Some journalists think their job is simply to push “facts” out into the world and see what happens. They lob grenades over the editorial wall and don’t think they’re responsible for the explosion on the other side.
This is what gay magazine Out did Wednesday, when it published a pretentious profile of Milo Yiannopoulos: “Send in the clown: Internet supervillain Milo doesn’t care that you hate him.”
The piece has rightfully led Out readers and commenters to ask: Why is a gay, progressive magazine showering such attention on one of the culture’s most toxic trolls?
Rather than take the white nationalist icon to task, Out treated Yiannopoulos to a lifestyle piece. The author follows Yiannopoulos as he runs errands, including a trip to the barber and tailor, while the provocateur spouts racist and anti-trans garbage unchallenged.(Opinion)