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Sunday, February 17, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A leading U.S. conservative conference rescinded its invitation to provocative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and a publisher canceled his book deal on Monday after old internet videos of him recirculated in which he discusses pedophilia.

Yiannopoulos, in a Facebook video post, denied he ever condoned pedophilia and said one video of him was edited to give a misleading impression.

Yiannopoulos, a Briton who is celebrated by some arch conservatives, was banned from Twitter last year after making highly controversial statements. He has infuriated liberals with provocative comments on race, religion and sex and appears to delight in his ability to offend.

The chairman of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, said on Sunday the group rescinded an invitation to this year’s Wednesday-Saturday event “due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia.”

“We realize that Mr. Yiannopoulos has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient,” Matt Schlapp, chairman of the union, said in the Twitter post.

CPAC is a high-profile annual gathering of conservative activists. President Donald Trump is among the scheduled speakers this year along with Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior Trump adviser Stephen Bannon. Yiannopoulos is also an editor for the right-wing Breitbart News, which Bannon once headed.

Earlier this month, the University of California canceled Yiannopoulos’ speaking engagement on the Berkeley campus when violent protests against his appearance broke out.

Trump, in response, threatened on Twitter to cut off federal funding for the university.

The latest controversy stems from a video in which Yiannopoulos seems to suggest the standard for pedophilia is whether the younger partner has gone through puberty.

At another point in the video, however, Yiannopoulos says the established age of consent, which is 16 to 18 years old in the United States, is “about right.”

In his Facebook statement on Monday, Yiannopoulos denied condoning pedophilia.

“I find those crimes to be absolutely disgusting. I find those people to be disgusting,” he said, while expressing regret he used the word “boys” instead of young men while discussing the benefits of relationships between men with large age differences.

Book publisher Simon & Schuster said it canceled the publication of Yiannopoulos’ book Dangerous, which was due out on June 13.

“After careful consideration @simonschuster and its @threshold_books have cancelled publication of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos,” spokesman Adam Rothberg said on Twitter.

Yiannopoulos acknowledged in a separate Facebook post: “They canceled my book.”

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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38 responses to “Conservatives Shunning Breitbart Provocateur Milo Over Pedophilia Tape”

  1. FireBaron says:

    Sorry, Dirtbag, but as soon as you decided kids under 18 could be your special target you completely blew whatever credibility you had. As for CPAC, they must really be swallowing their craws this year. Not only were they planning on having a gay man (who they are trying to legislate against) having to speak, they are also having Teflon Donnie – that pseudo-Conservative who is only in this for the ego trip.

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      The right is pulling out their “victim” cards. This after they all but destroyed the Obama presidency and libel and slandered Hillary for years.

      • stcroixcarp says:

        I fear that there are no decent republicans. Maybe there never were.

        • rhetoric_phobic says:

          There were. This isn’t the GOP. It was hijacked and the decent people fled. What we have remaining, is the GOP in name only.

        • Once upon a time there were. But since the influx of so much money flowing into the coffers of Right Wing politicians(and Left Wingers as well, to be fair), and with the Koch Brothers buying political offices for all who would do their bidding, the GOP has sunk to such a galling and despicable level that they may never be able to recover, except by being kept in office to siphon off more money.

        • plc97477 says:

          There were some decent repugs but they were few and far between. They are long gone now.

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  3. Dan S says:

    Words cannot begin to describe the disgust I have for this Milo person. His views and words are unwelcomed and I hope by the rejection from the right he’ll just go away

  4. yabbed says:

    How low can the Trumpies go? Racists? check Misogynists? check Grifters? check Gangsters? check Con artists? check Pedophiles? check

  5. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    nothing for nothing but this clown sounds like DONNY DUMP next POS he puts in one of his office’s jobs . the DUMPSTERS NEW B/F he might put him in for the next sexual control job or something like that . two peas in a pod

    • idamag says:

      He might need him to eliminate the sex offender registry and all the other laws concerning sex.

      • ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

        all the clowns that have sexual issues or any type of rape and women beating don’t have to wait in the DUMPSTER line thy go right to the front of the line so DONNY DUMP can place them in their new jobs fast

  6. jakenhyde says:

    This clown sounds like a male Ann Coulter. Doesn’t care what he says so long as it gets him some attention.

