Readers Respond

Outrage at Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal

We recently reported that Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right pundit and editor at Breitbart, was offered a hefty book deal by Threshold Editions, the conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster. Many of our readers were outraged by the idea of a major house publishing the book, but also felt conflicted due to their commitment to the right to free speech. Here is a selection their comments.

“I don’t begrudge Threshold Edition’s right to offer Milo Yiannopoulos a book deal.... However, as an Atria Books author [Atria is an S&S imprint] I feel deeply betrayed by Simon & Schuster championing a preening hate-peddler. In doing so they have shamed me and tainted my book. I am livid and nauseated in equal measure, and I know that many other Simon & Schuster authors feel exactly the same way.”—Bradley Trevor Greive

“I certainly have no intention of reading this book. I do, though, embrace S&S’s prerogative to publish it. If we want a free press, it has to be free to publish for all opinions.” —Mark Voigt

“S&S is cashing in on sensationalism, on hate speech, and on the rising tide of fascism in America.” —Sarah Kimmel

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