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Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos is an acquired taste even among conservatives.

Yes, he says some pretty outrageous stuff that keeps liberal tighty-whities all in a twist. And some of his utterances actually make sense -- for instance: "Muslims are allowed to get away with almost everything."

He's right. Political correctness almost guarantees it.

But is he an inciter of violence? Hardly. A magnate for violent leftists is more like it. It's the reason UC Berkeley canceled his appearance in light of the recent violent riots waged by various anarchists and assorted other leftists.

Jeremy Scahill, founder of The Intercept, believes Milo is so disgusting and provocative he won't even debate him on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday.

Scahill wrote that the reason for his refusal to square off with Milo involves his "hateful diatribes" that are likely to spark violence, so there's "no value in debating him."

Maher fired back with another missive saying "liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill whose views veer into fantasy and away from bedrock liberal principles like equality of women, respect for minorities, separation of religion and state, and free speech."

"If Mr. Yiannaopoulos is indeed the monster Schahill claims -- and he might be -- nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night."

For once we agree with Bill Maher. Scahill needs to put up or shut up if he truly believes in free speech, even the kind of free speech he vehemently disagrees with. If it weren't for free speech -- the kind of free speech that did incite violence among the Colonials leading up to the Revolutionary War -- this country wouldn't even exist.

Citing the violence that might occur provides a convenient cover for Scahill, who doesn't want to yield an ounce of validity to Milo's arguments as a member of the Real Time interview panel.

Truth is a powerful thing because it stands on its own merit.

Scahill chose to stand down.

Please share this on Facebook if you believe journalist Jeremy Scahill should have the courage to appear on Real Time with Bill Maher along with Milo Yiannopoulos.

Source: Breitbart

 

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