Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News Clashes With Channel 4’s Cathy Newman In Shouty Interview

Newman read out a series of Breitbart headlines written by editors in Bannon’s charge, including:

“Would you rather your child had feminism or cancer.”

“There’s no hiring bias among women in tech, they just suck at interviews.”

A more comprehensive list is here.

“That’s extreme, that’s ugly,” argued Newman, not unreasonably.

“It’s not extreme,” Yiannopoulos rejoindered. “They’re my headlines, not Steve’s.”

Yiannopoulos – who described himself as a “second wave feminist” – went on to claim “women agree with me”. He said:

“Seven per cent of women identify themselves as feminists. It’s only journalists who are still feminists. They say one thing and behave very differently. Feminists like to say when they are on the defensive, ‘ooh, don’t you believe in equal rights?’ How they actually behave is nasty, vindictive and mean.”

He went to rage against how the age of the “grievance brigade, victimhood, hurt feelings about some kind of special currency” was coming to an end, with Newman managing to stay cool in the face of the now familiar tropes.

He said that feminists and movements like Black Lives Matter had a policy of “feelings first, facts later” for the last 30 years. He said:

“They spread conspiracy theories, propaganda about the wage gap, campus rape culture – this stuff isn’t real.”

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