Feminist Ellen Pao: I Only Failed Because of "Trolls" and Because People Were Mean to Me and Because It's Other People's Fault

Wow, some of these strong, capable This Is What a Feminist Looks Like women are really made of steel, aren't they?


I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history. And I have just been blessed with the most astonishing human responses to that attack.

What happened to me while head of the popular online forum Reddit for the past eight months is important to consider as we confront the ways in which the Internet is evolving. Here’s why:

The Internet started as a bastion for free expression. It encouraged broad engagement and a diversity of ideas. Over time, however, that openness has enabled the harassment of people for their views, experiences, appearances or demographic backgrounds. Balancing free expression with privacy and the protection of participants has always been a challenge for open-content platforms on the Internet. But that balancing act is getting harder. The trolls are winning.


Fully 40 percent of online users have experienced bullying, harassment and intimidation, according to Pew Research. Some 70 percent of users between age 18 and 24 say they’ve been the target of harassers. Not surprisingly, women and minorities have it worst. We were naive in our initial expectations for the Internet, an early Internet pioneer told me recently. We focused on the huge opportunity for positive interaction and information sharing. We did not understand how people could use it to harm others.

The foundations of the Internet were laid on free expression, but the founders just did not understand how effective their creation would be for the coordination and amplification of harassing behavior. Or that the users who were the biggest bullies would be rewarded with attention for their behavior...

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The writers of these messages often said they could not imagine the hate I was experiencing....

I don't like trolls either, but she was shitcanned because she was a Social Justice Warrior who fired a popular female administrator, and was clamping down on free speech generally, because those are a SJW's core "skills," censorship, and ruining everything.

This woman sure seems to fail a lot, and get fired a lot, and then claim "sexism" and trolls were responsible for her downfall a lot.

But I'm sure she's super-duper qualified and effective.

It's just that, apparently, Failure Is What a Feminist Looks Like, at least to untrained, sexist eyes.

Scapegoated: This piece claims that Ellen Pao was a scape-goat, fired for decisions that actually came from Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian:

Many Reddit users blamed Pao for firing Taylor, adding to complaints they already had about how Pao was managing the site...

But Pao wasn’t the one to fire Taylor, according to Yishan Wong, the site’s CEO before Pao. Instead, it was Reddit cofounder and executive chairman Alexis Ohanian, Wong wrote on the site Sunday night. Pao reported to Ohanian, so she was unable to do anything about his decision, he said.

"When the hate-train started up against Pao, Alexis should have been out front and center saying very clearly 'Ellen Pao did not make this decision, I did,'" Wong wrote. "Instead, he just sat back and let her take the heat. That's a stunning lack of leadership and an incredibly shitty thing to do."

OK, I can buy a cowardly CEO doing this.

However, in that case, why is Pao blaming "trolls" and "sexists" when it was her cowardly boss who is to blame?

Evidence for That? The new Reddit CEO is clamping down on free speech too, suggesting this wasn't Ellen Pao's idea, at least, certainly not her sole idea.

Posted by: Ace at 05:32 PM




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1

yeah, I can't believe she's still whining about it

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 16, 2015 05:33 PM (qCMvj)

2 "It is all someone else's fault".

This to is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 16, 2015 05:35 PM (F9322)

3 Pao complaining about bullying. Huh.

Posted by: fb at July 16, 2015 05:35 PM (JVEmw)

4 But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you!

Posted by: Rockford Q. Balboa at July 16, 2015 05:36 PM (vgIRn)

5 fourth..?

Posted by: mallfly at July 16, 2015 05:36 PM (qSIlh)

6 Pao complained that Kleiner-Perkins fired her because of sexism, when clearly it's because she's an incompetent dolt.

Posted by: Shane McGowan's Liver at July 16, 2015 05:36 PM (hQfa+)

7 This woman lost her job at Kleiner Perkins and sued them for unlawful discrimination. The real mystery is why Reddit hired her in the first place, and why didn't they anticipate this exact outcome?

The board should be replaced.

Posted by: MTF at July 16, 2015 05:37 PM (DkJ4E)

8 HA ha! Ellen Kung Pao spicy chicken!

Posted by: Channeling Nelson on Simpsons at July 16, 2015 05:37 PM (OZmbA)

9 Derp.

Posted by: dogfish at July 16, 2015 05:37 PM (jWtyG)

10 As I said in an earlier post long ago, has anyone here read that variety piece between this scrunt and her "husband."


In what might be the most fucked up relationship of all time, her husband was some gay black dude who apparently is like a mini Bernie Madoff.


Seriously, wtf?

Posted by: prescient11 at July 16, 2015 05:37 PM (q5APL)

11 yuck.

I bet Ellen Pao Chicken thinks colleges need to protect women from micro-aggression but women should be allowed into combat.

Posted by: mallfly at July 16, 2015 05:37 PM (qSIlh)

12 I got no pity, there's always McDonald's.

Posted by: Killerdog at July 16, 2015 05:38 PM (8G2+t)

13 I don't know who you think the "founders" are, my dear, but you're looking at him.

Posted by: Al Gore at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (OZmbA)

14 > I don't like trolls either, but she was shitcanned because she was a Social Justice Warrior who fired a popular female moderator, and was clamping down on free speech generally, because that is SJW's core "skill," censorship.

No she didn't/wasn't.

The man she replaced, and her boss himself, have both come out and said that the push for censoring subreddits, and the firing of Victoria, came from someone other than Pao.

She was literally a patsy and a scapegoat.

http://tinyurl.com/nq2u88w

Posted by: Palooka at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (8NnnK)

15 I know next to zilch about Ellen Pao, but does it really matter, since all aggrieved feminists act the same way?

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (Ww/h/)

16
The foundations of the Internet were laid on free expression










Funny, I thought the Internet's origin was ARPANET as a way for defense contractors/scientists to share data on the weapons systems they were developing, and as an alternate, hardened method of communication during nuclear war.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (egLDQ)

17 Part of the SJW crusade is to stop 'harassment' online. Which includes saying mean things to people on the internet.

Posted by: El Kabong at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (9oC/Q)

18 "I am woman/
Hear me whine..."

Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (FTMW9)

19 Never heard of this woman until she was mentioned here.

Posted by: Soona at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (P25Hh)

20 Latest I heard was that Pao didn't fire the popular mod and it was a cofounder I think who allowed Pao to take the blame.

Also, 100% of people online have been bullied and harassed and intimidated. Only 40% apparently decided it was something worth complaining about.

The people doing all this complaining don't have any idea what it is like to be a straight white male conservative.

