Breitbart editor and Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos appeared on CNBC this week and educated a panel of reporters about Trump supporters and the Alt-Right, two groups the media has rushed to call racists.
Milo set the record straight, so to speak.
From the CNBC report:
America ‘could do with a bit of meanness,’ says conservative internet ‘villain’
A Donald Trump presidency might be not be so nice — but it might be more fun, conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Thursday.
“We could do with a bit of meanness in American society,” said Yiannopoulos, who writes for Breitbart.com and is a former self-proclaimed Twitter “super villain.” “This cult of being nice all the time and not saying what we really think, not saying what’s actually happening. … It results in horrible things happening.”
Yiannopoulos is no stranger to controversy: He has argued that provocative social media personalities, or trolls, will save the world, calling out crime and dangers that others are scared to address. His critics on both sides of the aisle, however, have called him a “monster” and a “bully.”
“The press seems determined to label the ‘alt-right’ as a misogynist, hateful, racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic movement,” Yiannopoulos said. “Yet at the same time tries to crown a gay Jew — who never shuts up about his black boyfriends — as the leader of it,” he said, referring to himself.
Yiannopoulos said that a candidate like Trump, who also touts his honesty, has tapped into a larger trend in society widely called the “alt-right.”
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“People are getting a little sick, on all sides of the political divide, of the nannying, safe-space culture from the left,” Yiannopoulos said. “Of the language policing: ‘Everything is racist, everything is homophobic.’ That kind of chilling effect, on culture, on freedom of expression, even on journalism, has started to become very obvious, and I don’t think voters like it.”
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