Guilty As Charged: How the American News Media Blithely Destroys Men Accused of Rape

by pierceharlan on December 15, 2010

I founded one of the few Web sites in the English-speaking world dedicated to giving voice to persons falsely accused of rape, The False Rape Society.  Among other things, I closely follow the way the American news media covers rape accusations. I write today to tell you that it isn’t pretty. In the false rape milieu, this is an important topic warranting an extended discussion.

When I review news reports of alleged rapes, I often predict to myself whether I will be reading a story in a few days announcing that the accusation was false. My “correct” score in predicting the many that turn out to be false is infuriatingly high. Not only is the lie infuriating, too often, so is the way the initial accusation was reported.

News Reports Typically Credit the Accuser’s Story as the Truth

Mainstream news media reports about garden variety “he said/she said” rape allegations are routinely unfair to the presumptively innocent men accused. Not all are covered unfairly; some are covered with even-handedness. But overall, false rape claims do not fit the news media’s preferred narrative, so in a variety of subtle, and not so subtle ways, news reports of alleged rapes typically credit the accuser’s story as the truth. Reporters often act as little more than stenographers for police; police, who are trying to build a case against the accused and not exonerate the accused, tell reporters only what the accuser has told them, leaving out the parts that don’t add up.

It is not hyperbole to assert that when it comes to “he said/she said” rape accusations, the “she” side is typically wrapped in the mantle of truth and victimhood, and the “he” side is dismissed as the mendacities of a rapist.

The result is what we saw in the infamous Hofstra false rape case last year. (The Hofstra case is detailed here: http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/p/lamb-to-slaughter-hofstra-false-rape.html,) In that case, reporters didn’t just rush to judgment; they did a 60-meter sprint in record time. The headline of a New York Post story read as follows: “Nightmare gang rape at Hofstra.” The first two sentences of the story left little doubt for readers that a rape certainly occurred, even though it didn’t: “An 18-year-old Hofstra University co-ed was gang-raped by five men on campus, cops said last night. The shocking attack took place Sunday at around 3 a.m.”

The names and line-up photos of the four scared “rapists,” young men barely older than boys, and the lurid tale of their supposed vile gang rape, were splashed all over the newspapers for the world’s titillation. In contrast, the accuser’s identity was guarded with greater tenacity than Clark Kent protects Superman’s.

But it was TV reporters who were best equipped to foment a little old-fashioned rape hysteria. Typically, a television reporter’s idea of covering a rape case amounts to passing on what the police told her without challenge and without doing her own investigation. Then the reporter grabs a few passersby to say how frightened they are that a vile rapist is on the loose.

In this case, television reporters described the supposed crime with a gravitas usually reserved for the death of a president. The Associated Press’ television report started off with these chilling words: “She was tied up in a men’s bathroom stall where five men, one by one, would rape her.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EmbZ1X3M5w.  The report proceeded to impliedly credit the accuser’s far-fetched tale as factual – don’t trust me, watch if for yourself — never bothering to point out that the evidence for the alleged rape was nothing more than the evolving narrative of an 18-year-old woman groping for victimhood, and that her story had more holes than the basketball net at the Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on campus. Nor did the report make clear that the young men she accused provided police with consistent and adamant accounts that flatly contradicted the accuser’s tale.

If the report had provided a balanced account of the evidence, viewers likely would have concluded the same thing the district attorney concluded later the very day the story aired: the accuser’s account was a lie. In the aftermath of the Hofstra debacle, Carol D’Auria of 1010 WINS said this: “We [reporters] need to move slower.” She added: “But I don’t see that happening.”

No Reciprocal Coverage When the Lie is Revealed

The Associated Press’s television news report about the Hofstra false accuser’s recantation was much shorter and lacked the over-the-top Chicken Little drama of its initial report suggesting that a rape had occurred. It was delivered in the hurried, matter-of-fact style of news reports that the news team knows won’t be of much interest to viewers. Presumably, rapists are scary; false rape accusers are only scary to the people, and their families, who’ve been falsely accused.

Likewise, when Dallas Cowboys stars Erik Williams, an All-Pro offensive lineman, and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, were falsely accused of rape, the same thing happened. ”The media was too quick with covering this in a huge way — the play the news got, the sensational page-1, top-of-the-newscast story,” said Anantha Babbili, then-chairman of the journalism department at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. ”There was a given in the tone and the tenor of the media that Irvin and Williams were guilty until proven innocent.”

And when the charges were dropped, the media reaction mirrored Hofstra. Mr. Williams explained: “Did you notice that no bulletin flashed across all these sport channels declaring that Michael Irvin and I were innocent? Where was the coverage? I bet you no one stopped ‘Baywatch’ or pulled the prime time movie to tell those same people the truth. Michael (Irvin) was right — nobody was interested in the truth.”

News Media Transforms Accusers into “Victims”

Hofstra was a microcosm of how presumptively innocent men are smeared by the “fair and objective” American news media, often viciously. Many news reports of rape claims that turn out to be false start off with words similar to these: “Police say a college student was raped in her dorm room last night. 19-year-old [male’s name] was arrested in connection with the crime. [Male’s name] held the victim down and threatened her with a knife, police say.”

Reporters have no compunction about labeling rape accusers as “victims,” blinking at the fact that if she’s a “victim,” the man she accused, by necessity, must be a rapist. I believe that words matter, especially when it comes to serious things like rape charges. I complained to the New York Times last year about an on-line story that dubbed a rape accuser as the “victim,” and the story was immediately changed to add the crucial “alleged” before the word “victim.”

