What’s up today, people? Sorry for the wait between posts, but I slept a little longer than I had planned (then got into some Twitter drama). Let me pick up where I left off, though. Well, not right where I left off, because a huge new story has hit the wire this afternoon. It turns out that the propaganda video that SJWs have been screening around Washington D.C. in order to influence legislators is full of lies. Say it ain’t so! Another rape hoax?! This is unprecedented!
Here’s some excerpts from the article, courtesy of Slate’s Emily Yoffe. I usually put up an archive for their links, but I won’t in this case:
Willingham’s story is not an illustration of a sexual predator allowed to run loose by self-interested administrators. The record shows that what happened that night was precisely the kind of spontaneous, drunken encounter that administrators who deal with campus sexual assault accusations say is typical. (The filmmakers, who favor David Lisak’s poorly substantiated position that our college campuses are rife with serial rapists, reject the suggestion that such encounters are the source of many sexual assault allegations.) Nor is Willingham’s story an example of official indifference. Harvard did not ignore her complaints; the school thoroughly investigated them. And because of her allegations, the law school education of her alleged assailant has been halted for the past four years…
The Hunting Ground does not identify that man. His name is Brandon Winston, now 30 years old. Earlier this year, he was tried in a Massachusetts superior court on felony charges of indecent assault and battery—that is, unwanted sexual touching, not rape. In March, he was cleared of all felony charges and found guilty of a single count of misdemeanor nonsexual touching. Following the trial, the Administrative Board of Harvard Law School, which handles student discipline, reviewed Winston’s case and voted to reinstate him. This fall, he will be allowed to complete his long-delayed final year of law school.
Like most journalists and critics, I first wrote about The Hunting Ground on Feb. 27 of this year, the day the film made its theatrical debut, and did so unaware that, the same week, the unnamed man Willingham calls a rapist was standing trial in Middlesex County on the charges stemming from her criminal complaint. I learned of Winston’s trial when a juror contacted me after it concluded to express dismay that Winston had been forced to stand trial—and had faced potential jail time—for what she saw as a drunken hook-up.
So, we have another case of flat-out lying by the SJWs and their pals in the activist media. Not only that, keep in mind that this movie is being used to influence people that make the laws here in America. A sitting U.S. Senator is actually in the film (Gillibrand, D-NY). There;s so many lies and misrepresentations in this video, that it’s hard to know where to begin. The woman in question (Willingham) never mentions she brought out cocaine, she tells multiple stories about the night in question, and the movie says something about drinks being drugged…even though there was zero evidence to support that. The case didn’t hold up in court, but he was convicted of “non-sexual touching” (wtf?) in order to break the 11-1 deadlock. So the one holdout is the only reason he got any type of conviction.
The filmmakers say they interviewed more than 70 women who have been sexually assaulted in order to find the most compelling and illustrative stories to tell in their film. They say that each of their major cases is backed up with “extensive fact-checking” and thousands of pages of documents. But if they fact-checked this case, that only makes their one-sided portrayal of the Willingham case that much more troubling.
I encourage you to read the entire piece, because it’s much more outrageous than I can describe to you with excerpts and spartan commentary. This case is the main one they hold up in the movie, and it has turned out to have been totally misrepresented. Before the last year or so, the SJWs probably would have gotten away with it, too. But now we have a whole army of people looking into their fraudulent activities. They’re not getting away with nearly as much anymore.