Climategate, Mediagate, and Abusegate
Attention Global Warming Skeptics: Theres no
need to work ourselves into a dither over
Climategate, the risible global caper designed to
make us believe the world will soon be turning into
a burnt crisp. After all, Climategate is the new
kid on the block, compared to all the other Leftist
Take Mediagate, the fact that the lamestream
media stonewalled the Climategate story for two
full weeks, hoping to get beyond the Copenhagen
summit to limit the fall-out. But this past weekend
the media moguls finally realized they had to pull
back the green velvet curtain and then used
every trick in the book to downplay the scandal.
The Washington Post featured the story on
Saturday when no one bothers to read the newspaper.
CBS aired the report knowing its news program would
be preempted by college football. NBC reassured its
global warming true believers the evidence is
overwhelming that man is behind climate
change. And ABC mentioned the dust-up without
revealing what the incriminatory emails actually
Hows that for full disclosure?
But the media is still playing footsy with
another Leftist fairytale. Its known as
Take the Tiger Woods case. Everyone knows his
wife went after him with a nine-iron, which is a
form of criminal assault. But how many media
accounts put Woods and victim of domestic
violence within a par-5 golf hole of each
other? (And if were going to say marital
infidelity justifies partner assault, lets be
sure to tell all the cougars out there to bone up
on their self-defense skills.)
The cover-up of female partner aggression dates
back to 1977. Thats when University of
Delaware professor Susanne Steinmetz published an
article titled The Battered Husband
Syndrome. Her ground-breaking research
revealed women are just as likely to abuse.
But the feminists were not going to allow her
research to upset the ideological apple cart. After
all, domestic disputes are all about evil men who
try to control and dominate their wives with
violence or the subliminal threat of
violence. At least thats what rad-fem
icon Gloria Steinem once said.
So when they got wind of Steinmetzs
apostasy, the libbers began a whispering campaign
deriding her work as "anti-feminist." Then the
enlightened souls who aspired to stop the cycle of
violence called in bomb threats. Steinmetz soon
took the hint and called a halt to her research.
Across the pond in England, abuse-shelter
founder Erin Pizzey reached essentially the same
conclusion as Steinmetz, going so far as to write a
tell-all about rolling-pin wielding wives.
Abusive telephone calls to my home, death
threats, and bomb scares, became a way of living
for me and for my family. Finally, the bomb squad
asked me to have all my mail delivered to their
head quarters, a shell-shocked Pizzey would
So while the global-warming hucksters confined
themselves to relatively benign enhancements of
temperature data, the feminist-fascists proved
Philip Jones and his fellow Climate Research Unit
perjurers to be rank amateurs when it came to the
art of information control.
But now the feminists Orwellian methods
have been outed for all to see (www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARreport-50-DV-Myths.pdf
1. Make propaganda-like claims about a
2. Play definitional word-games with terms like
abuse and violence.
3. Rely on biased crime surveys.
4. Use a single outrageous incident to reach an
absurd conclusion. (Example: If we really want to
stop the violence, we need to pass a law that
requires potential golf-club wielders to submit to
criminal background checks.)
5. Slant your questions to support a pre-determined
6. Purge the data on violence perpetrated by
7. Refuse to approve studies that study male
8. Misconstrue the results of prior research.
Publish fact sheets that claim to
debunk abuse myths, but in fact expand on them.
10. Instigate legal action against researchers who
challenge the good ol girls network.
11.Resort to cheap-shots, name-calling, and
12. Engage in strong-arm tactics.
Just as a group of brave climatologists refused
to be intimidated by the global warming thugs, the
family violence field has its truth-tellers as
well: Murray Straus at the University of New
Hampshire, Richard Gelles at the University of
Pennsylvania, Michelle Carney at the University of
Georgia, Miriam Ehrensaft at Columbia University,
Donald Dutton at the University of British
Columbia, and Denise Hines at Clark University.
All these years, the domestic violence lobby has
been sullying the atmosphere with its gaseous
assumptions, foggy logic, and over-heated rhetoric.
When will the media blow the lid off of this
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Roberts probes and lampoons political correctness.
His work has been published frequently in the
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ifeminists.net, Intellectual Conservative, and
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