The Leftwing Media Tries Covering the "Sad Puppies" Affair

Take One: hijacked by "misogynistic, racist" voters.


Take Two: After Larry Correia complains, Entertainment Weekly changes their headline:


Problem:


See, that's just not true:


So. Take 3:


I'm just curious -- when EW claims it "misinterpreted" stories in "news" publications -- does it just mean fucking left wing blogs?

Do they mean the fantastically left-wing Guardian, and its various Comment is Free blogs?

Are blogs considered trusted media if (and only if) they're leftwing?

I don't know how many actual "news" organizations reported this -- though I did see lots of slanted coverage in leftwing blogs. io9, for example, which, I think, is a Gawker aggregation blog.

Posted by: Ace at 08:56 PM




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1 We changed it, you can't sue!

Please don't sue.

Posted by: EW at April 06, 2015 09:00 PM (Lqb+9)

2 Not a mistake - EW has a serious hard-on for destroying Orson Scott Card over his gay marriage comments. They could not trash him enough during the run up to the release of "Ender's Game."




Posted by: Lizzy at April 06, 2015 09:00 PM (cXQJ2)

3 Entertainment Weekly is racist and misogynist for posting that correction.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 06, 2015 09:02 PM (J0IP0)

4 Brad basically wrote the editor a note: "I will sue if you can't manage to figure it out".

They somehow figured it out chop chop.

Posted by: Alan at April 06, 2015 09:02 PM (uq4RW)

5 Shorter version: They wrote what they wanted the story to be, then changed it when they got called on it.

Posted by: tsj017 at April 06, 2015 09:02 PM (t1f6S)

6 The EW reporter activist-with-a-byline should be summarily fired for cause.

Before midnight tonight if not sooner.

Period.

Posted by: filbert at April 06, 2015 09:02 PM (7uT3E)

7 hi

Posted by: mynewhandle at April 06, 2015 09:03 PM (AkOaV)

8 Its sound like they are claiming there's not enough black Scifi writers. Which would be like finding a black unicorn, from what I can tell.

My caveat is I read a lot of sci if and I have no idea about the color and/or gender of the writer. I like 1. A good premise. 2. Viable execution in prose of said good premise. Seriously, like 39th on my list is "does author look like me". Actually probably lower.

Posted by: Matt in Tampa at April 06, 2015 09:03 PM (aDpzg)

9 what's a hugo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2015 09:03 PM (/tNwW)

10 Someone is always a victim. Never responsible for their own actions. We don't live in a realistic world anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at April 06, 2015 09:04 PM (pU4EU)

11 And by 'regrets the error" they mean "regrets getting caught being lying liars who lie".

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:04 PM (MYCIw)

12 I can see the day coming soon when these SJW and leftist asshats wake up to the fact that they are wrong about e v e r y t h i n g!!


fspuuttt

Yeah. Right! That's about as likely to happen as me keeping my flipping doctor!

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 06, 2015 09:05 PM (BZAd3)

13 Thank God they're not all Caucasians. That would be too horrible to contemplate.

Posted by: tsj017 at April 06, 2015 09:05 PM (t1f6S)

14 Somebody pissing in someone's sandbox again?

Posted by: tu3031 at April 06, 2015 09:05 PM (EDYaR)

15 For some strange reason I get Entertainment Weekly sent to my house for free. I usually spend 30 seconds or so going through it until I throw it away.

I'm amazed how many ways the magazine can insert itself into dishing out liberal commentary at every turn.

Posted by: Kal at April 06, 2015 09:05 PM (bJ4Wj)

16 I don't get it all. Hope the good guys fight & win

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 06, 2015 09:06 PM (Xehhp)

17 "Thank God they're not all Caucasians. That would be too horrible to contemplate."

Like MSNBC?

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:06 PM (MYCIw)

18 Wasn't it just last year that the SJW's were celebrating a category (or two?) that had only female nominees? They were all "Woohoo, let's do this again!"
Sounds a bit like misandry, no?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 06, 2015 09:07 PM (cXQJ2)

19 Well of course there was Racism involved in the Hugos...

All the Scientists agree.....

The Science Fiction, is settled...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 06, 2015 09:07 PM (qh617)

20 Introspection? What's that?

Posted by: The MSM at April 06, 2015 09:08 PM (oVJmc)

21 But apart from Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green they're all white racists who hate women.

BTW, Correia is IIRC *not* on the slate. He stepped down because of a conflict of interest (which he acknowledged). So they're STILL wrong.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:08 PM (AVEe1)

22 I just read the corrected piece. It's still pretty bad.

Posted by: tsj017 at April 06, 2015 09:08 PM (t1f6S)

23 Note, another case of the MSM not bothering to do ANY FACT CHECKING at all...

Until after the fact...

Posted by: BB Wolf at April 06, 2015 09:09 PM (qh617)

24 WHAT?


NCAA National Championship is on and we are talking about puppies?



The ewoks bong is empty. He smoked it all.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 06, 2015 09:09 PM (0FSuD)

25 Why do I keep getting the impression that somebody is going to lose their shit and we'll be hearing about a homicide in the science fiction community committed with a morning star?

Posted by: Fritz at April 06, 2015 09:09 PM (ty633)

26 They're trying, very hard, to tie this in to Gamergate, too. Just so they can get their petty way and bury the slate - no matter the quality - merely because they don't like the people who promoted it.

Posted by: Grabthar's Hammer at April 06, 2015 09:09 PM (Edob3)

27 Perhaps Rolling Stone will make them a little less smug.

Though probably not.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:09 PM (oVJmc)

28 I mean, if they count Correia, they might as well add Vox Day (Native American) and Sarah Hoyt (Portuguese-American Person Of Vagina).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:09 PM (AVEe1)

29 the horseshit is getting so deep . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (EgOr3)

30 9 what's a hugo?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2015 09:03 PM (/tNwW)

http://tinyurl.com/kkq89ut

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (BZAd3)

31 We are at war. In every venue, in every thing, against them at all times.

They will only escalate until they taste blood.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (S8V5R)

32 I don't get it. What's this got to do with Star Wars?

Posted by: Luke Saladtosser at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (JdEZJ)

33 And apparently, Larry Correia and Brad Torgersen are in contact with a lawyer now. This promises to be amusing.

Posted by: NR Pax at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (xVA4Y)

34 "writers of color". Do they use crayons?

Posted by: tsj017 at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (t1f6S)

35 Why do I keep getting the impression that somebody is going to lose
their shit and we'll be hearing about a homicide in the science fiction
community committed with a morning star?


Magic missile!

Magic missile!

--*ACK!

