In common with many prominent militant feminists, Caroline Criado-Perez is adept at wrapping the feminist-friendly media around her little finger. So I was stunned by the cheek she displays in a new piece, asking the media to ‘fact check’:
For the past 40+ years feminists have routinely lied and made misleading statements during press, radio and television interviews, as well as in their publications, on their websites etc. The media NEVER challenges feminists on even their wildest assertions – often of the ‘one in three women’ or ‘one in four women’ variety – either during the interviews, or afterwards. So it falls to non-journalists to publicly challenge them.
I’ve posted a comment which is ‘awaiting moderation’ but in common with other comments I’ve posted on CC-P’s site, I think we can be confident it won’t be published, so here it is, in full:
Pot, kettle, black? The blissful irony of you asking the media to ‘fact check’. It’s now been ten weeks since I challenged you to substantiate a statement you made on BBC radio, or concede that the statement was misleading, and you haven’t:
I’m not aware of a single example of a feminist retracting a misleading statement made in the media, whether it’s press, radio or television. Examples of women who’ve failed to respond to our public challenges include you, Kat Banyard, Heather McGregor, Helena Morrissey… and others. You’re all utterly shameless in your contempt for the truth when pursuing your misandrous goals.
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