It's the Oscar and Felix of fascism! pic.twitter.com/CjWckTgMRa
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 20, 2017
Back in 2014, DougJ quoted TPM’s Josh Marshall:
… In recent years, especially since Obama became President, CPAC’s wild press popularity and attention has been driven by what we might call a tacit conspiracy of derp between the event organizers and the people who cover it. You be outrageous; we’ll be outraged. And everyone will be happy. (After all, crap like this doesn’t happen by accident.) This has become even more the case as the contemporary Conservative Movement has become less a matter of ideology than a sort of performance art…
So, not really outside the CPAC norms when “Dad to 5 angels, husband… American Conservative Union Chair” Matt Schlapp announced a spot at this year’s conference for the freshest Hot Young Contrarian ‘Conservative’…
We think free speech includes hearing Milo’s important perspective. #CPAC2017 pic.twitter.com/ssDS6HVmLN
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 18, 2017
Per the Washington Post:
… [The announcement] came just hours after Yiannopoulos, who has told college audiences that “feminism is cancer” and that the gay rights movement should abandon transgendered people, appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” leading to progressive criticism of Maher.
Contrary to some reporting, Schlapp said, Yiannopoulos was not giving the conference’s “keynote” speech, which typically closes out the weekend. But his prominent invitation underscores how much the presidential victory of Donald Trump — whom Yiannopoulos calls “daddy” — changed the tone of mainstream conservatism.
Earlier this month, after University of California at Berkeley police canceled a talk by Yiannopoulos and put the campus on lockdown amid protests against his speech, Trump threatened to pull federal funds from the institution….
By 2015, the first year that Schlapp presided over the ACU — and thus over CPAC — the event was welcoming back some previously ostracized speakers. This year, Breitbart chief executive-turned White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon has a speaking slot; Kellyanne Conway, another key strategist, is on the ACU’s board…
But then!… some of the sulking True Conservatives who feel CPAC has gotten entirely too ‘edgy’ (not everybody is a fan of ‘performative’ anti-Semitism, or of sending an army of twitter-trolls to harass actress Leslie Jones) dug through Mr. Yiannopoulos’ copious online archives…
AUDIO: Milo Yiannopoulos advocating for pedophilia in an interview. He's the keynote at @CPAC and he has a book deal with @simonschuster pic.twitter.com/vlhc90InMl
— Yashar (@yashar) February 20, 2017
Oh, how the Lie-brals rejoiced!…
Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulous in his own words: "We get hung up on this child abuse stuff." https://t.co/FLlBjiqafB
— Bryan Dawson (@BryanDawsonUSA) February 20, 2017
Wait so what you're telling me is Muscular Christianity kids who fetishize classical Greek & Roman social orders might go easy on pederasty
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) February 20, 2017
Dennis Hastert was just being edgy.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 20, 2017
I was at CPAC in 2007 when Ann Coulter did her stand-up routine in which she called John Edwards a "faggot." Mitt Romney opened for her.
— slackbot (@pareene) February 20, 2017
This line from an organization that blocked the Log Cabin GOP is particularly galling https://t.co/u5CL3XlhSp
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) February 20, 2017
CPAC, where the lights of the movement shine. pic.twitter.com/Z0PkJpRYtw
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 20, 2017
The conservatives who invited Milo to do the keynote at CPAC do not deserve a pass for ignorance. They knew exactly what they were doing.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 20, 2017
"we wanted to ride the outrage wave produced by the trash opinions of a dimwit publicity vacuum, but not like this… not like this"
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 20, 2017
Milo-to-CPAC demonstrates how thoroughly the pretense that conservatism is about socially conservative morality has been abandoned.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) February 19, 2017
don't anyone deny milo his 1st amendment right to be paid a lot of money to speak in front of a large audience about legal adult-13yo sex
— Atrios (@Atrios) February 20, 2017
I look forward to the NYT think-piece about how liberals who get all mad about child rape are only emboldening pedophiles
— Thers (@Thers) February 20, 2017
(If there’s a betting pool, I call Ross Doubthat.)
So… what's Milo's book gonna be about? Because pedophilia doesn't seem like a marketable premise… https://t.co/S9T7gDuKZw
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 20, 2017
(Continued on next rock… )
I can’t believe this clearance-rack Andy Kaufman has so many people fooled.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of savages.
Christ, what an asshole.
But it was just, like, satire and stuff! Why are you libtards so humorless?
Also, last I heard, he lost both the CPAC slot and his book contract, so we got a notch in our collective belts.
@Jerzy Russian: I know. It’s hard to believe he doesn’t have a cabinet position by now.
I am totally stealing this.
Also, welcome back.
@different-church-lady: I confess to not being aware of all internet traditions in that I never heard of the guy until maybe a few months ago. I gather he is a professional fuckhead?
