Martin Shkreli on The Milo Yiannopoulos Show: Hate the Media, Not Pharmaceuticals

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The “most hated man in America,” Martin Shkreli, was the latest guest on The Milo Yiannopoulos Show, where the pair discuss their views on issues such as virtue signalling, the media, and the pharmaceutical industry.

On the issue of the media, Shkreli said “media has not been very successful, we’ve seen countless bankruptcies in newspapers, and even television now is being disinter-mediated.”

He talks about his fight with CNBC, which he describes as “unbelievably liberal, staggeringly so for a business channel.”

“I went on there and it felt like they were shaming me for raising the price of Daraprim, and I’m sat there thinking, ‘All f***ing day, all you talk about is profits!'”

Shkreli talks about the pharmaceutical industries bad image in the media, which he argues is unfair: “The thing about pharmaceuticals, it’s about extending lives, extending healthcare, and the best selling drugs are the ones that save lives.”

“This isn’t an indsutry to hate, if you’re gonna hate an industry, hate reality TV, hate tobacco, hate food processors, hate something that [damages peoples lives],” he argued.

He also discussed the “miracle” of his sister, whose life was saved by developments in the drug industry.

“What people don’t realise is this stuff doesn’t grow on trees, money needs to be spent, and some SJW’s on Twitter say, ‘Just make the drugs without the profit?'” he stated. “My scientists are the greatest people in the world, they’re so nice, not greedy at all, and they do it for the science. One of my guys has 4 kids, how is he going to provide for his kids without profit?”

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