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Milo Yiannopoulos Battles TV Anchor Over Breitbart: We Do Satire and ‘Provocation’

Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos had quite the contentious interview with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman yesterday over Steve Bannon and what Yiannopoulos deemed satire and “provocation” from Breitbart that people are twisting out of context.

Yiannopoulos said he himself is a gay Jew and Breitbart has many other Jewish employees, so the anti-Semitism knock on Bannon isn’t a fair one. He said the amount of name-calling that goes on in American politics is “terrfying.”

Newman picked up on some irony there and confronted him about some of the “ugly” things that have been posted on Breitbart, including a piece on whether people would rather have children with feminism or cancer. Yiannopoulos said that he certainly has problems with “sociopathic” and spiteful modern feminism.

He insisted that Breitbart is in the business of publishing satire and “provocation”––”dissident mischevious thought-provoking kind of stuff.”

Newman confronted him about whether the offensive stuff she sees on Breitbart is supposed to be “one big joke.”

Yiannopoulos proceeded to says, “I think the grievance brigade, victimhood… I think that needs to come to an end, and America agrees.” He said that too many liberals these days care way more about feelings than facts.

Watch above, via Channel 4.

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