  7. Jinmichigan says:

    So is trump* now going to disavow CPAC? Or apologize to Berkley?

  8. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    Is it just me or does the Republican Party these days attract the worst criminal elements in the country? During the Bush administration there was the Congressional page scandal, the VA Senator with the Illegitimate Venezuelan daughter of his mistress, Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer showing off their family jewels online, AG Gonzalez being forced to resign for hiring only Republicans for the Justice Department and let’s not forget Scooter Libby going to jail for Cheney and Rove for their outing of a CIA agent.

    Now we have Ryan and McConnell fighting to stop any further investigations in the Russian hacking into the election, Chaffetz editing a Planned Parenthood video he used as “evidence” to shut down Planned Parenthood and let’s not forget the bogus emails Gowdy used to smear the hell out of Hillary. And, who can forget the former Speaker Hastert’s love for little boys? Now we have a Cancer in Chief who puts a former porno model in as First Lady, a daughter whom he is all too touchy feely with, sons who go on expensive hunts of endangered species and are happy to be photographed and the tons and tons of lies Trump tells and then forgets he told while he tries to take over the country and hand it to Putin, his Russian comrade in arms.

    CONservatives have lost their moral compass since the day they had to face the fact that Nixon was in on WaterGate. From that point on their moral compass began to register zero until the present when the needle has broken off.

    The Russian peasants have a saying, “Scratch beneath the skin of aristocrats and you find a peasant.” In this case, it is “scratch beneath the skin of Republican right wing conservatives and you find scum.

  9. The lucky one says:

    So apparently Milo is not as brilliant as he thinks he is. “Yiannopoulos, in a Facebook video post…said one video of him was edited to give a misleading impression.” Gee Milo almost like being interviewed by O’Keefe’s Veritas project huh?

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      Or almost like the video of Trump admitting he has business in Russia when he stated in Florida last weekend he “never had any business with Russia.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM7v2aeDdT8

      • idamag says:

        He always says what the present audience wants to hear. And his followers are not the type to compare notes or even determine if he is telling the truth.

        • Eleanore Whitaker says:

          Trump is a certifiable ego maniac and has been his entire life. If he cannot control others, he threatens, takes revenge and generally tries to intimidate with lawsuits. This guy has settled out of court far too often to be coincidence.

          As for his followers, they are making serious asses of themselves. We now know Trump is planning a trip to meet with Putin. WHY? We also know thanks to the NY Times report yesterday that Trump and Putin used Manafort and Sater to set up a deal to reduce the Russian sanctions.

          I have no idea why in the world these investigations are taking so long to proceed other than outright brazen Republican obstruction to protect Ryan and McConnell. I will go to my grave saying these two are as complicit as Trump.

        • plc97477 says:

          They don’t even care. putin’s puppet has insulted them to their faces and they cheer him. I don’t think their comprehension skills are all that good.

  10. Eleanore Whitaker says:

    The next time a winger lobs the heavy stuff on liberals or anyone who is anti Trump, remind them that right now in the UK there are 1 million protestors who do not want Trump to meet with their Queen.

    No matter how the Trumpistanis try to frame all of us as being wrong, they cannot erase the fact that WE are not the ONLY ones who know what Trump is doing is wrong.

    The only ones who side with Trump are fools who think he has any real concern for them. Like those Panhandle hicks in Florida. This is what America is now? A bunch of Walmartians who can’t figure out a way to create jobs that fit into 2017? A bunch of morons willing to inflict a thief, grifter and liar on this country all in the name of proving how almighty powerful they are? Sorry..not on OUR tax dollars. You want that kind of power? Use your state tax dollars, not ours

  11. rhetoric_phobic says:

    So much for faux family values party. They don’t even pretend anymore.
    Neo-nazis ,white supremacists, crotch grabbers…
    This little freak is the poster boy for the alt-right right along with the frog. He’s their token gay, if he is even gay. Nothing they do or say can be believed.

    • Eleanore Whitaker says:

      Don’t wonder why Trump and his Klan are making our allies nervous in Europe and Scandinavia. You know what the result of that will be. What the UK Labor Party Flynn said, “We will not make decisions when there is such instability in the US.”

