Monday, October 30, 2017

More on The New Republic, in which I lose my temper a bit.

I decided this one deserved its own post.

How could I have been so stupid?
I was amazed by the #MeToo outpouring by women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. So many women I know have been victims, and yet, I marveled, I had spent my career in charmed workplaces where such things didn't happen.
But this week I learned that, earlier in my career, I worked in a place that was the very definition of a hostile work environment — a place that is now one of the most visible examples of the Harvey Weinstein fallout. Worse, one of my dearest friends was a victim — indeed, the one who first went public.

But here's what I did know:
I knew that Wieseltier could be a bully. At editorial meetings, he would harshly cut down those he didn't like. I was advised before I took the job that if I wanted to get ahead at the New Republic, I needed to be on his good side. He would protect those he held in favor and sink those he didn't. I was one of those he protected. I think he liked me. I liked, and greatly admired, him.I also knew that the magazine was a boys' club and that most top editors were men. The real power was Wieseltier, by virtue of his close relationship with the absentee owner; no editor could remain in place without his blessing.

Snippage of Mr. Millbank being unable to resist a bit of Trump bashing, even here, even now. He continued:

I and many other male alumni of the New Republic, feminists all, are shaken by what we've learned this week. We weren't a conspiracy of silence, but we were in a cone of ignorance. My friend Franklin Foer, a former editor, recalls being uncomfortable with Wieseltier's lewd comments when he first arrived at the magazine. But "they just seemed accepted. I said nothing — and certainly didn't think hard enough about how those remarks would be suggestive of private behavior or created a hostile environment."

I'll add here that as we found out in today, the publisher was also doing it. Hamilton Fish V, publisher of The New Republic, was asked to "go on leave" because he's been getting handsy with the help, just like

"male alumni of the New Republic, feminists all," watched it happen day after day.
Because they are cowards.

There was no convenient "cone of ignorance" as Milbank says. There was cowardice. You don't need to SEE them do it to notice that the Big Cheese loves to push the women around. If the guy does that in front of you, you know damn well what he's doing when he catches one of the women alone. It isn't rocket science.
I've seen this shit before. There's always the Boys, and they always support the Big Dog. In hospitals it gets interesting, because the Big Dogs are women and the Boys are the Girls instead. This farce is exactly the same when played in reverse. Bullying, those who allow it and survive, those who don't allow it and get fired/leave/quit/whatever. That's what passes for a "career" these days. Selective blindness and a willingness to let other people take fire. Because when they're taking fire, you are safe.
If you're the dumbass that says "Hey! What kind of way is that to talk in front of a lady?" then you get fired. All environments are hostile when you're the guy that stands up. Or the girl, that happens too. You get fired. A lot.
But at least you don't have to write columns trying to cover over your disgusting cowardice.

Michael Oreskes.
Another "proud feminist" no doubt.

I'm losing count of the Lefty pervs by now...

Two-for-one deal today in the Perversion Sweepstakes. First up, ANOTHER asshole from that wretched hive of scum and villainy, The New Republic.
Hamilton Fish V, publisher of The New Republic, has taken a leave of absence as the company investigates sexual harassment allegations by female employees against him, according to a report.
Win McCormack, owner of the left-leaning mag, informed his staff in a memo Sunday that he had asked Fish to "remain on a leave of absence" pending an independent probe about recent complaints, the New York Times reported.
Which only goes to prove what I've always said, Lefties and Feminists do not care one single damn about women. It is ALL politics and money with these people.

The pattern that's emerging shows how this works. The publisher and the editor are both in it, covering for each other. Lots more to come, I expect.

Then there's this one. Here, a guy comes forward with the shit that used to happen to me periodically, getting hit on by older men. It turns the stomach, it does.

Last June, Anthony Rapp settled in at the home of his good friend and fellow actor Camryn Manheim to watch the Tony Awards. The New York natives were both in Toronto working, and Manheim had invited Rapp and his boyfriend over to partake in the beloved theater geek ritual. But for the first time, Rapp — a working actor since he was 9 years old, and most famously part of the original cast of the musical Rent — felt something he'd never experienced before with the Tonys: dread.
And that's because the host that night was Kevin Spacey.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Rapp is publicly alleging for the first time that in 1986, Spacey befriended Rapp while they both performed on Broadway shows, invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance. According to public records, Spacey was 26. Rapp was 14.

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I have seen that show myself. Lucky for me, I was older than 14, I was not cornered alone at a party, and I was capable of defending myself. All the men were strangers, none of them famous. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have gotten off so lightly.

