I haven’t commented on the uproar over Milos Yiannopoulos because he and the circus around him bore me.
Milo brouhaha exposes conservative fault lines. https://t.co/egRos9oqju
— IGF CultureWatch (@IndeGayForum) February 23, 2017
He has his defenders—”Milo is indisputably the most effective conservative on campus battling the anti-American identity-obsessed, racist Left,” writes David Horowitz. But Yiannopoulos has always been a provocateur who muddied the good fight against politically correct attacks on free speech (both formal and mob-driven) on college campuses and elsewhere with his own bigotries. Whatever good—and there was some—that came from an openly gay man becoming a major figure respected within the Breitbart crowd was undercut by his playing footsie with the alt right (a loose movement whose size and power are mendaciously exaggerated by the left, but which does exist).
His downfall over previous comments seeming to make light of pedophilia, including his own abuse by a priest, have now resulted in his leaving Breitbart News and being disinvited from the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he was to be a keynote speaker, all of which is to the delight of the alt-left.
Perhaps the circus has now left town.
More. CPAC is minus Milo, but the Log Cabin Republicans, once excluded, again have a booth.
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) February 23, 2017