Journalist Jeremy Scahill Cancels HBO Appearance to Protest White Nationalist

HeadlineFeb 16, 2017

And investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill has canceled his appearance Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher” after the HBO program scheduled white nationalist and Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos to appear on the same episode. In a statement, Scahill said, “There is no value in 'debating' him. Appearing on Real Time will provide Yiannopoulos with a large, important platform to openly advocate his racist, anti-immigrant campaign. … Yiannopoulos’s appearance could also be used to incite violence against immigrants, transgender people, and others at a time when the Trump administration is already seeking to formalize a war against some of the most vulnerable people in our society.” Jeremy Scahill is co-founder of The Intercept and a former producer and correspondent with Democracy Now!

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