Andrew Bolt, a conservative writer for Australian publication The Herald Sun, defended Breitbart Senior Editor MILO in a short piece titled “Milo offends in ways EW can’t describe.”
Bolt writes, “I am puzzled by Entertainment Weekly‘s evidence of Milo Yiannopoulos’s alleged ‘blatant sexism’ in his chat with Bill Maher” before quoting from Entertainment Weekly’s article: “Yet Yiannopoulos made blatant sexist comments during the interview, criticizing Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman as people who ‘used to be funny before they contracted feminism.'”
“Can anyone detect the sexism there?” writes Bolt, “I think too many people of the Left have become flabby intellectually. Years of crying ‘sexism’, ‘racism’ and ‘homophobia’ have left them completely unable to actually articulate an argument or correctly identify a failing in an opponent’s argument.”
This is an argument previously made by MILO and even Real Time host Bill Maher, who slammed journalist Jeremy Scahill for his refusal to appear alongside MILO.
“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.” said Maher. “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.”