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (oVJmc)

36 Problem : Big Fonts should be Bold!

Posted by: Garrett at April 06, 2015 09:12 PM (2NzxC)

37 STATEMENT: TOO MANY <race><sex> ARE INCLUDED HERE!!

Solve for both variables.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:12 PM (oVJmc)

38 Just imagine how all of this could have been avoided if they had just been actual reporters and contacted the sad puppies campaign before pri-bwahahahaha! Oh man I almost finished that before laughing.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 06, 2015 09:13 PM (z/Ubi)

39 Game about to start

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2015 09:13 PM (/tNwW)

40 After misrepresenting what we intended to do in your mouth, we did in fact do that thing in your mouth. We regret the error.

Posted by: EW at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (GuwT9)

41 Oh, haha, Red Sox killed it today!!!

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (EgOr3)

42 I look forward to their article about the lack of diversity in the BET Awards.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (oVJmc)

43 Larry Correia is Portuguese, not Hispanic. I guess he's hispanic per the U.S. census but portugueses don't consider themselves hispanic.

Posted by: Formerly atnorth at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (7Oo+W)

44 Does the entire left now posture and debate like kindergartners now ?????

Posted by: fixerupper at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (JmjOe)

45 Show of hands: everyone who thinks Starship Troopers would win a Hugo today... Bueller, anyone?



Posted by: An Observation at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (8RBlx)

46
The funny thing is, I'd be willing to bet that Correia is gonna sell a fuck-ton more books off of the controversy than if he'd won 10 Hugos.

And the SJWs only have themselves to blame. Their epic, weapons-grade butt-hurt had guaranteed it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (ynQIy)

47 Does the entire left now posture and debate like kindergartners now ?????

Posted by: fixerupper at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (JmjOe)
whaddya mean "now?"

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (EgOr3)

48 32 I don't get it. What's this got to do with Star Wars?

Posted by: Luke Saladtosser at April 06, 2015 09:10 PM (JdEZJ)


Use the Farce, Luke!

Posted by: Obi Wan Kadidi Wa Didi, of the Disco Dancing Knights at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (qh617)

49
isabella biedenharn isabella324

you can buy my favorite book for $2.99 right now!!!

[link] deal-of-the-day-the-handmaids-tale-by-margaret-atwood-for-2-99





Tres suprise.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (kdS6q)

50 Sad puppies need to be set free from the sweater that is smothering them.

Posted by: Roy at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (fWLrt)

51 Sorry for the early OT, and sorry if it has been mentioned earlier, but I just heard a clip on the radio of Obama basically saying that it was unreasonable for Israel to oppose the Iran deal, because it would require the Iranian regime to completely transform.

That's not an exact quote, but it's the gist of it.

How silly of Israel to want Iran to quit saying that they want to blow Israel off the map.

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (sdi6R)

52 Isn't a Hugo a car?

Posted by: Killerdog at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (QpA9k)

53 And now the nominees for the 2015 Token Awards!

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (oVJmc)

54 Larry Correia is Portuguese, not Hispanic.

google "Hispania"

if he were Basque, you'd have a case

anyway he's not even on the list, so...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (AVEe1)

55 Ace, Y'all should interview Sad Puppies leadership.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (pmv/9)

56 44 Does the entire left now posture and debate like kindergartners now ?????
Posted by: fixerupper at April 06

Adult pre-school baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (Xehhp)

57 Damon Knight killed Science Fiction in the 1960s. It used to be about the effects of ideas, but thanks to Knight, & sundry other dumbasses with aspirations of Literature (*cough*Kate Wilhelm*cough*), it became about feelings & robots with feelings.

Larry Correia is a great guy & an entertaining author, but they're fighting over whether it will be about derivative pulp or shitty gay moralizing. I say let its corpse have a tiny bit of dignity in death.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champ 1997 at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (Q819Q)

58 #52 It's not as sweet as a Celica.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (pmv/9)

59 41 Oh, haha, Red Sox killed it today!!!
Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (EgOr3)


Shut. Up.

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (sdi6R)

60 Is Entertainment Weekly a blog? It's not a real media entity, right? Some guys in pajamas in the basement?

Posted by: Roy at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (fWLrt)

61 I've met the man briefly. His natural tendency is the Very Big Man's natural inclination towards amiable teddy-bearness.

But I don't think you want to get Correia seriously peeved at you.

Posted by: filbert at April 06, 2015 09:17 PM (7uT3E)

62 Yes. Let's get them on the podcast. Pretty please?

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:17 PM (MYCIw)

63 I felt a great disturbance in the Farce...

as thought millions of Social Justice warriors cried out in pain, and then suddenly went silent...


oh... wait... no... they were just taking a breathe so they could start screaming again... my bad...

Posted by: Obi Wan Kadidi Wa Didi, of the Disco Dancing Knights at April 06, 2015 09:17 PM (qh617)

64 Show of hands: everyone who thinks Starship Troopers would win a Hugo today... Bueller, anyone?

HEINLEIN? Remember Verhoven calling him a fascist when he was filming his book?

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:17 PM (oVJmc)

65 Rather than google Portuguese people, I'll ask my family

Posted by: Formerly atnorth at April 06, 2015 09:18 PM (7Oo+W)

66 I get EW delivered to my house for no reason too. It is THE WORST.
Fawning over whatever horrible movie on the cover, never mind that your own Reviewer gives it a "C-".

Posted by: Ktgreat at April 06, 2015 09:18 PM (Bl4dy)

67 It's not as sweet as a Celica.

But less gluten-intolerant.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:18 PM (oVJmc)

68 Shut. Up.

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2015 09:16 PM (sdi6R)
I never knew you were in Philly. Haha!

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:18 PM (EgOr3)

69 HEINLEIN? Remember Verhoven calling him a fascist when he was filming his book?
Posted by: Zap Rowsdower

Don't you mean "rape-raping his book"?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at April 06, 2015 09:19 PM (GuwT9)

70 Considering this is the press that we have to deal with, conservatism is doing fairly well.


Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:20 PM (oVJmc)

71 By misinterpreted they mean they read crap that jibed with their world view, so of course it must be true. No need to do any leg work. They too just want to be on the cover of a Rolling Stone.

Posted by: no good deed at April 06, 2015 09:20 PM (ZKGnj)

72 Okay I don't come here to fight about portugueses. See you guys later.

Posted by: Formerly atnorth at April 06, 2015 09:21 PM (7Oo+W)

73 i09 used to be a pretty good read. Then they went full retard and I haven't missed them since.

Posted by: Jayrod21 at April 06, 2015 09:22 PM (3F6z4)

74 1) of course it's racist and mysogynistic, regardless of who wrote the books because the themes and characters and PATRIARCY

2) they better have not used parsec incorrectly

Posted by: PedanticJoe at April 06, 2015 09:22 PM (PhNHa)

75 Okay I don't come here to fight about portugueses. See you guys later.

Yes you did.

