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UK publishers shy away from 'alt-right' star Milo Yiannopoulos

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posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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Despite a big-money deal in the US for the Breitbart journalist’s memoir, major UK publishers say they are likely to refuse ‘a toxic book’


Well...
What can you say, really?

G uardian


A week after “alt-right” figurehead and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos landed a lucrative $250,000 (£203,000) book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster in the US, the UK division of the publisher has walked away from the opportunity, confirming it will not publish his controversial book.



He's gonna make money anyways...
Probably more with this added controversy...


Senior editors at many of the UK’s biggest publishing houses told the Guardian they were unlikely to offer for the book should it come on to the market. “It will be a toxic book to try and sell here,” one publishing insider said.



I've no doubts it is toxic.

I've only seen a little of Milo, I wasn't impressed to be honest.

He isn't unique. He spouts the same mantras as most right wingers.
But the token "homosexual extreme right winger" part that he plays seems to sell for him.


Interesting anyways.




posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 09:59 AM
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You should give him a longer listen before having 'no doubts' as to is toxicity.

Thanks for the free advertisement for it though



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

What? It won't be published in the UK because of the thought police ? Oh no how will anyone get a copy off.. oh wait, amazon exists and it doesn't really matter two sh***s where a book is published anymore .. he could even just self publish it on amazon .. publishing houses have very little power in the ways of censorship these days unless they all do it together and even then, there are many self publishing platforms now and Milo could advertise his own book greater than any publisher could just by opening his mouth.

I dont like Milo, I think he's a bit of sensationalist and fame seeker for the most part, but thats his motives and doesn't mean that what he says is untrue or that the role he is playing is unnecessary but the UK division of a publishing house saying his book is toxic means nothing and really says more about the book company's political affiliations or rather fear of being seen as having those affiliations as there is no doubt the book will sell but the purple and pink haired crowd will speak out against it as they often do against free speech that they disagree with. Theyll probably go down to any book store that sells it and bark like dogs thinking people get the message .. or even care too..

Regards,
Eli



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
You should give him a longer listen before having 'no doubts' as to is toxicity.

Thanks for the free advertisement for it though


i think i already know someone whos buying this tripe book



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Nah, I dont buy any talking head book but I do however watch his talks.

Can anyone quote something from him that triggers you? He is a self described provocateur, so the more Howard Sternesque attitude to sound bytes the better... for him.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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I'm a bit left sided but I do agree with a lot of what he says.
I have a man crush on him also I admit it.

Here he is on the Big questions.




I hate that smurf woman what a hypocrite she is.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

Which is sort of the issue, a self described provocateur only cares about themselves, not the issues.

Being hyperbolic for the sake of a reaction doesn't actually accomplish anything, but make you look like an arsehole and make the other side feel more righteous because your #ty behaviour, ends up being what's called 'the norm' for your side.

Although, I'm not supporting any kind of gagging here and I'll defend his right to say what he wants, when he wants, but I'm not surprised countries, that don't have freedom of speech laws are giving him a hard time.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408

I've only seen a little of Milo, I wasn't impressed to be honest.

He isn't unique. He spouts the same mantras as most right wingers.


If you have a differing world view (which I suspect you do) then you'll hate him regardless of how much you listen to him - exactly because he is contradicting your world view, and doing so in a very incisive way.

Is he a drama queen with an obsession with making jokes about black penises? Yep. Once you get past that, he's also a very intelligent, articulate (when he's not lampooning around, anyway) and powerful rhetoricist - which isn't actually a word, but it should be.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

Contracting supply? You better believe this will make Milo more money.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Can you cite any #ty behavior that you mentioned? it seems difficult to find something that is that bad aside from the blatant self deprecating sex jokes, which arent political.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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i LOVE Milo....if for no other reason than he stirs up the crazies and gets them foaming at the mouth. Most of his arguments are sound (logically) and he has given unprecedented time to those who disagree with him to make a rational, fact based, counterpoint which they never do, because the Left is devoid of logic (IMO).

The real issue at the heart of all this is an ideological war based on the very different values different groups of people hold. For at least a couple decades political correctness has held sway in the West and its not only natural but should be NO SURPRISE that eventually there would arise a counter movement to challenge the mainstream narrative. If the Left doesnt like it they are welcome to bring their arguments to the marketplace of ideas and make their case. So far they have been loathe to do this and apparently even incapable.

I would be happy to hear any detractors pick any one of Milos main talking points and show how he is factually wrong, his theatrics notwithstanding.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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He does attack the new wave of feminism which is not true equality but women wanting to be put first.
There is a documentory made by a old school feminist called the red pill (which some new feminists have attempted to ban) just came out and I will watch when I can.




posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: testingtesting
I'm a bit left sided but I do agree with a lot of what he says.


The dirty little secret of politics is that 99.999% of people are basically "middle of the road" with a smattering of bias to one side or the other. A lot of the content of his speeches are actually pretty "middle of the road/common sense" as well. What he does, however, is wrap it all up in a scathing attack on the worst of the far-flung edges of the political spectrum.

Strip away all the overly-flamboyent stuff, and you'll find that he's not even attacking the left, he's attacking the radical fringes of the left who are trying to dominate the rest of the spectrum. He's actually said in the past that he doesn't really associate with the "right", but the radical left has tried to shift the balance so far in their favour that now *anybody* who isn't "left enough" is considered "right wing".



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

The whole Leslie Jones thing for one.

TBH I hadn't heard much about him until that. I scrolled through his twitter feed after that whole debacle, before he was banned.

Atrocious comments.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: EvillerBob

I had a massive skint of watching his debates yesterday and I do agree with you, Milo said it himself him being provocative starts dialog and I must admit he really opened my eyes about how one sided many issues are and how men are being screwed.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

After watching the new Ghostbusters I think he was correct in that she was a stereotype.




posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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A very good video showing why he is right.
Stifling ideas they don't agree with...thats why we are in the mess we are in nowadays.
edit on 5-1-2017 by testingtesting because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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a reply to: testingtesting

It's not about being right or wrong.

It's about how he basically spear headed days and days of racist and just un-human commentary from his supporters and others.

Without so much as a care in the world for how it affected those people. He could have been a critic of the movie, it's actors and it's roles, stereotype or not and made an actual difference.

Instead, what do people remember? Nothing really about him, except they think of him as an arsehole, and the entire issue he was trying to bring up?

Lost in the rhetoric.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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Censorship. Plain and simple.



posted on Jan, 5 2017 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: Hazardous1408

Despite a big-money deal in the US for the Breitbart journalist’s memoir, major UK publishers say they are likely to refuse ‘a toxic book’


Well...
What can you say, really?

G uardian


A week after “alt-right” figurehead and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos landed a lucrative $250,000 (£203,000) book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster in the US, the UK division of the publisher has walked away from the opportunity, confirming it will not publish his controversial book.



He's gonna make money anyways...
Probably more with this added controversy...


Senior editors at many of the UK’s biggest publishing houses told the Guardian they were unlikely to offer for the book should it come on to the market. “It will be a toxic book to try and sell here,” one publishing insider said.



I've no doubts it is toxic.

I've only seen a little of Milo, I wasn't impressed to be honest.

He isn't unique. He spouts the same mantras as most right wingers.
But the token "homosexual extreme right winger" part that he plays seems to sell for him.


Interesting anyways.


Have you watched any of his debates? The guy is brilliant and seemingly unbeatable.



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