To the New Statesman –
I just want to say…
We’re watching you. And some of us are not impressed.
Maybe it seems totally normal to you to hound your critics ; casting aspersions on their sexuality, getting together with your chums to publicly refer to someone as a ‘dozy piece of shit’ and then congratulate each other on your ‘wit’; ‘tweet of the year’? Oh the japes!
Maybe this is normal conduct in cock swinging leftie journo land. But looking at this from the outside: you are not coming across well. Not in the slightest. You are coming across as unintelligent bullies who can’t handle criticism and you might want to have a think about this.
Ironically this started in response to a feminist article. It is interesting that when a women chooses to criticise the dominant feminist narrative; those ‘feminists’ go after her with an hostility which is down right ugly. So feminists only support women who think as they do now? Whose feminism is this? Not mine that’s for sure.
QRG’s comment: that a simplistic dichotomy between ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ media is loaded and problematic seems obvious to me. And what’s more it is utterly substantiated by the resulting comments from those bastions of the ‘clean’ left media about how she deserved a spanking; or that she deserved (or liked) this abuse because she was a sexual submissive. You are making yourself look like utter idiots.
This whole episode is beyond satire.
So many people have said to me ‘why are you surprised?…this is what the left are like, this is what journalists are like. There is a long history of this.’ Maybe I’m not surprised but I am outraged. This is not good enough. We can and must do better than this.