Posted by: JustAGuy at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (bjlhk)

21 Wow. What a little shitweasel she is!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (UpAWG)

22
Please please please stop calling them warriors. They are not warriors. They are internet guerrillas.

Social Justice Worrier, instead.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (cdFPO)

23 PAO!

Posted by: Al Sharpton at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (Dwehj)

24 The question the Reddit Board should ask is:

"did Ellen destroy this company and chase many of its users to Voat and others?"

Posted by: rd at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (V4lIK)

25 She didn't fire Victoria Taylor, Alexis Ohanian did and let Ellen take the heat for it.
http://tinyurl.com/nq2u88w

Posted by: Mark Dietzler at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (wnprX)

26 >>I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history.


You know who else endured an unbelievable barrage of insults and mockery?
Sarah Palin.
And did she sit around a whine, or did she write a few books, do a show showcasing her home state, and laugh all the way to the bank?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (NOIQH)

27 Yet another reminder to not hire victims.

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (GCO2Q)

28 >>Funny, I thought the Internet's origin was ARPANET
as a way for defense contractors/scientists to share data on the weapons
systems they were developing, and as an alternate, hardened method of
communication during nuclear war.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur<<



We don't like to think of it that way.

Posted by: Peace Loving Ex-Hippy Flower Child Now University Prof at July 16, 2015 05:41 PM (OZmbA)

29 Is Ellen single? I'm asking for a friend.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2015 05:41 PM (iQIUe)

30 She got her sexual harassment case tossed in San Francisco.

San. Fran. Frakkin'. Cisco.

How much BS must your case be to lose there!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at July 16, 2015 05:41 PM (2l5vw)

31 #victorianfaintingcouch

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at July 16, 2015 05:41 PM (GCO2Q)

32 One word. Tranny.

Posted by: Eromero at July 16, 2015 05:42 PM (go5uR)

33 Oh good grief, "Palooka" is back.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2015 05:42 PM (Ww/h/)

34 The man she replaced, and her boss himself, have both come out and said that the push for censoring subreddits, and the firing of Victoria, came from someone other than Pao.

Being CEO means never getting away with saying, "It's somebody else's fault."

If you don't want to get blamed for how the business works, don't take the job with the title "I'm in charge."

Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:42 PM (FTMW9)

35 Ace makes the point again and again that we give free rides to people making crazy claims in the name of victim-hood. If some nutty college kid makes an exaggerated claim of rape! after a relationship goes south she gets no pushback. If Emma Sulkowitz' next boyfriend ends up in front of a detective asking him about a rape claim, most if us would say "well, it's not like you weren't warned". Ellen Pao is a similar case.

If Pao makes a crazy gender discrimination claim and gets hired as the CEO of another company, instead of being shunned, the. Reddit is only getting what they deserved.

Posted by: MTF at July 16, 2015 05:42 PM (DkJ4E)

36

nice to see she is taking this as an opportunity for growth and introspection, to examine what role she played in her failure

not

BTW

didnt people get pissed because she fired a woman they liked

and advocating for that woman and agains that decision is sexist?

whatever. shes never gonna get that spot back at the cool kids lunch table

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (zOTsN)

37 We are leave an important discussion on what happened in Chattanooga to discuss this scrunt? Enjoy that sh*t sandwich darling. Want mayo with it?

Posted by: OurCountryIsScrewed at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (DlmoZ)

38 23 PAO!
Posted by: Al Sharpton at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (Dwehj)



That's my line.

Posted by: On Screen Graphic from 1960s Batman TV Series at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (vgIRn)

39 I do miss the days of command-line internet. Full of trolls and assholes, but you had to be semi-intelligent to get there in the first place. (And if you called yourself "Radish the Great" everyone assumed you were a guy. Heh.)

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (ZKzrr)

40 What is a Reddit?

Posted by: The Great White Sctosman at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (iONHu)

41 One word. Tranny.

We need a sideline reporter. Is it available?

Posted by: ESPN at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (Dwehj)

42
But obama and the Left have Set Us Up To Fail.

The Gun Free Zones? The Left created them to make easy targets.

The idiots at TSA? They are there to allow jihadists on planes, not prevent them from boarding.

obamacare and all of obama's unsustainable economic policies? All set up to fail.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 05:44 PM (cdFPO)

43 Womyn of Kleenex....

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 16, 2015 05:44 PM (UYZgt)

44 Kung Pao

Posted by: bjk at July 16, 2015 05:44 PM (x2rNW)

45 Am I the only one who thinks that what some jackass says in a comment section or on Twitter doesn't come close to actual "bullying", "harassment", and "intimidation"?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 16, 2015 05:44 PM (xSCb6)

46 Being CEO means never getting away with saying, "It's somebody else's fault."

If you don't want to get blamed for how the business works, don't take the job with the title "I'm in charge."
Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:42 PM (FTMW9)


Wait, what?

Posted by: His Empress Barky the Historical First at July 16, 2015 05:44 PM (vgIRn)

47

its heartbreaking when one loses ones life in such a fashion


Preznit Passive Voice attempting to console the families of the fallen in TN

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 16, 2015 05:45 PM (zOTsN)

48 Social Justice Worrier, instead.

I currently favor finger nanny. Because they are always pointing their fingers at someone other than themselves. Often literally so.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 16, 2015 05:45 PM (J0IP0)

49 HR, *everybody* on the Internet is a guy. It's a fact.

Even the girls become guys on the Internet. Don't be fooled.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:45 PM (FTMW9)

50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MbCrA1kAlM

Posted by: bjk at July 16, 2015 05:45 PM (x2rNW)

51 I sure do hope that they don't decide to bbq that murderous asshole out in Colorado. Let him spend 5-10-15 years on death row, give him a chance to find the one true religion, 13 virgins included, and then we can off him. It won't cost too much ...

Posted by: goon at July 16, 2015 05:45 PM (gy5kE)

52 "The trolls are winning."

Yes, Ellen Pao, you are a troll and, yes, you are "winning."

You will whine your way into another position, and self-destruct there also.

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at July 16, 2015 05:46 PM (GCO2Q)

53 Above link is to v funny Taiwan animation of Pao Reddit.

Posted by: bjk at July 16, 2015 05:46 PM (x2rNW)

54

it doesn't occur to her that perhaps she sucked

she has no sense of agency, of responsibility

what a delightful woman

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 16, 2015 05:46 PM (zOTsN)

55 Don't worry, she will end up as one of Hillary's White House advisor.

Posted by: dantesed at July 16, 2015 05:46 PM (88xKn)

56 Notice how no one takes responsibility for their actions anymore? In government or business.

It's always someone else's fault or someone else's interference that caused everything to go wrong.

And no one actually apologizes OR resigns because that too would be an admission of failure.

What's this generation's label?

It's not like we're Japanese where it's expected you commit seppuku.