But another time when I complained about the use of the term “victim” in a story reporting on how a rape charge had been dropped, the reporter went all high and mighty on me: “Journalistically, I can’t quite go far enough as you. The prosecutor made it clear that she’s not prosecuting the girl for false claims, and her case against [the man accused] could’ve been dropped for lack of evidence, not just because he was falsely accused. Of course, prosecutors’ word isn’t golden, but given that no one has proven the girl made a false claim here, I can’t take away her “victim” status. There are tons of questions, though. Thanks for reading.”

I read the response several times to insure it wasn’t a joke. Here’s how I responded: “I appreciate your response, but precisely who elevated this girl to the status of a ‘victim’? She is, in fact, a self-proclaimed “victim,” and I am unaware of any journalistic standard that justifies the use of this nomenclature for someone whom the objectively verifiable facts tell us likely is NOT a victim. The falsely accused man seems every bit as much — and more so — a ‘victim,’ does he not?

“At worst, we have one person’s word against another’s, with ample circumstantial evidence for rejecting out-of-hand the young lady’s account. It is wholly inappropriate to attach sanctity to her tale for no reason other than the fact that she made the claim. That is offensive to a man who is supposed to be presumed innocent, and who the facts tell us in all likelihood is innocent.

“We owe it to all men falsely accused of similar crimes to stop presuming their accusers are ‘victims’ when, because of the nature of the crime, it may never be possible to disprove the accuser’s account beyond any conceivable doubt.”

Nevertheless, the reporter refused to change the word “victim.”

False Rape Claims Stick Like Skunk Odor

Even though the young men at Hofstra were declared to have been falsely accused, it is impossible to say the story had a happy ending.  The typical reader and viewer of the news coverage did not realize that accounts of the purported “rape,” gussied up as fair and objective journalism, were nothing more than the accuser’s naked allegations. The men themselves immediately realized they were damaged goods because of the news coverage. “Anytime anyone Googles my name, rape is going to be right there beside it. My name is forever tarnished,” said one of the 19-year-old men. “What if I am applying for a job or whatever in the future? I feel like I am always going to have to offer some explanation.”

Readers will recall that in the aftermath of Duke lacrosse, even after the state’s attorney general went so far as to declare the young accused men outright “innocent” of the charges, there were still people who insisted “no one knows what really happened that night,” even though we do know what happened that night – a woman lied about being rape.

What effect does this coverage have on innocent men? One need not look to the hanging trees in the Old South to know that the public scorn from false rape claims has caused more damage to innocent people than the scorn connected with any other type of false claim. False rape claims have caused innocent men and boys to be killed and to kill themselves; to be beaten, chased, spat upon, and looked upon with suspicion long after they are cleared of wrongdoing. They lose not only their good names but often their jobs, their businesses, and their friends. It is often impossible for the falsely accused to ever obtain gainful employment once the lie hits the news: for the remainder of his life, a falsely accused man will have prospective employers Googling his name and discovering the horrid accusation.

A More Dangerous Problem: Jurors Improperly Rely on the Skewed News Accounts

Last year, the New York Times reported that in a major Florida criminal trial, not one, but nine – nine — jurors had been doing their own internet research about the case during the trial, resulting in what the Times called a “Google mistrial.” http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/us/18juries.html?_r=1.  It turned out this was just the tip of the iceberg.

During a child sexual assault trial in England, a juror was torn about how to vote, so what do you suppose she did? “[S]he posted details of the case online for her Facebook ‘friends’ and announced that she would be holding a poll. After the court was tipped off, the woman was dismissed from the jury.” J. Browning, When All That Twitters Is Not Told: Dangers of the Online Juror, 73 Tex. B. J. 216 (March 2010). Because nothing says “justice” better than a Facebook poll.

During another Florida criminal trial, a juror looked up the defendant’s “rap sheet” on the Internet, and shared the information with his fellow jurors, resulting in a mistrial. R. Artigliere, J. Barton, and B. Hahn, Reigning in Juror Misconduct: Practical Suggestions for Judges and Lawyers, 84 Fla. Bar J. 8 (2010).

These disturbing instances of juror indiscretion are not isolated examples. They point up a grim problem that judges and lawyers are only beginning to understand occurs more than anyone cares to admit: “Jurors accessing the Internet before and during trials to learn or talk about the parties, witnesses, and legal issues they are confronting–conduct that violates the universal legal principles that jurors should judge the case on the evidence and law presented in the courtroom and not discuss the case or consult with outsiders until the jury is discharged.” H. Dixon, Guarding Against The Dreaded Cyberspace Mistrial and Other Internet Trial Torpedoes, 49 Judges’ Journal 37 (Winter 2010).

For every case where juror impropriety is discovered and a mistrial declared, it can reasonably be assumed that many go undiscovered.

What does this mean for rape cases? Given the way the American news media reports rape accusations, the implications for presumptively innocent men are chilling. Rape trials frequently devolve to “he said/she said” disputes over whether the accuser manifested consent to engage in the act.  Jurors looking for any help they can get to sort out thorny fact disputes might Google the defendant’s name to learn the “real” story behind the case. What they will find, more often than not, are skewed, and sometimes grossly unfair, reports of the case masquerading as objective news reports, as described above.

It’s bad enough that the news media typically rushes to judgment to suggest the guilt of the presumptively innocent, destroying their reputations and sometimes causing them to be physically beaten and worse. Now, when presumptively innocent men are on trial for rape, they can be deprived of their liberty simply because a jury relied on some reporter’s wickedly skewed recitation of the facts.

What To Do?

The outcry over this latest trampling of men’s due process rights has been muted, at best, and there have been no serious calls for routine sequestrations of juries in rape cases. Nor has there been an outcry over the reputational damage to the falsely accused generally caused by routinely reckless journalism.  In short, there is virtually no recognition of the unconscionable and severe harm to our falsely accused sons who’ve been publicly identified as potential rapists. 

