Mic.com has attacked the LGBT “Out Magazine” for their profile of Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, branding Yiannopoulos a “white supremacist” with no evidence and admitting that journalism is about pushing a left-wing narrative, not truth-seeking.
Yiannopoulos’ profile was released by Out Magazine on Wednesday. The writer behind the story, Chadwick Moore, published a fair and neutral analysis that has since been attacked by far-left social justice warriors for not being biased enough.
“Some journalists think their job is simply to push “facts” out into the world and see what happens” wrote Gabriel Arana for the left-wing news outlet Mic.com, scoffing at the idea of journalists as purveyors of fact. “They lob grenades over the editorial wall and don’t think they’re responsible for the explosion on the other side. This is what gay magazine Out did Wednesday, when it published a pretentious profile of Milo Yiannopoulos, a tech editor at alt-right site Breitbart.”
Writing in distaste for Out Magazine’s professional and neutral approach to the profile, Mic go on to complain that “the author follows Yiannopoulos as he runs errands, including a trip to the barber and tailor, while the provocateur spouts racist and anti-trans garbage unchallenged.”
Despite acknowledging Out Magazine’s disclaimer at the top of the profile, where the magazine states that they do not endorse Yiannopoulos’ views, Mic reporter Gabriel Arana continues to attack the magazine throughout the piece for merely reporting on fact and documenting Yiannopoulos.
Arana also brands Milo a “white supremacist” three times during the piece, and a “white nationalist icon” twice, an unsubstantiated claim for which the author provides no evidence.
“It’s not that Out isn’t allowed to publish what it wants — the First Amendment assures that it can” claims Arana. “It’s that the bemused, sensational coverage of a fringe figure in a major gay magazine only serves to amplify Yiannopoulos’ voice. You don’t sprinkle artistic pixie dust on a white supremacist.”
The Mic piece concludes by arguing that journalists have a duty to push a left-wing political and social narrative.
“Those of us in the media are not mere stenographers. We decide whose voices to elevate” Arana writes.“We amplify information. We generate the narratives that define public discourse. This isn’t an opinion about how journalists should do their jobs; it’s a statement of fact about the power of information and those who wield it.”
“The main difference among journalists is that some are agnostic about what happens on the other side of the editorial wall” he states. “The rest of us are not.”