Milo: Comment on “Gunning journalists down” is just “a troll”
// Reactions to a massacre at a Maryland newspaper highlight the anti-journalist hostility that the Alternative Right has helped stoke, days after Milo Yiannopoulos was condemned for appearing to encourage such violence // The Alternative Right’s News Media Hatred & The Capital Gazette Murders – HOPE not hate – While the motive remains unknown, comments from the broad Alternative Right before and after the killings reveal something about the anti-media sentiment stoked by the loose movement.
The massacre came just a day after Milo Yiannopoulos, a high-profile figure in the ‘alt-light’ (less racially motivated) wing of the Alternative Right, responded to press inquiries by the New York Observer and by The Daily Beast with the statement that he couldn’t “wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight”.
Amy Russo, from Mediaite, also reported on Tuesday that Yiannopoulos had responded to a query from her regarding the Observer and Daily Beast comments, saying:
“If journalists keep lying, deceiving and manipulating the public, then they will reap the same hatred they are sowing against Trump and his voters. Truthfully I take no pleasure in the prospect: I’d rather beat you in a debate hall than a wrestling ring. But you did this to yourselves, and you deserve what’s coming.”
Capital Gazette Publishes Paper Day After Massacre: ‘We’re Speechless’ – The day after a gunman stormed into Capital Gazette’s office in Annapolis, killing four journalists and a sales assistant, the newspaper published an edition on Friday morning.
“Today, we are speechless,” the newspaper wrote on its editorial page, which was intentionally left blank to commemorate the victims of the shooting. “Tomorrow this Capital page will return to its steady purpose of offering readers informed opinion about the world around them.”
The paper’s front page read, “5 shot dead at the Capital.”
“Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” the paper tweeted Thursday.
In Portland, I witnessed the violence of White Pride in Trump’s America – U.S. News – Haaretz.com – Portland, once known as America’s far-right skinhead capital, was the scene of a hate crime 30 years ago that galvanized action against white supremacist gangs. This Saturday, with a tailwind from the Trump White House, far-right political violence returned to its streets
Alexander Reid Ross Jul 02, 2018 1:15 PM