I don’t really have much to say here, only to make it clear that I’m not throwing Milo Yiannopoulos under the proverbial bus, in the proverbial gulag or disavowing him in any way. Milo was one of the first journalists to take a serious look at #GamerGate when the gamers involved came under sustained attack. He came in despite not caring about the hobby and despite what was later claimed about his fame-seeking, there was certainly little apparent value at the time in taking up that fledgling cause. Milo’s explosion in popularity stemmed from his willingness to take up issues that most journalists didn’t touch and interacting directly with people who were ignored.
It’s pretty sad to see that some prominent media figures have immediately taken steps to distance themselves from him. For whatever it’s worth, I won’t. I hope to see this obviously coordinated attack on him backfire and even if it doesn’t, I’ll be loyal. He was.