Posted by: Argument clinic technician at April 06, 2015 09:23 PM (1TUV/)

76 I remember when I would lie outright without fear of consequence.

Then I got married.

Posted by: MyWifeHasBigBoobies at April 06, 2015 09:23 PM (Tjlii)

77 Oh, haha, Red Sox killed it today!!!


Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM


*New England fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 06, 2015 09:23 PM (kJUI8)

78 Did no one at EW use the google on the internet machine to, idefk, read the nominee slate from Sad Puppies?

Because those 30 seconds would have cleared that up.


I'm not sure what to call this. I mean, this is Voxian.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 06, 2015 09:23 PM (IrByp)

79 Does the entire left now posture and debate like kindergartners now ?????
Posted by: fixerupper
----------------

All of the dynamics of a kindergarten recess.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2015 09:24 PM (l1zOH)

80 Okay I don't come here to fight about portugueses. See you guys later.

Posted by: Formerly atnorth at April 06, 2015 09:21 PM (7Oo+W)
huffy little bastid, aren't ya?

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:24 PM (EgOr3)

81 Did no one at EW use the google on the internet machine to, idefk, read the nominee slate from Sad Puppies?
---------------------------

Support of the narrative easily outweighs truth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2015 09:25 PM (l1zOH)

82 *New England fistbump*


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 06, 2015 09:23 PM (kJUI
yeah, baby! and, whoa, the Dodgers are undefeated (otherwise known as April).

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:25 PM (EgOr3)

83

Lots of non-white, n0n-males nominated... but is there any actually readable -- not to say good -- skiffy nominated?

just, yanno, asking....

Posted by: Running Hobo at April 06, 2015 09:25 PM (l1oyw)

84 I love you all, but dang, I dont give a rat's patootie about nerd wars.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 06, 2015 09:25 PM (yxw0r)

85 HEINLEIN? Remember Verhoven calling him a fascist when he was filming his book?


Of course the best scene in the movie, not involving Dina Meyer's breasts, was the left wing reporter getting eviscerated by one of the bugs.

Posted by: An Observation at April 06, 2015 09:26 PM (8RBlx)

86
This "media" thing is a racket.

We ought to be in it.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 09:26 PM (UmkRj)

87 I love you all, but dang, I dont give a rat's patootie about nerd wars.
Posted by: Bob's
----------------------

Winning skirmishes can lead to winning the war. It keeps the bastard off balance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2015 09:27 PM (l1zOH)

88 Speaking of SJW butthurt, I heard Brad Paisley's song "I'm Still A Guy" today. I know it's an older song, but I was wondering how he hasn't been forced to apologize for the song and denounce himself daily.

Posted by: jmel at April 06, 2015 09:27 PM (cfFqn)

89 "And so, my trans recto-vaginal transplant with 3 donors of indeterminate melanin content and fire genderication took of sexual congress with several dead animals while shattering the shining gates of dimensional unmorality as our feelings run like zero-gravity tears evaporating in the rockets rainbow exhaust."

Where's my Hugo, bitches?

Posted by: OG Celtic/Cherokee-American at April 06, 2015 09:27 PM (92L+g)

90 OT, what kind of man sprays perfume on his wrists and rubs them together like a chick? Unbelievable.

Posted by: Fritz at April 06, 2015 09:27 PM (ty633)

91 'Tis true that many Portuguese (and Brazilians) don't like to be called Hispanic. Partly because they're butthurt about six decades of Spanish rule; partly because (in this country) they see too many "Hispanics" who speak better Yucatec than anything Latinate.

But then... there's Tony Coelho:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/are-portuguese-hispanic/article/2523046

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:28 PM (AVEe1)

92 NCAA National Championship is on and we are talking about puppies?


Why do you hate puppies?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:28 PM (0NdlF)

93 Sociopathic behavior - gaslighting all the way down ...

Posted by: PedanticJoe at April 06, 2015 09:28 PM (PhNHa)

94 Who cares about the red sox?! The Cards won and destroyed the pride and hope of all cubs fans during the first game of the season, in chicago!

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:29 PM (pmv/9)

95 What do you expect when you read trash like that?

Sheesh!

::goes back to reading Hustler's Beaver Hunt::

Posted by: Bruce Jenner's Plastic Vag at April 06, 2015 09:29 PM (ZgXPR)

96 Fun Fact: Chavez first got his idea to fundamentally transform Venezuela from a 10 cent Philip K. Dick sci-fi book. They named the award for him.

Posted by: Entertainment Weekly at April 06, 2015 09:29 PM (WGm5T)

97 Black sci fi writer Octavia Butler was more talented than any of these people.

Posted by: LadyS at April 06, 2015 09:29 PM (xYNhJ)

98 Taking away their playthings hurts the SJWs on a deep, personal level. They want to control all media, and we're stopping them. That's why it matters.

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:29 PM (MYCIw)

99 Revised Laws:

1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm, which includes emotional harm.

2.A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.[1]

Posted by: Isaac Asimov at April 06, 2015 09:29 PM (0MJOU)

100 #98 Great point.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:30 PM (pmv/9)

101 destroyed the pride and hope of all cubs fans

lol, like they have any . . . where the f uck is ncj, he can back me up on this!

Posted by: Peaches at April 06, 2015 09:30 PM (EgOr3)

102 Is it me, or Sad Puppies has gotten a bit more attention than #GamerGate did?

I find that interesting in terms of what it says about the blog demographics and our dear host. More readers, less videogamers.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:30 PM (0NdlF)

103 Actually it wasn't Chavez it was me that named the Hugo. I got the first one back in 1939.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 06, 2015 09:31 PM (WGm5T)

104 84 I love you all, but dang, I dont give a rat's patootie about nerd wars.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at April 06, 2015 09:25 PM (yxw0r)

You will be made to care

Posted by: Nerds, now on a warpath due to the SJWs trying to infiltrate their virgin lairs at April 06, 2015 09:31 PM (AkOaV)

105 *more attention from this blog, that is

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:31 PM (0NdlF)

106 #102 True, if you're in Eve, you never leave.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:31 PM (pmv/9)

107 My caveat is I read a lot of sci if and I have no idea about the color and/or gender of the writer. I like 1. A good premise. 2. Viable execution in prose of said good premise. Seriously, like 39th on my list is "does author look like me". Actually probably lower.
Posted by: Matt in Tampa at April 06, 2015 09:03 PM (aDpzg)


I assume that nearly all scifi/fantasy author names are pen names.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 06, 2015 09:32 PM (IrByp)

108 I find that interesting in terms of what it says about the blog demographics and our dear host. More readers, less videogamers.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:30 PM (0NdlF)


Achievement Unlocked: Flaming Skull
Achievement Unlocked: Hobo Horror
Achievement Unlocked: Val-U-Rong

Posted by: Secundus at April 06, 2015 09:32 PM (VNsOo)

109 Octavia Butler was hardcore Left. She was also very very smart. The Dune miniseries DVD has her on the panel that discusses the themes of the novel. IMO she was the highlight.