In fact, I think the Japanese have stopped doing that too.

We're all going to hell and it's no one's fault but someone else's.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at July 16, 2015 05:47 PM (x3GpS)

57
What is a Reddit?


It's a slimy pit infested with snakes.

Posted by: f'd at July 16, 2015 05:47 PM (BO/km)

58
it doesn't occur to her that perhaps she sucked








I'm surprised she didn't claim that she was fired because she *didn't* suck, IYKWIM.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 16, 2015 05:47 PM (egLDQ)

59 PAO! Right in the kisser!

Posted by: El Kabong at July 16, 2015 05:47 PM (9oC/Q)

60 @
25 She didn't fire Victoria Taylor, Alexis Ohanian did and let Ellen take the heat for it.
http://tinyurl.com/nq2u88w
----------------

There seems to be some confusion over this. The former CEO says that Pao reported to Ohanian. But Ohanian and a Reddit spokesperson both say that Ohanian reported to Pao.

Posted by: junior at July 16, 2015 05:47 PM (FRGa/)

61

FBI just told the nation not to speculate on the motives of the shooter

well

thats precious

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (zOTsN)

62 Kleenex warriors is not bad, either. Except to the CEO of Kleenex.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (J0IP0)

63 Ellen Pao, Harvard Law, class of 1994.

Physics should have grand unified theories as resilient.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (FTMW9)

64
What is a Reddit?


It's a slimy pit infested with snakes.

Posted by: f'd at July 16, 2015 05:47 PM (BO/km)







No, that's the US Senate.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (egLDQ)

65 Posted by: Mark Dietzler at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (wnprX)

Perhaps, although the former CEO has been making crazy accusations all over the place. (Including insinuating that this was all a ploy to steal control back from Conde Nast, but then going "j/k lol!")

I have a new working theory on Pao: She was a crummy VC. Sure the worst player in the majors is still better than most of the nation, but she may have been that player.
She got ahead not because she was a woman, but because she had a mentor. But eventually the Peter Principle kicked in and she crashed.
Reddit needs someone to monetize the site, and they figure "she has to be good, she worked for [big VC firm]."
But she's not, that was all the power of knowing people.
So she crashes and burns there too. (She was brought in to make money, clearly she wasn't great at doing that.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) rogue bioethicst at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (hhQEJ)

66 Well, at least her shit don't stink.

What, you don't believe me?

Just ask her.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (o0nNm)

67 What? She didn't have a Baned-Hammer?

Posted by: Paladin at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (mCOPv)

68 I'm not repudiating nothin'! Islam did it, Islam owns it. Carry the weight!

Posted by: goon at July 16, 2015 05:49 PM (gy5kE)

69 OT but... McRino says Trump is a problem because he's "fired up the crazies."

It's always nice to hear what the GOPe really thinks of us.

Posted by: elaine at July 16, 2015 05:49 PM (Y0Piu)

70 "why is Pao blaming 'trolls' and 'sexists' when it was her cowardly boss who is to blame?"

- I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's because cowardly boss is part of Pao's SJW tribe?

Posted by: moronhordeminion at July 16, 2015 05:49 PM (hKDRi)

71 Brother Cavil: "How much BS must your case be to lose there!"

Actually, they have a perverted system. It all depends on where you rank in the gendo-ethnic hierarchy as to the path justice will take. White Christian men are, naturally, the lowest tier. Multi-sexual space aliens form the top. Everyone else gets weighed dynamically depending on the outrage of the generation.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 16, 2015 05:50 PM (1CroS)

72 that was all the power of knowing people.

But that's all an Ivy League education is.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:50 PM (FTMW9)

73 CEOs get fired for all manner of things beyond their control


she needs to put her big girl pants on

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 05:51 PM (zOTsN)

74
However, in that case, why is Pao blaming "trolls" and "sexists" when it was her cowardly boss who is to blame?


Because she's an SJW, and a kiss-up?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 16, 2015 05:52 PM (oVJmc)

75
What? She didn't have a Baned-Hammer?

Posted by: Paladin at July 16, 2015 05:48 PM (mCOPv)





AUUUUH HAFFF HAMMR FR UUUUUU

Posted by: Bane at July 16, 2015 05:52 PM (egLDQ)

76 FBI just told the nation not to speculate on the motives of the shooter

--

Or else WHAT?

Posted by: @votermom at July 16, 2015 05:52 PM (cbfNE)

77 Posted by: AmishDude at July 16, 2015 05:50 PM (FTMW9)

Heh.
True.

From what I've read she had a booster at that VC firm. One of the partners. But it sounds like no matter how much he wanted her to succeed she couldn't hack it.

Then when they finally make that call and ax her she sues for eleventymillion dollars.

Plus this business with her husband.
It's all the crazies!

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) rogue bioethicst at July 16, 2015 05:52 PM (hhQEJ)

78 Fuck the FBI, Fucking Bunch of Idiots

Posted by: Killerdog at July 16, 2015 05:52 PM (8G2+t)

79 Alexis should have been out front and center saying very clearly 'Ellen Pao did not make this decision, I did,'"

Google the guy's picture. There's no balls there.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 16, 2015 05:53 PM (oVJmc)

80
In 30 years we went from "Mr Gorbachev, tear down that wall!" to "Mr Christian Baker, bake that cake!"

So, naturally, muslims will be emboldened to attacking the US military uniform at their convenience. The "president" himself is a terrorist. I don't know about you, but I expected all this to happen when barack hussein obama won the elections in 08 and 12.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 05:53 PM (cdFPO)

81 From Wikipedia:
"In 2004, Fletcher (Pao's husband since 2007) created the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor
Fellowship program to financially support professors working to improve
race relations at Harvard. Funded as part of the Fletcher Foundation, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard."

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at July 16, 2015 05:53 PM (DLu2s)

82 Funny, I thought the Internet's origin was ARPANET as a way for defense contractors/scientists to share data on the weapons systems they were developing, and as an alternate, hardened method of communication during nuclear war.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 16, 2015 05:39 PM (egLDQ)

Stop confusing the special snow flakes with facts.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at July 16, 2015 05:53 PM (JOG+K)

83 72 >> But that's all an Ivy League education is.

Ya know AD, it's the Haaavaard degree that most bothers me about Cruz. I try and take comfort in the idea that he probably gave most of his professors there major cases of heartburn.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (o0nNm)

84 >>FBI just told the nation not to speculate on the motives of the shooter


Oh, so it's OK to speculate that the Confederate flag inspired the SC shooter because of one photo of him holding (never mind that he was wearing a jacket w/the flag of South Africa), but not Mohammed Kuwaiti guy?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (NOIQH)

85 SJWs must be purged through and through.


From your businesses, from your friends, even in the family.


