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Why Is @Nero Being Ignored by Mainstream Media?

Posted on | June 16, 2016 | 50 Comments

“Most of this talk would have got me arrested in Europe.”
Milo Yiannopoulos in Orlando, June 15, 2016

Milo Yiannopoulos (@nero on Twitter) has emerged in the past two years as one of the most controversial figures in New Media. When he appears on college campuses, students erupt in riotous protests. So where are the profile features by the New York Times, Esquire, Vanity Fair, GQ? Where is the TV news coverage of Milo’s campus speaking tour? Why isn’t Milo being interviewed by Stephen Colbert or Anderson Cooper?

The news industry seems intent on pretending Milo does not exist.

This is called “no platforming” — effectively marginalizing opposition to progressivism by denying opponents access to audiences. This practice has been used, for example, to prevent Christians from defending their faith against atheists, to prevent pro-lifers from debating abortion advocates, and to marginalize critics of global warming theory. In recent years, radical feminists who oppose the transgender cult have been “no platformed” by the National Union of Students in Great Britain.

On Wednesday, Milo was briefly suspended from Twitter — where he has 300,000 followers — on the same day he gave a news conference at the site of the massacre in Orlando. Milo is a very “out” homosexual, and you might suppose that his appearance at the Pulse nightclub would be considered newsworthy, except for three minor problems:

  1. Milo is pro-Second Amendment.
  2. Milo is pro-Donald Trump;
  3. Milo is warning about the danger of radical Islam.

He is an un-person, from the perspective of the New York Times, CNN and other propaganda organs of the Democrat Party.

Video of Milo’s press conference (skip to the 12-minute mark):

You see why the media is determined to ignore Milo. The Left’s worldview requires not only the exclusion of facts and logic, but also the exclusion of people who don’t fit the stereotypes of the Left’s opponents.

UPDATE: The latest headline via Memeorandum:

Milo Yiannopoulos Slams Twitter
For Being ‘Sharia-Compliant,’
Credits Drudge With Reinstatement

The mainstream media will nevertheless ignore this.



50 Responses to “Why Is @Nero Being Ignored by Mainstream Media?”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:41 am

    He doesn’t fit their set agenda.

  2. java
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    The other side of the coin is that Taylor Swift has been called out by her supporters because she did not issue a statement of condolences (or condemnation or anything else) about the Orlando event. You will be made to care. One is forced to offer condolences to gays. The same luxury is not offered to other categories of people.

  3. FirstLine
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:50 am

    Thankfully, the shift to internet media is happening.

  4. BEGreen777
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:57 am

    Would I be incorrect in calling this political faction the Regressives rather than the Progressives? I would think to be progressive all arguments would be allowed at the “table”?

    The “elite” thinkers have become morally bankrupt and with the Saudi investment in media that they cannot stand against the regime. Their paycheck and lifestyle depends on how they perform. The media is now a reflection of the Saudi government. This bankrupt view is from self-hatred that Harvard has been grinding into the US since the Vietnam war. Whether this viewpoint is old Cold War infiltration by the Communists or not, it needs investigation.

    As far as Christianity, the influence of the Berrigan brothers and the corruptive influence of televangelism has been a big game-changer in how society fits in Christianity. The sexual perversion that seems to run rampent through all the sects has made any hope that Christian leaders have the moral upper hand at this time difficult.

    Thank you for asking these hard questions.

  5. joethefatman
    June 16th, 2016 @ 8:04 am

    Because he is defying, if not outright breaking, the narrative, and that makes him an inconvenient and dangerous faggot. Therefore he must be destroyed.

  6. java
    June 16th, 2016 @ 8:23 am

    If only the media was run by Saudis, we would not have homo superpower all over the place. Or could it be that the saudis want us to be destroyed by homosexuality, this is why they favour it everywhere else outside their Kingdom?

  7. NeoWayland
    June 16th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

    ?acknowledge but not celebrate (ABNC) – This grew out of my birthday calendar. I don’t celebrate birthdays myself, but birthdays are important to the people around me. I should at least keep track. Then it spread to other holidays that I do not celebrate. Finally I realized it was an important idea in and of itself. I could accept the guy across the street was gay, but I didn’t have to celebrate his homosexuality. I could have a Mormon relative, but I do not have to practice his faith.?
    NeoWayland’s Lexicon

  8. RS
    June 16th, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    This is reason the elites are desperately trying to figure out a way to regulate the “New Media” out of existence. Most people get their news and information online. The New Media is an alternative to the MSM echo chamber and defies the coastal elite’s attempts to be the sole arbiter of the approved narrative. Thus, it must be destroyed. Twitter’s “Trust & Safety” Council is only the first “baby step” in this direction. Expect ever greater attempts to get government involved through the passage of hidden authorizations and legislation giving agencies like the FCC, FDA and EPA among others authority to control information “for the public’s good,” of course.