  12. idamag says:

    I am thinking that this is who the Republicans are and trump, along with Breitbart, hates sites et al, has torn the mask off.

  13. jmprint says:

    Oh how I love Karma, now he knows how it feels to be discrimination upon.

  14. Another flunky and over-achieving smart-ass has been introduced to a Law of the Spiritual Universe, commonly described in the terms “What Goes Around Comes Around”.
    Michael Flynn already got a taste of how this Law works by foolishly playing around with it, daring it to kick his rear-end, the GOP as a group have flaunted this Law, and individual members will be getting a knock on their doors in due time. Trump is due up big time for a life-time of not only flaunting the Law, but daring it in effect to take affect.

    Steve Bannon and the rest of the dregs referred to as “the alt-right” are on the list, as well as Putin, Assad, the Iranian/Saudi conservative clerics, and a host of other extremists/deviants around the world.

  15. There is a new wind blowing relentlessly across the surface of the planet, tearing asunder the old and dysfunctional institutions, and exposing demonic ideas for what they are. Conservative forces have never learned from the mistakes made before by their predecessors, stretching back to the times of Abraham. Nowadays, they’re making the same type of fatal errors, and show an astounding stupidity born of mental carelessness, smugness, and remaining intellectually and spiritually inert.

    For a while, such conservative elements seemed to have won the day back then, but eventually they all were swept aside and are only footnotes. As for the GOP and Trump, their time will soon be upon them, according to God’s hidden Time-Table.

  16. rhetoric_phobic says:

    Thank you Universe! Sometimes one has to wait awhile for those so deserving, to receive their comeuppance. This was swift.
    I wonder if his work visa immediately expires?
    Here’s one you can deport Trump, unless you intend to hire him for something nefarious. He’ll need a new work visa. 🙂

  17. Milo claims to know about child abuse since he allegedly was abused by some men.
    What Milo never had the courage, nor the proper upbringing, to understand how to resolve such abuse, assuming it actually happened. If it did happen, the question is: Does harassing other people by abusing the concept of Free Speech in order to heal yourself?
    Does becoming a racist a way to heal wounds? Does denigrating Ms Leslie Jones publicly over the Internet because she is black a way of healing?

    Milo is a classic coward who thinks that by tearing down other people this is a just cause for those in the vanguard of Conservatism. Milo thinks that by being a racist that this is a sign of being clever and a good use of humor. By denigrating Muslims, therefore to his warped mind this is acceptable in the sight of Jesus. Either his parents was certifiably cut off entirely from a religious upbringing, or had twisted whatever Religion they adhered to to the point of no longer fitting the description of Religion.
    Milo has certainly left an indelible stain on his family lineage, his country of origin, and on the Conservative Movement he so gleefully espouses—as it espoused him until he was exposed. (Note that the GOP made not the least effort in distancing themselves from this dark stain stamped on the body polity of American Conservatism).

    Milo believes that by being an outright ass and a churl in the worst possible way is meritorious in the sight of God.

    Nothing could be further from the Truth, and Milo grew up in such a crooked manner that he never learned right from wrong, never learned to distinguish decency from indecency, never learned what it means to be a noble, truly intelligent, and honorable human being.

    For this, and all his other public affronts to humanity, he deserves a harsh punishment beyond what human society is capable of administering. I say this not out of malice or hate, but on behalf of all his victims, men and women, black and white, Christian and Muslims, adults and children.

    1) “O Son of Being! Noble have i created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.”

    2) “O Moving Form of Dust! I desire communion with thee, but thou wouldst put no trust in Me. The sword of thy rebellion hath felled the tree of thy hope. At all times I am near unto thee, but thou art ever far from Me. Imperishable glory I have chosen for thee, yet boundless shame thou hast chosen for thyself. While there is yet time, seize thy chance, for it will come to thee no more.”

    These two admonitions from among 153 aphorisms from Baha’u’llah’s “The Hidden Words”, are addressed to all humanity, and which He utters with the voice of God — as God aforetime uttered through such Divine Mouthpieces as Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad, and numerous others mentioned in various Texts, as well as through Those the details of which we have no extant written knowledge of.

    If anyone knows Milo and others like him, please forward this message to him and them. Sorry for being wordy, but this Milo fellow is getting off far too lightly so far, given that he has made great effort to inflict harm on so many others.

