Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
New York Times writes about Milo Yiannopoulos’ new book. First line of the story says Milo is “infamous” and a “Donald J. Trump” supporter.
Infamous – as in “a day that will live in infamy?” He’s that bad? Care to give us any examples, show us any bodies? Guess not.
And who the Hell is Donald J. Trump? Is that the new President’s son? Nephew? Look, if you’re talking about the guy who just got elected President, why not call him that? Identity would be certain and you could skip the middle initial, because there’d be no possibility any reader would confuse him with any other ‘President-elect Donald Trump.’
Setting the tone of disapproval in the very first sentence is letting readers know we’re talking about a Bad Person that some publisher has unaccountably decided to publish. Horrifying! Other publishers didn’t want the book – might offend older and religious conservatives. No wonder there’s controversy, as well there should be, from all right-thinking persons. Oh, and one little detail that didn’t make the story . . . . it’s the #1 New Release on Amazon, presently ranking up there with Fahrenheit 451 in Censorship and Politics.
Hasn’t even been released yet, doesn’t come out until March, and it’s selling like hotcakes. Astonishing that a publisher might be willing to print a best seller. What were they thinking?
I’ve read some of Milo’s stuff. He’s a gay British guy with a Greek last name so you might assume he’s a typical Liberal twit but no, he’s funny and completely unafraid to say what ordinary Joes like me are thinking. I’ve never paid $13.99 for a Kindle book before. This just might be the start, if for no other reason than to poke a stick in the eye of the New York Times.
Remember when dissent was a virtue…
…well, some of it is, again.
Milo, and most of you, and me? We’re not the right kind of dissent.