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Remember when the conservatives went apeshit claiming Berkley's cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos lecture infringed on 'free-speech'? Well it seems the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just pulled the plug on Milo themselves, so who's infringing on free speech now?

The conservative pundits had a field day when the Berkley demonstration went violent and forced the school to cancel the Milo Yiannopoulos lecture. They accused the school and students of infringing on 'free-speech' etc.

Since then the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) just pulled the plug on Milo.

They were OK with his being gay and all, and certainly didn't care about his white supremacy rants in fact they seemed to like those, but his alleged comments about taking 'young boys' as lovers, well that was a bit much even for the pro-free-speech, no-regulations, anti-PC, anti-central-government, the-constitution-shall-not-be-infringed, right-wing leadership, who otherwise loved Milo's ultra-conservative schtick.

To be fair, these are alleged remarks that Milo claims were dry humor and not a endorsement of 'Man-Boy' love.

No protest needed, the leadership just pulled the plug, no further discussion. A lot of property damage would have been avoided in Berkeley if the students requests had had as much power as Bannon and Priebus

CPAC rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos’ invitation after swift backlash over video | FOX2now.comNEW YORK - A weekend-long backlash over a decision to invite alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to the Conservative Political Action Conference ended Monday with an abrupt reversal. Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News and a frequent supplier of racist and sexist rhetoric, will no longer speak at the annual confab, a decision that appeared to catch him off guard.http://fox2now.com/2017/02/20/cpac-rescinds-milo-yiannopoulos-invitation-after-swift-backlash-over-video/
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I get it.

Still, don't you know the story of the goose and the gander?

Nobody rioted to prevent Milo from speaking at CPAC, the organizers of the event cancelled his invitation. That's the principle difference there.

Personally, I think the reason CPAC gave for doing it was bogus, saying he had advocated for pedophilia, which is something he has repeatedly said he vehemently opposes. But I think that's just an excuse. He made the cardinal error of making a highly inflammatory statement in public that was false.

On Bill Marr, he said transgender people commit more sex crimes than other groups. In searching to see if there was any validity to his statement, it became clear that transgender people are disproportionately victims of crimes, including sex crimes, but I could find no factual basis that they commit more sex crimes than other groups. I believe that was the real reason CPAC pulled his invite. He lied, so they lost confidence in him. Throwing PC out the window is one thing, throwing PC and truth out the window made him a liability.

@Maze Nobody rioted to prevent Milo from speaking at CPAC, the organizers of the event cancelled his invitation. That's...

I totally agree with you Maze. It's a red letter day! That statement came completely out of nowhere, and had no basis in ANY study or fact. You can't just make up info to support your ideals. No matter what side you're on

I'm doing what you do VicZinc... Just agreeing without commenting...it's so much easier...:)

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