Politico just published an article on Sarah Palin’s defamation suit against the New York Times going to trial.
This trial is very, very important to anyone who cares about the Free Press in the US.
In the past few years, the Free Press in the US, from the New York Times to the lowliest so-called citizen journalist on Twitter, have embraced what I refer to as the Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler business model.
Everyone’s a Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler now. Journalism is dead. And, so-called Citizen Journalism doesn’t exist on social media, despite what Mike Solana said on Bari Weiss’ Substack, following Jack Dorsey’s departure from Twitter.
The Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler business model is to find as many snippets of out of context camera phone video of private citizen nobodies as you can, preferably middle aged white women with mental health disabilities and without the resources to defend themselves, post the videos on social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, accuse the subjects as having perpetrated heinous racist acts, and incite social media moral outrage mobs against them, to drive them to suicide and destroy their lives, i.e., Social Death. I refer to this as Trial by Twitter without Due Process and Woke KKK Cancel Culture.
The Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler business model has been wholly embraced by the entirety of what is now the Fake News Press, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP, GMA, Slate, Democracy Now, and the list goes on and on and on.
The Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler business model relies upon New York Times v. Sullivan, the landmark US Supreme Court ruling that established an actual malice standard for proving defamation when the person who has allegedly been defamed is a public figure.
How could the Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler business model have anything to do with New York Times v. Sullivan when Trial by Twitter is all about driving private citizen nobodies to suicide and destroying their lives, e.g., Karens Gone Wild videos?
Case in point: when Newsweek pretended that it was a legitimate news story when some miscreant made a TikTok video of her little old white lady busybody neighbor who didn’t like her tacky Tigger Flag. Because Newsweek is pretending that this is a matter of public concern and that that little old white lady private citizen nobody is an involuntary public figure, they are protected by NYT v. Sullivan from a defamation suit.
This is why the Fake News Press has carte blanche currently to wantonly destroy the lives of private citizen nobodies with impunity for cheap, easy, and fast Moral Outrage Industry money, especially Black Trauma Moral Outrage Industry money, and they simply can’t resist. The Free Press is dying, and even though they are precipitating their own demise by adopting the Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler business model, they seem to be in a competition with one another to publish the most sensationalized click bait defamation as possible, until they eradicate themselves.
This is why it was completely ludicrous and asinine for Kara Swisher to assert on Monica Lewinsky’s HBO documentary on Cancel Culture that the New York Times is held to a higher standard than your typical Shaun King/The Appeal Style Twitter Race Hustler. They’re not.
This is what was done to me too. In May, 2018, the entirety of the Fake New Press and Black Trauma Moral Outrage Industry pretended that what was actually the least newsworthy thing that happened on May 8, 2018, the perfectly obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, was a legitimate news story, and blew it up into a global racial hysteria that almost cost me my life. It did cost me my lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers.
This is literally what happened: I called the non-emergency helpline of the Yale Campus Police, exactly as I had been instructed to do by the Yale Admin (for any reason whatsoever), because I was being harassed in my isolated Yale dorm room for months.
This is why we must revisit New York Times v. Sullivan and the definition of public figure. This is why Sarah Palin v. New York Times is so important, even though Sarah Palin actually is a public figure.
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I just love my Twitter Mom and Guardian Angel, Gretchen Mullen, skepticreview89 on Twitter, so much. And, I also love Lee Jussim, PsychRabble on Twitter, so much.
I thought this retweet, by Gretchen, of Lee’s tweet was just perfect. If something can be destroyed, simply by telling the Truth, then it deserves to be destroyed.
I could not agree more. All I have ever done is tell the simple, honest to God Truth.
And, for this, for telling the Truth about the witch hunt at Yale that almost got me killed, for telling the Truth about the subsequent global defamation and vilification campaign that destroyed my lifelong human and civil rights academic and legal careers, the most powerful persons and organizations in the world want me dead.
If Yale can be destroyed by me telling the Truth, then Yale deserves to be destroyed.
If Yale Law School can be destroyed by me telling the Truth, then Yale Law School deserves to be destroyed.
If the Fake News Press, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, AP, GMA, NBC, ABC, CBS, and PBS, Vox dot com, Slate, and Democracy Now, et al., can be destroyed by me simply telling the Truth about what they did to me, then they deserve to be destroyed.