They cannot be negotiated with, argued with, reasoned with.


They will fuck you up no matter what you believe. And they always lie.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (q5APL)

86
Queen Troll blames Plebes for Trolling.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (ODxAs)

87 Nothing to see here!

Please disperse!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjK2Oqrgic

Posted by: FBI Special Agent Drebin at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (Ww/h/)

88 78 Fuck the FBI, Fucking Bunch of Idiots
Posted by: Killerdog at July 16, 2015 05:52 PM (8G2+t)

He may have been upset about the President's health care law...

Posted by: Mayor Bloomberg, never speculating at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (AkOaV)

89 Social Justice Worrier, instead.

I currently favor finger nanny. Because they are always pointing their fingers at someone other than themselves. Often literally so.



Social Attention Whore.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 16, 2015 05:55 PM (rj3Mq)

90

if she craps on her boss she thinks she wont get hired again

so she craps on her clients

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 05:55 PM (zOTsN)

91 And, also from Wiki:

"Prior to his marriage to Pao, Fletcher was in a same-sex relationship with Hobart V. "Bo" Fowlkes, Jr. for more than 10 years"

Just two very strange, and formerly very well-connected grifters?

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at July 16, 2015 05:56 PM (DLu2s)

92 Sounds like this Pao person has a perpetual case of sand in the vagina. Perhaps Lena Dunham can help her with that.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at July 16, 2015 05:56 PM (JOG+K)

93 >>>>However, in that case, why is Pao blaming "trolls" and "sexists" when it was her cowardly boss who is to blame?

Because there's gold in them thare Histrionic Hills.

Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkessian, Brianna Wu...hundreds of thousands of dollars made just by claiming to be 'victims' of online 'harassment.'

Posted by: El Kabong at July 16, 2015 05:56 PM (9oC/Q)

94 Hey, I can relate.

It was Bill's fault I flunked the D.C. bar exam.

It was Bill's fault my health care debacle never got off the ground.

It was Obama's fault I didn't become the Historic First! woman president in 2008.

It was Obama's fault I was a failure as SOS.

It's Bill's and Obama's fault that my current campaign is floundering.

I am victim -- hear me roar!

Posted by: Hillary! at July 16, 2015 05:56 PM (kGrdk)

95 However, in that case, why is Pao blaming "trolls" and "sexists" when it was her cowardly boss who is to blame?


Oh, she's to blame as well. Here entire screed can be titled "I Don't Understand Free Speech," which should have been enough to get her canned.

She might not have robbed this particular bank, but she did hit plenty of others.

Posted by: JSchuler at July 16, 2015 05:57 PM (6i4P9)

96 Yahoo changed their policies to control things more on their websites. They became the number 3 search engine, if that. WebRing was one of the most popular web services on the internet and when Yahoo bought it, declaring that anything appearing on a page with WebRing belonged to them.... everyone stopped using it.

The fastest, best way to destroy a website is to change policies to ones that annoy the users. They'll leave you overnight and not come back.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 05:57 PM (39g3+)

97 These SJW's are tiring.

I wish they'd go away already.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 16, 2015 05:57 PM (AkOaV)

98 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at July 16, 2015 05:57 PM (q+zA9)

99

I'd be a bitter bitch too if my husband was into the peen

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (zOTsN)

100 We have ceded our free speech to private businesses that are controlled by Leftists. They are the gatekeepers.

Reddit is but one example.

Google is going to rank results based on their idea of the "truth". Amazon, eBay, &c. can quash any reference to anything they want.

You can be fired for stating politically incorrect ideas that are uttered outside of work, or even just expressing the support for people to say such utterances.

America used to be about pluralism and tolerance. We would put up with idiocy, and not go out of our way to punish people for wrongthink if it didn't effect us. This was necessary when you have people who disagree but want to live as civilized human beings.

As Daniel Hannan noted:

You tolerate objectionable behavior up to the point of incitement.

You tolerate eccentricity up to the point of madness.

You tolerate offensiveness up to the point of harassment.

Toleration means you tolerate. It means you tolerate what you find utterly appalling.


Now, a select few rich Leftists can control and shape debate (via the Gramscian march). Truth can be memoryholed to be replaced by "the truth", and minority opinions can be made to seem like an overwhelming majority.

The threat is not just from the government, but by totalitarians that use the free market to destroy the free market and the rest of America to boot.

This will not end well.

This has not ended well...

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (7YlUk)

101 The way this whole thing supposedly started will surprise no one: it was a "failed" AMA with Jesse Jackson.

Reddit is a collection of forums, like this blog, moderated by interested volunteers. An "AMA" is a forum for "Ask Me Anything" interviews, except the questions come from AMA readers. The questions are posed and then voted on by the readers. Many celebrities participate, and Jesse Jackson is one. I wasn't there but I heard the questions for very personal and accusatory.

The SJW culture at the top at Reddit became offended and fired the Reddit employee, the woman you've heard referred to as "Victoria", who works with the AMA mods to book guests and as a go-between with Reddit. She is very popular, but management canned her after the Jesse Jackson debacle. People at forums all over Reddit revolted and locked out their forums so traffic dropped like a rock.

Posted by: MTF at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (DkJ4E)

102 Ellen Pao's "qualifications" for the job were pretty scant too. Other than being a non-white female leftist. There's no job they can't ruin is there? Leftists, that is. They come into every workplace and organization and crap all over it, destroying everything. The list is nearly endless.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (39g3+)

103 Muzze douchebag arrested for dui? He has the obligatory beard.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (iQIUe)

104
I just remembered that photochop of Meghan McCain with a stick of Land-O-Lakes in her cleavage...

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (cdFPO)

105
Pao! Pao! Pao!

Posted by: Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez at July 16, 2015 05:59 PM (wAQA5)

106 Yeah, that's how the R elite sees us alright, but I've always preferred a different epithet from one of Crazy Uncle McLames earlier rants: ever since then I've self-identified as a Hobbit.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, proudly a Hobbit ! at July 16, 2015 05:59 PM (go6ud)

107 The threat is not just from the government, but by totalitarians that use the free market to destroy the free market and the rest of America to boot.

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 16, 2015 05:58 PM (7YlUk)

yes, it does suck, doesn't it?

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 16, 2015 05:59 PM (AkOaV)

108 Our pet by accident ended up with a viral video. The pet police and trolls are crazy. But I never lose 2 seconds of sleep over it because I know if they weren't anonymous they would never say the things they do.

If you work for Reddit - you had better have crocodile skin.

