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A survivor of the Hancock Park Golfocaust, Matthew Weiner, creator of the Mad Men soap opera, remains in the news on charges of being an “emotional terrorist.” I had never heard of “emotional terrorism” before, but it seems like a popular title among authors of self-help books.

Technically, emotional terrorism isn’t actually a crime, yet, but, hey … It’s the time for the Airing of Grievances. From the Hollywood Reporter:

Marti Noxon Backs Matthew Weiner Harassment Accuser, Calls Him “Emotional Terrorist”

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 10:41am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg

Marti Noxon is speaking up about Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and the sexual harassment allegation surrounding him.

In a series of tweets on Friday, the television writer-producer — who formerly worked on the AMC drama as a senior consultant — described Weiner as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.” She added that “everyone at Mad Men, regardless of gender or position, was affected by this atmosphere.”

I’m shocked, shocked to learn that a guy who is talented at creating emotional situations that million of women will find worth watching tends to have strong emotions and is adept at manipulating others’ emotions in service to his emotions.

I mean, I can’t recall anybody calling me an “emotional terrorist,” but then I’m not really fascinated enough with emotions to even watch more than six hours of Mad Men, much less create it and be its showrunner.

Noxon’s tweets come a week after former Mad Men assistant-turned-writer Kater Gordon came out and accused Weiner of sexual harassment. Gordon told The Information that while writing late on the series one night, Weiner said to her that she owed it to him to see her naked. …

[Noxon says,] “Responding to her statement, Matt claimed he would never make that kind of comment to a colleague. But anyone with an even cursory knowledge of the show Mad Men could imagine that very line coming from the mouth of Pete Campbell.”

So, you are saying that Mad Men, a show about the Bad Old Sexist Days when guys with names like Pete Campbell had all the really good jobs, is actually Matthew Weiner projecting himself into his characters?

Uh, okay. So why is this so unexpected? Or maybe Weiner was trying out a line of Pete Campbell dialogue? Or something …

Gordon’s claims have also upended Weiner’s press tour for his debut novel, Heather, the Totality. Roughly a third of the previously scheduled book events have been canceled — including stops in Seattle, D.C. and Los Angeles — and there have been awkward moments at some of the ones that have gone on as planned. When the harassment allegations came up at one, Weiner reportedly told the audience that the claims were “simply not true,” and then deflected to his involvement with Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and Mad Men’s feminist themes.

Rather like Harvey Weinstein’s fight against the NRA …

 
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  1. Uh-oh: they’re breaking ranks:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5094689/Girls-writer-reported-police-RAPE.html

    If I could only sell tickets to this one, I’d never worry about paying bills again.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    "None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress."
    https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/893566035638407168
    , @snorlax
    Check out the photos of the accuser and her "father."
    , @DFH
    Didn't Dunham herself molest her little sister?
    , @stillCARealist
    I can't believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.
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  2. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Rosamond Vincy
    Uh-oh: they're breaking ranks:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5094689/Girls-writer-reported-police-RAPE.html

    If I could only sell tickets to this one, I'd never worry about paying bills again.

    “None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress.”

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    This from the woman who had her very own Conservative (of course) Haven Monahan on campus.
    , @guest
    "Things women don't lie about: rape."

    What about To Kill a Mockingbird?

    In college they forced me to read a book about a lynching in Duluth, MN in 1920. Something to do with a white girl and black carnies. I didn't get the notion the author/my teacher thought she was being honest.
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  3. The funny thing is that Marti Noxon was Joss Whedon’s number 2 for ages & ages & was notorious for being the Mean Girl of the Buffy writing staff–delighting in announcing which writers were in Joss’ favor & which ones were on the outs. Whedon ran his shows essentially as a do-over of high school, only with him as the popular girl & everyone else competing for his favor.

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    • Replies: @Krastos the Gluemaker
    I'm so glad these days that Firefly failed. I mean, I was before, it would be hard to find a harsher critic of Firefly vis-a-vis other skiffy, but even more lately.
    , @Laurel
    For the nerds: Marti Noxon was the Buffy show runner for Season 6, the one with the problematic relationship between Spike and Buffy, and the heavy feminist elements.
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  4. @Dave Pinsen
    "None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress."
    https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/893566035638407168

    This from the woman who had her very own Conservative (of course) Haven Monahan on campus.

