Bre­it­bart writer ‘thanks’ SJWs, Twit­ter for ‘fab­u­lous’ book deal

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

Bre­it­bart News provo­ca­teur Milo Yiannopou­los thanked Twit­ter and “so­cial jus­tice war­riors” for a Si­mon & Schus­ter deal he signed for $250,000.

The face of the “alt-right” move­ment told The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter on Thurs­day that a re­cent meet­ing with Si­mon & Schus­ter ex­ec­u­tives trans­lated into a con­tract worth a “wheel­bar­row full of money,” a deal he partly at­trib­uted to a life­time Twit­ter ban.

“They said ban­ning me from Twit­ter would fin­ish me off. Just as I pre­dicted, the op­po­site has hap­pened,” Mr. Yiannopou­los told THR. “Ev­ery line of attack the forces of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness try on me fails pa­thet­i­cally. I’m more pow­er­ful, more in­flu­en­tial, and more fab­u­lous than ever be­fore.”

Mr. Yiannopoulous, cur­rently on his cross-coun­try “Dan­ger­ous F— t Tour,” was banned by Twit­ter in July af­ter ar­gu­ing with “Ghost­busters” star Les­lie Jones. His crit­ics claimed that he should be held re­spon­si­ble for racist mes­sages she re­ceived from other ac­counts.

“Did it hurt Madonna be­ing banned from MTV in the 1990s?” he said Thurs­day. “Did all that neg­a­tive press hurt Don­ald Trump’s chances?”

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