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Friday, February 09, 2018

Real journalism can stop #MeToo abuse

The #MeToo craze has replaced fake campus rape claims, as social justice replaces real justice. The legacy of feminism is legalized abortion on demand and the end to the presumption of innocence.

Empowering women just because they are women is as stupid as empowering men just because they are men. The #MeToo movement is mob justice.

Good old-fashioned journalism could stop this insanity.

The standard is pretty simple. It's not a story unless there is a police report or a lawsuit its not a story.

In Harvey Weinstein's case, we had them. Ronan Farrow ferreted them out.

In Judge Moore's case, we had none. No police report. And we still await Gloria Allred to file an actual lawsuit.

We have a court system to dispense justice. The media does a lousy job of it.

If the news media did its job the way we were taught, there would be less hysteria.

It's simple: if there is no attempt to try the man in court, then let's not try the man in public.


From Leslie Eastman's review at Legal Insurrection:
Surber, a recovering journalist with over 30 years of experience, has been cataloging the #FakeNews that has been regularly offered as serious analysis of President Donald Trump’s actions, policies, and opinions. He has brought his enormous collection together in the longest, most serious book he has yet written: Fake News Follies 2017.
"Fake News Follies of 2017" is available on Kindle and in paperback.

Autographed copies are available. Email me at for details. I am including a "director's cut." I'll email you back the original Chapter 1 that I cut because while the chapter was amusing, it really had nothing to do with the "Fake News Follies of 2017."

Ben Garrison did the cover and I am so happy with it. I told him what the book was about, sent him a copy of the manuscript, and he came up with a perfect cover. I am so pleased.


  1. Democrats have a long history of fetishizing Mob Justice; See "Lynching"...

  2. The extremism of the man hating lobby that is behind the pound me too movement is NOT accidental (I used to think it was), it is very deliberate.

    Without the mam hating extremism, there will never be a social correction, bringing society back to the center which is then labeled the "backlash".
    Without the backlash, theee is little gusto for more extreme anti male rhetoroc and laws.
    The more radical the man hate, the greater the pushback against it. .
    The pushback is then defined as a backlash, rather than a natural correction toward the center

  3. Good post. Doesn't change the fact that Rob Porter is a serial woman abuser and those on the WH staff who knew about it for months could care less.

    But at least Congress has a new budget that provides for more than $400 billion in new spending — $300 billion above the caps and more than $100 billion in “emergency” funding that doesn’t count against the spending caps. Go Rs Go. Bring that deficit down as promised.

    1. If it is a fact then prove it.

    2. Your bitter tears are sweet to us.

    3. Does not change the fact that standard advice for women from divorce lawyers is that a black eye is worth 100k+.

  4. Women are already feeling the backlash and unintended consequences of the #metoo movement. Tough luck.

    I am glad if these events ended the careers of Allred and her daughter Lisa Bloom.

  5. The press is desperate to regain it's former position as arbiter of social and political life. This is another of those last-gasp efforts at relevancy. If you want proof, turn off the TV. Do you hear the public relating to each other via media talking points?

    Neither do I.

  6. I Love my wife's thought on this:
    "If a woman doesn't report an assault in 24 hours or less, she must have liked it"

  7. I can understand Gloria Allred's silence, but Moore AFAIK has been just as subdued. Were I in his shoes I'd be lawyering all over my accusers.

  8. "Fake News" for the journalism, "Flake News" for the relevant journalists.