Bill Maher Gives Platform to Milo Yiannopoulos

The first guest on this Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher will be alt-right troll and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, according to a press release from HBO. The appearance comes on the heels of a massive protest that blocked Yiannopoulos from delivering a scheduled speech on the University of Calfornia, Berkeley campus. Late last year, Simon & Schuster came under fire for giving Yiannopoulos a $250,000 book deal that many would believed would be used to spread "hate speech." Maher, who has long been a defender of free speech at all costs, will interview Yiannopoulos one-on-one at the top of his show before bringing on a panel that will include former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), journalist Jeremy Scahill, and comedian Larry Wilmore.