January 5, 2017
USA Today issued a correction to their recent article about Breitbart Senior Editor MILO after falsely labeling him a “white nationalist,” “racist,” and “alt-right.”
“After white nationalist and alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos landed a massive book deal with a reported $250,000 advance, publisher Simon & Schuster has come under harsh criticism from those concerned that a book will elevate the voice of the notorious Breitbart editor,” wrote USA Today’s Kelly Lawler in her original article. “Yiannopoulos made headlines earlier this year when he was permanently banned from Twitter for organizing a targeted racist and sexist harassment campaign against Ghostbusters  and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones.”
The allegations that MILO is a white nationalist and a member of the alt-right have since been removed, instead describing MILO as a “controversial internet personality,” while the false claim that he led a racist harassment campaign against actress Leslie Jones has also been changed.
The article still claims that MILO had a “part in a targeted racist and sexist harassment campaign” against Jones, however.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:07 am