Words mean things and conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos knows that all too well, but now he’s pretending to be a victim. It’s a conservative thing. On Wednesday, Milo Yiannopoulos said, “I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.”
Today, five people were shot dead and several others are “gravely injured” after a shooting at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis, Maryland. People in the newsroom had to hide under their desks for safety as the shooter, armed with a long gun, opened fire.
Phil Davis, a journalist, tweeted about the horrifying incident.
“There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,” Davis wrote.
Now, we don’t know the motive for the deadly shooting and there’s a lot of speculation out there. The shooter isn’t talking and we don’t even know his name yet. But, the fact that we’re wondering if the shooter was a Trump supporter who also thought that journalists are ‘the enemy of the American people’ speaks volumes about the uncivil discourse we’re witnessing in this country with the former reality show star at the helm.
But, Milo is a victim, according to Milo.
“You’re about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post. “The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you.”
“I sent a troll about ‘vigilante death squads’ as a *private* response to a few hostile journalists who were asking me for comment, basically as a way of saying, ‘F—k off.’ They then published it,” he wrote.
“Amazed they were pretending to take my joke as a ‘threat,’ I reposted these stories on Instagram to mock them – and to make it clear that I wasn’t being serious.”
Oh, it was just a jokey joke. What a jokester that Milo is. We’ve seen how Trump supporters treat reporters and journalists. Let’s just hope the shooter today didn’t act on Trump and Milo’s words.
Hey, I’ve heard rumors that Milo is the mastermind behind a child sex slave ring in the basement of a pizzeria. You see how that works?
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