In contrast, we are quick to protect our daughters’ good names when they accuse men of rape by cloaking them in anonymity.  It is reasonable to argue that anonymity for accusers and accuseds is dangerous in a free society.  It is also reasonable to ask, why is the victimization of our daughters deemed more worthy of our protection than the victimization of our sons? 

What can we do to help? For starters, all of us need to call out journalists who report rape accusations as fact, who credit the accuser’s story as truth just because she said it, and who blithely destroy the lives of our sons without airing their sides of the story.  In short, all of us need to complain about the mad, morally grotesque rush to judgment.

Today, it may not be your son who’s been falsely accused.  But someday it might.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know that other fair-minded fathers care about his fate, too?

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piercedhead December 15, 2010 at 13:01

If a newspaper will publish and embellish a rape accusation, but not report its later revelation as a lie with equal weight, then this serves as a reliable indicator of how seriously that newspaper can be taken in its coverage of anything.

Why should any of us believe a word they say, when they make no attempt at being impartial?

The sooner they all go broke, the better – provided we don’t all up sharing a cell with Julian Assange for revealing the real truth without government permission of course.

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aquestion December 15, 2010 at 13:03

Some opinions:

If the charge of rape was reduced in severity to that of common assault, with a max penalty of 6 months jail, would we see a drop in accusations?

Is the trump card of rape unustly deemed (via brainwashing/social conditioning) as overly serious?

Rape is unconsentual sex. It’s as serious as regular assault. I once heard it described as about as serious as force feeding a vegatarian to eat meat. Unconsentual acts forced on another person are serious, but only as serious as any other type of common assault.

Why is rape given special status?

A combination of white-knighting/feminist influence through many decades gives the crime of rape an overinflated status, often being compared to murder. An indotrinated drone will see this as sensible while an educated observer will see this as plain stupid.

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duke December 15, 2010 at 13:24

In feminist America nobody cares if a man is falsely accused of rape and his life is ruined because men are not considered full human beings.A man’s life has less value than a woman,a child,or a pet.Michael Vick served a year and a half in prison for dog fighting but Mary Winkler shot and killed her husband and only served two months in jail.If the genders were reversed,a man would have gotten life imprisonment or the death penalty.

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LushFun December 15, 2010 at 13:30

sometimes I actually think the story that ran is to drum up the public opinion in that direction no matter of the truthfulness of it. The retraction on page 159 or so is never read but the drummed up implicit belief by the story that was engaged in by readers lingers for years. Even if false they usually do not know. Sad really but deprogramization of belief is hard and no media outlet wants to do it to do right

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Richard December 15, 2010 at 13:43

Excellent suggestion.

I have noticed that the papers never say, “alleged victim”. Whomever makes a rape claim is instantly a victim – period – this does in fact assume the guilt of the accused.

I will make more of an effort to call out reports that fail to do this.

Very good read sir.

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Richard December 15, 2010 at 13:52

LOL.

While watching the Hofstra video, I found this from “TheOnion”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2O9TGXdhM8

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scatmaster December 15, 2010 at 13:59
sestamibi December 15, 2010 at 14:00

I have made a vow to vote for acquittal in the highly unlikely even that I am ever summoned to serve on a jury in a rape trial. I do whatever I have to, including lying about my politics and my stand on this issue, to get on the jury. Would advise all men to do the same. This is what jury nullification is all about.

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SingleDad December 15, 2010 at 14:17

I agree, that’s how they see us, less than dogs. Our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.

You can not expect justice from people that see you as less than human.

You can protect yourself. Just think of how much less pain and expense the Duke boys would have recieved if one of them turned on their cell phone camera.

Food for thought.

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Richard December 15, 2010 at 14:18

@sestamibi:

Spot on brother. Me too.

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Rebel December 15, 2010 at 14:18

What if all the men who have been screwed by the system united and sued the gobmint for one million dollars each in damages?
That would represent trillions of dollars.

What if it was done, suppose it was done: what would happen next?

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Keyster December 15, 2010 at 14:20

Newsrooms jump at the chance to cover a rape story.
It’s victimizer vs. victim, man vs. woman.
Oh and the titillating details of sexual intrique are lapped by and spewed forth with emotional annunciation of shock, disgust and horror by the 6 o’clock news team of talking-head manginas and feminists. They make the decisions on what to run with that evening.

Any mention of possible false accusation takes the steam right out of the story. No competitive news organization will do it. Sex happened that a woman didn’t want. That’s BIG news today. If you have a victim, sex being part of it is icing on the cake. People want stories about victims and sex. It’s Schadenfreude. It’s escape. It’s a slow newsday.

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Rebel December 15, 2010 at 14:34

@Singledad:
“You can not expect justice from people that see you as less than human.”

But balance must be restored at all cost: that’s why many will choose to make their own justice.
I think that if a man is falsely accused of rape (since this is now the biggest crime one can commit..) and suffers in his dignity, his freedom and his finances because of it, then he has earned justice. In one form or another..

This may sound unjust, but remember we now live in a matriarchy. And as everybody knows, in a matriarchy, justice is swift and.. not precise.

For some unknown reason, women have turned against men. Reciprocity applies in all cases.

It’s only logical.

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fainsleep December 15, 2010 at 14:39

Observe several alert e-mails I have recieved from my school in order of arival:

________________________________________
From: MTSU
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:34:23 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
To: (note: deleted for privacy)
Subject: MTSU ALERT: SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT

A female MTSU student reported that, at approximately 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, December 14, she was sexually assaulted in the Judd-Sims parking lot after accepting a ride from a male subject on campus. The woman described the man, whom she did not know, as being in his early 20s, medium build, brown eyes and clean shaven. He was wearing a black cotton ski mask, a black ski jacket with hood, and dark-colored jeans. He was driving a black, newer-model, two-door full-size pickup truck with tan leather interior and tinted windows. The woman was not injured. MTSU Police are currently investigating the incident. Please take precautions when walking on campus, and stay in groups when possible. If anyone sees either a vehicle or male who matches these descriptions, please call MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

________________________________________
From: MTSU
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:47:57 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
To: (note: deleted for privacy)
Subject: MTSU ALERT: SEXUAL ASSAULT SUSPECT

Clarification: suspect is a white male.

