In mid-February, conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos went off the grid following a press conference during which he addressed comments of his that appeared to condone pedophilia.
“I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post ahead of his speech. He stepped down from Breitbart at the press conference (where he served as their “technology editor”), and then proceeded to disappear. His Facebook page remained active, but it was obvious it was his administrative team running it, posting mainly generic news content.
After two months in the dark, Milo began teasing that a big announcement was coming soon.
And today, after we reported yesterday that there’s been chatter of high-profile conservatives plotting to create their own alternative to Fox News, it appears Milo will be planning a similar venture of his own.
According to The Hill, Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced Friday that he has secured $12 million in funding to start a media company.
Yiannopoulos said in a Facebook post that he has secured the funding from undisclosed investors and has hired a “seasoned media executive” to manage a 30-person team based in Miami.
The new company will be titled MILO, Inc. and will manage his books, tours, merchandise, as well as TV and radio “opportunities.” The right-wing figure said his media company would be aimed at “the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left.”
“This isn’t some vanity nameplate on a personal blog. This is a fully tooled-up talent factory and management company dedicated to the destruction of political correctness and the progressive left,” Yiannopoulos said in the post.
“I will spend every waking moment of the rest of my life making the lives of journalists, professors, politicians, feminists, Black Lives Matter activists and other professional victims a living hell,” he added.
And perhaps most important for Yiannopoulos –this won’t be a job where he’ll have to moderate himself to avoid being fired.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]