My response was to spend 20 years learning martial arts. That was how fucked up those few encounters were for me. They didn't even do anything, and I decided I needed to get -really- good at fighting, in case they came back. I can't even imagine 14 years old.

Guard your children well, and teach them -all- the dirty fighting stuff. They might need it.

The Phantom

Update: Here's a guy who worked at The New Republic, trying to escape from the grinding machine:

How could I have been so stupid?
I was amazed by the #MeToo outpouring by women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted. So many women I know have been victims, and yet, I marveled, I had spent my career in charmed workplaces where such things didn’t happen.
But this week I learned that, earlier in my career, I worked in a place that was the very definition of a hostile work environment — a place that is now one of the most visible examples of the Harvey Weinstein fallout. Worse, one of my dearest friends was a victim — indeed, the one who first went public.
I'll tell you how. You let this guy and others like him get away with being an utter ASSHOLE to people, right in front of you.  You let it happen, and you did not say shit. Because it suited your career to do so. Those women saw you let the asshole go unpunished. They, wisely, did not confide in you.

That's how. Fucker.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yet another Lefty perv unmasked.

This time a big art magazine guy.

Knight Landesman, a longtime publisher of Artforum magazine and a power broker in the art world, resigned on Wednesday afternoon, hours after a lawsuit was filed in New York accusing him of sexually harassing at least nine women in episodes that stretched back almost a decade.

In a prepared statement, the magazine's three other publishers said that Mr. Landesman had "engaged in unacceptable behavior and caused a hostile work environment."

My favorite part, a quote from his main accuser:

In an interview this week, Ms. Schmitt said that she never wanted to sue, but that she did so not just to protect herself, but also "the countless young men and women starting out in the art world."

"I had no power and no voice then," she said. "I don't feel that way anymore."

Hell yeah.

It makes me think we may finally be seeing the reason that art and movies and music have SUCKED so badly for so long. The creative landscape is being kept barren by assholes like this guy. How many serial molesters does it take to shut down the whole art scene in a city like New York? I imagine not very many. A few dozen like this one, placed in positions of power to cover for each other, could scare off all but the most determined attention whores.

And gee, what do we see in the art world these days? Very determined attention whores making really bad art.

The Phantom

The Black Death is alive and well.

Of all the things it sucks to be right about, The fricking Plague is right up at the top.

Black death warning in NINE countries – including Brit holiday hotspots – amid fears PLAGUE could spread on flights from Madagascar

The deadly plague outbreak has struck Madagascar's major cities sparking fears it has yet to 'peak' and could spread into the surrounding region.

Yep, 120 dead so far in that Madagascar outbreak. Pneumonic plague, kills you in two days or so.

Couldn't happen here, you say? Wrong. Totally could.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Another Lefty found to be a perv.

Lefty literary critic has been caught with his hand up somebody's skirt. Must be Wednesday.

Leon Wieseltier, a prominent editor at The New Republic for three decades who was preparing to unveil a new magazine next week, apologized on Tuesday for "offenses against some of my colleagues in the past" after several women accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate advances.

As those allegations came to light, Laurene Powell Jobs, a leading philanthropist whose for-profit organization, Emerson Collective, was backing Mr. Wieseltier's endeavor, decided to pull the plug on it.

"Upon receiving information related to past inappropriate workplace conduct, Emerson Collective ended its business relationship with Leon Wieseltier, including a journal planned for publication under his editorial direction," the organization said in a statement on Tuesday. "The production and distribution of the journal has been suspended."

Laurene Powell Jobs is Steve Jobs' widow. I suspect she is not amused by Mr. Wieseltier's behavior.

What's interesting is the way guys like this seem to never falter. Following a different harassment investigation at the New Republic in 2014, old Leon left for greener pastures, and greener money.

After Mr. Wieseltier's departure from The New Republic, he landed on his feet, becoming the Isaiah Berlin senior fellow in culture and policy at the Brookings Institution as well as a contributing writer and critic at The Atlantic magazine. His friendship with Ms. Powell Jobs helped lead to Emerson Collective's purchasing a majority stake in The Atlantic this past summer.

The Big Left always lands on its feet. These guys are positively cat-like. Always the bigger job, the new magazine, the new movie, and nobody ever says anything about the women who's asses these Big Boys keep grabbing.

The corruption is wide and deep on the Left. If this guy was a Republican, he'd have been finished thirty years ago.

The Phantom

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

More Leftist idiots discover self defense.

