found a way to dance around. If they had been able to exploit this and keep him front and center, they would have.

    As it turns out, the alt right now has a conservative martyr and someone else will give him another book deal and press as soon as this dies down. The far right and their supporters have sunk to an irretrievable low in their quest to drown out the opposition.

    • susanne says:

      I am not comforted that pedophilia is the only line that makes these folks say ‘ew’.
      Experiencing some bigly disappointment in the humanity in the US…and it’s not just here. We’re just bigger and uglier and more dangerous.

  14. RussianBlueCat says:

    There is more dirt on this disgusting walking pile of slug shit. The media smells blood and they are going to keep digging into this faux human’s past. There will be more stories coming

    • Megan says:

      It doesn’t matter. His followers will simply dismiss them as fake news.

      • susanne says:

        This is the comment I hear from Trump supporters. The media needs to step up. A new standard for fact checking needs to become the norm.

    • Merry says:

      Theres so much on Milo just on this subject alone. The most egregious ones are these three but there are others.

      1) like he organised a conference in which the wall behind the podium speakers was lined with framed photos of boys who look in their early teens in the process of undressing. No, I am not joking. And just like the Rogan tape and the livestream, this has been in the public domain for awhile.

      2) like he claimed on the Rogan interview to have personally attended a Hollywood party in which he witnessed adult men raping underage boys. He neither stopped it nor reported it. He refused to name the party host. None of the useless reporters at his press conference asked him about it. His supporters are trying to douse that flame by claiming he has no legal obligation to stop the crime or name names….lets see how the general public feel about that. Someone in the MSM needs to take up this angle.

      3) Milo is on record in a different interview from the now famous two, saying that boys seduce their female teachers and that in those cases of underage sex the female teacher is the real victim.

  15. Megan says:

    I don’t think this is far-right infighting. I think this is the opening shot in a war between traditional conservatives and the alt-right. Trump’s approval ratings would be acceptable after the mid-term mark in a second term, but for them to be this low right out of the gate is a problem for Republicans in Congress.

    This is, of course, a mess of their own making. Republicans let the Tea Partiers run amuck in the House to block Obama’s agenda, but the party swung too far to the right and got stuck with Trump. Their only hope is to pull Trump towards the middle and that will only happen if, and it’s a big if, they succeed in ousting Bannon.

  16. littlemissnaughty says:

    It bears repeating: He has such a punchable face. I could knock him out with my pinky. What a waste of skin that rancid little turd is.

  17. Eric says:

    I’m hoping that HR McMaster has the stones to put Bannon back in the box with the conspiracy theorists and xenophobes.

    Small victories please!

  18. Insomniac says:

    I read that Bill Maher interview, and ugh. His picture should be in the dictionary under “insufferably smug.”

    And Leslie Jones is right. Giving these chronic attention junkies like Milo a lot of attention has been going on too long and really hasn’t made this country a better place. Maybe it’s time to stop rewarding the toddlers for smearing the contents of their diapers on the wall and claiming it’s just another point of view.

  19. Maya says:

    Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t the Vatican filled with paedophiles? And these conservatives are mostly hardcore christians and have no problem with what is happening over there?

    • teacakes says:

      fyi, the Vatican is Catholic.

      Most “Christians” in America are not Catholic and many of the evangelical persuasion actually despise Catholics on principle (hence it was a big deal when JFK became President).

      • hunter says:

        Weird, I always thought both Protestants and Catholics were “Christians” because they both believe in following the teachings of Christ.

        I have to say I think I’m correct and you’re mistaken.

      • African Sun says:

        @teacakes, well said.

        @hunter, many evangelicals do not think we Catholics are real Christians. I have had many long arguments with hard-core evangelicals who do not think Roman Catholics even have the right to call themselves Christians. It’s tiring and annoying.

        @Maya, the percentage of paedophiles in the Vatican is low compared to general population and Pope Francis has worked very hard to excommunicate and handle many of the abusers. Many Catholics hated what happened and felt terrible about it, me included.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Conservatives only care about Catholics for the ones who are single issue, anti-abortion voters. They aren’t interested in any other part of Catholic teachings, which are usually NOT conservative. Most Catholics disapproved of the Vatican’s handling of pedophiles. While the GOP has been extremely silent on the issue of Dennis Hastert.

      Of the 45 US presidents, only one has been Catholic. There have only been two Catholic VPs and both of those have been recent.

      • Miss M says:

        Isn’t Trump catholic who attended a Jesuit school?

      • Lightpurple says:

        @MissM, Trump was raised Presbyterian, not Catholic

      • Bootsie says:

        Isn’t Biden the only Catholic VP? Who’s the other then? Pence? Isn’t he evangelical?