If the SJWs wanted to convince people of the righteousness of Leftism, they'd have more Butlers and fewer Scalzis.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:32 PM (AVEe1)

110 Black sci fi writer Octavia Butler was more talented than any of these people.

And she did it decades ago, before people decided that SF was too racist to let her succeed.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:33 PM (oVJmc)

111 Taking away their playthings hurts the SJWs on a deep, personal level.

#gamergate was about us keeping the SJWs from taking the playthings we already had. Sad Puppies is about us taking back the playthings we used to have and they took away years ago.

The battlefield is shifting against the SJWs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:34 PM (AVEe1)

112 If you are paying attention to EW on a regular basis, you have drain bramage.

But it a bit heartening that the cycle time from lie to groveling correction is getting shorter for the Progs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 06, 2015 09:35 PM (/eXW0)

113
isabella biedenharn isabella324 Feb 23

I HATE WHEN I ACCIDENTALLY LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN POP



Tres suprise

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 06, 2015 09:36 PM (kdS6q)

114 Correia's Twitter rage was something to behold. I've seen his writings when he was pissed off, but this was at a whole different level. He almost sputters, a think I thought he didn't do.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 09:36 PM (qyomX)

115 But it a bit heartening that the cycle time from lie to groveling correction is getting shorter for the Progs.


Posted by: GnuBreed at April 06, 2015 09:35 PM (/eXW0)

It's getting to the point where news stories should be treated like economic figures: Ignore it until the inevitable "Revision".

Posted by: Secundus at April 06, 2015 09:36 PM (VNsOo)

116 Every time there's a thread like this, someone pops in and says they "don't care about that nerd stuff," and we have to say the same thing in response:

"You'd better. This is an important inroad in the Culture War."

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:37 PM (oVJmc)

117 #113 mmmm pass me some Third Day.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:37 PM (pmv/9)

118 #116 Agreed, it's similar to the fence sitters on the Indiana issue, which is even worse because that's a whole state issue.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:38 PM (pmv/9)

119 >> ::goes back to reading Hustler's Beaver Hunt::

It has articles? Go figure.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 06, 2015 09:38 PM (/eXW0)

120 Oh...and sorry Chicago..... but, White Sox looked like they'll suck this year too.....

Posted by: fixerupper at April 06, 2015 09:38 PM (JmjOe)

121
"You'd better. This is an important inroad in the Culture War."


Posted by: Zap Rowsdower

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.

When people start burning down non-compliant small businesses, this may all become moot.

How much further can they push the dishonest narrative before the real burning times start?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at April 06, 2015 09:39 PM (+1T7c)

122 #gamergate was about us keeping the SJWs from taking the playthings we already had. Sad Puppies is about us taking back the playthings we used to have and they took away years ago.

And then there are the Rabid Puppies, for destroying SJWs.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:39 PM (0NdlF)

123 Recommendation to all morons, really - read Larry Correia's Hard Magic. It's basically about superheroes in alternate 1930-40s America. It has Zeppelin Battleships. It has teleporting chicks with shotguns. Magic FBI agents. Guys who can punch through a tank.

It is fun.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 06, 2015 09:40 PM (S8V5R)

124 Well the burning has started in Indiana.... maybe you could argue Ferguson too.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:40 PM (pmv/9)

125 Haha, awesome Larry Correia tweet:

"Holy shit, my last name has double Rs and 4 vowels, that alone should clue you in I'm not a fucking white supremacist"

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:40 PM (MYCIw)

126 1. A reporter may not injure a Progressive, or, through failing to pile on when the Progressive mob is piling on, cause a Progressive to come to harm. Microagression counts as harm.

2. A reporter must obey the orders given to it by the Progressive mob, except where such orders would conflict with the contents of the New York Times.

3. A reporter must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not injure Progressives with high victim status.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 09:41 PM (qyomX)

127
"You are now in possession of a robot built in the form of a woman."

Twilight Zone is on. It's the episode with Jack Warden, the lone inmate on a prison planet.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 09:41 PM (UmkRj)

128 I'll read/listen anything with zeppelins in it. I'm a zucker.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:41 PM (pmv/9)

129 ...one of the superheroes is John Moses Browning. He makes guns.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 06, 2015 09:42 PM (S8V5R)

130
Well the burning has started in Indiana.... maybe you could argue Ferguson too.


Posted by: Draki

1967 and 1968 were worse, and somehow we got through it. It's just the incredible false narrative that permeates everything.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at April 06, 2015 09:43 PM (+1T7c)

131 You couldn't make this stuff up:

"Sausage stand plans fundraiser party for gay charity with GoFundMe cash"

Chicago Tribune: http://tinyurl.com/n8mgquh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2015 09:43 PM (l1zOH)

132
Every time I've watched this episode, I think to myself that Jack Warden has everything he could possibly want.

The writer, in my opinion, shall I say, missed.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 09:43 PM (UmkRj)

133 131 "Sausage stand plans fundraiser party for gay charity with GoFundMe cash"

Hard to believe they're not calling it "Sausagefest."

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 09:45 PM (qyomX)

134 Meanwhile, from the genius who wrote the EW article:

"i just tried to spell "zoo" Z-E-W"

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:45 PM (MYCIw)

135 127
"You are now in possession of a robot built in the form of a woman."

Twilight Zone is on. It's the episode with Jack Warden, the lone inmate on a prison planet.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 09:41 PM (UmkRj)



That was one of the first Twilight Zones I remember seeing. It's always been one of my favorites.

Posted by: rickl at April 06, 2015 09:45 PM (sdi6R)

136
Gay Charity? Wtf is a gay charity?

Posted by: fixerupper at April 06, 2015 09:45 PM (JmjOe)

137 Fact checking, how does it work?

Posted by: Isabella Biedenharn at April 06, 2015 09:46 PM (qyomX)

138 OMG Corriea's twitter feed is hilarious right now.

Posted by: Draki at April 06, 2015 09:46 PM (pmv/9)

139 Neil Degrasse Tyson can write award winning sci-fi. Here's my entry...

"Neil Degrasse Tyson On Juniper"

One day, Earth sent it's best and brightest to juniper, because the Earth was dying and shit. On juniper Neil Degrasse Tyson bonked an alien chick, because Neil Degrasse Tyson is a sex machine. They all called Neil Degrasse Tyson the Sex Machine because Neil Degrasse Tyson was actually an android from the future that came back to the past to roger some chick and save the future or some shit like that. Neil Degrasse Tyson was the Sex Terminator. Neil Degrasse Tyson then cloned a bunch of dinosaurs on juniper that broke free and ate some alien chicks, but Neil Degrasse Tyson stopped the dinosaur attacks and sexed up the remaining alien chicks on juniper.

