Jun
08
2009
9

Newsbusters: AOL is lying about the Playboy Rape List firing.

[UPDATE] Welcome, Hot Air readers.  Also: nice job scoring the interview, Ed.

Full disclosure: Mark Impomeni, who had been previously fired from AOL, is a RedState colleague.  Caleb Howe, who no longer writes for AOL, is a RedState colleague.  I have previously banned Tommy Christopher from RedState – and now follow him on Twitter and have linked to him when appropriate, because that banning was strictly business, nothing personal.  I used to buy Playboy when I was much younger, but only for the pictures of naked women.  I used to use AOL, back when you got charged for the amount of time that you spent online.

I think that covers it.

So, to review: a misogynistic writer for Playboy’s website wrote a column (screenshot here) listing the top ten conservative women who he’d like to rape*. The conservative blogosphere, not expecting this sort of story to start appearing before, say, October of 2011, reacted with a snarl; joined in by several liberal members of the blogosphere. Then one of the liberal critics (Tommy Christopher) got fired by AOL. Meanwhile, Playboy pulled the article…

Yes, a liberal blogger for AOL got fired, right after he published a swiftly-removed criticism of the Playboy piece. (more…)

Jun
03
2009
--

Bonnie Erbe stands up for conservative women, except for the one who isn’t white.

Shocking coincidence, that.

She had it coming, you see. (Also via Hot Air Headlines)

You know, Michelle Malkin and I have some serious policy disagreements in a couple of areas, particularly on immigration issues – I am confident that she’d call me a pro-amnesty squish, mostly because by her definition I am – so keep that in mind when I suggest to Ms. Erbe that she did Smart Girl Politics or conservatism no favor at all with her ‘support.’

The address for SGP, by the way, is http://smartgirlpolitics.ning.com/Not http://smartgirlpolitics.org/: I hesitate to suggest that this was deliberate, mostly because I’m profoundly tempted to make it a formal accusation.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Jun
03
2009
1

Red Eye goes off on the Playboy Rape List.

Which is frankly what I’m just going to call it from now on, because that’s what it was. Anyway, they brought in Mary Katharine Ham in the first part:

…and she had some rather pointed and cognent comments on why this was merely a difference in degree, not in kind, for conservative not-white-males. Which is only to be expected: it’s MKH, and she’s one of our best. The rest of the video… well, I think that Greg Gutfeld should have pushed back a little on the stuff that Gregg Jarrett was saying. Two wrongs don’t make a right, even when the one wrong is very large and the other one is very small. Nonetheless, watch the whole thing: it’s rude to Playboy, in precisely the way that the company deserves.

Crossposted to RedState.

Jun
02
2009
1

On BlogTalk Radio with Fausta again today.

After the fold; it’ll autoload. See also here. I’m going to blame any stammering and verbal tics on my knee.

Fair warning: I got a little angry at the end (around 32:30) when I was talking about what Little Miss Attila noted was only not a ‘rape’ list if you could honestly expect that a woman would knowingly and voluntarily have sex under those particular circumstances. My commenters here don’t need to defend themselves on that; I regulate comments here specifically to keep people who do that kind of trash behavior off of this site. But it’s an ugly problem with ugly wider consequences, and there’s no two ways about it.

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