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Breibart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos is irreverent and funny but he is also dangerous. He is disarmingly witty, unabashedly and flamboyantly gay and yet is strongly white nationalist, Catholic, anti-feminist and pro-Trump. He is also hard to pin down and uses humor as a way to disarm and avoid being cornered.

Watch how Bill Maher tries and then grudgingly finally agrees to disagree. Kudos to Bill for having him on regardless.

Like many in the alt-right they don't come out at you as blatant racists but instead spin things around to say that the political correctness has gone to far and that white people shouldn't be made to be apologists for the suppression of other races.

Milo is smart and dodges questions with jokes but just watch one of his talks and how he puts people in their place when they criticize him and his platform.

Like Steve Bannon and Richard Spencer they form part of a dangerous movement that tries to wrap white nationalism in a another guise only that at the end of the day you can only use so much air freshener to no avail on the smell of rotten fish.

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  1. No Kusos from me. I like Bill Maher, and generally enjoy his irreverence. But his defense of shtick compels him to give a pass to anyone whose tone is jocular, no matter the contest or underlying purpose for the delivery. I'm sure school yard bullies get in some witty zingers on their victims; no need to defend such "comedy."

    Maher enjoys his position as an iconoclast, and went out of his way to treat Milo as but a fellow comedian with whom he has minor disagreements. He treats Ann Coulterr the same way. He seems even to find Kellyamne Conway hilarious.

    And, as usual, when these vile provocateurs go after the trans community, Maher is all-too-happy to join. Watch the after-show clip. Milo says that he doesn't want confused men who think they're women in the bathroom with little girls, and Maher says that's reasonable. Milo says that trans women disproportionately commit sex crimes, and Maher doesn't question it. He instead, turns to the other panelists, and asks what they think of "weirdos" going to the bathroom.

    The other panelists included two African Americans, both of whom got so fed up with Milo that they told him to "f*ck off." whoch is another effect bullies and trolls like to have. To push decent people to the point of indecency so they can turn and point a disdainful finger back at them.

    Nah, no kudos to Bill. His point was to defend Milo as but a comedian unfairly targeted by people for harmless humor. That's not who Milo is.

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    1. You are correct that Milo is dangerous which is what I say but I think Maher is trying to give fair chance which is why he also invites the odious Anne Coulter. It often does not play well and here it's a disaster because Milo does not bite and play his usual foul self. He couldn't afford to.

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    2. To Whatever, yeah's point, here's a link to an article on NYT today: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/02/18/us/ap-us-tv-maher-yiannopoulos.html?_r=0

      And a humorous quote: "...Yiannopoulos said that "the worst people on the far left and far right all hate me."

      Retorted Wilmore: "I think you're leaving out a lot of people."

      So true.

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    3. I must respectfully disagree here. I watched Maher. His goal was to defend Milo, and demonstrate that people who are offended by him are over sensitive whiny liberals.

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    4. You have a point whatever but I know that Maher tries to have guests on that vehemently disagree with him and admittedly having Milo on was pushing the envelope. I am not sure I would have handled him the same way mind you..

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    5. I had missed disgusting Milo's attack on trans people but will cover that in tomorrow's post....

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