Alt-right Trump-supporting asshole Milo Yiannopoulos just wrote an awful new book. His editor’s notes are absolutely incredible. This is just humiliating…and hilarious.
Milo Yiannopoulos is an obnoxious and controversial alt-right provocateur. And he’s having a tough time with his new book. In July, he sued his publishing company, Simon & Schuster, for breach of contract after they cancelled the publication of his book, “Dangerous.”
On Thursday, BuzzFeed reported that, last week, Simon & Schuster submitted documents to the New York County Court showing that Yiannopoulos’ book had serious problems. Included in the documents was a copy of Yiannopoulos’ manuscript with notes from his editor Mitchell Ivers.
Ivers has a lot of experience editing for right-wing loons. He’s worked on the books of many of them, including Glenn Beck, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, and Donald Trump.
“Sarah Mei appears to have been the first person to actually dig up the document and go through it. Her thread of some of the *choice* quotes from the edits quickly went viral on Twitter.”
I didn’t read the manuscript. Just the comments. They’re…amazing. Even better than the excerpts in the filing.
And a pretty good summary of the book I imagine. pic.twitter.com/2kPESxAlA9
— Sarah Mei (@sarahmei) December 28, 2017
On Wednesday Ivers retweeted (and then deleted) this:
BuzzFeed says they poured through the 267-page manuscript and pulled out some of the incredible editor’s notes. Here are some of the notes they found. This should give you a really good idea about the book.
“Don’t make fun of school shooters- and certainly don’t try to compare them to Liberals.”
“Let’s leave “fecal waste” analogies out of this chapter.”
“This entire paragraph is just repeating Fake News. There was NO blood, NO semen and there was NO Satanism. Delete.”
“Stick with virgins. “Perverts” is unnecessary.”
“Attacking speakers as ugly diminishes your credibility. Actually- it ERASES it.”
“Absurd name calling.”
“No need to drag the lesbians into this! And DON’T use lesbian as a slur!”
“The way you casually bring up the KKK makes no sense.”
“Abortion is off topic here- too hot-button an issue for a stray comment. And the Nubian harem joke is inappropriate here.”
“This rant is off the point.”
“The use of a phrase like “two-faced backstabbing bitches” diminishes your overall point.”
“Are you seriously telling the reader that you advocate SMEAR CAMPAIGNS?”
“Paris Hilton is NOT the best authority to quote here.”
“Don’t use “trannies” here- it just derails your argument.”
“This is not true.”
“This is not true either.”
“It’s always a mistake for an author to say “I can think of no better explanation…” It’s your job to think of a better explanation. It’s what we paid you an advance for. THINK HARDER and replace this long anonymous internet post with prose of your own.”
“This entire section is the most poorly thought out section in the book. If you want to make a case for gay men going back into the closet and marrying women just to have children, you’re going to have to employ a lot more intellectual rigor than you use here.”
“This is definitely not the pace for more of your narcissism.”
“Your ego gets in the way in this paragraph. Delete.”
Then it seems that the editor lost all patience with Milo.
“NO MORE REFERENCES TO YOUR BOOK ADVANCE OR THE PUBLISHING PROCESS.”
“DELETE ENTIRE CHAPTER!”
“NO. IT. HAS. NOT.”
(This one’s my favorite)
“All this pop psychology is hogwash. You can’t say ugly people are drawn to the left. Have you ever seen the people at a Trump rally?”
“This is a stupid way to end a terrible chapter. DELETE.”
“This joke is not worth making.”
“This entire argument is ridiculous.”
“So much inappropriate humor is irritating.”
“You will need to develop a stronger argument against feminism than saying that they are ugly and sexless and have cats.”