Posted by: Lex at July 16, 2015 05:59 PM (FBjP7)

109
Yo!
Posted by: Yo! at July 16, 2015 05:57 PM (q+zA9)
..........................
Pao!

Posted by: Pao! at July 16, 2015 06:00 PM (wAQA5)

110 >>>>Evidence for That? The new Reddit CEO is clamping down on free speech too, suggesting this wasn't Ellen Pao's idea, at least, certainly not her sole idea.

Nobody really gave a shit when the SJWs did the exact same thing to 4chan and gutted the site, because fuck those assholes.

But the assumption was made that they'd stop there.

These fucking assholes are doing this everywhere people are allowed to communicate freely. They have made the word 'harassment' as fluid and meaningless as possible.

And they will not stop. Until the internet is one big fucking Safe Space.

Posted by: El Kabong at July 16, 2015 06:01 PM (9oC/Q)

111 Maybe Ellen is a lesbo and hooked up with a gay husband so they cd have a bio child? I've seen it done before.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2015 06:02 PM (iQIUe)

112 Ellen Pao never had a problem before blaming her boss(es) So I don't buy that the "cowardly CEO theory" regardless of the fact that he may be a SJW too.

Also wanted to mention that Ellen Pao's sexual harassment lawsuit against KCPB (that went to a jury verdict and which she LOST) happened to ask for damages in the amount that her con-man hubby Buddy Fletcher owes to his investors that he defrauded via Fletcher Asset Management. I mention this because I think ALL Pao articles should and have noticed that they don't. No proof of anything, but that sure is coincidental.

Another fun fact: Buddy Fletcher was openly gay before he married Pao.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (nJvB1)

113 Oh, so it's OK to speculate that the Confederate flag inspired the SC shooter because of one photo of him holding (never mind that he was wearing a jacket w/the flag of South Africa), but not Mohammed Kuwaiti guy?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (NOIQH)

...and a Gold's Gym wife-beater while holding the CBF. Ya think the Gold's Gym CEO is holding his breath?

Posted by: Golfman at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (iUVNV)

114 FBI assuming Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez was mad about his healthcare or the Iran nuke deal, or something not related to terrorism or the Caliphate.

Posted by: Lurking In The Wilderness at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (1Y+hH)

115 Mabe she should start packing a mattress around as a form of protest.

Posted by: Killerdog at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (8G2+t)

116 Speaking of institutional leftism, I wasn't happy to see that Amazon's first movie production turned out to be 'Chiraq' by that googly-eyed racist bunion-head Shelton 'Spike' Lee.

The only consolation is that, given Lee's recent career, the movie is going to auger in so hard that random Chinese farmers are going to be picking promo DVD's and Tshirts out of their fields for the next six months.

But still.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (DLu2s)

117 they could have had a child without being married

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (zOTsN)

118 I have a package here for...Ellen Pao. The packing slip says "Big-Girl Britches, One Pair"

Posted by: UPS Driver at July 16, 2015 06:04 PM (qyomX)

119 Trump just said McCain should be primaried and said: "Last in his class at Annapolis -- dummy!"


Fucking awesome twitter feed.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 16, 2015 06:04 PM (q5APL)

120 I banged Ellen Pao once. Half an hour later, I was horny again.

Posted by: Brian Williams at July 16, 2015 06:04 PM (5buP8)

121 It really is amazing how every so-called Feminist devolves into either wilting flower or shrill harpy when faced with any adversity whatsoever, basically proving all the criticism of them completely correct.

Pao is the very image of Obama -- everything bad that happens isn't her fault any more than it is the fault of President Traitor when things go to shit on HIS watch.

This is the face of Leftists, the 'NOT ME' ghost from Family Circus personified.

Posted by: acethepug at July 16, 2015 06:05 PM (WK825)

122 This is why you make them blow you BEFORE you hire them.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at July 16, 2015 06:05 PM (wAQA5)

123 >>>Not surprisingly, women and minorities have it worst.>>>

If the polls say that they experience harassment more, it could mean they actually experience it more. Or, that they're just big fucking crybabies who like to be play the "victim" perpetually because of the grooming, petting, and fellation that comes with "victimhood."

Posted by: gm at July 16, 2015 06:06 PM (3m1Gh)

124 Whining? There's no whining in Upper Management!

Posted by: Tom Hanks, CEO at July 16, 2015 06:06 PM (qyomX)

125 Yeah, I really can't give two shits about Reddit, or Pao, or any of that crap. The trouble with these outfits is they get caught up in their own whirlwind, and think the world revolves around them. I'll bet less than 20% of internet users ever visited Reddit.

Kinda like gamergate. I can't follow who's who in that fight, partly because I really don't give a damn.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at July 16, 2015 06:06 PM (cgH9o)

126 The only consolation is that, given Lee's recent career, the movie is going to auger in so hard that random Chinese farmers are going to be picking promo DVD's and Tshirts out of their fields for the next six months.

Yeah Lee's films have been plunging in quality and value rapidly for a while now. He always was overrated to me, but I guess everyone is catching up on it now. He went on a big rant about how only racism could explain his lack of being showered with awards after his latest film. Yeah, it couldn't be that you suck at your job. Its the man keepin' you down.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 06:06 PM (39g3+)

127 @83 - So true

Posted by: Lex at July 16, 2015 06:06 PM (FBjP7)

128 SJWs must be purged through and through. ...They will fuck you up no matter what you believe. And they always lie.
Posted by: prescient11 at July 16, 2015 05:54 PM (q5APL)

Yes indeed. Yet 98% of corporate and civic America shudders in terror at their approach. With apologies to Edmund Burke: "all it takes for malicious and socially destructive idiots to succeed are the stupefying cowardice of the rest of us."

There was a British diet-product company I believe that told the SJWs to go f*** themselves. Their business initially soared. But not sure what happened after that.

Posted by: rrpjr at July 16, 2015 06:07 PM (s/yC1)

129 I'm a male who feels like a woman who identifies as a man. Can I get special consideration for anything?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 16, 2015 06:07 PM (VAsIq)

130
OT Alert
I hope someone had the inventory to put a good length of pork sausage up that terrorist MF ass before the Feds got to his carcass..
That said:
Always carry a good lenght of pork for just this type of situation..
I recommend Smithfield or Neeses whole Hog..

Posted by: Plastic Sturgeon at July 16, 2015 06:08 PM (/WmRg)

131 119 Trump just said McCain should be primaried and said: "Last in his class at Annapolis -- dummy!"

Actually, being last in your class at a service academy is difficult. It used to be, and may still be the case, that all cadets graduating from the AF Academy would buy new Corvettes. The story goes that the entire class would chip in and buy the Corvette of the lowest ranked in class.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 16, 2015 06:08 PM (5buP8)

132
Tom Petty appologized for have a CBF in his 1985 world tour.

really?