Interesting to see that CPAC actually has a line they won’t cross. I honestly didn’t think it was possible.
Conservatism’s rallying cry: Fuck your
Actually, no. Just an ordinary fuckhead who seems to have just lost his professional status.
And the best thing is his own side shanked him.
@Felonius Monk: I’m pretty sure Bill Maher is really glad for letting him on his show.
At some point liberals have a point about this thing we call “common fucking decency” and Milo has blown past that marker several years ago. But too many people want to get caught up in “But we’re hurting their FEELINGS” and “But then we’ll be just as bad as they are”.
(And I thought that before this whole deal about ‘normalizing pedophilia’ came up)
[Edited for clarity]
Still valid: Dead girl or live boy*.
*May be softening on the dead girl front.
We’re still in shock over the Bowling Green Massacre and the terror attack in Sweden. Oh, the humanity!
He got an advance for the book of $250k, after he conned donors out of $100k for that white male scholarship nonsense. He won’t starve, but you have to wonder what Simon & Schuster were thinking.
@bjacques: Word is that some of the people working at Breitbart are demanding he be fired.
That the Wingnut Wurlitzer market is always willing to spend good cash on doorstoppers in book wrappers, intended not for reading but for coffee-table display as markers of the owners’ tribal affiliations.
Not as though the book, when extruded, was gonna be worth reading. There were stories, when the original contract was signed, that Milo had plagiarized a bunch of stuff in “his” first book — not to mention the long-standing rumors that his Breitbart posts were written by a bunch of unsupervised, unpaid interns. Didn’t seem worth posting about at the time, since Milo was still a mere generic RWNJ ‘edgelord’.
My father was an Army colonel in North Africa in WWII. After the war he was on Eisenhower’s staff in Paris implementing the Marshall plan. He was a Republican.
I so wish he were still alive; he was so smart, so honest, and had such a gift for laser focused vulgarity. His take on Trump would be epic.
That said; Dad, we got this.
Oh, the schaden is especially freuden this morning for poor little Milo.
I believe the First Amendment requires that Milo be allowed to bloviate ad nauseum and anyone who doesn’t like it is breaking the constatusion.
Political circle j__k is all it is.
mai naem mobile
So Rep. Paul Gosar(R – AZ D-bag) was supposed to be holding a town hall event on Thurs. Douchebag cancelled last minute and turned it into a tele-townhall. Chickenshit got scared. My sister knows the owner of the facility(a Best Western) who is pissed off because they had people book rooms who were going to stay there the night of the townhall. They’re going to lose not just those bookings but lose out on bookings that they didn’t take because of they thought the rooms were already booked and they don’t get any cancellation charges because it’s within the no fee cancellation period. Way to make friends with small business Rep. Gosar!
Milo is the living embodiment of Cleek’s Law.
But sadly there will be others.
Cleek’s Law, like the Laws of Thermodynamics, is an underlying force in our universe that will always hold true.
I think Joe Scarborough pretty much answered that question.
@Calming Influence: “Precision F-strike” is a great thing in a person. In the military i wonder if his peers (ones who used profanity more casually) recognized the weight it carries when someone.like your Dad used it.
@Mustang Bobby: He still has his white, somewhat rusty, windowless van, with candy and puppies, parked next to the playground.
Is Trump still going to pursue cutting off funding for the University of California system because they protested Milo speaking to their young people?
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is what happens when a group decides to use Cleek’s Law as a guiding principle. You get people who you decide are good allies because they’ve angered the groups you’ve declared to be The Enemy, and then you find out too late that The Enemy’s anger was entirely justified and you’re stuck trying to defend the indefensible.
As I said on an earlier thread, Eddie Izzard called and wants his shtick back.
The day is still young.
Shitgibbon may create a “Department of Pedophilia That’s We Need Because the Libtards Hate It,” just so that he can name Vile-o as Secretary
If it was on a medieval map it would read, with a big arrow,
CPAC: Here There be Paedophiles
Tenar Arha (same Tenar, more Nameless Ones)
People did tell Berkeley & other colleges & Simon & Schuster & Bill Maher etc about this stuff. That guy has a track record even back before Gamergate of harassment & worse in the Internet. He didn’t deserve the platform & legitimacy he got from ANY of those fucking naïve morons who were trying to prove abstract points on the backs of the people that walking talking a-hole hurt. They can all go to hell along with him.
IN skimming a few rightwing sites, that is exactly the position some are taking- that Milo is cool because he makes the right people angry.
What bizarre is to see the double backflip pretzels they tie themselves into by declaring that Milo is just exposing the real pedophilia of liberals by something argle bargle derpity.
@BlueDWarrior: I’m pretty sure Bill Maher would have been nodding along agreeing with him if Milo had brought it up on his show.