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Post by Aspca4ever on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:20 pm

Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos Find Common Ground
By DAVE ITZKOFFFEB. 18, 2017

Despite a brief flare-up of controversy that preceded it, a conversation between Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary right-wing author and lecturer, and Bill Maher, the comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” on that program Friday night was a largely docile, chummy affair. There was little conflict or cross-examination, as both men chided the political left for avoiding or drowning out Mr. Yiannopoulos’s views rather than engaging with them.
Introducing Mr. Yiannopoulos, 32, an openly gay editor at Breitbart News, Mr. Maher said:

“I think you’re colossally wrong on a number of things. But if I banned everyone from my show who I thought was colossally wrong, I would be talking to myself.”

Mr. Yiannopoulos began the interview by cracking jokes about gay people (whom he said he did not hire because they did not show up to work on time) and women, and telling Mr. Maher’s audience that they were “very easily triggered.”
“All I care about is free speech and free expression,” Mr. Yiannopoulos explained. “I want people to be able to be, do and say anything. These days, you’re right, that’s a conservative issue.”

Mr. Yiannopoulos had been scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, earlier this month, on an invitation from the school’s College Republicans group. But his talk was canceled when protests against the speech turned violent and led to rioting that caused about $100,000 in damages.

In January, when Mr. Yiannopoulos gave a lecture in Seattle at the University of Washington, a man was shot during protests outside the site of the speech. He spoke in December at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he mocked a transgender student while displaying her photograph during his talk. Other schools have withdrawn invitations to him in recent weeks.
When it was announced on Wednesday that Mr. Yiannopoulos would be interviewed on “Real Time,” another scheduled guest, Jeremy Scahill, a journalist for The Intercept, said in a statement on his Twitter account that he was withdrawing from the show.
“He has ample venues to spew his hateful diatribes,” Mr. Scahill said. “There is no value in ‘debating’ him.”
Mr. Maher followed with his own statement that said, “If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims — and he might be — nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night.”
In the interview on Friday night, Mr. Yiannopolous criticized female comedians like Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, and he described the Democrats as “the party of Lena Dunham,” the creator and star of “Girls.” (Mr. Maher replied: “Let’s not pick on fellow HBO stars. There are so many other people.”)                  
Describing himself as “a virtuous troll,” Mr. Yiannopolous said, “I hurt people for a reason.”  He said people “want to police humor” because “they can’t control it.”
“Because the one thing that authoritarians hate is the sound of laughter,” Mr. Yiannopolous said.
             
Mr. Maher added, “And also, because when people laugh, they know it’s true.”
Mr. Yiannopolous replied, “Nothing annoys people, or amuses people, like the truth.”
They then discussed an incident from last summer, when Mr. Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter after helping rally other users to direct racist and sexist remarks at Leslie Jones, a star of “Ghostbusters” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Speaking to his audience, Mr. Maher said, “Stop taking the bait, liberals,” and asked how they could be afraid of someone he described as “little, British, impish” and a slur for gay people. The two men shook hands, and Mr. Maher moved on to his panel discussion.
But in an online-only segment that ran after the HBO broadcast, Mr. Yiannopoulos said that transgender people were “vastly disproportionately involved in sex crime,” drawing jeers, boos and a shout of “liar” from Mr. Maher’s audience.
Mr. Yiannopoulos also clashed with the comedian Larry Wilmore, another guest on the show.
In remarks to Mr. Yiannopoulos that were bookended by an obscene phrase, Mr. Wilmore took offense at his Twitter trolling of Ms. Jones. “She’s a very thoughtful person and very funny,” he said.
Trying to defuse the tension, Mr. Maher wryly suggested to Mr. Yiannopoulos that he shouldn’t be so quick to spar with his fellow panelists. “This is the beginning of your career,” Mr. Maher said. “People are only just starting to hate you.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/arts/television/bill-maher-and-milo-yiannopoulos.html 
Inconceivable that this lame brain would think he could racial attack a actress - using the 'freedom of speech' as his right to do so and ask other listeners to follow his lead in those vile racial slurs against this actress just earning her pay! 
And that 'coy' BS about "I'm just a gay - radio/internet blogger/tweeter mental midget and people just need to GET OVER IT" Evil or Very Mad 
And that is nearly as puke worthy as some other lame English broad that I read - "I have a black friend and that makes me not a racist or having racist POV's" but I'll encourage a racist fellow member for his vile racist posts because he has a RIGHT TO SAY THOSE HEINOUS THINGS!!!
Sweet Jesus ...I'll encourage the humans brave enough to have such cretins like this Milo on a responsible talk show - only in the hopes that many of his followers will actually LISTEN to his ill gotten opinions getting trounced thoroughly and profoundly by the adults seated at the table giving him their adult opinions and educational insight to just how F'd up his immature rants are and how wrong he is!  Suspect
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Post by Sassy on Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:34 pm

He sounds absolutely revolting. And no, it's not his right to be obnoxious to people because of their gender/race/sexuality. That's not free speech, it's hate speech. Does he have children? Would he think it ok if his child was verbally abused and would he call that free speech?
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Post by Aspca4ever on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:35 am

Sassy wrote:He sounds absolutely revolting.   And no, it's not his right to be obnoxious to people because of their gender/race/sexuality.   That's not free speech, it's hate speech.  Does he have children?  Would he think it ok if his child was verbally abused and would he call that free speech?  

Milo = 29 - gay - immature - and trying to grow his English based tweeter/blogger followers with a speaking tour in the USA.  But his speaking engagements have stirred up such vile reactions and angry protests many campuses have 'UN-engaged' his time slots due to those protests!
But he's one of the most often slimy quoted links used by the 'lesser thinking' coy/often immature people we've butted heads with at NF.  They just didn't bother to look beyond his public right leaning abusive race hating façade to see if there was any TRUTH & FACTS to his rants. 

Fakery - lies - and the need to be spoon fed the ideology that is what the lame/uneducated most find appealing and easy to believe!  Suspect
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Post by Sassy on Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:01 pm

Unfortunately 'fakery' is led from the top these days. In his speech at a rally yesterday (why does a President need a rally unless his is addicted to the applause of his acolytes) Trump complletely make up a terror attack in Sweden and said it was because they have taken so many immigrants in. Sweden immediately refuted it and said:

One of the country's official Twitter accounts, controlled by a different citizen each week, reacted with bafflement.

Its current administrator, a school librarian, said: "Nothing has happened here in Sweden. There has not [been] any terrorist attacks here. At all."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-last-night-in-sweden-terror-attack-melbourne-florida-campaign-rally-a7588021.html


But those who want to believe it will go on doing so, the seed was planted, the damage done.

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Post by Aspca4ever on Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:50 pm

I HAVE A DREAM ~~~ my dream is all wrapped around another media moment when the 'Cheeto King' calls for one of his impromptu press conference's and either NO ONE SHOWS UP or once he starts his continued mouthing BS & lies they just get up and leave his sorry ASS in a rush for the door!!!
Nothing & No One can control his mental drooling dribbles until the MEDIA STOPS allowing him all of the FREEBIE air time that he's been rewarded/awarded since he first announced his candidacy for POTUS.  He's the MASTER of the TV industry and he's using those reporters/TV station just like the puppet master he's become Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Irn Bru on Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:25 am

Things are about to change, Aspca4ever. Better get tooled up and some cartridges for the double-barreled shotgun.
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