How to Become an Editor at Salon
I’m a writer for Salon, the venerable liberal magazine.
But when the article that would become the first issue of the magazine’s website ran in late September, I thought it was the start of a very dark time.
The article, entitled “How to Become a Salon Editor,” featured the usual suspects of the liberal press, including a headline reading, “A New York Times columnist’s latest anti-Muslim rant.”
Then, there was a section entitled “The Daily Beast: A Slate writer is now a white nationalist.”
And, most troubling of all, the title was a quote from Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
What did it all mean?
The Salon article, which I had written as a guest editor in August, was a preview of what was to come.
The piece featured a profile of Milo Yiannopoulos, a prominent right-wing pundit who is a self-described “alt-right” author and activist who runs the website Breitbart.com.
Yiannopoulos, who is white, has been the target of a wave of anti-Semitism, including one from a white supremacist group that had hoped to make a name for itself by hosting a Yiannopoulos rally in Washington, D.C., last fall.
After the rally, a reporter for The Daily Beast asked Yiannopoulos why he had chosen to host a speech in D.E.C. He responded, “Well, I’m white, and I’m Jewish.”
The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet, had been investigating Yiannopoulos’ past and uncovered that he had used the term “alt right” to describe a group of white supremacists, and that he has called himself a “white nationalist.”
A white supremacist is a white person who believes in white supremacy.
That was just the tip of the iceberg.
In October, the Daily Beast reported that Yiannopoulos had been a guest speaker at the alt-right’s annual convention in Washington.
And then there was the fact that Yiannopoulos, according to the Daily Caller report, was “one of the few white nationalists in the world” who was in attendance at the conference.
As the Salon article read, “Yiannopoulos also appeared on the far-right podcast “The Dangerous Faggot Show,” a popular alt-righter podcast with a heavy presence on the Internet.”
Yiannopoulos, in response to the Salon piece, said that “I have never spoken at alt-left conferences.
I was a guest at alt right conferences.”
Yiannopoulos later told the Daily News that the headline was a “fantastic mistake” and that it was “ridiculous” to think that he is a “whitelash.”
“If I was not white, if I were not Jewish, if my father was not Jewish I would have never had a chance to be an alt right provocateur,” Yiannopoulos told the New York Daily News.
But the Daily Star, a tabloid newspaper in England, was quick to note that the quote was taken from Yiannopoulos’ previous interview with the Daily Mail, in which he was asked about his views on the Holocaust.
The Daily Star’s headline read: “Milo Yiannopoulos is a former white nationalist.
And it went on to say that Yiannopoulos is “a man of the people, and he’s a man of principle.”
What a great opportunity to put the story of the Salon editor’s article into perspective.
The issue of anti and anti-Semitic attacks on the Jewish community is of enormous concern to the Jewish communities of Europe, the United States, Australia, and elsewhere.
But it is especially important for Jews in the United Kingdom, which is a nation of more than two million people.
As I wrote in my profile of Yiannopoulos, the issue is not just an issue for Jews but a national one.
I wrote that “the rise of far-left politics in the U.K. is being fuelled by the anti-Jewish sentiment of some sections of the British political establishment.”
I wrote, “The Jewish community has a long history of confronting anti-semitism, including the anti Nazi attacks on synagogues and Jewish businesses, and many Jews have experienced the violence that the right-to-die movement has unleashed on Jewish people.”
But that was not the only thing that the Salon story highlighted.
The story also revealed that the website was not just a preview, but a launching pad for a series of articles by Yiannopoulos and other right-leaning figures.
That article, titled “Why Milo Yiannopoulos is the Anti-Semite He is,” was published on the site just two days after the Salon profile of me appeared.
I said in that article that “as far as I’m concerned, the alt right is a cancer, a cancer that is slowly destroying our nation and our culture.”
I said that there were three problems with Yiannopoulos and that they are: First, that Yiannopoulos and others have been spreading anti-Semites propaganda online, that they believe they are the most important and legitimate voices in the country.
Second, that there are