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    Behind Reagan Battalion: The group that took down Milo Yiannopoulos has ties to Democratic activist

    Behind Reagan Battalion: The group that took down Milo Yiannopoulos has ties to Democratic activists




    Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannpoulos was booted from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and lost his $250,000 book deal on Monday after a compromising video surfaced in which he appears to defend pedophilia.

    Yiannopoulos, a senior editor at Breitbart News until he resigned on Tuesday, has painted himself as the ultimate champion of free speech. He's notorious for his disparaging comments about Muslims, women, transgender people, and widespread bullying against these groups.

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    So, to recap:

    • The Reagan Battalion bills itself as a coalition of conservative news outlets, many of which often take a critical stance on Trump but claim no affiliation with the group.
    • Reagan Battalion lists in its contact information a website for the nonexistent Stop Donald Trump PAC. That group's web presence has largely been deleted, but archived copies state it was paid for by the Stop Trump PAC, a registered political action committee created by a progressive activist, the website of which now inexplicably links to the grassroots group Indivisible.
    • An anonymous co-founder of Reagan Battalion and Nathan Lerner, who registered Stop Trump PAC, deny having any involvement with each other.
    Last edited by GURPS; 02-23-2017 at 08:05 AM.
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