Breitbart May Boot Milo Yiannopoulos After Employees Reportedly Threaten To Walk
Yesterday was a very bad day for Milo Yiannopoulos.
Within the span of a handful of hours, CPAC organizers had disinvited the conservative journalist from a speaking engagement at their conference, and publisher Simon & Schuster had canceled his book deal.
But reports suggest even more bad news is yet to come.
The Hill reports:
Employees at Breitbart News are reportedly prepared to leave the company if controversial senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos is not fired.
Another senior editor at the publication told Washingtonian Monday that "at least a half dozen" employees are prepared to leave to organization because of remarks Yiannopoulos made about pedophilia that gained attention this weekend.
“The fact of the matter is that there’s been so many things that have been objectionable about Milo over the last couple of years, quite frankly. This is something far more sinister,” the senior editor said.
“If the company isn’t willing to act, there are at least half a dozen people who are willing to walk out over it.”
Fox Business adds:
People inside Breitbart say that the decision on whether to keep Yiannopoulos will ultimately be a business one; senior executives there are weighing how “damaging his comments are to the Breitbart brand,” said one person with knowledge of the matter. Despite having strong web traffic on its website, many companies are skittish about advertising on Brietbart given its reputation as being the news outlet and opinion destination for the fringe nationalist group known as the “alt-right.”
“Breitbart already has advertising issues regarding its association with the Alt-Right, and this doesn’t help the business side,” said the person with direct knowledge of the debate inside Breitbart over Yiannopoulos' future.