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  5. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Bryn Elise Sandberg?” At what point did media reporters start being named like tragic dissolute Mitteleuropa couture designers

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  6. first they came for the straight white gentile men…

    then they came for the closeted jewish men.

    how is weiner not OBVIOUSLY gay?

    i think steve is part of the gay mafia.

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  7. described Weiner as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.

    Shouldn’t that be “badger, tantrum and even seduce…”?

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    • Replies: @guest
    Eh, "seduce" is a success term, even if it's inappropriate to do in the workplace. It's not like she went with "perved on."

    If you're building from least bad to worst, ending that way would make Weiner sound good. "Tantrum," on the other hand, belittles him. Children throw tantrums. Men seduce.
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  8. but then I’m not really fascinated enough with emotions to even watch more than six hours of Mad Men

    Six hours at a time or six hours in total?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Six episodes. I didn't make it through a seventh. I seldom watch TV prestige dramas for more than six episodes. For example, I thought Breaking Bad was excellent, but after six episodes I kind of got it and was reaching diminishing returns in terms of investing my time.

    I'm just not that interested in what happens to fictional characters.

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  9. @Opinionator
    but then I’m not really fascinated enough with emotions to even watch more than six hours of Mad Men

    Six hours at a time or six hours in total?

    Six episodes. I didn’t make it through a seventh. I seldom watch TV prestige dramas for more than six episodes. For example, I thought Breaking Bad was excellent, but after six episodes I kind of got it and was reaching diminishing returns in terms of investing my time.

    I’m just not that interested in what happens to fictional characters.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    What about "The Man in the High Castle"? It's Nazi porn for liberals with some interesting Japanese characters thrown in.
    Most of the spying stuff doesn't make any sense but it's entertaining.
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  10. snorlax says:
    @Rosamond Vincy
    Uh-oh: they're breaking ranks:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5094689/Girls-writer-reported-police-RAPE.html

    If I could only sell tickets to this one, I'd never worry about paying bills again.

    Check out the photos of the accuser and her “father.”

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Her mother must be an albino.
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  11. True, Steve, no one has called you an emotional terrorist.

    Heck, even the SJWs aren’t after you (unless I missed it).

    They’re going all these YouTube commentators. They do it by demanding Google take down or demonetize the vids. They get people kicked off Twitter.

    True, Unz Review is a safe harbour but still.

    Despite being an ideal candidate for SJW harassment, they find you too boring or something.

    I once read about a newspaper commentator being told (by I can’t remember who) to check you out. “Too much background reading.” was the response.

    Couldn’t they just take a recent post and go after it?

    I haven’t even seen Tiny lately.

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    Steve's a very persuasive writer so they don't want to do anything that would backfire and give him free publicity.
    , @snorlax
    The most likely avenue for SJWs to go after Steve/Unz is some kind of hack and mass doxing of commenters.

    Unz, if you're reading this, you need to

    1. Go HTTPS (which should've been done long ago).
    2. Make certain there are no SQL injection vulnerabilities.
    3. Make certain your Apache, MySQL, OpenSSL and PHP installations are fully up to date.
    4. Make certain your servers are configured such that it's impossible for anyone untrusted to SSH in.
    5. Scrub any existing personally-identifying info from your logs and database.
    , @Stan Adams
    Steve's online persona is mellow in that laid-back Southern California kind of way. He keeps self-promotion to a bare minimum. He doesn't start feuds, or write long posts bragging about his astronomical IQ, or make grandiose claims about his latest projects. (I'm not necessarily describing anyone in particular.) He's not the type to throw rocks at the hornets' nest. His journalistic training and reportorial mindset mesh well with his inclination toward subtlety and understatement, with a dollop of wit.

