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Friday, November 24, 2017

3. Alex Marlow and Milo Yiannopoulos

The former is Breitbart‘s editor-in-chief. The latter resigned from Beitbart in February after video surfaced of him endorsing pedophilia. Yet the two met on Monday’s episode of Breitbart’s Sirius XM radio show to discuss “virtue signaling” in GoDaddy’s decision to stop hosting The Daily Stormer, an infamous neo-Nazi blog that ran an incendiary article about Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.

Marlow was quick to distance his publication — itself frequently bookmarked by neo-Nazis — from The Daily Stormer, which, “by the way, has boycotted Breitbart because we let [Milo] write for us and other gay people.”

“You’ll never hear that in the media,” Yiannopoulos said. (And, because I’m petty, I’ll note that I wrote about the antisemitic family feud in Salon in September.) He adds: “The Daily Stormer, the white supremacist hub on the Internet, hates me and hates Breitbart. That’s not coming to CNN anytime soon.”

Marlow initiates the craziness: “The Daily Stormer was white supremacist yesterday too, and the day before, and a year ago, and two years ago, yet GoDaddy decides to ban them today. This virtue signaling is just getting absolutely ridiculous at this point.”

Only the originalist trolls at Breitbart would even think to whine about the unconstitutionality of censoring “the white supremacist hub on the Internet” for calling a murdered counter-protester a “Fat, Childless 32-Year-Old Slut.” If that’s not hate speech, I don’t know what is.