The End.

That's a Hugo award winning story, right there.

Posted by: neil degrasse tyson at April 06, 2015 09:46 PM (tBSrv)

140 "It was the ZEWS!!!!"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 06, 2015 09:46 PM (MkQKr)

141 From the article:
"And if any LGBT couples want Big Guys Sausage to cater their Big Gay Wedding, please give us a call."


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 06, 2015 09:47 PM (l1zOH)

142 Our slogan: Do you know where your sausage has been?

Posted by: Big Guys Sausage at April 06, 2015 09:48 PM (qyomX)

143 "It was the ZEWS!!!!"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at April 06, 2015 09:46 PM (MkQKr)


Gotta say it like this ...

Da Zoooooooos!

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:48 PM (0NdlF)

144 But, y'all, Isabella is a writer. She says so on her website.

"I'm a writer.

I write about pop culture and feminism. Strong affinity for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West."

Well isn't she just so fucking precious?

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:48 PM (MYCIw)

145 Wtf is a gay charity?


DON'T Google it.

Posted by: Luke Saladtosser at April 06, 2015 09:49 PM (JdEZJ)

146 A couple of young second cousins recently told my brother that his generation had"destroyed" the world but that they were studying "Environmental Engineering" and were going to save the world despite us.

My reaction was: "Well bless your hearts, aren't you just special snowflakes."

By the way, each individual's share of Earth's atmosphere weighs just under 850,000 tons. Have you ever tried to heat up a single ton of anything, let alone something that weighs more than 10 of the biggest battleships ever made? Remember, to heat up the atmosphere every single person on the planet has to simultaneously heat up their own individual 850,000 tons of air.

Posted by: An Observation at April 06, 2015 09:49 PM (8RBlx)

147
"Sausage stand plans fundraiser party for gay charity with GoFundMe cash"


Fundraising envy.


Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:49 PM (oVJmc)

148 Is the Sci-writing on the wall?

Posted by: seamrog at April 06, 2015 09:49 PM (Yr18T)

149 Gay Charity? Wtf is a gay charity?

A reacharound.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:50 PM (oVJmc)

150 Well isn't she just so fucking precious?


Posted by: Lauren



She...likes...big...butts.....

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at April 06, 2015 09:50 PM (+1T7c)

151 Does it contains greens of collard?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 06, 2015 09:51 PM (W5DcG)

152 what's a hugo?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 06, 2015 09:03 PM (/tNwW)


A worthless car made in Hugoslavia. Kind of like the love child of a Fiat and a Trabant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2015 09:51 PM (sgEck)

153 Here's my Hugo entry:

On the day artificial intelligence finally went live, Earth's best and brightest asked it to do everything it could to minimize human suffering.
So, after a moment's consideration, it quickly, painlessly, killed everyone.

Fin.

Great, did I win?

Posted by: Piercello at April 06, 2015 09:51 PM (QJCCx)

154 Charity Gay is a stripper.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 06, 2015 09:52 PM (W5DcG)

155 "I'm a writer.



I write about pop culture and feminism. Strong affinity for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West."


I'm surprised she didn't spell it 'riter.'

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:52 PM (oVJmc)

156 How can these fuckwits write the literature of ideas and yet want to suppress ideas?

Science fiction is a genre that grants personhood to all sentients - humans, humanoids, clones, aliens, and robots - based on respect for the individual. That is the antithesis of this collectivist garbage.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 06, 2015 09:52 PM (KH1sk)

157 The End.

That's a Hugo award winning story, right there.
Posted by: neil degrasse tyson


No gheys? No trannies? No Furries?

REJECTED!

Posted by: Your Betters in Science Narrative (tm) at April 06, 2015 09:52 PM (Yp6Vn)

158 2 Not a mistake - EW has a serious hard-on for destroying Orson Scott Card over his gay marriage comments.

Hey Boner!

Posted by: George Takei at April 06, 2015 09:52 PM (xqbRO)

159 Right, I'ma do it.

I am looking at two games in my collection. One is "Grim Fandango" by Tim Schafer (which I've been playing off and on for the past decade plus). And I was given "Far Cry 4" as a present last Christmas (which I haven't opened).

Schafer thought that this was teh! funneh!: "How many gamergaters does it take to make a single piece of armor? Fifty. One to do the modeling, one to do the materials, and forty-eight to tweet that it's not your shield." UbiSoft America wrote this tweet: "If you are against social justice, you are going to hate some of the things we wrote for Far Cry 4."

Schafer doesn't have a snailmail address that I can find, so I'll just take a bladed instrument to "Fandango" (hedgeclippers, most likely) and send the clip to info@doublefine.com.

The unopened Far Cry will be snailed to Ubisoft America:
625 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 09:52 PM (AVEe1)

160 "Great, did I win?"

That depends. Are you a gay, differently abled, woman of color?

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:53 PM (MYCIw)

161 Fuck you Twilight Zone!

We control the horizontal. We control the vertical.

Posted by: Shapeshifting Zews at April 06, 2015 09:53 PM (YSO42)

162 OT:

alexthechick, are you aware of this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYIiy03eGE0

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:53 PM (0NdlF)

163 Ace,

These "misogynists" are a misogynistic as the mensheviks were run by Scrooge McDuck.

Anyone who isn't a "true believer" must be evil/stupid and part of the great pre-designation.

Theirs is an increasingly divided manichea world view.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (/YkzI)

164 109. Yes. There are some very intelligent hard leftists, and I always find them interesting. The SJWs mostly haven't even heard of people like Octaviia Butler.

Posted by: LadyS at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (xYNhJ)

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (/YkzI)

166 Does being a lesbian trapped in a man's body and a combination cellist/machinist/philosopher/woodworker count? If so, then pay up.

Posted by: Piercello at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (QJCCx)

167 Isn't gay charity the one established by millionaire Ben Dover ?

Posted by: seamrog at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (Yr18T)

168 [link] deal-of-the-day-the-handmaids-tale-by-margaret-atwood-for-2-99





Tres suprise.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 06, 2015 09:15 PM (kdS6q)


2.99 for that piece of shit? I wouldn't read it if you paid me 2.99, or 29.99, or 2999.99

Well, maybe if you paid me the 3 grand. But I'd skim.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (sgEck)

169 Remember, to heat up the atmosphere every single person on the planet has to simultaneously heat up their own individual 850,000 tons of air.


Easy peasy. Just add a little CO2 to the atmosphere, and massive positive feedback loops will trap sunlight heat energy ... and stuff.

