Saturday, February 18th, 2017

29 days since the National Day of Patriotic Devotion

(Morning Edition)

“[A] conversation between Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary right-wing author and lecturer, and Bill Maher, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” on that program Friday night was a largely docile, chummy affair. There was little conflict or cross-examination, as both men chided the political left for avoiding or drowning out Mr. Yiannopoulos’s views rather than engaging with them. Describing himself as “a virtuous troll,” Mr. Yiannopolous said, “I hurt people for a reason.” The New York Times, 18 February 2017

“After being asked by [Bill] Maher why he singled out a transgender student for ridicule during a recent speech at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, [Milo] Yiannopoulos intentionally referred to the former student as a “he” (she is a she), saying, “He had already left the university. And I make no apologies for protecting women and children from men who are confused about their sexual identity … I did it on purpose … I think women and girls should be protected from having men who are confused about their sexual identities from their bathrooms.” [Larry] Wilmore stepped up to the plate. “I just think it’s sad, because the same arguments that were used against gay people, treating them like aliens who wanted to fuck anything that moved and that’s why we should avoid them at all costs, are being used [against the trans community].” The Daily Beast, 18 Feburary 2017

“Milo Yiannopoulos … spoke at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he … used his platform to mock a transgender student, displaying her name and photo prominently … “He got into the women’s room the way liberals always operate, using the government and the courts to weasel their way where they don’t belong … I have known some passing trannies in my life. Trannies – you’re not allowed to say that. I’ve known some passing trannies, which is to say transgender people who pass as the gender they would like to be considered.” He then referred to the photo, which was still onscreen, and said, “Well, no. The way that you know he’s failing is I’d almost still bang him.” New York Magazine, 15 December 2016

 

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