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May 15 2014

Chuck Norris’ blogging site hates me (again)

Well, at least this time, they spelled my name correctly.For the second time, Newsbusters has used my article - on gaming culture and same-sex relations - as an example of “liberal bias” in the media. To be fair, that is what they do. As their “About” page states:

[It's] a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.

In August of 2005, with the assistance of Matthew Sheffield of Dialog New Media, the MRC launched the NewsBusters blog to provide immediate exposure of liberal media bias, insightful analysis, constructive criticism and timely corrections to news media reporting.

I’m going to judge from the two examples of “neutralizing” my work: They find an article that defends some kind of liberal position – in my case using sex robots and embracing same-sex relations – then they rewrite almost the entire article. They convey their outrage of the article by arbitrarily using scare quotes – in my case its “tutor in ethics” – and describing such posts as “screeds” and “diatribes”.

End post, publish, open comments, get monies.

So much for “insightful analysis” and “constructive criticism”. This “blogpost” – see I can do it too – is just a longer version of the comments on the article: weird antagonism that tries to find fault in my position by starting with the premise that homosexuality is a deviance and harms the children.

I’m also uncertain of its comment moderation but the commentors sure do love to make fun of my ethnicity.

From their response to my sex robots piece (click to enlarge):

comments1

Yeah, I‘m an Arab and I apparently I love fucking goats?

From the latest (click to enlarge):

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I don’t know what my “real nation” is or why my name is in scare-quotes (it’s really annoying now). My nation of South Africa constitutionally supports same-sex relations and marriages, so… I mean, I doubt the majority of South Africans do, so this commenter may have a point. Though it’s kind of irrelevant.

But witness: “Insightful analysis”! “Constructive criticism”!

To be fair, you can find such comments almost anywhere; the original, top-of-the-line writers are not commenters. Nonetheless, if I had an opponent I conveyed disagreement with, I’d remove any comments that mocked her sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. – because that’s not contributing to debate or discussion. Of course, neither are Newsbusters in general, but at least they make some attempt to focus on my arguments. (I’d only hope they’d have some kind of moderaton on their comments. But whatever.)

Yes, these are the kind of comments which equate my insistence of same-sex relations being tolerated with wanting to rape children.

But the worst part isn’t even how bizarre, fearful and unfounded the comments are: it’s that even on the original Daily Beast post and elsewhere, the comments are the same. That to me is far worse than any conservative blog putting scare quotes over my job titles.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about why I mentioned it as being associated with Chuck Norris, check the columnist list.

columnists

 

Yip, that’s really him (and Ann Coulter).

Oh well, at least someone is reading me, right?

UPDATE: Love this exchange that uncovers my evil gay plan to gay everyone gay gayly to maximum gay.

 

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  1. 1
    Gen, Uppity Ingrate and Ilk

    My nation of South Africa constitutionally supports same-sex relations and marriages, so… I mean, I doubt the majority of South Africans do, so this commenter may have a point. Though it’s kind of irrelevant.

    You’re South African? Awesome.

    I didn’t receive the Gay Agenda Memo about making everyone gay through video games, though. Maybe they have an old email address. I’ll have to get that checked out;

  2. 2
    Tauriq Moosa

    @Gen # 1

    Sorry, it was only on Grindr. Just send through your details to the Fuhrer Stephen Fry.

  3. 3
    Psychopomp Gecko

    Alright, counter-article time. “Newsbusters Constantly Tells You About Gay People And Gay Influence. Is Newsbusters Trying To Turn Conservatives Gay?”

    You know, I didn’t have much respect for Chuck Norris left before I read about that site. I’m not sure I have any left for him now. You’d think these people would understand that it doesn’t say anything good about their position that they have to lie to defend it.

  4. 4
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    My brain hurts now. This stuff these people write is like stupid to the stupidth power.

    And if they really think video games or the internet have such “powerz”, why are they anywhere near them? If a same sex relationship in a game turns children gay, then I guess that also explains all the seven year old children shooting up banks and running people over and lying about their ages to join the space militia to fight alien invaders.

  5. 5
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Yeah, I‘m an Arab and I apparently I love fucking goats?

    Well do ya punk?

    Sorry no wait that’s Clint Eastwood not Chuck Norris. Never mind, got all confused there for a second ..well I’d like to say was just a second anyhow! ;-)

  6. 6
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    BTW. Is that robot goats and camels as in robot camels too?

    Coz that sounds kinda cool albeit rather kinky!

    You have Anne Coulter and Chuck Norris followin’ your every(~ish?) word – if admittedly not quite getting your message as predictable – neat!

    Respect.

    (For you more’n’em – but don’t tell Chuck Norris I said that! ;-) )

  7. 7
    J B

    Gay ALL the things!

  8. 8
    birgerjohansson

    Sooo…you are sort of a scary Bond villain? Can I visit your high-tech mountaintop HQ?

    Apparently, being gay grants you scary evil superpowers. But in that case, what use is Chuck Norris? He is at most like Batman, using his fists and gadgets to get by. He would be telekinetically blown up the moment he approached the baddies.

  9. 9
    caseloweraz

    Interesting. That Newsbusters article features an ad in which Sean Hannity says journalism is dead — and points at a book that he says proves it.

    All too ironic.

  10. 10
    Raging Bee

    Minor nitpick: the word is “oriented,” not “orientated.” Otherwise good on ya, mate.

  11. 11
    Tauriq Moosa

    @Raging Bee

    Oop. I’m being an idiot. Can you show me where?

  12. 12
    Raging Bee

    Paragraph #10 in your article about white male domination of the gaming industry:

    Video games, like much of the tech industry, tend to be orientated toward (but not be totally dominated by) straight young men…

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