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Media Bias and Women With Penises

Posted on | June 26, 2014 | 43 Comments

“I am willing to wager that Molly Ball has never once applied the terms ‘extreme’ or ‘fringe’ to any contingent of the Democrat Party coalition. . . . No matter how far off into Crazyland a leftist may wander, so long as he or she continues to support the Democrat Party, no liberal journalist will ever stigmatize them as angry extremists. It’s only Republicans who get shoved through the plate-glass window, so to speak.”
Robert Stacy McCain, “The Angry Fringe,” The American Spectator

Talk about ironic coincidences: I woke up in the wee hours to find Molly Ball of the Atlantic characterizing Chris McDaniel’s supporters as fringe extremists, cranked out a thousand-word response at The American Spectator before 7 a.m. and then, checking Molly Ball’s Twitter account, discovered she had just won an award from the National Press Club:

Molly Ball of The Atlantic won the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis for her coverage of the divided Republican Party after the 2012 election.

The National Press Club is decadent and depraved, to borrow a famous phrase, and the fact that they gave Molly Ball an award is therefore proof that her analysis must be badly flawed. Q.E.D.

Here’s the genuinely weird part, though: I like Molly Ball.

She’s actually one of the more “fair and balanced” reporters within the viciously biased liberal gang of Mainstream Journalists.

A distaff Dave Weigel, as it were.

Molly Ball is an excellent reporter and a good analyst who, unlike the Vox/Salon/TPM crowd, doesn’t rely on Media Matters to tell her what to think. She actually goes out and talks to Republicans, which is something you’ll never catch Brian Beutler doing.

Yet as Rush Limbaugh says, if all he wanted to do is talk about liberal media bia, he could do it three hours a day, five days a week, and the same is true for bloggers. At some level, every story that interests me is a story about media bias. If the New York Times and other mainstream media had reported about Brett Kimberlin’s “progressive activism,” there would have been no need for me to pay attention, and I wouldn’t be getting sued for millions of dollars.

By the same token, I wouldn’t be writing daily about radical feminism if it weren’t for the fact that the mainstream media are so intent on pretending there is no such thing as radical feminism. All feminism is mainstream, the liberal media would have us believe, and only feminism’s opponents deserve the Extreme Fringe label. Gosh, if only there were an award-winning reporter available . . .

Here’s a story assignment for Molly Ball: There will be a conference of radical feminists in London Aug. 30-31. Among the speakers is Janice Raymond, a Women’s Studies professor at the University of Massachusetts who is the bête noire of transsexuals. The conference is “woman only” and, if Molly can prove that she does not have and never has had a penis, she could attend that conference and report on the “extreme elements” and “angry fringe” of the feminist movement — some of whom are so extreme that even I agree with them (e.g., people with penises are not women).

Am I joking? Do I really think that the Atlantic would send their award-winning political reporter to London to cover a conference of Marxist lesbian man-haters? I don’t know if they would, but I do think they should. It isn’t hard to imagine what excellent opportunities for genuine gonzo journalism might result from such an assignment, and if men weren’t forbidden to attend, I might be rattling the tip jar to scrape up plane fare to London myself. (Go ahead and hit my tip jar anyway — just to piss off the feminists.)

What kind of reporting could Molly Ball do at FemiFest 2014? She could do it in the same Anthropologist-Among-the-Natives style that liberal journalists use when covering CPAC every year. Or she might do it in “investigative undercover” style to Expose the Hidden Secrets of Radical Feminism, like a liberal journalist sneaking into a Koch-funded event. The possibilities are tantalizing, even aside from the lurid concupiscent imagination of what goes on behind closed doors at an international convocation of hard-core dykes.

No kidding: I believe Molly Ball could return from London with enough notes for a 10,000-word Serious Journalism article about radical feminism that could make the cover of the Atlantic print edition. perhaps becoming the basis of a book on the subject, and such a book is long overdue. Mainstream liberalism has spent decades pretending that radical feminism doesn’t exist, but in the post-Windsor era, aren’t these Marxist lesbian fanatics more relevant than ever?

It is a central part of our radical feminist analysis that gender is a tool of women’s oppression, not women’s liberation. FemiFest organisers share the view that gender is a human created power hierarchy based on reproductive sex. This gendered power arrangement relegates women to a social status that is secondary to men. None of the organisers consider ourselves to have an innate gender — neither masculine, feminine, trans, cis, gender queer, or any other gender. We are gender abolitionists who have been raised and socialized as girls and women because of our female bodies in the context of a male supremacist social system.