I swear, sometimes I see stuff like this, and it makes me slap my forehead.

Rochester LGBTQ Gun Group launched: 'We have each others back'

Yeah, because who knows when something bad might happen, right?

But, Allen had a point to prove when he co-founded the "Trigger Warning Queer and Trans Gun Club." The group of approximately 20 people meet at a gun range once a month in Victor to learn how to shoot and safely own a firearm.

The group was also founded just weeks after President Donald Trump was inaugurated.

"One of the biggest things was that I'm fearful of the rise in violence coming from the far right," Allen said.

Allen told 13WHAM that self-defense has never been more important for the LGBTQ community and says one day it could be necessary.

You know my friends, I've been asking anti-gun Liberals this question for a very long time: "What are you going to do if the Church Lady gets elected?"

They're going to buy guns, that's what. Lots and lots of them. But when they run to the gun shop in a panic because the Orange Rodeo Clown got elected, and they're all suuuuper terrified that the Klu Klux Klan is gonna come for them, guess what they find out? There's GUN CONTROL. They can't buy the thing they need to save their delicate little lilac-scented ass, because they voted it out of existence in the 1990's.

What the hell have Conservatives been screaming for the last forty years? Hmm? The world is a dangerous place! Maybe you should have a weapon to protect yourself! Maybe you should practice with it, right? Get really good with it, so that some day when the shit hits the fan, you     can hit the broad side of a barn with it.

Welcome to the party, morons. About time you showed up. Hope you brought your own beer, I'm not sharing mine.

The Phantom

The ultimate futility of gun control: back-alley gunsmiths.

Seen at The Firearm Blog today, the net result of Brazil's gun control laws. Cops busted an off-the-books gun factory.

Coincidentally, the day before TFB published Part 1 of a photo report on DIY weapons seized in Brazil (, news broke  that the São Paulo State Civil Police had just busted a small – but very active – illegal weapons factory in the Ferraz de Vasconcellos suburb of São Paulo, the capital city. Although clandestine firearms manufacture is not something unusual in the country, this particular facility called the attention not only due to the fact that its main product, a 9x19mm stockless submachine gun, shows a somewhat decent general finish and apparent (hand-operated by agents) smooth functioning of components, but also that the type has for long (four years, at least) been found in criminal hands in different parts of Brazil.

When -everything- is illegal, criminals will make their own. When they do that, they usually go with full-auto versions. It isn't that difficult. Sheet-metal brake, welder, metal lathe, you're a gun maker.

Gun control does not even inconvenience an organized criminal enterprise, like a drug gang. They make money selling drugs AND selling guns.

As evidence of this truth continues to pile higher and deeper, Liberals continue to cling to their anti-gun religion. One might almost suspect an ulterior motive.

The Phantom

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inertia, and how the magic is ignored.

Reblogged from Small Dead Animals, this is a Very Interesting article about Inertia.

I didn't understand it, nor did my mad interlocutor, and anyone who claims otherwise is not being entirely honest. Despite a gyroscope's utter simplicity—it is, after all, nothing more than a wheel on an axle—it remains the most fascinating and mysterious device ever created. Spin up the wheel, place it on a pedestal, and there it stays, pointed at…?
That is the question. At what, exactly, is the gyroscope pointed? According to the law of inertia, objects tend to continue doing what they've been doing: If at rest, they remain at rest; if moving, they continue moving at the same speed in the same direction. The gyroscope also bends to inertia's will, but in confounding ways. Touch it, and the gyro opposes you by veering in unexpected directions. If it is spinning extremely rapidly, the gyroscope remains rigidly locked in the direction it has been set, its sights fixed on...Kiev—hence the term inertial guidance systems.

 That is a fascinating point. One which it seems nobody is really paying much attention to. Much later in the article, the author says:

The greater obstacle is one of fashion. Today's cosmologists constantly wade into shallow philosophical waters if they align with tastes of the current scientific Pradas and Versaces. They worry about creating Big Bang models whose input parameters occur "naturally" rather than needing to be "fine-tuned" by hand. They consider the "cosmological constant problem"—why the "dark energy" driving the universe's expansion is some 125 orders of magnitude less than what you'd "expect"—to be the outstanding dilemma of their field. Physics or philosophy? Each year hundreds of papers are published on the string theory landscape and on the universe of universes—the multiverse. Each year dozens of conferences take place on particle physics or string theory. The only conference on Mach's Principle took place in 1993.

 Inertia is unfashionable. Interesting.

As well, the article includes one of the first explanations I've ever seen on "frame dragging" that was understandable. Well worth reading the whole thing.