—–

A female MTSU student reported that, at approximately 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, December 14, she was sexually assaulted in the Judd-Sims parking lot after accepting a ride from a male subject on campus. The woman described the suspect, whom she did not know, as being a white male in his early 20s, medium build, brown eyes and clean shaven. He was wearing a black cotton ski mask, a black ski jacket with hood, and dark-colored jeans. He was driving a black, newer-model, two-door full-size pickup truck with tan leather interior and tinted windows. The woman was not injured. MTSU Police are currently investigating the incident. Please take precautions when walking on campus, and stay in groups when possible. If anyone sees either a vehicle or male who matches these descriptions, please call MTSU Police at 615-898-2424.

________________________________________
From: MTSU
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 1:05:53 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
To: (note: deleted for privacy)
Subject: Recanted

Regarding yesterday’s report of an alleged sexual assault on campus, the alleged victim recanted her story and told MTSU police that she fabricated the incident. As always, be aware of your surroundings, walk in groups and watch out for one another. Please report any unusual or suspicious behavior

Notice how the original story has holes in the accusation. The “suspect”, “whom she did not know”, was described as having brown eyes. How many people are able to describe the eye color of a person they have been recently aquainted with? Also note the “suspect” was both described as wearing a ski mask as well as being clean shaven. Unless this false accuser had x-ray vision, does this not strike you as a bit fishy? I honestly would not care about these sorts of false alarms if only they didn’t keep stating “As always, be aware of your surroundings, walk in groups and watch out for one another. Please report any unusual or suspicious” even after the story was proven false. No appologies, no admonition to not report false crimes, nothing. Nothing, that is, except for a warning that this could have actually happened (considering how evil all men are of course) and a reminder to be on guard.

This is obvious misandry, a waste of an alert system, and a criminal offense brushed away since the criminal was a womyn.

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fainsleep December 15, 2010 at 14:41

Also note that the false accuser was a victim until she recanted, then she became the “alleged” vicitm.

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Matt K December 15, 2010 at 14:46

Pierce,

given the expertise you are developing and the fact that you are watching the news flow, I wonder if you might come up with an integrity rating for the major media which you could then highlight when interviewed or asked to quote. Metrics might include:
– Prevalence of presumption of guilt
– Prominence of original article vs acknowledgment of falsity
– Speed with which falsity acknowledged
– Use of embellishment with regard to case details
– ditto but reverse for exculpatory evidence
– number of articles condemning false accusations

This whole area is going to get very interesting over the next decade or two: we will see rising Muslim influence particularly in Europe and they won’t stand for this BS, we’ll see rising awareness among young men and we’ll also we’ll see big improvements in, shall we say ‘alternatives’ to women/dating, both non-sexual in the form of video games and sexual in the form of prOn and sexbots, all of which will become increasingly realistic. After all, if rape/harrassment etc. is so terrible, what possible reason is there to ban sexbots?

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SingleDad December 15, 2010 at 14:59

Sexbots are a problem though. I mean how can a sexbot give any kind of meaningful consent? What if some guy withheld engine oil or perhaps, coercerd her with extracurrent in her (it’s?) circuits.

No no. An example must be made! These horrible Technoocrats created these beings, treat them as human, made love to them, they must be punished.

Down with the Techniarchy!

Dude they just don’t want men having fun and they don’t want competition.

That’s why they hate porn.

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TFH December 15, 2010 at 15:16

I wonder, can men accuse women of rape, under the same laws?

I wonder what would happen then. The hypocrisy of the whole thing might become more visible, as the misandry involved will be harder to hide.

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fmz December 15, 2010 at 15:20

Feminutty-ism is the normalised belief than men are in-human.

Maybe the falsely accused could start suing the media outlets for defamation. Given that the law of defamation does not accept truth as a defense, maybe the guilty ones could sue too.

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SingleDad December 15, 2010 at 15:25

@ THF

One word: Pussy pass

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SingleDad December 15, 2010 at 15:35

@ Rebel

The problem with stunts like that is that if they backfire they can make us look bad, think of the attorney from NY that sued VAWA.

But in the end, I think his suit brought attention to our cause.

You know what they say in Hollywood, any press is good press, even bad press. I think that is true.

So I think what would happen is a bunch of newspapers would pummel us and make fun, but in the end, alot of conciousness of mens rights issues would be raised.

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Paradoxotaur December 15, 2010 at 15:44

“Given that the law of defamation does not accept truth as a defense”

Actually, I believe it does accept truth as a defense. Think about it.

NB: This is NOT legal advice:
If the defamatory matter is of public concern, the plaintiff may be required to prove fault amounting at least to negligence on the part of the publisher (depending on state law) and damages. Allegations that the person has committed a crime of moral turpitude may obviate some requirments, as such false allegations are often considered per se defamatory and are presumed to cause damage. I have no idea whether your state considers, or might consider, a false allegation of rape to be an allegation of a crime of moral turpitude. There may be more than one defendent, e.g., the self-described “victim” who arguably committed slander when she “published” (a legal term of art) the false and defaming allegation of rape to the police officer (i.e., to someone other than the accused), and the newspaper who negligently published (in print) the false and defaming statement. If you think you may have been defamed, you should seek competent legal counsel. There may be a statute of limitations in bringing a claim = you snooze, you lose.