If the Black Trauma Moral Outrage Industry, including the ACLU, ACLU President Deborah Archer, ACLU Attorney Carl Takei, The View, including Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Ana Navarro, The Daily Show, The Root, The Grio, Michael Harriot, who wrote what can only be construed as a Death Threat against me in The Washington Post, Roxane Gay, Trevor Noah, Ijeoma Oluo, Shaun King, The Appeal, Oprah Winfrey, Isabel Wilkerson, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, Tim Wise, Attorney Ben Crump, W. Kamau Bell, Malcolm Nance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who wrote what can only be construed as a Death Threat against me in the LA Times, Soledad O’Brien, N.K. Jemisin, Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Tariq Nasheed, Cathy Reisenwitz, Imani Gandy, Shonda Rhimes, Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times, Karen Attiah of the Washington Post, Marc Lamont Hill, Joy Reid, Don Lemon, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Jamil Smith, Amy Siskind, Bishop Talbert Swan, George Takei, April Ryan of CNN and The Grio, former The Appeal affiliates Josie Duffy-Rice and Rebecca Kavanagh and Taniel, Rob Rosen and Desma Simon of the Cancelled Podcast and Painless Productions, The Nap Ministry, Tricia Hersey, Black Power Naps, et al., can be destroyed by me simply telling the Truth about what they did to me, then they deserve to be destroyed.
If Atheism+ Secular Humanist / Freethinking (?!) Organizations, including the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), including Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker, whom I considered family, and the American Humanists Association (AHA), including former Editor of The Humanist Magazine, Jennifer Bardi, whom I considered a mentor and friend, et al., can be destroyed by me simply telling the Truth about what they did to me, then they deserve to be destroyed. It is important to note that Jennifer Bardi was ousted from AHA after working with them for decades. She was canceled by Atheism+ Woke Intersectional Feminists Sikivu Hutchinson and Mandisa Thomas for the sin of having published 2 of my anti-oppression essays a decade prior. This was after Jennifer Bardi gave Sikivu Hutchinson and Mandisa Thomas everything they demanded. Bardi even helped Hutchinson and Thomas create a Get Sarah Braasch Killed Moral Outrage Industry at AHA. It wasn’t enough to save Bardi’s decades long career with AHA.
After the perfectly obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, Hutchinson and Thomas went around to every secular humanist and atheist / freethinking organization with which I had been affiliated a decade prior and extorted publication and promotion, and even money, from them, for absolution for the sin of having been associated with me. What is even more shocking about this is the fact that Hutchinson knew me when I was a fairly popular essayist in the online atheist community a decade ago. She was in a Google Group with me and PZ Myers, Adam Lee of Daylight Atheism, Ophelia Benson, Greta Christina, Hemant Mehta, Amanda Marcotte, and others. Most of the persons who knew me in this Google Group participated in the witch hunt at Yale that almost got me killed. In particular, PZ Myers has intermittently viciously attacked me, especially on Twitter, during the past almost 4 years.
If Legal Academia, which has a veritable Get Sarah Braasch Killed Moral Outrage Industry, including Yale Law School, the Justice Collaboratory at YLS, YLS Prof Monica C. Bell, Johns Hopkins Prof Vesla Weaver, UC Hastings Law School, Prof T. Anansi Wilson, University of Colorado Law School, Prof Aya Gruber, CA Law Review, USC Law Prof Daria Roithmayr, NYU Law Review, American University Law Review, Prof Taja-Nia Henderson, Rutgers Law School, Prof Jamila Jefferson-Jones, U of MO Law School, University of NV, Las Vegas Law School, Prof Addie Rolnick, Prof Stewart Chang, Prof Frank Rudy Cooper, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Dean and Prof Jelani Jefferson Exum, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Howard Law Journal, U of FL Law Prof Katheryn Russell-Brown, who just published another Living While Black Race Hoax book, The Color of Crime, 3rd Edition, et al., can be destroyed by me simply telling the Truth about what they did to me, then they deserve to be destroyed.
Of course, University of Minnesota Law Professor and former White House Ethics Lawyer (?!) Richard Painter, who has been waging a now 4 month Twitter campaign to destroy what remains of my life and drive me to suicide, merits his own paragraph. The whole world knows now that he began viciously and relentlessly attacking me in mid September, 2021, to use me as a proxy to attack University of Chicago Law and Philosophy Prof Brian Leiter. Richard Painter is literally trying to ruin me, silence me, and incite someone to shoot and kill me. He has done everything to me at this point from threatening to SWAT me and to have MN Attorney General Keith Ellison prosecute me for fraud for my GoFundMe fundraiser, to defaming me in an MSNBC Op Ed, comparing me to Hitler, and trying to Lynch me on Thanksgiving and Christmas, by comparing me to Ahmaud Arbery’s killers, to incite someone to murder me. Why would any grown man, let alone a law prof and former White House Ethics Lawyer with 750k Twitter followers behave in this reprehensible manner? Richard Painter is contemplating a run for MN Governor, and his potential gubernatorial run is now DOA, after what he did to me. Needless to say, if Richard Painter’s run for MN Governor can be destroyed by me simply telling the Truth about what he did to me, before it has even begun, then it deserves to be destroyed.
