It's that iconoclast Milo Yiannopoulos has been ousted from his keynote speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Here is the media coverage from Politico.
The reversal of fortune came about because a video disclosed that MY advocated sexual relationships between older men and younger boys.
In the mindset of many that means the "p" word. That is, "pedophilia." As the conservative movement in America struggles to regroup in response to Trumpism, it can't afford to be associated with such a reprehensible idea.
ML contends the advocacy was positioned and packaged by him as a bit of humor. He points out that his native sense of comedy - which is British - was simply misunderstood.
No one is buying that. Conservative power is in play and there is no room for any association with the "p" concept.
Likely, this senior editor at right-wing Breitbart News, is finished. Survival as an iconoclast depends on cunningly calculated moves. ML missed one of the those. In the game he was playing there was and is no margin for error.
Simon & Schuster cancels book deal with MY. Here are details.
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