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SingleDad December 15, 2010 at 15:53

NYC weather lady from Good Morning America allegidly made false rape accusation:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/15/new-york-city-meteorologist-lied-raped-cops-say/

There seems to be no reason. Notice she faces a class 1 misdemeanor. That is barely a crime.

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NWOslave December 15, 2010 at 15:55

Every case like this is the same, even when innocence is proven somehow the men are to blame. The media media will fall all over themselves to portray men as evil. If their behavior was bad wasn’t hers even worse.

Look at the Duke case, the men behaved poorly yet the woman who was the stripper is a victim. Her “choice” to be a stripper was a lifestyle choice but the men who watched were evil.

The person who “pushes” drugs or guns is the one the law goes after as the culprit in crime, but the woman who “pushes ass” is either a victim or sexually independent while the man who pays or wants sexual “favors” from a woman is slime. A man can only be an oppressor and a woman can only be a victim.

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Angelo December 15, 2010 at 15:57

Why do we not see falsely accused men from pressing for criminal charges (mischief at least) or civil suits for slander when these things occur. Is is a case of not being able to win, or a case of men just being happy to be done with the case and not wanting to deal with it any more?

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NWOslave December 15, 2010 at 16:12

Want an eyeful of what a falsly accused man is up against…http://human-stupidity.com/stupid-dogma/stupid-dogma/teenage-sexuality/rape-laws-no-due-process

Heres the law of the “free” country you live in.

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greyghost December 15, 2010 at 16:27

I wonder, can men accuse women of rape, under the same laws?

I wonder what would happen then. The hypocrisy of the whole thing might become more visible, as the misandry involved will be harder to hide.

The answer is fuck you male and you are being charged with filing a false report. And the media will run that as a lead story. “That asshole man falsely accusing that poor girl. How will she ever recover her reputation”

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Traveller December 15, 2010 at 16:36

It is also true newspapers do not represent the full public opinion.

It is true they search an easy story, like transforming a random man in a criminal. But let us not forget a lot of people does not believe anymore in what they read or watch.

I am sure more and more people does not believe any rape story, at least I hope, but the signals are there.

Second, never argue with a woman (or a pussy man). If you want protest against a female journalist, you will only make yourself laughable. Just avoid that newspaper or web site.

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greyghost December 15, 2010 at 17:11

There is really nothing we can do about false rape claims. That will change the attitude that makes the trend,well trendy. This will be just one more thing for men to have to put up with.
Best action to take as I see it, is to get as many men as possible to be aware of false claims. Teach men the culture of MGTOW and add as part of the culture to write the womans name with a phrase …. “falsely accused a man of rape mm/day/yr in city ,state.” Leave that in every bathroom and bar and parkbench in the country. Even spam that onto any and all open comments on any internet article reguardless of subject. Do not expect anything legal fellas.

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SingleDad December 15, 2010 at 17:16

I was joking about the fembots thing but f’all if the feminists beat me to the punch, from todays feminist publication Slate.

Feminists want to remove the burden or proof for heterosexual sex, I mean rape, I mean…..the definitions elude me, but have to write an article to defend our deference to homosexuals and against incest:

http://www.slate.com/id/2277787/#add-comment

Mainly the feminists think incest is hunky doory but sex with animals and the dead is wrong because…wait for it: They cannot give meaningful consent, I would laugh if it weren’t so f’d up:

CoffeeBean :
Greg, the big logical flaw in your comparison is that animals and the dead don’t have the ability to consent, so sex acts with them exist in another realm of definition.

I guess that means no fembots boys.

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Avenger December 15, 2010 at 17:17

sestemini-I’m glad to see that my ideas which I’ve been promoting for years are finally getting through to some people. I will not find a man guilty of rape or any other crime as a juror. Now that may sound extreme to some sone people but my intent is to cause uncertainty among prosecutors regarding jury verdicts and they will never be sure if there’s going to be someone on that jury who will convince the others to acquit or at the very least will hang the jury. Almost all criminal cases are plea bargained which means that a man who is completely innocent of everything will sometimes plead to a lower charge just not to risk facing a trial and possible conviction. But by having unknown people in the jury pool like myself who will ruin the prosecutor’s case the prosecutor is going to have to be very careful about who she tries or she will just flop and get another loss in her column. Remember that a plea bargain counts as a win for the prosecutor but innocent men are not going to be forced into this if it becomes widely known that jurors are just going to decide cases as they see fit and will ignore any jury instructions the judge gives them(as is their right)

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tom47 December 15, 2010 at 18:44

The Hofstra case was what brought me here. I remember the rage I felt when I read the words “the accuser MAY be prosecuted”. I remember waiting for the scandal over the female DA’s actions when the accuser was NOT charged ,but instead was referred to by the DA as “a deeply troubled young women” ,and given free counseling instead of jail time. No protests were mounted and the DA instead was touted as a candidate for Attorney General of NY!
The worse part was that during the two weeks it took to decide not to prosecute all of the discussion in the press and media centered around whether it would be “good for women” to prosecute the accuser. But what really shocked me was the total absence of any protest by men anywhere, even at Hofstra. I expected the DA to be hounded by protesters but not a word was spoken!
In short we did nothing and no one was punished. I can’t help but thinking that we are truly a sorry excuse for citizens let alone men.

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WOW December 15, 2010 at 19:09

Let’s not forget these rapists:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53859

Feel free to post on every misandric article ever written.

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Rebel December 15, 2010 at 19:17

“greyghost December 15, 2010 at 17:11
There is really nothing we can do about false rape claims. That will change the attitude that makes the trend,well trendy. This will be just one more thing for men to have to put up with.
Best action to take as I see it, is to get as many men as possible to be aware of false claims. Teach men the culture of MGTOW and add as part of the culture to write the womans name with a phrase …. “falsely accused a man of rape mm/day/yr in city ,state.” Leave that in every bathroom and bar and parkbench in the country. Even spam that onto any and all open comments on any internet article reguardless of subject. Do not expect anything legal fellas.”