The Phantom

Monday, October 16, 2017

Liberals done ruining Christmas, moving on to Halloween

Liberalism: the crushing fear that someone, somewhere, may be enjoying themselves.

Throughout October, universities across the nation are warning their students against Halloween costumes some consider offensive.
Gone are the days when college students could dress up without fear of being reported to a bias response team. In recent years, more and more campus leaders have made it their mission to warn students what not to wear.

My advice to the young this year: defy them. Show up wearing every single thing they tell you not to, and dare them to say a single thing about it.

The Phantom

Update from PJ Media:

PROBLEMATIC!!!Cultural appropriation!!!!11!

Upperdate, not just university SJWs:

This is a public school in Mass(hole)achussets cancelling the little kid's Halloween costume parade because it is "problematic." That sound you hear is my eyes rolling.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kathy Shaidle on Weinsteining, and why women should wear proper clothes.

Kathy, as usual, stabs the heart of the matter with a fork.

Yesterday, "Mayim Bialk" was trending on Twitter, so I saw reactions to her NYT op-ed about Weinstein before I read the article.

The majority were, "Shut up bitch!" and "How dare you?" and "Victim-blamer!!!!"

Then lefty feminist Anne Lemott said it was a must-read.

Now, having read it, I see why.

What part were they losing their shit over? You'll love this, my friends. Mayim Bialk:

I am grateful to bring Amy Farrah Fowler to life on the No. 1 sitcom in America. I am honored to depict a feminist who speaks her mind, who loves science and her friends and who sometimes wishes she were the hot girl.

I can relate. I've wished that, too.

And yet I have also experienced the upside of not being a "perfect ten." As a proud feminist with little desire to diet, get plastic surgery or hire a personal trainer, I have almost no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms. Those of us in Hollywood who don't represent an impossible standard of beauty have the "luxury" of being overlooked and, in many cases, ignored by men in power unless we can make them money.

I still make choices every day as a 41-year-old actress that I think of as self-protecting and wise. I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with. I dress modestly. I don't act flirtatiously with men as a policy.

Note that this piece in in the New York Times, who I remind one and all had this Weinstein story in 2004 on a plate, and killed it. What is Twitter in an uproar over? Women's self defense.

Kathy makes some points about this in her blog, which are spot on. I'm going to add a couple more, from a man's perspective.

As a Man, Capital "M", I am expected to be The Hero. I am expected, by our culture and our society, to help old people, dogs and children in their time of need. Also women. I am the Knight in Shining Armor that is supposed to save the day. That's what a man is, in Canada, right now. That is who you are expected to be, as a Man, Capital "M." That's the cultural role.

Nobody asked me if that's what I wanted, growing up. Nobody gave me a choice. That's just how it is. I didn't mind though. I ran with it. Knight Protector/Cowboy who saves the ranch, that's a great job. I'm down with it.

When I was seventeen-ish, I discovered a different role that some people had in mind for me: prey. They wanted to "party" with me, lets say, just to keep things PG-13. It started happening fairly often, like once a month. On one particular occasion I recall vividly, two at the same time.

Now, being Knight Protector, there's not too many options available in a situation like that. What I actually -did- was say "No", and reach for my motorcycle helmet. One word was all I said, if I remember right. Lucky for all three of us, they took no for an answer. Probably the crazy look in my eye, I'm a bit weird.

Those experiences, and a few others of a more straightforward bullying nature, led me to seek out the martial arts at an early age and follow that road for a long time. When you live that life, you learn stuff.

Don't wear leather soled shoes. They're slippery.
Don't wear tight pants and shirts. (Can't move well, can't run.)
Don't dress flashy.
Don't show your money.
Have a weapon. Keep it clean and ready. Keep it concealed. Don't use it unless you're going to die.
Have an escape route. Use it if you need it.
Check the back seat of the car -before- you get in.
Look around you and see who's there. Watch what they're doing. If they look funny, leave.
When people invade your personal space, leave.
Sit with your back to the wall, where you can see the door.
Don't get drunk in public.
Don't start shit. Don't be around people who start shit.
Et Cetera.

It's a pretty long list. Basically it assumes the worst about human beings and enables you to prepare accordingly. When you follow it, you life runs nice and smooth. Nobody does bad things to you, or the people you care about. Mostly because they can't. You're not making yourself a target.

Mayim Bialk, obviously a smart woman, knows this list. Don't dress flashy. Don't start shit. Don't get stuck in a hotel room with an asshole who wants to "party" with no weapon and no exit strategy, in a miniskirt, crop top and stiletto heels.

