Is This North Korea? Milo Book Ads Taken Down by D.C. Authorities
The media and the left were unable to successfully shut down the free speech of former Breitbart News iconoclast Milo Yiannopoulos despite every effort to do so.
Mr. Yiannopoulos overcame a vicious smear campaign that claimed that he was defending pedophilia and was able to self-publish his book “Dangerous” after Simon and Schuster reneged on their deal under intense pressure from the bullying left.
Yiannopoulos is suing the publisher for $10 million over that one.
However, the totalitarians whose ultimate goal is to censor and stifle the opinions of anyone that they don’t agree with are determined to disappear the gay conservative down the memory hole.
Fascism never sleeps and that is especially the case in liberal-infested Washington D.C.
The order has been given for advertisements for Yiannopoulos’s book to be stripped from the walls in the D.C. Metro rail system because of the complaints from offended activist snowflakes.
Metro removes ads for alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos after riders voice outrage https://t.co/PgkztrpXdE
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) July 8, 2017
Washington NBC affiliate NBC 4 is reporting “Metro Removes Milo Yiannopoulos Book Ads After Complaints”:
The Washington D.C. Metro has taken down advertisements for an alt-right provocateur’s new book after receiving numerous complaints from riders.
Ads for Milo Yiannopoulos’ book “Dangerous” went up in Metro stations within the last few days. The ads featured his photo with the words “The Most Hated Man On The Internet,” or “The Kanye West Of Journalism.”
Yiannopoulos was an editor at Breitbart News before he resigned in February over comments he made suggesting he condoned sex with boys as young as 13. He is also known for getting banned from Twitter after helping to lead an online harassment campaign against comedian and “SNL” star Leslie Jones.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority responded to multiple tweets on Friday calling for the ads to be taken down. Metro said it has removed the ads from all stations because they “violate” the Metro’s guidelines for advertising.
Metro said the ad violated the following guidelines:
“Advertisements intended to influence members of the public regarding an issue on which there are varying opinions are prohibited”
“Advertisements that are intended to influence public policy are prohibited”
“Is my face a hate crime? We didn’t have anything to say about issues or policy, unless you consider my face to be a political statement,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement to News4. “So I have a simple question for the D.C. Metro. What advertisement could we have posted that *did not* break those policies?”
Thanks for bringing to this our attention. #wmata removed the ad, as it was found to violate our advertising guidelines.
— Metro (@wmata) July 7, 2017
He has a point too. The Metro could arbitrarily ban ANY advertisements that they deem to be offensive based on their own criteria.
That jackboot of political correctness just keeps stomping and will do so until our free society and speech has been obliterated to the point where the USA becomes reminiscent of North Korea.