August 26, 2016
Leslie Jones' Website Hack Might Lead Back To 'Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos

The recent news about Leslie Jones' site getting hacked is timely enough to associate it with Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart tech editor who organized an attack on her over Twitter last month, resulting in a permanent ban he swore he would retaliate for.

Inquisitr wrote about the initial "retaliation," where he attacked the Twitter company executives and Leslie Jones, in an incendiary style of insinuations designed to offend. If it had been left alone, we could assume everything would be fine, but let's suppose this recent hack was also organized by him.

When news broke about the hack on Leslie Jones' site -- where the hacker(s) posted naked images of her -- he responded to it on Facebook, making it appear as if he were genuinely sorry that it happened to her.

But Inquisitr also reported on another response he made on Snapchat which was less sorry about the incident, and the Breitbart site also wrote an almost unbiased report on his response. Their report did not really go very far into the issue, perhaps in order to not draw attention to itself.

Milo Yiannopoulos gets paid to offend others.
Milo Yiannopoulos has a long history of offending, retaliating, and testing people's patience when it comes to business dealings. He's likely at Breitbart because they need someone like him to keep making headlines. [Image by NEXTConf via Flickr/CC BY 2.0]Since then, Breitbart has continued to report new updates on Leslie Jones as any news site would in order to present an image of credibility now that they're getting shoved into the mainstream. But clearly as the site's tech editor -- the section their report is published on -- Milo has some control in deciding how many reports on Leslie Jones should be written on their site, or even what the tone of those articles should be.

But as the report published by Inquisitr recalls Milo Yiannopoulos' involvement with gamergate some years ago, the drama played out pretty harsh with hacks, brutal trolling campaigns -- which included death threats and harassment, that only seemed to serve Yiannopoulos by feeding his celebrity status, which he continues to brag about today. The LA Times provides some insight into his gamergate involvement.

And yet, Breitbart suspiciously appears to be at the right place and the right time this year, as their alt-right nationalism takes center stage for this election, where their type of scorched-earth ideology is responsible for the kind of aggressive and angry tone coming from conservatives, an evolution of the Tea Party from 2009.

Breitbart is getting more powerful
Before Stephen Bannon was hired for the Donald Trump campaign, he was the head of Breitbart News, a controversial nationalist site which is the driving aggressive force behind vulgar offenses over the past several years. [Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP Images]All of those issues lead back to "the Breitbart class" otherwise known as the Alt-Right, of which Yiannopoulos acts as a spokesman. And now with the hiring of their CEO Stephen Bannon to the Donald Trump campaign, their rise to power is only one election away.

Other than denying it, lack of evidence, or reluctance to investigate, there's no way of knowing just what a investigation could turn up, even if there were proof that Yiannopoulos was involved.

Currently, it does not seem that there are any laws in place that would allow Leslie Jones to hold anyone accountable. It's only a matter of how far Homeland Security will go with their investigation, hopefully discovering that Yiannopoulos has left a trail, to put a quick end to his career.

But it's already quite clear that the alt-right class stick together. Milo could have simply hired someone to hack her site, using a loyalist who can keep quiet while everyone else denies it so that no lawsuit can penetrate their wall.

The Wrap published an article on a discussion with a revenge porn attorney who seemed to be rooting for Yiannopoulos, saying how there's a zero chance they would find whether the hacker of Leslie Jones' site is a Milo fan, or that anyone would be able to find the perpetrator, or even come up with evidence against Milo.

That Leslie Jones is being tormented at every turn, making headlines over these attacks rather than for her work, should itself be considered a criminal act.

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