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Right Winger Milo Yiannopoulos Called for ‘Gunning Journalists Down on Sight’

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Right-winger Milo Yiannopoulos recently told  two news outlets that he wanted “vigilantes to start shooting journalists,” but insisted “it was a joke.”

“I can’t wait for vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” Yiannopoulos told a reporter for the New York Observer over a text message. The news outlet, which wrote about the incident this week.

Yiannopoulos, when asked to elaborate, told the reporter this was his “standard response,” according to the Observer.

Yiannopoulos also also sent a similar message to Will Sommer, a Daily Beast reporter.

Just today, a gunman opened fired in an Annapolis, Md., newsroom, killing five people and injuring several others. Authorities have not said what the motive was or who was being targeted.

Yiannopoulos, 33, confirmed in an Instagram post that he wrote the messages about shooting journalists, but that he sent them to the reporters as a way to troll them.

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