      • African Sun says:

        @Lightpurple, well said. I am always surprised by how hardcore many evangelical Christian theologies are, particularly Southern Baptist. Catholic teachings are not as hard and tough, I must agree.

  20. teacakes says:

    Good riddance.

  21. Lightpurple says:

    The President of the US threatened to cut funds to a major university for this man

  22. third ginger says:

    It’s important to keep saying that Milo is not being denied the right of free speech: he’s being denied the continued opportunity to be rich and famous.

    • original kay says:

      YES! great reply to all the idiots who are saying his rights are being infringed upon.


    • a reader says:

      or, more specifically, the free market is reacting to his free speech and rejecting his peddling of hatred.

      the constitution does NOT protect us from consequences of our speech. people seem to forget that.

      • LittlestRoman says:

        OMG, thank you! Yes, you can say whatever you want…however, you will have to answer for the consequences (criminal/civil charges, losing your job, becoming a social pariah, etc.). Talk about ‘special snowflakes’! Earth to Milo (& Co.), you are not the actual center of the universe!

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      All of this!

  23. karen says:

    so does he get to keep the ridiculously large advance for the book when it was cancelled?

  24. crazydaisy says:

    I only just found out about this *person* the other day, when I saw the Bill Maher show, and without knowing any background besides “Breitbart”, just found *it* deeply repulsive. Now I know why.

  25. frigga says:

    Generally I do not condone violence…but someone could take care of this guy ASAP and I’m sure absolutely no one with a soul would miss him.

  26. Indiana Joanna says:

    I don’t see this creep going away anytime soon. He is immune to criticism and disdain and feeds on any attention.

    He is a very damaged person and should seek professional psychiatric care for his obvious self hatred.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Didn’t he say something on Bill Maher’s show about “being broken”? He also said that transgender people were damaged, and gay people probably are too. And his statements about women are just bizarre. He says he “went gay so he wouldn’t have to deal with nutty broads.”

      Despite his penchant for Barbara Bush’s pearls and his declarations of how lovely and fabulous he is, he seems to me to be quite an unhappy person who is desperate for attention. His weird mix of confident bravado and pouty petulance show that psychologically, he is all over the place, and I think a lot of his mouthiness is simply empty shtick. He needs to get up in front of people and flame them into reacting. Hence, he is going to re-launch himself as an “entertainer.”

      While Bill Maher went strangely easy on him at the beginning of the show, the Overtime segment of the show was different. I saw it on YouTube and I recommend it if you want to see Milo get his ass handed to him. Larry Wilmore and Malcolm Nance put him in his place, as Bill should have done. It is well worth seeing.

      And Larry Wilmore should have his own show again because he is brilliant.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        I can’t stand Bill Maher, so I don’t watch him at all. But I will check pout the post show on YouTube.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        Just watched a minute of this creep on the Maher show. my is rambling, disoriented, disingenuous, opportunistic and completely dependent on unsophisticated Americans finding his accent exotic and charming. What a mess.

        I just don’t stick around to listen to these types of people. A very big yuck. Pseudointellectual garbage. And Maher is just as disgusting and slimy.

  27. Cat87 says:

    So happy to read this but at the same time I know Milo will recover. He still has his alt-right troops supporting his bigotry. A battle won still at war with him.

  28. Eric says:

    As you continue to deride Bill Maher for having scuzzy on the show, remember this:

    If Maher can have Milo on Real Time and then Milo gets fired from Breitbart, loses his book deal, and gets banned from the CPAC, why can’t Maher have Bannon on this Friday?

    To which Keith Olbermann tweeted:
    Hell no! Put Trump on!

  29. Spike says:

    Milo – the ultimate special snowflake who is in his safe space. It’s all a joke to him. Performance art as in the ’80’s.

    However we can’t paint all conservatives with the same brush. It’s reductive. It’s binary thinking/labelling that prevents useful discussions. Some of my conservative friends are reeling over what’s happening. A conservative group took down Milo; posted the videos.

    Fox News’ own Shep Smith & Chris Wallace have been very critical of the President since the last week’s unhinged melt down . Morons are acting like rapid dogs in attacks on Smith; demanding that he be fired.

  30. Spike says:

    Milo – the ultimate special snowflake who is in his safe space. It’s all a joke to him. Performance art as in the ’80’s.

    However we can’t paint all conservatives with the same brush. It’s reductive. It’s binary thinking/labelling that prevents useful discussions. Some of my conservative friends are reeling over what’s happening. A conservative group took down Milo; posted the videos.

    Mayors, law enforcement & businesses are objecting to his (I mean Bannon’s) decisions. His deportation decrees are directly affecting major business segments. And for all these folks who voted for him karma’s a bitch.

    Fox News’ own Shep Smith & Chris Wallace have been very critical of the President since the last week’s unhinged melt down . Morons are acting like rapid dogs in attacks on Smith; demanding that