    I lurk on a number of the alt-right sites, but I keep coming back here because Steve's signal-to-noise ratio is consistently high, his snark level is just about right, and his sperginess quotient is mercifully low. Steve somehow manages to be interesting while maintaining an aura of dignified detachment.
    , @L Woods
    The loss of most alt-right youtube commenters is no loss at all.
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  12. In a series of tweets on Friday, the television writer-producer — who formerly worked on the AMC drama as a senior consultant — described Weiner as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.”

    “Tantrum” is a noun. Even in today’s debased language, it is not a verb. Now I know who was responsible for the word “impactful” coming out of Roger Sterling’s mouth in one episode.

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Amen. One THROWS tantrums--if one is a toddler.
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  13. snorlax says:
    @Frau Katze
    True, Steve, no one has called you an emotional terrorist.

    Heck, even the SJWs aren’t after you (unless I missed it).

    They’re going all these YouTube commentators. They do it by demanding Google take down or demonetize the vids. They get people kicked off Twitter.

    True, Unz Review is a safe harbour but still.

    Despite being an ideal candidate for SJW harassment, they find you too boring or something.

    I once read about a newspaper commentator being told (by I can’t remember who) to check you out. “Too much background reading.” was the response.

    Couldn’t they just take a recent post and go after it?

    I haven’t even seen Tiny lately.

    Steve’s a very persuasive writer so they don’t want to do anything that would backfire and give him free publicity.

    Read More
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  14. snorlax says:
    @Frau Katze
    True, Steve, no one has called you an emotional terrorist.

    Heck, even the SJWs aren’t after you (unless I missed it).

    They’re going all these YouTube commentators. They do it by demanding Google take down or demonetize the vids. They get people kicked off Twitter.

    True, Unz Review is a safe harbour but still.

    Despite being an ideal candidate for SJW harassment, they find you too boring or something.

    I once read about a newspaper commentator being told (by I can’t remember who) to check you out. “Too much background reading.” was the response.

    Couldn’t they just take a recent post and go after it?

    I haven’t even seen Tiny lately.

    The most likely avenue for SJWs to go after Steve/Unz is some kind of hack and mass doxing of commenters.

    Unz, if you’re reading this, you need to

    1. Go HTTPS (which should’ve been done long ago).
    2. Make certain there are no SQL injection vulnerabilities.
    3. Make certain your Apache, MySQL, OpenSSL and PHP installations are fully up to date.
    4. Make certain your servers are configured such that it’s impossible for anyone untrusted to SSH in.
    5. Scrub any existing personally-identifying info from your logs and database.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Agree.

    Maybe you should post this with the article:

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/server-crash/

    Not sure Ron's gonna see it here.
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  15. @snorlax
    Check out the photos of the accuser and her "father."

    Her mother must be an albino.

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  16. @Gary in Gramercy

    In a series of tweets on Friday, the television writer-producer — who formerly worked on the AMC drama as a senior consultant — described Weiner as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.”
     
    "Tantrum" is a noun. Even in today's debased language, it is not a verb. Now I know who was responsible for the word "impactful" coming out of Roger Sterling's mouth in one episode.

    Amen. One THROWS tantrums–if one is a toddler.

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  17. I dyslexically read “Marti Noxon” in the headline as “Marni Nixon”, which sent me to

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marni_Nixon

    the ghostsinger whose voice was heard in the musical movies The King and I (for Deborah Kerr), West Side Story (for Natalie Wood), and My Fair Lady (for Audrey Hepburn). She died just last year.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer

    “Marti Noxon” in the headline as “Marni Nixon”
     
    Yeah, it sounds like a parody version of the name.
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  18. @Earl Lemongrab
    The funny thing is that Marti Noxon was Joss Whedon's number 2 for ages & ages & was notorious for being the Mean Girl of the Buffy writing staff--delighting in announcing which writers were in Joss' favor & which ones were on the outs. Whedon ran his shows essentially as a do-over of high school, only with him as the popular girl & everyone else competing for his favor.

    I’m so glad these days that Firefly failed. I mean, I was before, it would be hard to find a harsher critic of Firefly vis-a-vis other skiffy, but even more lately.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    WTF are you talking about? Firefly was awesome. Great characters, actors, and writing. And don't get me started on Morena Baccarin!!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1072555/
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  19. DFH says:
    @Rosamond Vincy
    Uh-oh: they're breaking ranks:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5094689/Girls-writer-reported-police-RAPE.html

    If I could only sell tickets to this one, I'd never worry about paying bills again.

