Journalist Jeremy Scahil made news this morning when he explained to fans he refused to appear alongside Milo Yiannopoulos on Bill Maher’s show.
“MILO Yiannopoulos is many bridges too far,” said Scahill. “He has ample venues to spew his hateful diatribes. There is no value in ‘debating him.” Scahill continued to suggest that Milo’s appearance could even incite violence due to Milo’s tendency to call people out by name.
Maher, however, defended his show’s decision to invite Yiannopoulos onto the show.
“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. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims — and he might be — nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night,” Maher reasoned.
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Scahill also attacked Bill Maher’s views on the regressiveness of Islam, claiming that his views on Muslims “veer into vitriol,” something which Maher denied.
Responding to Scahill’s decision, MILO said that “if you can’t turn up and defend your ideas, you lose. It’s that simple.”
MILO will appear as the top of the show guest on this Friday’s show. In the wake of the UC Berkeley riots, he will be discussing the topic of free speech on college campuses, one-on-one with Maher.