  9. joethefatman
    June 16th, 2016 @ 11:51 am

    Well… yeah. I thought that was generally a given. It always has been for me anyway.

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 16th, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

    Nothing the left hates more than a ‘victim’ who goes off the reservation…

    Oh oh, I just created a microagression/triggering (not the ‘reservation’ comment, but telling the truth about the left).

  11. NeoWayland
    June 16th, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

    Some of us had to work it out for ourselves while wandering through all sorts of progressive drek and codswallop.

  12. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 1:27 pm

    Better check your Twitter account.

  13. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 1:30 pm

    Excuse me? Did you really just say “codswallop”? =)

  14. dott
    June 16th, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

    Yeah? What good is that when they can ban you for 30 days over a simple meme? The kind of “no platforming” (what we used to just call plain ol’ “Censorship”) is everywhere by the jackbooted left.

  15. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    Milo is fabulous. I’d have gone to Orlando to see him if I hadn’t had a job interview (the very definition of an unbreakable appointment).

    He has awesome hair and can get away with wearing pink ties. If I’d been there, I’d be squeeing like a fangirl. It would’ve been pathetic, come to think.

    He’s subject to say pretty much anything, randomly. Normally, he’d be a media darling, except the progressive media doesn’t tolerate free speech except for themselves. As in, Anderson Cooper telling Pam Bondi she’s not allowed to mourn tragically slaughtered citizens because she doesn’t worship at the LGBT alter. That’s ok, but evidently nothing Milo says is ok. [eyeroll]

  16. Animal
    June 16th, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

    What’s wrong with “codswallop?” It’s a great word. I’m going to start using it more.

  17. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 1:44 pm

    It reminds me of “codpiece”, which then reminds me of the MSM.

  18. concern00
    June 16th, 2016 @ 2:27 pm

    …and then when you do offer condolences they will be analyzed in detail to ensure they are narrative compliant. And, of course, conservatives aren’t actually permitted to offer condolences.

  19. NeoWayland
    June 16th, 2016 @ 2:41 pm

    I finished Inventing Freedom a little more than a month ago and a volume of the Churchill biography a couple of weeks ago. The summer solstice is coming up and that always makes me think of Stonehenge.

    Plus it’s a cool word that makes people stop and think.

    It’s one of my favorite swear words.

    I’m surprised you didn’t say anything about drek, considering it’s usual translation.

  20. NeoWayland
    June 16th, 2016 @ 2:49 pm

    Seriously though, it’s one of those words that gives all sorts of satisfaction when you say it loudly.

    I’m weird, I don’t usually use profanity when I swear.

    There was an example that Stephen King used in Danse Macabre. It was a lady saying “Oh sh*t! I stepped in doggie doo-doo!”

    Totally missed the point.

  21. java
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:01 pm

    I understand as a governor she has duties and she is the governor of all floridians, however, offering condolences is polite, mourning is something more, so I would have offered condolences but that’s it. The whole leftist gay spectrum would like to see us in concentration camps North korea style for thinking that a child deserves a mother and a father and marriage and family are referred only to man+woman+children so why even bother? How many times have you seen a gay person saying he is sorry for christians murdered in the middle east? The vitriol of the past few days was a deal breaker. I am mourning more about dead tigers in a lousy animal sanctuary in Thailand than about 50 latinos in Orlando that have no problem with christians being wiped out of the middle east.

  22. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

    “Lickspittle” is one of my personal faves, satisfaction-wise. Plus anything off the Shakespearean or Lutheran insulter is pretty good.

  23. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

    Well, I also use drek, especially when working. Or, you know, reading anything from the NYT.

  24. NeoWayland
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    That one is pretty good too.

    There was a Black Widower story by Asimov where the characters discussed making new oaths.

    The only one I remember is “Tutankhamun’s Tin Trumpet!”

  25. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    Well, I’m a Calvinist. The death of anybody not engaged in the deliberate harm of others saddens me greatly. I personally mourn for them, no matter their sin.

  26. Robert What?
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

    If I was gay I’d definitely have a thing for Milo.

  27. uselogic19
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

    Probably gone by now.

  28. java
    June 16th, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

    If you think that putting people out of work, shamed and shunned if they do not comply with a certain concept of ‘family’ is not doing any harm, say hallo to your new camp runners in american style North korea. I mourn only for the true defensless (the aforementioned tigers).

  29. Animal
    June 16th, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    “Smeg” is my favorite. As in “smeghead,” “smeg off,” and so on.