The same statement, either in its entirety or partially may be useful in whore houses: it might attract more customers. The may be ads for prostitutes.

And then connected to porn sites for increased opportunities for alternatives.
The robogirl may come sooner than we think.

In Russia, they are developping a pleasure pill that will replace sex with a partner. If that’s the way out for the Russians, then what?

With the expantion of the definition of rape (Swedish style), the sex toy industry will boom. Invest.

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tom47 December 15, 2010 at 19:36

Sorry for shaming a little in the last post. It’s not fair to blame the victim. I guess I’m a little too old to realize just how bad things are for younger guys.
In the year I’ve been here I’ve learned a great deal. This is really my second home now. I just wish I could contribute more by being a better writer.

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amfortas December 15, 2010 at 19:39

The website – FRS – is the most important and valuable MRM site we have currently.

Pierce Harlan is to be congratulated and held in the highest regard.

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gammastate December 15, 2010 at 19:46

From SEXUAL UTOPIA IN POWER by F. ROGER DEVLIN

Feminists understand rape, however, not as a violation of a woman’s chastity or marital fidelity, but of her merely personal wishes. They are making use of the ancient law against rape to enforce not respect for feminine modesty but obedience to female whims.

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Avenger December 15, 2010 at 20:50

Why do we not see falsely accused men from pressing for criminal charges (mischief at least) or civil suits for slander when these things occur

Mostly because you can’t get blood from a stone. Why waste money suing these females who usually have nothing and probably not even a job (on the books)? And what if you don’t have the money to hire a lawyer because no lawyer is going to take a case like this on contingency. Even if you file the civil complaint yourself and get a judgement against her (these sorts of females are the type who won’t file an Answer so you’ll get a default judgement) how do you then collect the money? First, you just can’t go to the sheriff and say take everything she owns because there are exemptions for a certain amount of personal property. If she does have a job you can garnish her salary but even here you’re limited to 10% , again, over and above some exemptions (usually a few hundred) so if she’s making $500 a week all you’ll get is $20 for all your efforts. What if she moves to another area? Are you going to chase after her just to collect a tiny amount of money? These are some of the reasons that false accusers don’t get sued.
What we have to do is bring back criminal libel where the false accuser can actually be imprisoned for certain types of libel and accusing someone of rape would certainly qualify as one of the areas covered. Filing a false report with the police is usually handled no more harshly than disorder conduct. But suppose some female with a blog accuses you of rape (she doesn’t actually make a complaint with the police so she can’t be prosecuted there) the only thing you can do is sue her and that’s not practical for the reasons I mentioned above. If criminal libel was brought back she can possibly be imprisoned and that would act as a deterent to this malicious females.

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codebuster December 15, 2010 at 21:34

I wonder if there is scope for organizing a Wikileaks equivalent for naming the accusers, divesting the liars of the anonymity that they abuse. Learn from Wikileaks. Maybe even have Wikileaks take up the cause, given that Julian Assange must now surely see its relevance. One small problem… Wikileaks has a large cohorte of leftist (misandrist) supporters.

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continent December 15, 2010 at 22:12

Ann Coulter has written an excellent article for Jewish World Review about Virginia Tech case and VAWA. Link
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/coulter020800.asp

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evilwhitemalempire December 15, 2010 at 22:27

aquestion

I once heard it described as about as serious as force feeding a vegatarian to eat meat.

Maybe like forcing a very very VERY serious vegetarian to eat meat.
Unless veneral disease was involved the punishments simply DO NOT fit the crime at present. Especially when you consider the availability of abortion.
Abortion renders rape a biologically useless gesture. (i.e. No man can force a female to invest in unselected sperm.)

How about this? You rape a girl you get ass raped by Bubba. If you hit her then Bubba hits you. But no prison.

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evilwhitemalempire December 15, 2010 at 22:36

sestamibi December 15, 2010 at 14:00
I have made a vow to vote for acquittal in the highly unlikely even that I am ever summoned to serve on a jury in a rape trial. I do whatever I have to, including lying about my politics and my stand on this issue, to get on the jury. Would advise all men to do the same. This is what jury nullification is all about.

Excellent suggestion! Many of them likely do it to us anyhow.
Furthermore if you have nothing better to do hold out if the rest of the jurors say guilty. (And if you do need to be at work a few hours later DON’T let the other jury members know it.)

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DevilDog December 15, 2010 at 22:54

I got a story for you all, I got a Mexican buddy who was in the USMC with me, who was accused by a slut that he raped her, she was the local neighborhood bike, he went in to bang, he banged, she wanted a relationship.. He laughed and left.. A few months later hes sitting in county for rape charges, got DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED from the Marines. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Turns out the slut was lying the whole time, it all came to the light when many people debunked her factitious stories and the lies eventually contradicted each other and she was caught lying her ass off. Buddy spent half a year in county just because a Woman ACCUSED him of raping her, no proof necessary. Anyway, he was released, everything was over. She went home. Yeah, basically for blatantly lying to everyone and pretty much ruining a Mans life (His career in the Marine Corps is over, and to get a dishonorable discharge overturned is the most unnecessarily complicated sh!t ever, even if you were innocent and proven innocent).. She gets to go home, while he gets released and is told “Go back to your life”..

Luckily, my uncles got a good network goin so he was able to get a job at an IT company and she ended up getting impregnated by some lowlife, shes a single mother living in the hood with her own single mother, broke and miserable, her child’s father is in prison on assault and robbery charges..

