Milo: Twitter Has ‘a Systemic Campaign’ Against Conservatives

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Wednesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos presented his side on the the controversy over Twitter permanently banning him. Partial transcript as follows: MICHELLE CARUSO-CABRERA: On Monday Lesley Jones quit Twitter following a series of racist and sexist attacks. CEO Jack Dorsey reached out to Jones quickly and the social media company promised to take action. One day later Milo Yiannopoulos a conservative writer for Breitbart.com was permanently suspended from Twitter, although the company did not specifically cite the conflict with Jones, the suspension came after Yiannopoulos posted this tweet to his more than 380,000 followers. ‘If at first you don’t succeed because you’re work is terrible, play the victim. Everyone gets hate mail, FFS.’ Which I assure you does not stand for french fries and salad. Joining us now is Milo Yiannopoulos technology editor with Breitbart.com. YIANNOPOULOS: Thanks for having me. CARUSO-CABRERA: You’ve been permanently banned from Twitter. YIANNOPOULOS: I have. CARUSO-CABRERA: You’ve been pretty mean through the years on Twitter. YIANNOPOULOS: I’ve been pretty mean through the years on Twitter. But I don’t think that’s a reason to excise somebody from the platform. You know, actually plenty of people