  30. Finrod Felagund
    June 16th, 2016 @ 5:10 pm

    True story: a friend of mine went to a McDonald’s that only had four letters on the receipt to identify the food item. Hence a Sausage Muffin with Egg came out: SMEG.

  31. Finrod Felagund
    June 16th, 2016 @ 5:12 pm

    I’ve taken to using the word dung, since I’ve found Disqus sites that wouldn’t let me use ‘crap’.

  32. Finrod Felagund
    June 16th, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

    I like Milo but I’m still #NeverTrump.

  33. Joe Joe
    June 16th, 2016 @ 5:29 pm

    The no-platforming actually gives Milo street cred with those of us who get our news from the net and not from the M$M. My fear is now that the FCC can treat the internet like a “utility”, voices like Milo’s will be totally silenced.

  34. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

    So, you know that the people killed in Orlando had something to do with the persecution of Christian bakers, photographers, florists, etc.? Or are you blaming an entire group for the actions of some? So all Christians are likewise to blame for the words and actions of Westboro Baptist Church?

    Besides, I can take some persecution, because I’m going to be glorified. Unbelievers, by common grace, have only this short period of time on earth to be happy, so I don’t begrudge them, and I’m sad when they’re deprived of it.

    “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” (Matthew 5:11-12).

  35. DeadMessenger
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:34 pm

    Reminds of the Monty Python joke “What’s brown and sounds like a bell?”

  36. Hodor
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

    I kinda do anyway and the Mrs. isn’t even jealous…

  37. Hodor
    June 16th, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    I caught the YouTube live stream of this and according to their counter there were well over 20K watching (I want to say 22.6K final…)

    I thought that was a pretty good “turnout” for a quickly-scheduled speech given by an- *ahem*- eccentric British tourist- in the middle of a workday afternoon when people know it will be available to watch later.

    Milo’s onto something which is getting bigger much more quickly than I’ve ever seen anything on “our side” do except perhaps the Tea Party.

  38. CPAguy
    June 16th, 2016 @ 9:29 pm

    I like the guy.

    But it is a shame what has happened to Breitbart….the founder is spinning in his grave.

  39. CPAguy
    June 16th, 2016 @ 9:34 pm

    I’m NeverTrump & NeverBreitbart.

  40. mole
    June 16th, 2016 @ 10:40 pm

    He the embodiment of an old saying “The devil hates to be mocked”.

    Because thats his gig, laughing in their faces at the absurdities you are supposed to nod along to.

  41. java
    June 16th, 2016 @ 11:11 pm

    “So all Christians are likewise to blame for the words and actions of Westboro Baptist Church?”
    We are already in a permanent state of affairs, wether you like it or not, wether you acknowledge it or not (and also replace christians with whites, heterosexuals, males, republican, conservative and you would get the same result), why not return the same?
    Due to my job I had to study the Learning processes of adults: among all methods (see, listen) the one that guarantees the highest return is kinestetic ( = experience). Nobody can say he has fully learned unless he experience the same. I strongly believe leftists (and gays) are uncapable of Learning anything new because they never had to stay in the shoes of a White, christian, hetersexual, republican and conservative.
    So this is where my reasoning comes from. They need to experience shunning and ostracism to be able to understand ours. And plus, you quoted yourself that Bondi’s mourning brought her scorn and disapproval. I knew it was going to end this way since for them it looked like an exercise in vanity

  42. DeadMessenger
    June 17th, 2016 @ 12:16 am

    “…why not return the same?”

    Quoted from above without comment.

  43. Finrod Felagund
    June 17th, 2016 @ 1:03 am

    The Westboro “Baptist” “Church” is actually a bunch of Democrat lawyers. They’re no more a Christian church than the Reformed Church of Satan is.

  44. Carol Cruz
    June 17th, 2016 @ 3:01 am
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  46. DeadMessenger
    June 17th, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

    Why would Democrat lawyers hate gay people? Democrat lawyers worship gay people, as far as I’ve ever seen. But I do agree with the “they’re no more a Christian church than…” part.

    Doesn’t matter either way, though. If people widely believe they are actual Christians, then my point is still made that their actions taint legitimate Christians in the eyes of foolish people.

  47. Finrod Felagund
    June 17th, 2016 @ 1:32 pm

    Democrats hate everyone. It’s what they do. That’s why they’re constantly accusing everyone else of hate: deflection and projection.

  48. Quartermaster
    June 17th, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    I call them regressives because that’s what they are. They like the conceit of Progressive, but they are anything but.

  49. Quartermaster
    June 17th, 2016 @ 2:44 pm

    And the NKVD is on their way to pay her a visit.

  50. DeadMessenger
    June 17th, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

    Well, I suppose I can’t argue that.

    FYI, Dean Esmay has an interesting slightly relevant take I just read: