Milo Yiannopoulos, or as we call him “The Kanye West of journalism,” could teach a master class on how to trigger a liberal without even trying. Thousands of progressives lost their minds when it was announced on Thursday that the Breitbart Tech editor was releasing his first book.
It was the largest liberal breakdown since Trump’s victory, and it was glorious.
Liberal activists, untalented progressive writers, Twitter trolls, and even Sarah Silverman commented on the book deal. They made the routine case that Yiannopoulos was a “racist,” “Nazi,” “white supremacist,” “alt-right” figure that a major book publishing company was legitimizing.
They fail to see how ridiculous they sound calling a gay Jewish writer in an interracial relationship a “Nazi.”
Milo getting a $250K advance on a book deal seems like a good summation of why you shouldn't give these chumps even-handed coverage.— TOMÁS RÍOS (@TheTomasRios) December 29, 2016
So gay "alt-right" suspected white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos got a $250k book deal. I guess white supremacy pays https://t.co/bPUfkPlX42— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) December 29, 2016
Simon & Schuster give leading white nationalist $250K book deal pic.twitter.com/8dKrrhhviK— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 29, 2016
Titles for #Milo book:— quinn cummings (@quinncy) December 29, 2016
The Lion, the Witch And the Cuck
The Phantom White Genocide
Harold and the White Crayon
Titles for #MIlo book:— quinn cummings (@quinncy) December 29, 2016
Pat the Nazi
If You Give A White Person A Swastika
Where the White Things Are
Simon & Schuster should be ashamed of giving vile Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos $250K to publish book https://t.co/9mSqETG8I0— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) December 29, 2016
What bothers me about #milo book deal- aside from his hatred- is— Kate Walter (@KateWalter12) December 29, 2016
that many really talented writers get small advances or no deal at all.
From every PoC who got a pass from a editor b/c they said there wasn't a market for your book but a white supremacist got a $250K deal pic.twitter.com/IVZB9SnM39— Shelly Ellis (@ellisromance) December 29, 2016
If @simonschuster doesn't rescind misogynist troll Milo Yiannopoulos' $250K deal, I will sadly never purchase another S&S product again.— Daniel Matarazzo (@dbmzzo) December 29, 2016
Progressives are uncomfortable that the ideology they reject is becoming more mainstream and a larger segment of American life.
They’d be much happier if publishing companies spent money giving liberal politicians and activists big advances for books that nobody reads or buys like Hillary Clinton’s Stronger Together (sold less than 3,000 copies its first week).
The best liberal freakouts are yet to come, wait until Yiannopoulos sells more copies of Dangerous than Clinton did of Stronger Together.