    Steve Bannon, Brietbart, and Milo Yiannopoulos are special names to be set aside in some dark pages of some dark book.

  18. Independent1 says:

    Little by little, Trump’s little world and all those evil beings that he surrounds himself with are starting to crumble. It’s only a matter of time before he too will crumble.

  19. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    there should be an amendment that states that any and every President of the USA should have to show all their taxes and any and all trans actions that thy have done in all their life time . seeing how there no Statute of limitations on murder then there shouldn’t be any on one that wants to be POTUS and that is . thy check out other government jobs for these things . then why not the POTUS ?/////its the whole GOP gang of pinheads that only want to repeal and the heck with any replacement plan . I was watching MSNBC last night The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and thy was talking about the 25 th. amendment for a psychological evaluation on DONNY DUMP . thy had DR.’S talking about the DUMPSTER being in a form of retard zone . I do hope thy push hard and a lot more and get many more DR.’S involved . for the sake of the country and the world////just heard on CNN news saying something about the FBI themselves didn’t want Hillary to win .GEEEEEEEEEEEEE REALLYYYYYYY THY DONT SAY heck ive been saying this for a long time first when the FBI’S COMA COMEY put out that B/S news saying that Hillary was back under investigation 9 days before the election then 2 days before the election he said in another news headline that she was all clean and all was good . then COMA COMEY says I can tell you yes or no! on any on going investigation on the DUMPSTER . you cant on the DUMPSTER COMA but you can on Hillary ? its all dirty B/S with this FBI clown followers . ive said this from the start . and you wont hear the end of this with the FBI . or Flynn B/S either////ts the whole GOP gang of pinheads that only want to repeal and the heck with any replacement plan . I was watching MSNBC last night The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and thy was talking about the 25 th. amendment for a psychological evaluation on DONNY DUMP . thy had DR.’S talking about the DUMPSTER being in a form of a brain dead zone . I do hope thy push hard and a lot more and get many more DR.’S involved . for the sake of the country and the world///the biggest joke of all is the people that voted for the DUMPSTER and now thy see him and cry . (all but the full brain dead DONNY DUMP followers thy are beyond any hope or help

  20. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    steakster

    11:46 AM EST

    Instead of doctors, it would be far better to get more voters involved in 2018. Vote out the Republicants./// yes as ive stated that also for a long time I knew this was how people would think and feel before the DUMPSTER got the house . ive posted so much and alls coming true . DONNY DUMP is so easy to read . like A BIG STOP SIGN OR DEAD END ! ///the biggest joke of all is the people that voted for the DUMPSTER and now thy see him and cry . (all but the full brain dead DONNY DUMP followers thy are beyond any hope or help . that’s what truly needs to be done id the whole GOP gang of pinheads party has to be voted out . even the Governors (more so them well the whole GOP in a whole ) but the GOP governors are the ones the ones that blocked so many from the ACA for and from their states . im thinking 20 million or more have the use of some form of the ACA . and if governors all let in in their states there could be today 50 million or even over 100 million . with that bringing cost down with those numbers . is the ACA perfect ? no its not but better to fix a health care plan for the country’s people the to just throw away it all

  21. ivory69690@yahoo.com says:

    steakster from the Washington post

    11:46 AM EST

    Instead of doctors, it would be far better to get more voters involved in 2018. Vote out the Republicants. yes as ive stated that also for a long time I knew this was how people would think and feel before the DUMPSTER got the house . ive posted so much and alls coming true . DONNY DUMP is so easy to read . like A BIG STOP SIGN OR DEAD END ! ///the biggest joke of all is the people that voted for the DUMPSTER and now thy see him and cry . (all but the full brain dead DONNY DUMP followers thy are beyond any hope or help . that’s what truly needs to be done id the whole GOP gang of pinheads party has to be voted out . even the Governors (more so them well the whole GOP in a whole ) but the GOP governors are the ones the ones that blocked so many from the ACA for and from their states . im thinking 20 million or more have the use of some form of the ACA . and if governors all let in in their states there could be today 50 million or even over 100 million . with that bringing cost down with those numbers . is the ACA perfect ? no its not but better to fix a health care plan for the country’s people the to just throw away it all

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