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evilwhitemalempire December 15, 2010 at 23:28

gammastate December 15, 2010 at 19:46
From SEXUAL UTOPIA IN POWER by F. ROGER DEVLIN

Feminists understand rape, however, not as a violation of a woman’s chastity or marital fidelity, but of her merely personal wishes. They are making use of the ancient law against rape to enforce not respect for feminine modesty but obedience to female whims.

Pussy power enforced by git males.

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Robert in Arabia December 16, 2010 at 00:38

The alleged cruelty of the Nazi concentration camps versus the camp regulations:

The workdays in the camps were formalized in 1938. On weekdays, the inmates worked from 0730 to 1200 and from 1230 to 1700, for a total of nine hours a day. On Saturdays work was from 0730-1200, for a total of four and one-half hours. Not only were Saturday afternoons free, but Christian inmates had all of Sunday to attend their own services within the camp and to contemplate the reasons for their imprisonment.21

Inside the camp, the barracks were segregated by sex, but in many cases prisoners were allowed to marry, even other prisoners. Registration in such cases was carried out by SS officers.22 The heirs of any prisoner who died while being held at one of the camps were eligible to collect their life insurance. Since the life insurance policies would expire if the premiums were not paid, and the inmates were incarcerated and without any substantial income, the SS came up with a solution that Establishment historians will not give them credit for. The SS set up its own fund to pay the insurance premiums of prisoners until the day they died.23 In this way, the loved ones of incarcerated inmates would not be overly burdened if their relative died while in custody.

In 1936, the question was raised for the first time as to who would take care of the children when both parents were prisoners in concentration camps. Instead of taking the children away from their loving parents as is now done in countries such as the U.S. and Great Britain, the National Socialist authorities in Germany decided it would be better for the children if the parents were released on a rotating monthly basis so at least one parent would always be there to care for their needs. This rotating release continued until one of the parents was released for good.24

21Natzweiler Routine Orders, February 25, 1943, American Historical Association, Captured German Documents, Microfiled at the Berlin Document Center, 7. 75 R. 216 2/755081. …back…

22BAKO NS 3 Vol. 426, May 1943. …back…

23Weiterversicherung von Häftlingen, BAKO NS 3 405. …back…

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evilwhitemalempire December 16, 2010 at 01:37

You start off with true alphas (barbarians). Violently jealous men who enharem young women (and discipline them).
Here rape means theft. Men plundering. Plundering what? Plundering their women. Plundering a man’s property. The womans feelings or interests are of no consideration.

Enter the first wave of ‘runt’ males (whiteknights). They usurp the true alphas by coalition. Because they were bullied by the true alphas growing up they identify with the ‘plight’ of the woman. And so they extend compassion and sympathy to these dangerous creatures.
Now rape means a violation of a WOMAN’S (not the man’s) honor. She is still required to be chaste (to be an honorable woman). BUT it’s no longer a violation of a man’s property.

Enter the next wave of Alan Alda runtier “Give peace a chance” hippy males. (manginas)
They oust the bogus alpha that is the gentleman of old by coalition.
They are too wimpy to be proud in any way and so just burry their heads in the sand when their women cheat. They are afraid of their wives and are hen pecked constantly.
Now a woman need not be chaste to be violated. A common whore is deserving of the protection.
Rape becomes the act of NOT HAVING SEX ON A WHORES TERMS.

And pussy power is set loose upon the world.

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rend December 16, 2010 at 01:56

I’ve never understood why anonymity doesn’t apply to ‘rape’ cases, or why the news media should be permitted to have any involvement at all. In the very common event that there was no rape and the man is completely innocent, he’s just had his reputation and his life destroyed as fodder for a slow news day. No one sees anything repulsive or cannibalistic about this?

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Robert December 16, 2010 at 02:08

amfortas December 15, 2010 at 19:39
The website – FRS – is the most important and valuable MRM site we have currently.

Pierce Harlan is to be congratulated and held in the highest regard.

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Robert December 16, 2010 at 02:13

I take it someone does not like Mr. Harlan.

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Philip December 16, 2010 at 04:17

Seems to me that most news is aimed at ‘entertaining woman’ and there is nothing a woman likes more than, to read or hear about than a good juicy sex story.
I remember when mobile phones first came out and you could use radio AM kit to listen in, suddenly the GF wanted to listen on a weekend night for the naughty phone calls and get her friends to listen in.
Lots of women are obsessed with reading about sex, a lot like a man watching porn.

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SingleDad December 16, 2010 at 04:43

And today women marry and go out dancing (whoring) one night a week and calls it “girls night out”. Any man that stays with a woman that goes out without him should have his balls revoked.

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Traveller December 16, 2010 at 05:03

I would have added before; do not even think European media are different.

Remember the proposal of the (useless, corrupt and pathetic) European Parliament to take the DNA of every European male.

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Stu December 16, 2010 at 05:30

The terms used during all rape reporting needs to change. The words “victim” and “rapist/attacker” should never be used until a court decision is made.

Until the point of judgement the standard terms “plaintiff” and “defendant ” should be used.

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E. Steven Berkimer December 16, 2010 at 05:35

Stu,

The thing is, if the report calls her a “victim”, then that means that a crime has occurred, and that the “rapist” is guilty. Based on that, we might as well just skip any criminal proceedings, and jump straight to the sentencing. Sadly, that is very close to what Amanda Hess and Jessica Valenti want. Get rid of the burden of proof on the side of prosecutors, and put the burden of proof on the accused. God forbid that should happen, as there won’t be enough prisons to hold all the men that will be accused.

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Stu December 16, 2010 at 05:42

E. Steven Berkimer

That’s the point I was trying to make (was I not clear?) – that the accuser should not be refered to as a victim until it has been shown in a court of law that a crime has occured and the accused has been found guilty. Until that point she is a plaintiff not a victim.

