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WaPo conspiracy: Milo sent 100 ‘thugs’ to disrupt his own speech

(David Middlecamp/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

(David Middlecamp/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

A Washington Post author peddles the idea Breitbart tech editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, secretly sent 100 thugs to disrupt his University of California, Berkeley speaking engagement to withdraw federal funding.

Their proof? Well, nothing really.

The Post‘s story derived from an original theory made by UC Berkeley professor of economics and longtime Democrat partisan Robert Reich, who believes Yiannopoulos’s connections with Steve Bannon, a founding member of Breitbart and President Trump’s Chief Strategist, could jeopardize school funding.

In the aftermath of the fiery protests against his speech at UC Berkeley, Yiannopoulos received additional press coverage on Fox News, entertaining the notion a publicly funded college should not be subsidized by taxpayers if free speech is not peacefully permitted. Reich noted Trump tweeted a similar sentiment on Twitter and brainstormed the idea Milo and the Trump administration were conspiring against liberal colleges.

“Yinnopoulos writes for Breitbart News, which Steve Bannon – Trump’s strategy director – ran before joining Trump,” Reich said. “… Which raises the possibility that Yiannopoulos and Brietbart [sic] were in cahoots with the agitators, in order to lay the groundwork for a Trump crackdown on universities and their federal funding.”

The Post author, Paul Cassell, weighs in on the possibility of Milo’s innocuous connection to the riots and blames it on “left-wing anarchists” — but if that were the case, why does the title of the editorial implicitly frame Yiannopoulos as the organizer of the riot? The Post appears to be softer on liberal-based ruses; but of course, conservative theories are unfairly condemned as fake news.

Washington Post pours scorn on a ludicrous conspiracy theory spread by CNN and Newsweek,” Milo said via his Facebook page.

Furthermore, did the Post hint the left has a violent transgression towards conservatives, mainly those who trigger their sensibilities? That might be the case.


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