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CPAC Bails on Milo Yiannopoulos for Pedophilia Comments, and Breitbart "News" May Fire Him

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:42:02 am

Well, the other shoe dropped today. The guy in charge of right wing hatefest CPAC spent most of yesterday defending Milo Yiannopoulos:

@mschlapp they can hear his point of view on the internet. No reason to promote it by giving him a platform.

— O. Alan Noble (@TheAlanNoble) February 19, 2017

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Fair point Alan but what is happening in colleges is terrible and we want to highlight the fight even w a speaker we don't always agree with https://t.co/ZeKxpaMAb3

— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 19, 2017

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The "we're doing it for free speech" argument convinces no one. https://t.co/wEj5R1Mo3I

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 20, 2017

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Jonah 1st amendment is dead on campus. Conservatives should fight back. As radioactive as milo is he is fighting back. https://t.co/grkdlGNBt3

— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017

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But today Matt Schlapp is suddenly singing a very different tune.

"@ACUConservative has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at #CPAC2017." pic.twitter.com/sVWGnPCW7C

— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) February 20, 2017

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And Yiannopoulos' trouble doesn't end there. According to Fox Business correspondent Charles Gasparino, Breitbart "News" may also sack the alt-right demagogue.

#BreakingNews : @BreitbartNews weighing dismissal of Milo Yiannopoulos announcement could come soon no comment from Milo

— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) February 20, 2017

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I'm having great fun imagining the hysterical shrieking from the right wing universe if Breitbart fires Yiannopoulos. But make no mistake, if they do it will be for PR reasons, not because they had a sudden attack of ethics.