The other day, I read a long Politico piece about why Salon has went so far down the shitter as of late. I could sit here and recap the whole thing for you, but I think many of you already know the basic reasons why. After all, it’s not hard to imagine paeans to pedophilia causing some problems for a publication. It not just that, though. The editors in charge over there frequently run clickbait designed to enrage. Yesterday was no exception…


Yes, because the day after the worst mass shooting in American history is definitely the time to try to score some points for radical feminism. As you can see, the column was written by Amanda Marcotte, who might be an even bigger scumbag than Jessica Valenti (which is saying a lot). She backed the UVA Rape Hoax and also continued to libel the Duke Lacrosse team even after the charges were thrown out. That’s the type of trash we’re dealing with here. No facts or contrary evidence will ever dissuade her from the radical feminist agenda she wants to see foisted upon the country.

The article itself doesn’t offer much. It’s a rambling and at times incoherent mess…

For obvious political reasons, conservatives are hustling as fast as they can to make this about “radical Islam,” which is to say they are trying to imply that there’s something inherent to Islam and not Christianity that causes such violence. This, of course, is hoary nonsense, as there is a long and ignoble history of Christian-identified men, caught up in the cult of toxic masculinity, sowing discord and causing violence in our country: The gun-toting militiamen that caused a showdown in Oregon, the self-appointed border patrol called the Minutemen that recently made news again as their founder was convicted of child molestation, men who attack abortion clinics and providers.

Toxic masculinity aspires to toughness but is, in fact, an ideology of living in fear: The fear of ever seeming soft, tender, weak, or somehow less than manly. This insecurity is perhaps the most stalwart defining feature of toxic masculinity.

I would argue that conservatives didn’t really have to do much hustling to make it about “radical Islam,” since the shooter himself called 911 ahead of his killing spree and proclaimed allegiance to the Islamic State and it’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (who may be dead now, according to published reports). You don’t have to spin the facts very hard to make this about Islamic terrorism. In fact, you have to spin a lot harder to try to make it about “toxic masculinity” instead.

I could sit here and go through the whole thing, but to be honest with you all, it’s not worth the effort. It’s better to just highlight this fraud and remember to add it to her litany of offenses against reason and logic, not to mention public decorum. It would be like me writing an article about the Orlando shooting really being about ethics in gaming journalism the day after the shooting. Actually, I’m fairly certain that post would make more sense than Marcotte’s did, come to think of it.

The bottom line is, desperate attempts by the media to make this about guns, gaming, and guys should not be allowed a free pass. It was about a terrorist and his radicalization. The sooner the American populace and it’s mendacious media comes to grips with that, the better.


PS: This is nothing new for Salon. Look at what they printed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing



UPDATE: More on Marcotte, including a more detailed look at her article, from R.S. McCain

  1. Can’t Amanda just admit that she hates men? I remember what she said about those who protected the falsely accused UVA students after they were proven innocent.

  2. Alright, I was raised Lutheran so I know what the Christian game plan is. Fuck that though, whatever cake denials may take place after six hours of cold calls on the part of media figured the point is the muzzies will kill you just for existing if you happen to be a big homo.

    1. It’s a false equivalency that Marcotte is trying to propose. Trying to deflect attention away by saying Christianity is just as bad, or at least that Christians have the capacity to act just as nasty.

      Sorry, but the overwhelming proof is in the statistics. Christians are nowhere near as barbaric. Christianity has already had it’s clash with modernity, as author Sam Harris once put it, and lost the bulk of its cultural (not to mention legal) control over the Western world.

      Islam has not yet ceded its stranglehold on Muslim culture to the progression of liberalism, however, and we’re seeing that violent struggle to retain control.

      1. There’s no way it’ll go down without a massive global conflict either, Islam is as you suggested straight out of the middle ages. Once populist nationalism wrestles the west back out of the hands of the globalists the showdown between that new west and Islam becomes inevitable.

  3. If by “toxic masculinity” she means “homophobic Islam”… She is such a piece of shit.

    1. Fundamentalist Islam is actually a real instance of “toxic masculinity”. It’s the one that treats women as property, makes them cover up, and overall treats them as second class and subservient to men.

      But no, blaming that would be “islamaphobic”, so we’ll just say it’s white men again.

  4. LOL @ them asking if the Tsarnaev brothers were white! Salon’s racism is truly epic. Like, if they weren’t so smug and self-righteous I’d think they were trolls on /pol/.

      1. Sad that people can honestly be so deeply entrenched in an ideology that they would be so proud of their racism and open about it. At least the Klan cover their faces.

  5. They’ll do anything to blame everything apart from it being ISIS related. They’ll besmirch Gamers, white working folks, the Gays and everyone else apart from their love in with Islam and the Leftie values.

  6. The comment section over there is hilarious. The more they speak, the more they are ridiculed and rejected. Nobody who lives in the real world believes this crap.

  7. Turns out Mateen may also have been gay as he was a regular at Pulse so can’t wait for leftist SJW feminist trash have their heads start poppin’ like at the end of Kingsmen if it’s confirmed.

  8. Amanda Marcotte is sounding suspiciously similar to David the Sandman whenever a muzzie terror attack happens :^)

      1. I also like the fact that you focused on my own upvote instead of addresing my comparison between your (lack of) ideas and Amanda Marcotte’s.

  9. It really is fucking disgusting how such mainstream news publications can get away with such blatant misandry. You know, demonize, sexualize, make fun of and joke about men every day for a laugh.

    Yet you know that as soon as someone tries to publicly do the same things to women, there would be a massive outrage, the person would be called a “sexist” or “misogynist”, he would be fired from his job immediately and he would be ostracised from society.

    You sometimes wonder if Western society is really filled with white knights and manginas, because when blatant misandrist articles like this are published, there doesn’t seem to be much backlash on them from men.

    I’m getting so tired of this double standard. That’s why I love it when Milo makes jokes about feminists and women, something that no other public figure has dared to do.

  10. Whenever there is a horrible national tragedy, SJWs never fail to exploit it to push an agenda and make it all about them.

    Video games didn’t kill 50 people. “Toxic masculinity” didn’t murder 50 people. A homophobic Muslim radical with easy access to automatic weapons killed 50 people.

    BTW – SJWs are always whining about “staying in your lane”. Well, unlike Amanda Marcotte, who is a straight white person, I am a gay 1/2 Mexican person who lives near Orlando and has friends who lost friends and family in the massacre. So, my dear Amanda – how about you STFU and stay in your fucking lane, bitch?

  11. About writing an article about the Orlando shooting really being about ethics in gaming journalism, the usual suspects have been churning out the expected drivel. Bloody Jack Thompson wannabes.

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