Posted by: Yo! at July 16, 2015 06:08 PM (q+zA9)

133 I have a package here for...Ellen Pao. The packing slip says "Big-Girl Britches, One Pair"

Posted by: UPS Driver

I dropped off that same package yesterday!

Posted by: Fed Ex Driver at July 16, 2015 06:09 PM (VAsIq)

134 38 23 PAO!
Posted by: Al Sharpton at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (Dwehj)

-------

That's my line.
Posted by: On Screen Graphic from 1960s Batman TV Series at July 16, 2015 05:43 PM (vgIRn)


Oh! ....so you're going to leave me alone now?

Posted by: Emeril Lagasse at July 16, 2015 06:09 PM (/gQcK)

135 Heh, someone recapping the British Open saying some golfer "couldn't find his ball in the bushes."

Apt metaphor for Pao's beard.

Posted by: logprof at July 16, 2015 06:09 PM (Ww/h/)

136
FBI assuming Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez was mad about his healthcare or the Iran nuke deal, or something not related to terrorism or the Caliphate.
Posted by: Lurking In The Wilderness at July 16, 2015 06:03 PM (1Y+hH)
...............................
I think they may have him mixed up with uncle Youssuf Mohammad Abdulazeez or maybe cousin Abdulazeez Youssuf Mahammad.

Posted by: wth at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (wAQA5)

137 I love it when leftys fail and cry, cry and cry some more.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (9mTYi)

138 I saw some kids selling CBF's in their yard the other day. Better than lemonade.

Posted by: Lex at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (FBjP7)

139 There was a British diet-product company I believe that told the SJWs to go f*** themselves. Their business initially soared. But not sure what happened after that.
Posted by: rrpjr at July 16, 2015 06:07 PM (s/yC1)

That was Protein World.

They seem to be carrying on quite well after having performed said FOAD maneuver.

Go figure that standing up to SJWs might actually work.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (nWM2V)

140 Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 16, 2015 06:07 PM (VAsIq)


A customer said the other day that he couldn't find a job because he was the wrong something.

I told him to tell prospective employers he was a lesbian trapped in a man's body.

Posted by: Golfman at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (iUVNV)

141 OT: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is a jerk.

That is all.

Posted by: Lurking In The Wilderness at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (1Y+hH)

142 I first got internet access in 1985.

Not much has changed. There's just more of it.

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (2yngH)

143 Plebbit, not even once, etc

Posted by: kartoffel at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (fVxXv)

144 Buddy Fletcher was openly gay before he married Pao.

But I was told gay men couldn't marry before last month. O_o

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (ZKzrr)

145 134 38 23 PAO!
Posted by: Al Sharpton at July 16, 2015 05:40 PM (Dwehj)

Ka-Pao, the Ka-boom alternative.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 16, 2015 06:11 PM (9mTYi)

146 If the polls say that they experience harassment more, it could mean they actually experience it more

Yeah or it could mean they're just more likely to be asked about it by researchers. And talk about it. If you're more sensitive, you're going to feel harassment when someone with a tougher skin shrugs it off as just someone being a jerk.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 06:11 PM (39g3+)

147 129 I'm a male who feels like a woman who identifies as a man. Can I get special consideration for anything?
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at July 16, 2015 06:07 PM (VAsIq)


Man, I feel like a woman.

Posted by: Shania Twain at July 16, 2015 06:11 PM (Ww/h/)

148
I always get a kick out of these leftists that talk about free speech and then say "You can't say that!"

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 16, 2015 06:11 PM (ODxAs)

149 Or, that they're just big fucking crybabies who like to be play the
"victim" perpetually because of the grooming, petting, and fellation
that comes with "victimhood."


Go read some of the shit that gets sent to Michelle Malkin.

Posted by: HR braucht ein Bier at July 16, 2015 06:12 PM (ZKzrr)

150
McCain crashed how many planes? Two?
He's a dummy.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 06:12 PM (cdFPO)

151 I always get a kick out of these leftists that talk about free speech and then say "You can't say that!"
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 16, 2015 06:11 PM (ODxAs)

Sweet racket, ain't it?

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at July 16, 2015 06:12 PM (nWM2V)

152 Fully 40 percent of online users have experienced bullying, harassment and intimidation,

This statement has credibility because it is taken verbatim from the Annals of Made-Up Statistics.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2015 06:12 PM (8ZskC)

153


Ellen Pao is living proof that gay men didn't need gay marriage to get hitched.

Posted by: imp at July 16, 2015 06:13 PM (XIXZz)

154 I read reddit, and when this happened, I saw the shit start to fly.

Pao's problem is that she needed to make a statement to the community and act like an adult. Sure, the CEO could have done this, but ultimately, her ass was on the line so it was her responsibility.

I honestly expected it every time I checked the site -- A simple statement explaining that they had to fire the ama girl, explaining that it was not because of the reasons the rumour mongers all thought, and that she could not say more due to confidentiality.

She also had to read the riot act to the volunteer moderators that shut down the site. What they did was vandalism, and Pao was unable to tell these sjw's that destruction to make a statement is vandalism. That is their stock in trade after all.

She should have shitcaned them. burned their urls, and banned mention of their name on the site. (like that guy at the hq from years back named after the Chevy SUV.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 16, 2015 06:13 PM (LWu6U)

155
Kids these days! I don't understand that whole Reddit world, someone puts up a post and then a bunch of people comment. Too new fangled for me. I'll just hang out here.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 16, 2015 06:13 PM (ODxAs)

156 If Pao is going to take the heat then that is her decision. I'm sure there is some reward for falling on the sword.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2015 06:13 PM (iQIUe)

157
McCain's dad and grandfather were both Admirals in the USN.

now ponder how that effected his career in both USNA and the USN?

Posted by: Yo! at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (q+zA9)

158 McCain crashed how many planes? Two?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends

Amateur.

Posted by: Wright Brothers at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (VAsIq)

159 of the 40 percent who were bullied on line, 20 percent were raped online

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (zOTsN)

160 Blaming her boss wouldn't help Pao find another grossly overpaid executive position in which to be incompetent. Blaming her own incompetence certainly wouldn't help her find another grossly overpaid executive position.

Claiming to be the victim of a sexist and racist hate campaign conducted by the people Al Gore called "digital brownshirts"? Even if Pao isn't able to find an equivalent job in the private sector, she might be satisfied with a cushy (albeit less highly paid) sinecure at a non-profit.

Posted by: An Inanimate Carbon Rod at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (FohCt)

161 McCain crashed how many planes? Two?
He's a dummy.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends

He's kind of an asshole too.

Posted by: Crew of the USS Forrestal at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (rVQpn)

162 This statement has credibility because it is taken verbatim from the Annals of Made-Up Statistics.
Posted by: Cicero


That is 100% correct.

