The rise and fall of Milo Yiannopoulos

Like Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Milo can now only cling to memories of fame and glory and delusionally prepare for a comeback that will never come

Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Milo Yiannopolous used to be dangerous, a force of nature capable of whipping both the left and right into a frenzy of outrage. Today, he is a washed-up performance artist with an increasing inability to trade in his primary commodity: shock.

Following the anti-climactic collapse of an event that Milo (who I'll refer to as such for your convenience and mine) spent months promoting as "Free Speech Week" at UC Berkeley, all the fuss made over him by supporters and detractors alike now feels like an incredible waste of energy.

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