This is not rocket science. But to the moron Third Wave feminists out there, this is Victim Blaming!!!!

Oh well. Guess I'm a victim blamer. Reality is harsh that way.

The Phantom

Friday, October 13, 2017

Where was the Actor's Union all this time?

The Harvey Weinstein shitstorm builds further today, growing to include Alfred Hitchcock.

Veteran film star Tippi Hedren has spoken out about the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against film producer Harvey Weinstein emphasising it has been a problem in Hollywood for decades.

Hedren has previously spoken about her experience of sexual harassment at the hands of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock with whom she endured a tumultuous working relationship.

"I'm watching all the coverage on Weinstein," the 87-year-old said. "This is nothing new, nor is it limited to the entertainment industry.

"I dealt with sexual harassment all the time, during my modeling and film career. Hitchcock wasn't the first." 

Widespread, common, and depraved sexual abuse of women in the fashion and movie/TV industries. Everybody knows about it, apparently. Have know for a long time.

She continued: "However, I wasn't going to take it anymore, so I simply walked away and didn't look back. Hitch said he would ruin my career and I told him to do what he had to do.

"It has taken 50 years, but it is about time that women started standing up for themselves as the appear to be doing in the Weinstein case. Good for them!"

This particular woman says she was assaulted by Hitchcock in 1964-67 era. She started talking about it publicly in 1973. She released her memoir detailing the abuse in 2015-2016. First I hear of it. Which seems to be the hallmark of this thing, everybody knows and nobody says nuttin'.

So here's my question. Hollywood is one of the most unionized environments on Earth. They invented the thing where the carpenter uses the hammer and the laborer carries the hammer. In Hollywood it literally takes three men to screw in a light bulb, the electrician and two laborers to carry the stuff.

There is an actor's union too. Sexual assault of their workers and generally abusive conditions of employment are something they are supposed to be there to prevent. Where have they been since 1964? If a frigging Writers strike can paralyze the movie and TV industry twice in ten years, where is the actress strike? How is it that the WOMEN did not walk out, en mass, and screw over every TV show and movie in production every time one of their sisters got raped by some fat movie mogul?

That's an open question, ladies. Men have no trouble banding together to do battle against a common enemy. They do it all the time. Hell, they do it for fun! That's what team sports is. So where's the Girls Team in all this? How come there's no Actresses' Common Defense Union blowing Alfred Frigging Hitchcock out of the water in 1964? How is it that Harvey the Hog gets to do literally any damn thing he wants for 30 YEARS and nobody says shit about it?

Where's your union?

The Phantom

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Twitter declares war on Twitter

It looks like they want to die, over there at Twitter. They suspended Rose McGowan's account.

Rose McGowan had her Twitter account suspended on Wednesday night. 

The actress, who is at the center of the storm of sexual misconduct allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, took to her Instagram and Facebook accounts to relay the news of her suspension, writing cryptically that: "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY."

She added a screenshot from a message from Twitter telling her that she had violated their terms of service and she would be locked out for 12 hours.

I would not be amazed to find out she was suspended by an automated system based on keywords, or a brain-dead drone employee somewhere in the guts of a Twitter cubicle farm..

But then again, I would not be amazed to find out Harvey Weinstein made a phone call.

Either way, its one thing to suspend "literally Hitler" Milo Yiannopoulos after Antifa nearly burns down a building trying to get him. Its another thing to suspend cutesie Rose McGowan in the middle of the Weinstein Incident.

Not a good PR look, Twitter.

The Phantom

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

PM Trudeau declares war on Masculinity.

I wish I was kidding, but no. For real, he's  gone Full SJW.

I want my sons to escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculine that is so damaging to men and to the people around them.

Because men are, like, so problematic, y'know? Like, gag me.

In other news, the all important Official Halloween Costume Guidelines have been released. Yes friends, there are now guidlines for what your kid is allowed to dress as for kiddie Halloween at school.

An Ontario school board has sent a checklist to parents before Halloween: Does your child's costume "represent a stereotype," such as "terrorist" or "urban ghetto dweller?" Does it involve changing the colour of their skin? Does it allude to a culture that is not the child's own, such as a kimono, a turban or a feather headdress?

Yes friends, if you little white kid wants to cosplay as Mulan or Miamoto Musashi for Halloween, that is a big no-no.

No word on if Japanese kids are allowed to be King Arthur or Snow White, but based on past performance that's probably going to skate by.

