Milo Yiannopoulos came this close to becoming a household name.
(Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP)
He came close, and for a time perhaps was, but for now even far-right publisher Breitbart News seems to have seen the light, as they say.
Breitbart, the "platform for the alt-right," as President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon put it, is where Milo published his many provocations. (Prior to joining Trump's team, Bannon ran Breitbart.) The alt-right, for those who don't know, is a political movement spearheaded by white supremacists, though its leaders deny the label.
Facing evident pressure, Milo resigned from his position as senior editor on Feb. 21. This happened after comments surfaced, from a podcast in 2016, in which Milo made some choice remarks about sexual consent with young boys.
To make a long story short, just about everyone dropped Milo like a hot potato. The only real marvel is why it took so long, and the only real question is whether there's enough gas in Milo's tank to rise again.