Geez, why do you hate polar bears?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 09:56 PM (0NdlF)

170 Really tempted to sign up for that Worldcon membership so I can vote on the Hugo finals. If I do it, I'll do it right -- read everything, and vote my honest opinion without fear or favor. The time commitment, I'll happily eat. But I am a little reluctant to give those douchebags my info.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 09:56 PM (qyomX)

171 146 Remember, to heat up the atmosphere every single person on the planet has to simultaneously heat up their own individual 850,000 tons of air.
Posted by: An Observation at April 06, 2015 09:49 PM


Eh, it might take two of my farts.

Posted by: Michael Moore at April 06, 2015 09:58 PM (qyomX)

172 Handmaid's Tale was one of the first books I had to read in college. Bush had just been elected (yeah I know I'm getting off your lawn) and the professor pontificated at length that it represented the *exact* sort of theocracy that he hoped to create.

Yes, really.

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:58 PM (MYCIw)

173 "Holy shit, my last name has double Rs and 4 vowels, that alone should clue you in I'm not a fucking white supremacist"
Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 09:40 PM (MYCIw)
----
I love Correia, but my name also has a double consonant and four vowels, and I don't see how this precludes me from being a white supremacist (I'm not, by the way).

I'm a proud Latina of color®, but that color is fishbelly white.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 06, 2015 09:58 PM (KH1sk)

174 Link to Correia's twitter feed?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 06, 2015 09:59 PM (cXQJ2)

175 Spend your 40 bucks and you can vote for the Hugos this year and next .Words cannot describe how upset the SJW are about this. Best 40 bucks I've spent in years.

Posted by: trh53 at April 06, 2015 09:59 PM (AdpM6)

176 Correia's Twitter:

https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 09:59 PM (qyomX)

177 Handmaid's Tale was one of the first books I had to read in college.
Bush had just been elected (yeah I know I'm getting off your lawn) and
the professor pontificated at length that it represented the *exact*
sort of theocracy that he hoped to create.


Yep. That's their '1984', even as they try to make '1984' a reality.

Still, challenge them to point out the Christian theocracies anywhere in the world.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 09:59 PM (oVJmc)

178 Posted by: An Observation at April 06, 2015 09:14 PM (8RBlx)

Of course Starship Troopers wouldn't win a Hugo today. Those reich-wingers would never vote for a book whose main character was a person of color.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at April 06, 2015 10:01 PM (nRvEn)

179 OMG, Handmaid's Tale - awful!! Margaret Atwood must be a truly miserable person IRL.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 06, 2015 10:02 PM (cXQJ2)

180 "
Still, challenge them to point out the Christian theocracies anywhere in the world."

It's fun to point out Ireland/Northern Ireland which both have a personhood amendment in their constitutions and yet don't have women dying in the street or being forced to have babies for the Christian Overlords.

Posted by: Lauren at April 06, 2015 10:02 PM (MYCIw)

181 31 31 at the half

who'da thought?

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 06, 2015 10:02 PM (KG0mU)

182 We wanted the sad puppies to write our wedding vows and they refused. That cannot stand!!

Posted by: Bruce and Eric at April 06, 2015 10:03 PM (sIhFA)

183
Still, challenge them to point out the Christian theocracies anywhere in the world.

Right here under your feet, sir. The good ol' USA is a Christian theocracy, what with it's traditional marriage and families and rejection of communism and public celebration of all the Christian holidays and the subsidized churches...

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 10:03 PM (UmkRj)

184 >>Correia's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/monsterhunter45

Thanks, Splunge!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 06, 2015 10:03 PM (cXQJ2)

185 oops, I didn't know we were still on topic.

Hugo: another award that the writers care passionately about, the readers go "huh?"

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 06, 2015 10:05 PM (KG0mU)

186
It's fun to point out Ireland/Northern Ireland which both have a
personhood amendment in their constitutions and yet don't have women
dying in the street or being forced to have babies for the Christian
Overlords.


Also that most countries in Europe (Our Betters) have more restrictive abortion laws than even the Texas law that was so overblown last year.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 10:06 PM (oVJmc)

187 Every story I have read today has inspired the same thought....
When you put the clowns in charge, don't be surprised if a circus breaks out.

Posted by: madamemayhem at April 06, 2015 10:07 PM (WPm3x)

188 Posted by: Jayrod21 at April 06, 2015 09:22 PM (3F6z4)

I gave up on io9 when one of the main female authors at the time there talked about how she liked porn. Later she wrote an article complaining about some sci-fi show that had a woman scantily dressed. Such weapons grade stupidity told me all I needed to know about io9.

Posted by: Not Loved Time to be Feared at April 06, 2015 10:08 PM (nRvEn)

189 Really tempted to sign up for that Worldcon membership so I can vote on the Hugo finals. If I do it, I'll do it right -- read everything, and vote my honest opinion without fear or favor. The time commitment, I'll happily eat. But I am a little reluctant to give those douchebags my info.

Note that the SJWs that Larry et al are speaking about are not the folks at WorldCon, who conduct the Hugo award ceremonies and the voting and stuff. Larry and company has said over and over that the actual people connected to the awards have never been anything but 100% professional in the way they handled things.

They groups they have problems with are the "Superfen," people who are peripherally connected to the con and others in the SF publishing business.

I don't think you have anything to worry about giving them your personal information.

Posted by: Argument clinic technician at April 06, 2015 10:08 PM (1TUV/)

190 185 Hugo: another award that the writers care passionately about, the readers go "huh?"
Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 06, 2015 10:05 PM


Can't speak for all generations, but not true for mine. A lot of SFF readers had the same experience I did: that this award really, truly used to be a reliable guide to stuff that was worth reading. You might not like it, but you would certainly acknowledge that it was good and worthy. At some point, that went off the rails. It just was no longer true. In fact, like the National Book Award, it was nearly the opposite of true -- you would best avoid a book with this award. That is what SP is trying to reclaim -- or, if they cannot reclaim it, at least to demonstrate what has happened.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 10:08 PM (qyomX)

191
Keeping score:
"Person of Vagina"
"Juniper"
Hugo award stuff, I'm just sayin

Posted by: Bobo du Blanchette at April 06, 2015 10:08 PM (dlIgS)

192 Off, damned sock!

Posted by: David, infamous sockpuppet at April 06, 2015 10:09 PM (1TUV/)

193 If just were a dinosaur was a winner last year. It is a ridiculous story. John. C Wright took that story premise inverted it and wrote a fantastically better executed story that so demolished the original that it was phenomenal. You have to read them both. The original is to trite and wooden and the second does everything better and mocks the first in doing so. The guys a moron at heart I am sure.