Posted by: dogfish at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (jWtyG)

163 McCain crashed how many planes? Two?
He's a dummy.



FUN FACT: McCain's is the only senate seat with a five-point harness.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (8ZskC)

164 "26
>>I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history."

Head of the #1 site for spawning internet troll mobs now distances herself from internet troll mobs after being the victim of one? Oh, the 'wrong' person was trolled. Interesting.

Comment #101 has it pegged right.

We see this as a part of a larger trend internet-wise; the attempts by the SJW and left to control the internet conversations have met with resistance and rebellion from the internet 'base' itself:

1. Internet spawned user-generated content creates cultural mix free-for-all. Initially, this was a plus for conservatives who didnt have access to mainstream media.
2. leftists assign themselves gatekeeper roles to control internet culture. (Reddit was started by Obama supporters)
3. They use it to push their agenda. (jornolist, MediaMatters, etc.)
4. Opponents get punished (Brendan Eich).
5. Punishments and divisivenesss causes backlash (Gamergate).

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at July 16, 2015 06:14 PM (yTnTP)

165 Holmes guilty of murder, 1st degree


dont think they bought the affirmative defense of being a nut

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 06:15 PM (zOTsN)

166 Here's a page of info about the latest peaceful Muslim:

http://tinyurl.com/q7pjupt

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 16, 2015 06:15 PM (oVJmc)

167
shouldn't SJW be social justice bully?

SJB

??

Posted by: Yo! at July 16, 2015 06:15 PM (q+zA9)

168 There re two kinds of people in the world. People who agree with Chairman Pao and subhuman scum.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at July 16, 2015 06:16 PM (XUKZU)

169 of the 40 percent who were bullied on line, 20 percent were raped online

Posted by: ThunderB

I forgot to send her the consent form on a sub-reddit.

Posted by: Pajama Boy, rapist at July 16, 2015 06:16 PM (VAsIq)

170 "Also, 100% of people online have been bullied and harassed and
intimidated. Only 40% apparently decided it was something worth
complaining about."

+1000 ... you dirty stinkin' reThuglican.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at July 16, 2015 06:16 PM (yTnTP)

171 >>>But I'm sure she's super-duper qualified and effective

Bring me a sammich Sugar Boobs and be quick about it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 16, 2015 06:16 PM (9mTYi)

172 "119
Trump just said McCain should be primaried and said: "Last in his class at Annapolis -- dummy!""

Wasn't U.S. Grant as well? ... Or was it Custer?

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at July 16, 2015 06:16 PM (yTnTP)

173 Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at July 16, 2015 06:10 PM (2yngH)

Pixy in da room, and the site isn't even crashing! I think.

*waves*

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 16, 2015 06:17 PM (o0nNm)

174 although I cant see the verdict form so I dont know for sure

Posted by: ThunderB at July 16, 2015 06:17 PM (zOTsN)

175 119 Trump just said McCain should be primaried and said: "Last in his class at Annapolis -- dummy!"

McCain was in the process of making a career out of being the Naval equivalent of the "Lucky Sperm" recipient.

Well, up until his wack-job, Tea Partier A-4 had the audacity to auger in on him.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Proud Member of the Muscular Upper Lower Beer Drinking Class at July 16, 2015 06:17 PM (/gQcK)

176

4chan is no longer the "4chan" of old?

Never go there, so when did this happen?

If so, that is utter proof positive that the SJW crowd "can't be reasoned with ... doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead."


Posted by: imp at July 16, 2015 06:17 PM (XIXZz)

177 166 Here's a page of info about the latest peaceful Muslim:

http://tinyurl.com/q7pjupt
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at July 16, 2015 06:15 PM (oVJmc)

Looks like he was a drinker. No 72 goats for you Habib

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 16, 2015 06:18 PM (9mTYi)

178 "We focused on the huge opportunity for positive interaction and information sharing", and porn. But mostly the porn.

Posted by: wth - Internet Pioneer at July 16, 2015 06:18 PM (wAQA5)

179 Wasn't U.S. Grant as well? ... Or was it Custer?

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at July 16, 2015 06:16 PM (yTnTP)

Biden was near the last in his class too IIRC.

Posted by: mynewhandle at July 16, 2015 06:18 PM (AkOaV)

180
nood co shooter

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 06:18 PM (cdFPO)

181
>>>that the SJW crowd "can't be reasoned with ... doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever,

so like a 'Terminator' ?

SJT, social justice terminator

Posted by: Yo! at July 16, 2015 06:19 PM (q+zA9)

182 James Egan Holmes guilty in murder in the 1st Degree after deliberation.

Somewhere in prison Bubba is practicing his voice saying "I'm batman. Have I got a j(p)oker right here."

Posted by: OurCOuntryIsScrewed at July 16, 2015 06:20 PM (DlmoZ)

183 But I was told gay men couldn't marry before last month. O_o

nicely played.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 06:20 PM (39g3+)

184 If Ohanian were serious about stopping trolls on reddit there's only one solution: shut the site down.

Posted by: overup at July 16, 2015 06:21 PM (p0TrV)

185 Ellen Pao's whole background seems a bit peculiar. Almost like she was being groomed or fast tracked to some high position. Is there a personal connection between Pao's family (father a Courant prof) and John Doerr at KP, for example? or someone else important in Silicon Valley?

Engineering degree followed by law school is a fairly standard path to become a patent attorney. But she doesn't appear to have passed the USPTO registration exam.

Engineering to B school makes sense if you want to go management, start your own company or something. But law school in the middle doesn't male sense along that track. Lawyers are experts business folks hire as needed. A masters degree in engineering makes a lot more sense,

Her NY bar registration was suspended in 2010 for non-payment/filing regular renewal forms. Is that something common in NY if not practicing there any more? She doesn't seem to have passed the CA bar. Wouldn't you normally want to maintain at least one bar membership?

For the lawyers out there, how do significant legalfinancial problems of a husband affect a lawyer spouse? There must inevitably be some suspicion that she had some idea that something irregular was going on. But that's barely evidence let alone proof.

On the whole, she seems to me underqualified for every position she's had except for the law firm associate job in NY. And definitely underqualified to be CEO (unless she was brought in to take the fall, which has been suggested elsewhere).

Posted by: ManekiNeko at July 16, 2015 06:21 PM (TiE76)

186 So, spinning the update, the founder of reddit set her up to fail, and fail from bullying, trolls, and sexism.

So that he would have an excuse to clean house of all the offensive sub-reddits?

