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It's Not the Critic Who Counts...


#1

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-executive-suggests-digging-up-dirt-on-journalists

Uber exec has the AUDACITY to suggest that "journalists" get a taste of their own medicine.

I actually think this is a great idea. Our world is SO full of political correct bullshit. Companies, CEO's, Actors and famous (or not so famous) people in general are apologizing every week for shit they say in private. Because some "journalist" gets the "scoop" and plasters someone's private business all over the web for the whole world to see.

What happened to the concept of privacy?

I have no problem whatsoever with REAL JOURNALISM. Please, expose the government official committing fraud. Tell us what's going on in China. Hell, give me an "opinion" about some current event and I'll consider your points on merit. But I have had ENOUGH of the "PC police".

The Uber example above is about a "journalist", Sarah Lacey, who accused Uber of "sexism and misogyny" for allegedly working with a french escort service. Writing, "I don't know how many more signals we need that the company simply doesn't respect us or prioritize our safety".

Uber is a TAXI SERVICE. So is YELLOW CAB. Why isn't Sarah Lacey writing these remarks about cab companies? Surely they pick up prostitutes, therefore they OBVIOUSLY don't respect women! (sarcasm)...

The MSLM is this country has evolved into the most powerful entity in our society. It literally has the power to shape the news, control the dialog and influence the entire national conversation.

But instead of reporting on things that actually MATTER, it's taking pot shots at the personal lives, conversations and private actions of just about ANY somewhat successful person with a liberal feminist agenda.

I think that Emil Michael has a great idea: Hire some researchers to dig up the dirt on the folks that LOVE digging up the dirt on others. They should see how thick the walls are in their glass house. If there were, I don't know - I'm thinking WAY outside the box here, a CONSEQUENCE for journalists who offer nothing but nitpicky politically correct BULLSHIT, then maybe the world would be a better place. Call me crazy.


#2

How about the NY Times scumbags that posted Officer Wilson’s home address? I think firing them, and then trying them as accessories if Wilson suffers at the hands of the mob is fair game. Fuck them.

In general I completely agree with your stance.


#3

[quote]Aragorn wrote:
How about the NY Times scumbags that posted Officer Wilson’s home address? I think firing them, and then trying them as accessories if Wilson suffers at the hands of the mob is fair game. Fuck them.

In general I completely agree with your stance.[/quote]

The reporters’ addresses were posted soon after.

Goose, gander, and all that.


#4

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:

[quote]Aragorn wrote:
How about the NY Times scumbags that posted Officer Wilson’s home address? I think firing them, and then trying them as accessories if Wilson suffers at the hands of the mob is fair game. Fuck them.

In general I completely agree with your stance.[/quote]

The reporters’ addresses were posted soon after.

Goose, gander, and all that.
[/quote]

Yes I saw that, but as much angry mail as they will get they don’t have an angry race mob after their blood. It pales in comparison. I hope Wilson is kept safe, but if anything sad DOES happen to him, I hope those reporters are tried as accomplices.


#5

Sarah Lacey was writing, at least in part, in regards to the incident a few months back where some wasted chick was taken to a motel by an Uber driver after passing out… while she wasn’t raped (I think the dude asked if she wanted to bang after she woke up and was subsequently arrested), the argument is that she is not going to support a company that is actively trying to sexualize their services when, as a woman, she will likely be relying on them when she is at a disadvantage (e.g., alone and drunk and out after hours). Especially when, based on the actions and words of their CEO, they seem fairly comfortable objectifying women.

Now, given that the incident was posted in easily accessible, national sources and that the marketing campaign of Uber was, well, publicly broadcast, can someone explain how delving into Lacey’s personal life as a response would constitute turnabout being fair play? What “dirt” was “dug up?”