How A Media Witch Hunt Turned Milo Yiannopoulos Into a Martyr For Free Speech

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Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation from the far-right news website Tuesday after a firestorm over his comments in which he appeared to condone pedophilia.

Full New York Post article here

Prior to the latest developments I was more a casual Milo observer than a ‘fan’, bust since this witch hunt kicked off I’ve become a fan and fully intend to buy his book and attend an event. The whole situation is overflowing with hypocrisy — the American right is filled with pedos and boy touchers, and the left — in the midst of its glee over this controversy seems to have totally forgotten its longtime ‘listen to the victim’ schtick. In short, everyones a fuckin asshole…except me.

He did wind up addressing the outrage over the clips — which if you haven’t seen them were edited and taken wildly out of context.

Among his more salient points were the fact that Milo who is himself a victim of sexual abuse, uses dark ‘gallows’ humor to address this chapter of his life, and has been responsible for the arrest of several child sex offenders. But why let facts get in the way of a good witch hunt? People have spent the last year or so trying to silence Milo, because in 2017 when someone says something that we disagree with we go out of our way to ruin their career and reputation. Never mind beating them on the battlefield of ideas the way Bill Maher set out to do in last week’s Overtime.

Nope, in 2017 if you say the wrong thing about the wrong people — in Milo’s case that would be Islam and feminism — you may as well slap a big fat bullseye on your own back. The mob will not be silenced until you are! It’s so disgusting that it seems un-American to do so.

And please, spare me the dribble about how ‘the first amendment doesn’t protect you from the consequences of your speech.’ While that may be entirely true in the most technical sense, it’s little more than a convenient way to socially manipulate the spirit of free speech and free expression that we’re supposed to value in this country. It’s also part of the reason that we have found ourselves with an Orange skinned jackass in the oval office. People became so tired of being told what was socially acceptable to think or say that they eventually shut up and did their talking on election day, and surprise surprise they voted for the guy who used every debate, tweet, and campaign event as an opportunity to roast his opponents in the most crass manner possible.

Or as Milo put it:

Don’t think for a moment that this will stop me being as offensive, provocative and outrageously funny as I want on any subject I want. America has a colossal free speech problem. The land of the First Amendment has some of the most oppressive social restrictions on free expression anywhere in the western world. I’m proud to be a warrior for free speech and creative expression.

I want everyone in America, the greatest country in the history of human civilisation, to be able to be, do, read and say anything. I will never stop fighting for your right to do that.

If you have the time his full press conference is worth checking out.

 

The Savage Sacktap – Buckle Up

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It’s the New Year’s episode that’s being released a month late, and boy am I glad I did. I was supposed to record this weeks ago, but scheduling conflicts got in the way. Thanks to the delay you’re getting two episodes in one!

I’m kicking things off by counting down the best moments from 2016…why? Because I’m sick of hearing internet cry babies whine about how ‘2016 was the WORST YEAR EVER!’ Along the way I take shots at Lena Dunham and Gawker, before giving a quick lesson on the deviant fetish known as pegging.

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After that I took a look at the new fire meme in the internet streets, watched Ashley Judd and Madonna lose their minds during the women’s march on Washington, and had a little chat with our old friend Gary.

All this and more in the latest episode of The Savage Sacktap

LISTEN – The Savage Sacktap – Buckle Up

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The Savage Sacktap – A Very Savage Christmas

It’s the darkest Christmas special you’ve ever heard. Jackie and Joey join me for some liquor, waffles, and holiday fun. Listen as we put a fresh spin on Twas The Night Before Christmas, roast our entire family, and talk about the cocaine, DWIs, gay porn stars, strippers, binge drinking, smashed champagne bottles, and stolen street signs of Christmases past.

LISTEN – The Savage Sacktap – A Very Savage Christmas 

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The Savage Sacktap – Mourning In America

Mike is dissecting election 2016, in this edition of The Savage Sacktap. We’ll take a look at what caused the left to drop the ball and let Orange Donald throw down a four year lease on the White House. Later in the show, Mike picks the brain of a Trump supporter, and tells the left where to go from here. Turn your speakers up to 11, you won’t want to miss a second of The Savage Sacktap.

LISTEN – The Savage Sacktap – Mourning In America

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The Savage Sacktap – Erection Day

Election 2016 is just days away. After a summertime hiatus filled with sun, sand, guns, and buns Mike is back to spread his verbal poison to the masses. We’ve got a brief review of everything that’s gone down over the past few months (Pokemon Go, the DNC, the RNC, Donald Trump grabbing by the…Crooked Hillary, Lena Dunham, Locker Room Talk, and Colin Kaepernick), a little bit of commercial parody, and little chat with Jimmy from Philly.

LISTEN – The Savage Sacktap – Erection Day

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The Savage Sacktap – A Bad Day For Harambe

Mike introduces a new PSA, weighs in on parenting, gorillas, Disney movies, and scary names for sandstorms, then spends some time talking about sharks. Check it out and tell yo friends.

LISTEN – The Savage Sacktap – A Bad Day For Harambe

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The Savage Sacktap – Bigorexia

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LISTEN – The Savage Sacktap – Bigorexia

Almost one hour of fury. Tune in and hear Mike butcher some of your favorite tunes from the 70s and 80s, before he rips into the U.S. Government for siding with the Saudis, punishes Pop Warner for cancelling kick offs, and kicks sand in the faces of the girly men over at Salon who can’t so much as imagine doing a set of deadlifts without having their water break. Buckle up bitches there’s a Savage Sacktap coming your way…