Posted by: LochLomondFarms at July 16, 2015 06:21 PM (GCO2Q)

187 I don't buy that the replacement cracking down on speech is evidence that the directives came from someone else. It's just evidence that these idiots are going to hire the same sort of authoritarian jack off that only wants to allow the "correct thoughts" no matter what.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 16, 2015 06:24 PM (z/Ubi)

188

This link to Breitbart : http://tinyurl.com/pjwg9cd

summarizes Chariman Pao quite nicely ...

... and includes this link to Vanity Fair: http://tinyurl.com/m2rnsmq

Note the leading photo at VF:

"Inset: Fletcher with Hobart "Bo" Fowlkes, his ex-boyfriend -- the couple lived for many years in New York's famed Dakota (background), whose co-op board Fletcher is

suing for racial discrimination."

The past 30 years of "General Hospital" plots pale in comparison.

But three things of note at the VF article:

1. Buddy Fletcher's master fund, Fletcher International, seems to be bankrupt ... and missing $125million ... and is being sued by three Louisiana public pension

funds trying to recover $145 million;

2. "When Buddy believes he's right," says one frienc, "he's not just right. It's all about justice."

As noted by Breitbart, the $144 million that Pao sued for is suspiciously close to the $145 million LA is suing for: http://tinyurl.com/qgjxt6m

"It's all about justice." Something tells me that Buddy, with all his advantages and education, is, at best, a sub-performer.

Left unsaid in all this is Pao's job performance and abilities. Even she's not saying (which should have helped her suit against K-P), and this raises suspicions.

Posted by: Arbalest at July 16, 2015 06:26 PM (FlRtG)

189 James Egan Holmes guilty in murder in the 1st Degree after deliberation.

Ace has pointed out a serious problem on Twitter. Probably show up here soon: the jury foreman is a Columbine survivor who went to the prom with one of the victims.

How in the hell did that guy make it through jury selection? Its almost like they're trying to set up an appeal.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 06:26 PM (39g3+)

190
Her NY bar registration was suspended in 2010 for non-payment/filing regular renewal forms. Is that something common in NY if not practicing there any more?

==========
Common in all states.


She doesn't seem to have passed the CA bar. Wouldn't you normally want to maintain at least one bar membership?

=========
If you were sure you didnt want to practise law, why bother?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 16, 2015 06:26 PM (iQIUe)

191
The only consolation is that, given Lee's recent career, the movie is going to auger in so hard that random Chinese farmers are going to be picking promo DVD's and Tshirts out of their fields for the next six months.

Yeah Lee's films have been plunging in quality and value rapidly for a while now. He always was overrated to me, but I guess everyone is catching up on it now. He went on a big rant about how only racism could explain his lack of being showered with awards after his latest film. Yeah, it couldn't be that you suck at your job. Its the man keepin' you down.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at July 16, 2015 06:06 PM (39g3+)







For years I thought that Spike Lee was a raging asshole, but a *talented* raging asshole.

Then after realizing that at least 80% of his "style" is ripped off from Scorsese, I decided not to qualify my opinion of him.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 16, 2015 06:29 PM (egLDQ)

192 Holy fucking shit, Trump addressed this exact fucking issue in a July 7, 2015 Ammoland interview.


Posted by: prescient11 at July 16, 2015 06:29 PM (q5APL)

193 Everybody have fun tonight.

Everybody Troll Pao tonight.

Posted by: Wang Chung at July 16, 2015 06:35 PM (nG61K)

194 And by exact issue, I meant Chattanooga.



Ace, Wong's statements about it likewise have been questioned.


It's a shitshow. Of course it is. They are all fucking SJWs, thus you can't trust a damn thing they say, any of them.

Posted by: prescient11 at July 16, 2015 06:37 PM (q5APL)

195 187
I don't buy that the replacement cracking down on speech is evidence
that the directives came from someone else. It's just evidence that
these idiots are going to hire the same sort of authoritarian jack off
that only wants to allow the "correct thoughts" no matter what.


It's not about "correct thought," it's about revenue. They know that if they try to control things and ban the fringes, then the site will die, but unless they control things, no one wants to advertise on the site. They have a difficult balance to make here and they do not seem to have a clue how to do it.

So pao was blamed for her half assed edicts about certain subreddits. I think the problem is that they did not have a workable plan, and they still do not.

The site seemed to be G5 (or so) of the bbs. the previous generation was user voting of comments and content (digg, /.) and that failed because one group would take over and downvote all else. user voting has a positive feedback effect that runs out of control. Reddit added subreddits where each group could take over and then compete with each other for users. This kept the crazies in their own subreddit, and they were small, but it also polluted the whole site with their hate, and that makes it tough to sell the site to advertisers.

I think they need to spilt the site up (obscene, gore, hate, others) kind of like what they are doing in the current half assed plan.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 16, 2015 06:38 PM (LWu6U)

196
Nobody wants to walk around paranoid. I sure don't. I don't carry, but I'm thinking about doing so from now on. But probably won't.

But everytime we're in a crowd at the movies, or at a restaurant, or at the mall, we're vulnerable to these attacks? That's no good.

I see lots of screwy people in my travels, especially in Cambridge, MA. Are they on the brink of snapping? I dunno. But I must respect their rights and hope they don't put a bullet in my back, I guess.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 06:38 PM (cdFPO)

197
Oh balls.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Home For Imaginary Friends at July 16, 2015 06:39 PM (cdFPO)

198 She's a dumb scrunt and whoever hired her is even dumberer.

Posted by: Jack O'Spades at July 16, 2015 06:42 PM (xQZ/Y)

199 "The foundations of the Internet were laid on free expression, but the founders just did not understand how effective their creation would be for the coordination and amplification of harassing behavior."

Really? I thought the Internet was created for science and military use originally, not for 'free expression' - that was just a side effect.

Posted by: Instinct at July 16, 2015 06:46 PM (4sbUg)

200 Another fun fact: Buddy Fletcher was openly gay before he married Pao.

Isn't this, too, the story of Obama?

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at July 16, 2015 07:25 PM (e/W+h)

201
The decisions came from her boss. So? They were poorly explained and implemented in the worst possible way. So who is Pao going to blame for that? What staffer told her to fire someone without explanation? Ban groups over vague and unclear rules? Who told her to hesitate, backtrack, and make confused statements? How about the ban on negotiating salaries up front?

I'm old enough to remember when feminism meant learning to suck it up like a man.

Posted by: Geroge Orwell's ghost at July 16, 2015 08:45 PM (HuVX+)

202 Pao is such a pussy.

Posted by: drowningpuppiesrr at July 17, 2015 02:08 AM (uiVGU)

203
"Biden was near the last in his class too IIRC."

I'm thinking Biden / Custer ticket could pretty much finish off what Obama has started with this formerly fine Republic of ours.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at July 17, 2015 03:37 PM (yTnTP)

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