The Phantom

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

DemocRats never let up.

Hillary Clinton today, classy as always:

Following the heinous attack that resulted in 400 injuries and 50 deaths at a Las Vegas concert venue, Hillary Clinton tweeted that she could not "imagine the deaths" that would have occurred if the gunman had used a "silencer."

The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.

Here's the CBS legal beagle who stepped in it:

Although her Facebook page appears to have been removed and her Twitter account is protected, the Daily Caller was the first to report that a "top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold," used  Facebook to inform her social media followers that she is "not even sympathetic" with the 50-plus murdered and 400-plus hospitalized after a mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Screen shots captured by the Daily Caller (see below) show that the "VP, Senior Counsel, Strategic Transactions at CBS" wrote in the wake of the massacre, "If they wouldn't do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing."

Geftman-Gold then reportedly added, "I'm actually not even sympathetic bc [sic] country music fans often are Republican gun toters."

Then there's Richard Dawkins, atheist and all 'round dickhead. He's not an American but I'll throw him in anyway.

"Durn tootin', great shootin'. Cool dude sertin' he's 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah!" Dawkins tweeted, apparently attempting to mock a southern accent — perhaps in a reference to the country music festival at which the shooting took place.

He added: "Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns".

As of now, ~24 hours after the attack, we know pretty well nothing beyond the shooter's name. That does not stop the Lefties from raging on about gun control.

To be clear, there is no scenario under which gun control prevents this event. Life does not work like that.

Just remember this the next time a Liberal/Leftist/DemocRat wants something from you.

The Phantom

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Comic Book writers hit bottom, dig harder.

At the PJ Media link:

Mark Waid, who recently took over the Captain America comic book for Marvel, has stepped into more hot water after appearing to call out a fan and popular YouTube reviewer for targeted harassment at this year's Comic-Con on his Facebook page.

The targeted YouTuber was Richard Meyer, a fairly standard comic book guy who reviews comics using his phone to shoot the video. This no-budget, low effort operation has 40,000 subscribers, which according to the article is more than the Avengers had in August. (As an aside, Marvel and DC between them had four titles in July this year that broke 100,000 copies in sales. They've got titles that failed to break 10K copies. Seriously. That's bad.)

But they've got time to arrange a "secret" Farcebook page apparently dedicated to harassment of Richard Meyer:

To make matters worse and more embarrassing for the SJW crowd of comic book writers, a secret Facebook page was revealed where writers plotted to target Meyer with harassment meant to incite violence.
Taylor Esposito is a letterer for DC Comics and is clearly seen on the not-so-secret Facebook page insinuating that critics of their comics are likely to be violent, calling them "nutjobs." Kelly Thompson of Marvel's Star Wars Phasma and IDW's infamous lady Ghostbusters joined in, claiming fear of the awful critics as the major reason she's never been to a con as a professional. B. Clay Moore, who seems to have written something a long time ago, actually suggests harassing Meyer to the point of violence.

No word if Farcebook took this page down for promoting violence, as they've been doing to lots of conservative commentators lately.

Richard Meyer had this to say about the whole thing:

PJ Media reached out to Richard Meyer, who was happy to talk about being targeted by SJWs. "It's a neo-McCarthyism situation; the industry is being destroyed," he said. "They are killing it. They've turned an industry into a community which doesn't have to have sales or success. It's a vicious pogrom and excommunication of anyone right of the extreme far left."Meyer has been accused of transphobia for calling out the questionable elevation of a transgendered comic author, Magdalene Visaggio, who seemed to come out of nowhere with no history or accomplishments in the industry.


Meyer believes he is being targeted for, among other things, daring to criticize Visaggio. "You can't say anything about the diversity hires because they're magical," he explained. "One of the successes of my channel is that I say what other people are thinking. There's about 100,000 fans out there waiting to come back. America only has a few unique institutions and one of them, comic books, is literally being murdered. Normal comic pros have been chased away and it is now a weird club for people with personality disorders."

I would guess there's a lot more than 100,000 waiting to come back. I'm one myself. If comics stopped sucking, I'd buy Marvel's full output every month. I used to do that, back when I was young and poor in the 80's.

But I'm -exactly- the type of comic reader that Marvel and DC are determined to drive away. Male nerds. They're systematically doing everything they can to alienate the exact customer base that keeps them in business.

More evidence to support the notion that comics are no longer even trying to make a profit, or even stay in business. Pure propaganda, preaching to the already converted.

That's okay with me. One more thing I don't need to spend money on.

The Phantom