Australians love the taste of MILO. Dropping truth bombs at his appearance on Wednesday, MILO captivated the audience and attending journalists.
News.com.au journalist Luke Kinsella relayed his personal experience of what it’s like to be at a MILO show, first detailing the clashes outside the venue, followed by the poorly-thrown shoe that hit an attendee on the back of her head.
After a rich introduction from Ross Cameron, MILO took to the stage amid to speak before more than a thousand attendees. His entrance was marked by smoke machines, flashing lights, and loud music, as described by Kinsella, who writes:
“Donning tinted glasses, a long fur coat and an excessive amount of jewellery, Milo appeared with his arms stretched out, like Christ the Redeemer holding a glass of champagne.”
“I had to keep reminding myself: Milo is a journalist. He’s a political commentator. But it felt like I was watching the performance of a lavishly dressed rock star. It was as if the personas of Elton John, Andrew Bolt and Mick Jagger had all combined into one.
Milo is so unyielding, captivating and charismatic; it’s easy to understand why a cult of followers has developed around him. He uses humour to make his point, and humiliate his opponents.
His actual speech switched back and forth between “provocative comedy show”, and “serious political discussion”. In many ways, he’s the first right-wing version of Jon Stewart.
And like Stewart, he can be very funny — though his humour isn’t exactly for the faint of heart. When he makes jokes, he becomes the left’s worst nightmare.”
Kinsella describes how MILO roused the audience, stating that he “comforts a young generation of disaffected conservatives, who’ve ben told they’re not entitled to their opinions.”
“He tells them that they’re not just entitled to an opinion; they’re entitled to scream it from a rooftop with a megaphone. He’s not acquiescing to his enemies. He’s going on the offensive and in order to do that, he must be offensive.”
In the glowing piece, Kinsella praised MILO for his “ability to be captivatingly serious and reasonable,” and how he “showed he can flex his intellectual muscles.”
Read the rest of Kinsella’s review at News.com.au.