The end of Milo? Conservative provocateur resigns from Breitbart, plans independent media venture


Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative provocateur and former editor at Breitbart, apologized Tuesday for resurfaced comments he made about pedophilia but also blamed the controversy on the news media.

(Article by Eddie Scarry from WashingtonExaminer.com)

He said he would announce an independent media venture in the coming weeks, and predicted his book would be published even after it was dropped by Simon and Schuster. He also said he would donate 10 percent of the royalties to child abuse charities.

The publisher dropped his book after a video surfaced in which he appeared to endorse sex between gay adults and minors. The video also led him to be disinivited from the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, and prompted him to resign from Breitbart.

But Yiannopoulos said in a press conference in New York that the video showed him talking about his own past, and stressed that he does not support illegal sex with minors.