Saturday, November 4, 2017
Daily Caller Fires Opinion Editor After Publishing Milo Piece
The Daily Caller has fired its opinion editor amid controversy over the site's publishing of a column by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, the editor-in-chief of the news sit confirmed to CNN.
Geoffrey Ingersoll, the top editor, confirmed that opinion editor Rob Mariani was fired.
"Sad news: The Daily Caller has caved to pressure and
cancelled my weekly column after a day, claiming, falsely, they never planned to run weekly contributions from me," Yiannopoulos wrote Saturday. "The Daily Caller is also throwing its opinion editor Rob Mariani under the bus: we are told he has just been fired. I'm disappointed, to put it mildly."
The Daily Caller published a column from Yiannopoulos on Friday that ripped Hollywood and actor Kevin Spacey.
The column, according to Yiannopoulos, was meant to be a part of a series, but Daily Caller publisher and co-founder Neil Patel called it a one-off column and said he had not been hired.
Yiannopoulos responded by posting personal emails with Mariani online, showing that he had agreed to write a 600 to 1,000 word weekly column for the site.
(via The Hill)
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