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By: Elias J. Atienza
Milo Yiannopoulos, in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, said that the mainstream media is legitimizing violence against conservatives following the cancellation of his speech at UC Berkeley due to riots. Several supporters of Yiannopoulos were injured and pepper sprayed by masked men, while many businesses were vandalized by rioters and cost $100,000 in damage.
“Well, they’re in a — because if you come out against it and you condemn it, you are sort of thing there is something wrong with your own side. You are saying that something you have done has created an environment in which is okay to physically attack the guests. I mean, you know, let’s be completely clear. This is an attempt to paint what happened last night as the destruction of property and as sort of, you know, as protest. It wasn’t. It was violent rioting in which people were physically assaulted.
People were bleeding, people were beaten. You know, all sorts of things happen. People who just showed up, not all of whom who were fans of mine, but just wanted to come and just listen to what I had to say. You know, and those people were attacked, physically attacked. Right. This is political violence in response to perfectly mainstream opinions. And what CNN and other networks like that want to do is to suggest that there is something otherworldly or sinister or nefarious about me to legitimize the bad behavior on their own side.”
In addition, Yiannopoulos and Carlson discussed federal funding for universities, Berkeley mayor calling him a “white nationalist” (the mayor later issued an apology for calling him that) along with his new book, Dangerous, coming out in March.