Fox Business reports:
Milo Yiannopoulos, the provocative conservative journalist who is often portrayed as a champion of the far-right, is facing possible dismissal from his employer Breitbart News over comments he once made about underage sex, the Fox Business Network has learned.
His possible dismissal from Breitbart could come by the end of the day, according to people at the Conservative website. Earlier today, Yiannopoulos was rescinded his invitation to speak at the upcoming gathering of the Conservative Political Action Committee.
Yiannopoulos’s title is technology editor for Breitbart, but he is best known for his political statements on social media and on television. Indeed his CPAC invitation drew outrage even from some conservatives given Yiannopoulos’s past statements about race, sexuality and other issues.
Breitbart has consistently defended Yiannopoulos’s statements, and internally there is a fierce debate over whether he should remain with the website even with his latest comments.
Still, Breitbart has so far remained quiet after videos emerged Monday morning where Yiannopoulos seemed to defend pedophilia; the move sparked outrage and caused CPAC to rescind its speaking invitation.