Of course, Yale Law School, including the Justice Collaboratory, and YLS Dean Heather Gerken, as well as YLS Prof and JC Member Monica C. Bell and Johns Hopkins Prof and JC Member Vesla Weaver, deserve their own paragraph. The whole world knows now that Yale Law School DEI Admins and Dean Heather Gerken grossly mistreated YLS Native American Student and Federalist Society Member Trent Colbert during the now notorious Traphouse Invite Debacle. They are also being sued by 2 YLS Students of Color for trying to destroy their future career prospects, because the 2 students allegedly refused to help YLS Dean Gerken destroy YLS Professor Amy Chua. So, now that these revelations have come to light, the whole world knows that I’ve been telling the truth this entire time about what Yale Law School and the Justice Collaboratory and YLS Dean Heather Gerken and YLS Prof Monica Bell and JC Member Vesla Weaver did to me. Monica Bell perpetrated the most egregious ethical violation when she published her asinine race-baiting dystopian fantasy article, Anti-Segregation Policing, in the NYU Law Review. She failed to make clear that she knew me as an innocent Yale grad student and civil rights attorney and had worked with me at the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. She failed to disclose that she was naming and defaming me and trying to drive me to suicide in the NYU Law Review to protect Johns Hopkins (formerly Yale) Prof and Justice Collaboratory Member Vesla Weaver. Vesla Weaver had worked with Johns Hopkins (formerly Yale) Professor Chris Lebron and Vox dot com to defame me and drive me to suicide, to use me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for Lebron having been denied tenure at Yale. Both Vesla Weaver and Chris Lebron knew me and had worked with me at Yale, and I would even go so far as to say that Lebron knew me well at one point. I had worked with Lebron on 2 explicitly anti-racism conferences at Yale, with my Yale Philosophy Advisor, Jason Stanley. Tom Tyler, father of Procedural Justice and Co-Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, had been my Advisor and the Co-Chair of my Dissertation Committee. Initially, after the perfectly obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, Tyler had been supportive and had written one of my character letters to Yale’s General Counsel. After I publicly denounced Weaver and Lebron for what they had done to me, Tyler unceremoniously dropped me as an advisee. I now believe that he did so at the behest of Tracey Meares, Co-Director of The Justice Collaboratory at YLS. Vesla Weaver is a longtime friend and collaborator of Meares, as well as a current Justice Collaboratory Member.
If Philosophy Academia, and Academia in general, which also has a veritable Get Sarah Braasch Killed Moral Outrage Industry, including U of SC Prof and Daily Nous Blogger Justin Weinberg, Princeton Prof Imani Perry, Vanderbilt U Prof Michael Eric Dyson, Yale Sociology Prof Elijah Anderson, who just published another Living While Black Race Hoax Book, Black in White Space, Johns Hopkins (formerly Yale) Prof Chris Lebron, who worked with Johns Hopkins (formerly Yale) Prof Vesla Weaver and Vox dot com, to defame me and drive me to suicide, to use me as a proxy to get revenge against Yale for Lebron having been denied tenure at Yale, Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi, who participated in Yale’s Belonging at Yale Campaign, and was paid an obscene amount of money for doing so (of course, Yale’s Belonging at Yale Campaign is a campaign to destroy what remains of my life and drive me to suicide, to cover up Yale’s gross malfeasance during the obvious Living or Napping While Black Hate Crime Hoax at Yale, and it’s named after me), Columbia Journalism (?!) Professor Jelani Cobb, Yale Prof and Director of the Center for Policing Equity Phillip Atiba Goff, Wake Forest University Prof Melissa Harris-Perry, NYU Prof Jonathan Haidt, who turned his Fall 2018 Book Tour for the Coddling of the American Mind, with FIRE Org Director Greg Lukianoff, into a witch hunt and mob to drive me to suicide, by defaming me on Sam Harris’ podcast and the New York Times Book Review Podcast, Acadia U Prof Jeffrey A Sachs, UC Riverside Prof Laila Lalami, UNC Chapel Hill Prof Tressie McMillan Cottom, who just published another Living While Black Race Hoax book, Thick, Emory Philosophy Professor George Yancy, who defamed me in the New York Times, after he had worked with me at Yale on an explicitly anti-racism conference, with my Yale Philosophy Advisor, Jason Stanley, et al., can be destroyed by me simply telling the Truth about what they did to me, then they deserve to be destroyed.
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Philosophy Academia is Morally and Intellectually Bankrupt.
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