Yeah, baby. Keep talking sexy like that and I might buy you a drink.



43 Responses to “Media Bias and Women With Penises”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 26th, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    When I did that meme that Molly Ball was not Amanda Marcotte (despite the cats), Bob Belvedere warned that the jury was out on Molly.

    Well the verdict came in and Ms. Ball definitely in the bag for the Establishment! And that would be the media establishment. Because one establishment scratches the back of another (in this case the GOP).–rwAIkGUye8/U6ujgAxwK0I/AAAAAAAAjFQ/vS0L1yuzczc/s1600/Screen+Shot+2014-06-25+at+9.36.10+PM.png

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  3. FenelonSpoke
    June 26th, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    The title “Femifest” just made me laugh.

  4. CrustyB
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:00 am

    From the same FemiFest web page:

    “(G)ender is a human created power hierarchy based on reproductive sex”

    “FemiFest is a woman only…event.”

    So if gender doesn’t exist and was merely “invented” strictly to keep the woman down, why are they using it at their FemiFest? It’s a belief of convenience.

  5. robertstacymccain
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    You have to read a lot of Third Wave feminism to understand the difference between sex and “gender” in the context they intend it.

    By “context,” of course, I mean insanity.

  6. Michael
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    I had the same question. In addition, does understanding this paradox also require the copious consumption of mind-altering substances?

    “I think, and therefore I am not a feminist.”

  7. TC_LeatherPenguin
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    “A distaff Dave Weigel, as it were.”
    Sweet babbling Baby Jeebus, I did NOT need that visual impaled inside my cranium.

  8. Dana
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Our esteemed quoted:

    We are gender abolitionists who have been raised and socialized as girls and women because of our female bodies in the context of a male supremacist social system.

    Which is exactly what I have been saying about sickos like Bradley Manning: all of his life experiences have been as a male, because he is male, and just castrating him and giving him fake boobs will not and cannot change that.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

    Are there cats involved?

  10. TC_LeatherPenguin
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    “The possibilities are tantalizing, even aside from the lurid concupiscent imagination of what goes on behind closed doors at an international convocation of hard-core dykes.”

  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 26th, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

    This is nothing new. The Emperor Nero tried this after he beat his real wife to death. He had a male slave he thought resembled her castrated and they created a vagina for him (without anethesia) and he treated him as his “wife” thereafter. Generally following Nero’s example on anything should be a warning you are going down the wrong path…

  12. Kirby McCain
    June 26th, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

    Media bias and women with penises.

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  14. kilo6
    June 26th, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Everybody Wang Chung tonight at MSNBC

  15. K-Bob
    June 26th, 2014 @ 2:40 pm

    “What are two things Ed and I don’t have to worry about anymore?”

  16. pabarge
    June 26th, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    Molly Ball? Did someone say Molly Ball?

    Now, what could all that gooey stuff be she has smeared all into her hair to get her hairdo to look like that? Hmmm? Inquiring beauticians want to know (hint: they already know).

  17. Dana
    June 26th, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    Really? And this slave actually survived such a procedure, in the first century?

  18. Kirby McCain
    June 26th, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

    Very good

  19. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 26th, 2014 @ 4:45 pm

    Yes. Crazy, isn’t it.

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  21. Käthe
    June 26th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    For all the leftists claim they respect women more than conservatives do, I’ve never had to explain to a conservative why female biology and upbringing are an important, formative part of being a woman. Let alone been yelled at or called horrible names by a conservative for insisting as much.

  22. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 26th, 2014 @ 6:03 pm Don’t trust Wikipedia, I am sure you can find more on this.

  23. robertstacymccain
    June 26th, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    “What do Doc and the boys in the band talk about after they’ve smoked a bit too much weed?”

  24. Charles G. Hill
    June 26th, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    Inevitably, I suppose, there are the males who possess the standard male equipment, yet will never, ever be men, IYKWIMAITYD.

  25. Finrod Felagund
    June 26th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    You’re all going to hate me for telling you this (some things cannot be unlearned), but males trying to pass as females are often called ‘gurls’ and females trying to pass as males are often called ‘bois’.

    Yes, I hate that terminology as much as you.

  26. badanov
    June 26th, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

    T.W. Shannon may have received endorsements of Freedom Works, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, but what Miss Ball failed to note is that Shannon was supported by a galaxy of democrats as well as liberal republicans. No one in Oklahoma thought those endorsements were carefully considered; I certainly didn’t think so. Those endorsements were all head scratchers, endorsing a politician with such little experience.