Sadly, that is very close to what Amanda Hess and Jessica Valenti want. Get rid of the burden of proof on the side of prosecutors, and put the burden of proof on the accused. God forbid that should happen, as there won’t be enough prisons to hold all the men that will be accused.

Yes and they are getting that from over here in Sweden. So called Legal Scholhars have discussed the issue and are looking to change the law to put the burden of proof in rape cases on the accused. This would be such an abandonment of jurisprudence that all bets would be off for getting a fair trial. The proposed solution to this is the so called “samtycke” (consent) law which would require all who engage in sexual behaviour to get officially recognised consent before the act. No-one seems to have thought about the can of worms that this will open up though…

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Robert December 16, 2010 at 06:31

When it comes to men and boys accused of crimes; the MSM prints/reports “the legend”, before the whole truth is known.

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SingleDad December 16, 2010 at 06:44

@ Stu

If you don’t think the feminists theorists haven’t thought about the can of worms you are sadly mistaken.

And that you are from Sweden, the front line in this fight is especially worrisome. You guys have to catch up.

Feminists think all men are evil, all men are rapists. Why do you think Hitlary stays with Bill, because he conforms to her view of men, she thinks all men are like him, so why not stay.

Feminists have been saying for 50 years now in public, screaming from lecturns and we still won’t believe it.

They want the male population reduced by 90% to 10% of what it is now.

Given that births are roughly 50 males, how can they do it?

Incarcerate males. This is just an excuse for mass incarceration of males.

If they can get 40% of males incarcerated, and 10% employed watching them, prison guards, that takes care of 50% right there.

Think this is far fetched? What percent of black males in the US have, at some point in their life been incarcerated?

The answer is 32%, what is the biggest employer and most powerful union in califronia, the prison guard union, we can’t build prisons fast enough.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/545987.html

And they just got started.

This is serious as a heart attack. Look how easily Swedish women took down Assanage.

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Poester99 December 16, 2010 at 07:38

Hopefully there’s some recourse for the Hofstra boys to sue the “media” for their recklessly inaccurate and damaging coverage.
Making them pay seems like the best way to hold them accountable for what they write.

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SingleDad December 16, 2010 at 08:55

In thinking about this, another interesting piece of the puzzle is: why do women fight so hard for gay rights? These are not men to women, these are their eunuchs and make up about 5-10% of the male population:

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/478685.html

(This is why I believe I saw Pelosi this morning on the new so passionatly fighting for removal of Don’t Ask Don’t tell, they need to keep the 10% of men that are gay in their voting block.)

So currently 12% of black men are incarcerated at any one time and 10% of men are gay. If the fems can get the white male population incarcerated at the same rate, then we have 12% of men in prison and 10% gay.

Of course you need alot of men to watch the other men so maybe another 3% are prison guards, many of which are ex-military, about 1% of the male population (1.5 mill in army out of 150 million men), so stay with the program.

Men die disproportionatly so that by age 40 the number of males dead compared to females is 33,000 men dead per hundred thousand compared to 20,000 women dead per 100,000 or 20,000,000 less men than women by age 40 due to death, that works out to 13% reduction in the male population compared to women by age 40.

http://www.disastercenter.com/cdc/Death%20rates%202005.html

So now you have, if they can figure out more creative ways to incarcerate men roughly, by age 40 roughly 13% dead (this is compared to females), 12% incarcerated, 10% gay, 3% prison guards/police and 1% active in the military or 39% of the male population removed by age 40. Either in prison, gay, dead, or employed to protect women.

I believe that these numbers are just the start for women. I believe that women decided a long time ago to remove due process and that our current feminist mouth pieces are just that, the announcer of the intentions that have been in the works for decades, these changes are now ready to roll out.

Why would half the population try to imprison/kill the other half. Firstly killing humans for resources is as old as there have been humans. Secondly women have convinced themselves over 50 years ago that men are dangerous due to the world wars and the creation of nuclear weapons.

I believe that women feel they must make these changes to protect the human race, of which they are the sheepards given that they have uteruses.

The consquences are devastating just look at the power it gives to the machine feminists are creating:

http://calcoastnews.com/2009/07/california-prison-guards-call-for-a-strike-vote/

How fast is this change happening? The US prison population has more than doubled in the last 2o years and is accelerating.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_United_States

That others feel that our prison experiment is about social control not punshing criminals is well documented:

http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Prisons_in_the_United_States

And do men even believe this, I doubt it. But we should wake up. I am not a conspiracy theorist and it took me all of 2 hours to come up with these numbers, they are frightening.

My conclusion is that the American media blithly reporting these rapes because it is currently rolling out the next changes already worked out and ready for implementation to radically reduce the male population as per the plans implemented by NOW and the world wide feminist collective.

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universe December 16, 2010 at 15:58

To Mr. Pierce Harlan : thank-you for your web-site and the work you do for the falsely accused.

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Red December 16, 2010 at 17:28

This article is white-hot scorching in its ruthless truth, accuracy, insight and analysis.

On a scale of 1 to 5, this article gets a 7.

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continent December 16, 2010 at 19:46

WOW December 15, 2010 at 19:09
Let’s not forget these rapists:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53859

Feel free to post on every misandric article ever written.

That is an interesting link. I had never seen it before. The National Education Association (teachers union) was a big feminist supporter from git go. Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

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scot December 18, 2010 at 23:13

If the American media can publish lurid inflammatory false rape accusations that are in fact untrue,then why can’t these media organizations can’t be held fiscally accountable to some of the men and boys harmed by this misinformation??

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scot December 18, 2010 at 23:15

corrected sentence
“then why can’t these media organizations be held fiscally accountable”

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