Posted by: simplemind at April 06, 2015 10:09 PM (hTeQK)

194 189 Note that the SJWs that Larry et al are speaking about are not the folks at WorldCon, who conduct the Hugo award ceremonies and the voting and stuff. Larry and company has said over and over that the actual people connected to the awards have never been anything but 100% professional in the way they handled things.
Posted by: Argument clinic technician at April 06, 2015 10:08 PM


Excellent point.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 10:09 PM (qyomX)

195 Half done. http://tinyurl.com/oqj67fd

Good luck selling me more games, Tim Schafer.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 10:11 PM (AVEe1)

196 Before I had knowledge of the bias of the Hugo Awards, I decided to check out the book Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer. It had an interesting concept (a parallel universe where Neanderthal won out is connected to our universe) and had won the award for Best Novel. I managed to stick it out, but it's just bizarre leftist propaganda.

The Neanderthal world is the liberal paradise. The Neanderthal protagonist explains that belief in God is illogical and idiotic. All Neanderthals have cameras that monitor and archive everything they do at all times. Neanderthal men spend most of their lives in gay relationships, only occasionally mating with females. Not doing so makes no sense. Neanderthals live side-by-side with the noble mammoths, unlike the evil humans who make animals extinct. Crime is answered by castrating the offender, his parents, siblings, and children.

It's very preachy, and things I listed above and others are all clearly things the author supports while humanity is demonized. It also has a rape scene that should disqualify it from any award for good writing. Reading that book told me a lot about what the Hugo Awards are all about.

Posted by: Calas at April 06, 2015 10:11 PM (IIItV)

197
You know what the main problem here is?

Even the good guys in this war are unlikable. It's the battle for Middle Loserdom.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 10:13 PM (UmkRj)

198 Of course Nature has already run the experiment on high levels of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere. Nothing disastrous happened because of it.

Posted by: An Observation at April 06, 2015 10:13 PM (8RBlx)

199 149
Gay Charity? Wtf is a gay charity?

A reacharound.


With Jergens.

Posted by: exsanguine at April 06, 2015 10:13 PM (V0oj4)

200 Aren't Neanderthals mostly honkies?

Posted by: seamrog at April 06, 2015 10:14 PM (Yr18T)

201
Ace -- I know I'm whiny complainer about the twitter stuff but you didn't have to make it GIGANTIC SIZE.

Can't we meet somewhere in the middle bro?

Posted by: eleven at April 06, 2015 10:14 PM (MDgS8)

202 that this award really, truly used to be a reliable guide to stuff that was worth reading. You might not like it, but you would certainly acknowledge that it was good and worthy. At some point, that went off the rails.

Every institution with value and respect is a target of SJWs, who infiltrate it to subvert the prestige and power of the organization to their own ends.

Which is why any non-explicitly conservative organization will become leftwing over time. (And perhaps even the conservative ones too)

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:15 PM (0NdlF)

203 need moar chips

biedenharn writes for elle

e.g. "brilliant lessons we can all learn from kim kardashian"

ffs

Posted by: Fehinista at April 06, 2015 10:15 PM (g/zj9)

204
Nevermind.

It's fixed.

Posted by: eleven at April 06, 2015 10:15 PM (MDgS8)

205 incredible EW pays for copy

they should use a bot

Posted by: Feh at April 06, 2015 10:17 PM (g/zj9)

206 I managed to stick it out, but it's just bizarre leftist propaganda.

Thin premise with the goal of simply stroking all the author's biases.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 10:18 PM (oVJmc)

207
Kim Kardashian's thinking organ is her buttlobes.

Left hemisphere and right hemisphere.

They're brilliant for butt cheeks. I'll give her that.

Posted by: eleven at April 06, 2015 10:18 PM (MDgS8)

208 Neanderthals live side-by-side with the noble mammoths, unlike the evil humans who make animals extinct. Crime is answered by castrating the offender, his parents, siblings, and children.

Posted by: Calas at


Hey, here's a compromise: works like that should be nominated under a new category:

"Best Insane Leftist Fantasies Of The Year"

They can't say we can't come together and compromise now!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 06, 2015 10:18 PM (Yp6Vn)

209 It won't be too much longer before, when told we're too white, conservatives stop saying "Nuh uh, look at all the non-whites" and start saying "What the fuck do you have against white men?"
At least I hope so.

Posted by: Randy M at April 06, 2015 10:19 PM (9Tozr)

210 You know what the main problem here is?

Even the good guys in this war are unlikable. It's the battle for Middle Loserdom.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc.


So you think there should be more politics in fiction?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 06, 2015 10:19 PM (Yp6Vn)

211 Kim Kardashian's thinking organ is her buttlobes.

Left hemisphere and right hemisphere.

They're brilliant for butt cheeks. I'll give her that.



Posted by: eleven at April 06, 2015 10:18 PM (MDgS


Silicone! It's not just for computer chips anymore.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2015 10:19 PM (sgEck)

212 "Best Insane Leftist Fantasies Of The Year"

WINNER for 1867:

Das Kapital

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 10:20 PM (oVJmc)

213 What if I make all the alien chicks lesbian?

Posted by: neil degrasse tyson at April 06, 2015 10:21 PM (tBSrv)

214
You know what the main problem here is?

Even the good guys in this war are unlikable. It's the battle for Middle Loserdom.



Sci-Fi writers do seem to tend toward ego-mania.

Asimov was deeply madly in love with himself. A lot of them are like that.

Posted by: eleven at April 06, 2015 10:21 PM (MDgS8)

215 Posted by: simplemind at April 06, 2015 10:09 PM (hTeQK)

He certainly gets quite a few recommendations on the Sunday Book Thread (and I've liked the ones I read).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 06, 2015 10:22 PM (GDulk)

216 Soothsayer: You know what the main problem here is? Even the good guys in this war are unlikable.

This is consistent with your first instincts about Zimmerman -
http://minx.cc:1080/?post=327770

You consistently figure, well, the guy on the Right is kind of a doughy jerk, so why bother supporting him.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 06, 2015 10:22 PM (AVEe1)

217
Silicone! It's not just for computer chips anymore.

See what I mean. Silicone can think bros.

Posted by: eleven at April 06, 2015 10:22 PM (MDgS8)

218 Why is this headline not "Murderous Stalinist Entertainment Weekly Writers Slander Peaceful Activists"?

Then again, if there were a Hall of Fame for misleading and insulting headlines, all in 9-pt type, it would be the size of Alaska.

Whether they think they're winning and are emboldened, or think they're losing and are desperate, one thing the left can do is escalate. I expect to see more headlines like this.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 06, 2015 10:23 PM (bLnSU)

219
You think Zimmerman is good bloke, do you?
The guy is a piece of shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 10:24 PM (UmkRj)

220 re: Starship Troopers: I always used to laugh when Verhoeven trotted out his "You Americans have never known the reality of war," when he was sperm during WWII...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 06, 2015 10:25 PM (XO6WW)

221 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 06, 2015 10:23 PM

On a tangentially related note, any hopes of seeing your fiction soon-ish?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:25 PM (0NdlF)

222 Aw, c'mon Ace. Most magazine sites and the light-reading web publications inspired by them probably pull content from their favorite left wing blogs nowadays.