    So when the head of the PAC which was the first in line to give Shannon money was busted for drug possession, a pattern emerged that those endorsements were poorly considered. Despite the star power of all those endorsements, they couldn’t hide the stink, and so Shannon went down harder than an Obamacare website.

    Shannon has a promising future if he carefully considers who is paymaster is, and he stops taking dark money without considering the source. This election cycle he didn’t and he thankfully got caught.

  27. M. Thompson
    June 26th, 2014 @ 8:38 pm

    I don’t think so. Cats are an indicator, not a cause for feminist insanity.

  28. Kirby McCain
    June 26th, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    Another good one. Sorry, but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that was, Carnac.

  29. RS
    June 26th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    Luis Suárez in drag.

  30. PatDissent
    June 26th, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    Just flat out : how the fuck is Liberalism not classified as a mental disorder? When you have this much crazy pouring over the world, how is it there isn’t even *ONE* shrink that wants to cash in and make boatloads of money? Jesus, I would be looking at exploding my client base by 100 and drooling over the piles of money soon to be stuffed in my mattress.

  31. kilo6
    June 26th, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    Well now, my response is a dud in comparison.

    I miss Carson especially in light of the overt political hackery of the newer so-called replacements on late night tee vee.

    I can’t forget how Carnac responded to a heckler one night … “may your sister wake up in an adult motel with E.T.”

    Thanks for this one Kirby!

  32. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:21 am

    Unless of course there is advanced toxioplasmosis (cue Ted Nugent and Cat Scratch Fever)

  33. M. Thompson
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:30 am

    1. How many cases occur annually in the US?

    2. Link to the song?

  34. dicentra
    June 27th, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    I’d like to ask something in earnest rather than start a fight — this time, anyway.

    It’s because I’ve noticed a particular tic that shows up when dudez deliver an insult to a woman. I’ve run into it pretty much everywhere, both in the ‘sphere and the meatworld, so this isn’t at all personal. Just that Stace presents a typical example:

    Yeah, baby. Keep talking sexy like that and I might buy you a drink.

    In other words, “No man would want you because you are utterly lacking feminine charms.”

    That’s supposed to be a stab at the jugular, right? A woman without feminine charms is at the bottom of the worthless bucket. She can be a total moron or a bitch or a sociopath, but to be an ugly chick is worse than anything else.

    I’ve also noticed that when men want to insult a dude, they run down his professional competence; to go after Charles Lizardouche Johnson, for example, men often speculated that his guitar playing sucked.

    Which, it probably doesn’t. CJ’s transformation from cool dood to douchecanoe was a matter of character, and it seems to me it’s worse to be a jerk than a poor guitar player.

    Likewise, it is worse to be a psycho bitch from hell who is dumping truckloads of poison into the nation’s ideological circulatory system than to be undesirable to men.

    And yet you dudez always go for something that is unrelated to the person’s character. You go for the woman’s desirability or the man’s competence (both at the core of self-worth for the respective sexes).

    Why is that?

    Just as an aside: When you guys accuse loathsome feminists of becoming loathsome feminists because no man would have them, at least one of your readers is a dumpy, fat old broad whom no man wanted (except some closet cases in need of a beard) and is so far past her sell-by date that she’ll likely die a bitter old virgin.

    But before they find her corpse, her cat will have eaten off most of her face.

    Just sayin’

  35. dicentra
    June 27th, 2014 @ 1:39 am
  36. Kirby McCain
    June 27th, 2014 @ 3:54 am

    Carson had a profound respect for his place in entertainment. After his retirement he gave an interview and revealed that he was pro choice. He went on to say that he felt that those sorts of things weren’t appropriate for his show. Jay seemed to understand that and that’s probably why he got the job over Letterman. And let’s face it, CBS is perfect for Dave.

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  39. ThePaganTemple
    June 27th, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    You have to be a bit skeptical of stuff like that. Many of those stories were written about emperors for political reasons, and generally decades after they were gone. For example, the myth that Caligula murdered his own father by poison (at the age of eight, no less) is probably a blatant lie.

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  41. cmdr358
    June 27th, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    I was going to upvote this but….the Willies!

  42. cmdr358
    June 27th, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    As there are females each of whom, despite having all the right equipment, will never be a woman. (a womyn maybe but never a real woman)

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