Far right demagogue Milo Yiannopoulos is infamous for writing many of the worst, most inflammatory (and let’s face it, vile) posts for the hate site Andrew Breitbart built, and today he’s announced that, as expected after his apologies for pedophilia surfaced, he’s “resigning.” Which means he was fired, but of course none of these people will ever admit it.
Break: MILO resigns from Breitbart pic.twitter.com/pSQnJ0b9vA
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) February 21, 2017
Here’s the full statement:
Today, Milo Yiannopoulos, Senior Editor at Breitbart “News,” announced his resignation from the company.
“Breitbart ‘News’ has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success, I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there.
I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone.
When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them. For me, now, that means stepping aside so my colleagues at Breitbart can get back to the great work they do.”
Personal note: as I was transcribing that, I felt my gorge keep trying to rise.
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