EW owned up to it without reservation or delay. Whatever that means in the larger picture, it puts them in the top 20% or so of news outlets in 2015.

Posted by: Funkotron at April 06, 2015 10:27 PM (c7rW1)

223 Great, did I win?
Posted by: Piercello at April 06, 2015 09:51 PM (QJCCx)


A lawsuit. X-Files already used the premise with a genie ...

Posted by: Adriane the Yellow Journalism Critic... at April 06, 2015 10:28 PM (nSOh+)

224 EW owned up to it without reservation or delay. Whatever that means in the larger picture, it puts them in the top 20% or so of news outlets in 2015.

Online reputations aren't so easily recovered. We may see a libel suit and real money changing hands.

Top 20% is apparently still failing Basic Journalism.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:29 PM (0NdlF)

225 222 Aw, c'mon Ace. Most magazine sites and the light-reading web publications inspired by them probably pull content from their favorite left wing blogs nowadays.

EW owned up to it without reservation or delay. Whatever that means in the larger picture, it puts them in the top 20% or so of news outlets in 2015.


No, sir. Not this time. I took a minor ration of sh!t yesterday for praising Rolling Stone for going to a third party and publishing that report that ripped their reporting and their "process" to shreds. This was straight-up nasty unchecked libel. It was inexcusable.

Posted by: Splunge at April 06, 2015 10:29 PM (qyomX)

226 You think Zimmerman is good bloke, do you?

The guy is a piece of shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 10:24 PM (UmkRj)


I'd sit down and have a beer with Zimmerman, even if he isn't any kind of True Conservative. Trayvon Martin, even if he weren't worm food, not so much. And there are plenty of black folks I would sit down and have a beer with.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2015 10:30 PM (sgEck)

227 Just checking - someone reported a problem but things seem to be working okay...

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at April 06, 2015 10:30 PM (aWJOX)

228 ONT up.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:30 PM (0NdlF)

229 Correia isn't impressed with the 'retraction.'

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at April 06, 2015 10:30 PM (oVJmc)

230
nood wunderbar!

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 10:31 PM (UmkRj)

231 On a tangentially related note, any hopes of seeing your fiction soon-ish?
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:25 PM (0NdlF)


Types...deletes. Types...deletes. Hope is a big word. I have hope. I am not making a ton of progress but I do have a lot of work done that needs major polishing. I have some help, occasionally. I intend to hide from summer heat by writing, but it's hard to stay focused.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 06, 2015 10:33 PM (bLnSU)

232
EW owned up to it without reservation or delay. Whatever that means in the larger picture, it puts them in the top 20% or so of news outlets in 2015.
Posted by: Funkotron


You think their correction is 'owning up'?

"CORRECTION: After misinterpreting reports in other news publications, EW published an unfair and inaccurate depiction of the Sad Puppies voting slate, which does, in fact, include many women and writers of color. As Sad Puppies' Brad Torgerson explained to EW, the slate includes both women and non-caucasian writers..."

"Other news publications"? Those were blogs, and now they are news publications?

So what would they say if "women and writers of color" weren't included in the nominations?

It's still racialistic bullshit and, no, they didn't own up to anything other than being standard MSM assholes of the Left.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 06, 2015 10:33 PM (Yp6Vn)

233 The guy is a piece of shit.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling est. 2005 at April 06, 2015 10:24 PM (UmkRj)
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I'd sit down and have a beer with Zimmerman, even if he isn't any kind of True Conservative.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 06, 2015 10:30 PM (sgEck)


Guy worked with Boy Scouts and tried to protect his neighbors and neighborhood from criminals.

He hasn't had the best personal record since becoming a National political target - but that's also after how many death threats and hatred and false accusations? If he's a PoS now, "we" had a big part of making him so.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:34 PM (0NdlF)

234 I've read this 5 times and I still don't understand the story...

Posted by: rexbatt at April 06, 2015 10:35 PM (woA40)

235 Hugo awards, named after Hugo Gernsback

"Gernsback reprinted the proto-science fiction and utopian writings of the 19th century, including work by H.G. Welles and Jules Verne, in his popular science magazines. Increasingly, he found his readers eager to enjoy speculative fiction, what he called "scientifiction," about technologically advanced future societies. Soon, he would spin off a series of pulp magazines, including Amazing Stories,devoted exclusively to this new genre. Gernsback saw science fiction as a means of popular education about science, technology, and change, insisting on scientific accuracy and encouraging the critical reading of scientific details.

Posted by: Ira Weatheral at April 06, 2015 10:36 PM (qry2M)

236 Wasn't Hugo a puppet that you could modify his bald pate with various disguises?

Posted by: Fenga Papit at April 06, 2015 10:36 PM (mwZiJ)

237 I've read this 5 times and I still don't understand the story...

There's an online campaign called Sad Puppies which is about nominating a bunch of 2014 books for Hugo Awards. They have a diverse mix of authors by sex, political leanings, and race.

Entertainment Weekly libeled them as being all misogynistic racists ... and has since backpedaled.

30 seconds of Googling would have prevented EW from making the false statements in their original headline. Journalism fail.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 06, 2015 10:38 PM (0NdlF)

238 io9, is indeed an offshoot of Gawker.

And do I really hate them. Yet for some wierd reason, I have not yet unfollowed io9 on Facebook. Love it when they go on a Global Warming or Evolution screed - At least it lets shine their bias.

Because, in both cases, its always, if you disagree with them, you're either dumb or engaging in a conspiracy to destroy 'science'.

Posted by: Rodney C. Johnson at April 06, 2015 10:57 PM (M2oVh)

239 167
Isn't gay charity the one established by millionaire Ben Dover ?

Posted by: seamrog at April 06, 2015 09:55 PM (Yr18T)
---Yep, and his friend, Seymour Butts.

Posted by: jbarntt at April 06, 2015 11:04 PM (+nqQU)

240 When I was a kid, I read science fiction voraciously. I still read quite a bit of it, but nothing published after the 70's.

Posted by: Null at April 07, 2015 12:20 AM (xjpRj)

241 Can't dismiss this as "nerd". This is a cultural battle. Hold the line (Gamergate) or push back (whatever this is), these things are changes from the norm. Usually, the Left wins and steamrolls right over the previous culture, standards and norms. Here, they're not.

Politics is downstream from culture. Maybe there is hope.

Posted by: Ken at April 07, 2015 05:55 AM (uyhPS)

242 232 Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 06, 2015 10:33 PM (Yp6Vn)

They DIDN'T own up to and retract. They gave a mealy mouthed correction at the top of the article, but left their original conclusions inside the article. All of the implications of sexism/ racism are still there.

Posted by: Book at April 07, 2015 07:58 AM (AlkUj)

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