'I regret nothing I said': Milo Yiannopoulos defends call to shoot journalists as a 'joke' -- then doubles down on 'vermin' reporters
Milo Yiannopoulos at Press Conference (Screenshot)

Rightwing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who had said that his followers should shoot journalists two days before journalists were shot in Annapolis, Maryland now says he was not serious.

"I regret nothing I said, though of course like any normal person I am saddened to hear of needless death," he wrote in a Facebook post. "The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you."

Yiannopoulos then proceeded to explain how the truth was the "opposite" of what had happened because his statement was a "joke."

And then he said that journalists who quoted his statements would be the ones responsible if the events are connected.

"If there turns out to be any dimension to this crime related to my private, misreported remarks, the responsibility for that lies squarely and wholly with the Beast and the Observer for drumming up fake hysteria about a private joke, and with the verified liberals who pretended they thought I was serious," he wrote.

Yiannopoulos then proceeded to call journalists "vermin" and said that the shooter is likely a "demented left-winger."

You’re about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists. The...

Posted by Milo Yiannopoulos on Thursday, June 28, 2018