Left-Winger Bill Maher invited Milo Yiannopoulos to participate in his HBO show that, as I understand it, consists mainly of leftists throwing out smug platitudes and talking points while an audience of trained seals claps like idiots.
“He has ample venues to spew his hateful diatribes,” Scahill wrote. “Appearing on ‘Real Time’ will provide Yiannopoulos with a large, important platform to openly advocate his racist, anti-immigrant campaign.”
I call BS. The real reason alleged journalist Jeremy Scahill backed out is simply because he is afraid to go up against Milo; who is wittier, sharper, more appealing, and his better ideas on his side. Scahill knows he can’t win, so instead he fakes a “brave stand” and claims to be backing down out of principle. (As if leftists have principles.)
The whole attitude of the left on all matters has become “There is no need to debate. We’re right. Shut up.” This is not an attitude born of confidence, but of fear. They know their ideas are bad. They know their ideas can’t withstand honest debate. They know they can’t win. They don’t want the debate. They want an echo chamber.
People who think they can win a debate want to have the debate. People who don’t think they can win a debate want to shut it down before it happens. And if they are really afraid of losing a debate, they smash windows and set things on fire.