    Didn’t Dunham herself molest her little sister?

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    So she says. She's so busy trying to be edgy and taboo-breakin', she may not know what she did and what she made up anymore.
    Her version of events makes no sense anyway. She said she was curious about her sister, but anyone who's had younger siblings, cousins, or even neighbors, is usually pretty familiar with stinky diaper changes and hasn't much curiosity left.
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  20. @Frau Katze
    True, Steve, no one has called you an emotional terrorist.

    Heck, even the SJWs aren’t after you (unless I missed it).

    They’re going all these YouTube commentators. They do it by demanding Google take down or demonetize the vids. They get people kicked off Twitter.

    True, Unz Review is a safe harbour but still.

    Despite being an ideal candidate for SJW harassment, they find you too boring or something.

    I once read about a newspaper commentator being told (by I can’t remember who) to check you out. “Too much background reading.” was the response.

    Couldn’t they just take a recent post and go after it?

    I haven’t even seen Tiny lately.

    Steve’s online persona is mellow in that laid-back Southern California kind of way. He keeps self-promotion to a bare minimum. He doesn’t start feuds, or write long posts bragging about his astronomical IQ, or make grandiose claims about his latest projects. (I’m not necessarily describing anyone in particular.) He’s not the type to throw rocks at the hornets’ nest. His journalistic training and reportorial mindset mesh well with his inclination toward subtlety and understatement, with a dollop of wit.

    I lurk on a number of the alt-right sites, but I keep coming back here because Steve’s signal-to-noise ratio is consistently high, his snark level is just about right, and his sperginess quotient is mercifully low. Steve somehow manages to be interesting while maintaining an aura of dignified detachment.

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  21. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    I dyslexically read "Marti Noxon" in the headline as "Marni Nixon", which sent me to
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marni_Nixon
    the ghostsinger whose voice was heard in the musical movies The King and I (for Deborah Kerr), West Side Story (for Natalie Wood), and My Fair Lady (for Audrey Hepburn). She died just last year.

    “Marti Noxon” in the headline as “Marni Nixon”

    Yeah, it sounds like a parody version of the name.

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    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    I suppose it would be emotional terrorism if people teased Marti Noxon by constantly referring to her as Marni Nixon.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gHWroo5F84
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  22. BB753 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Six episodes. I didn't make it through a seventh. I seldom watch TV prestige dramas for more than six episodes. For example, I thought Breaking Bad was excellent, but after six episodes I kind of got it and was reaching diminishing returns in terms of investing my time.

    I'm just not that interested in what happens to fictional characters.

    What about “The Man in the High Castle”? It’s Nazi porn for liberals with some interesting Japanese characters thrown in.
    Most of the spying stuff doesn’t make any sense but it’s entertaining.

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    • Replies: @guest
    The Rufus Sewell SS character is one of them Hollywood oopsies, because he puts a compelling face on wrongthink.

    Usually they're villains, like Bill the Butcher, or intended objects of fun, like Alex P. Keaton and Archie Bunker.
    , @L Woods
    (spoiler)

    Whatshisface's father was right in advocating for war against the Japanese, btw, for the same reason that Patton was correct in wanting to march on the USSR while the U.S. was still mobilized and held a monopoly on atomic weaponry. Particularly without the benefit of hindsight. Pretty funny that Himler of all people rode to the rescue as the champion of moderation.
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  23. @Steve Sailer

    “Marti Noxon” in the headline as “Marni Nixon”
     
    Yeah, it sounds like a parody version of the name.

    I suppose it would be emotional terrorism if people teased Marti Noxon by constantly referring to her as Marni Nixon.

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  24. @snorlax
    The most likely avenue for SJWs to go after Steve/Unz is some kind of hack and mass doxing of commenters.

    Unz, if you're reading this, you need to

    1. Go HTTPS (which should've been done long ago).
    2. Make certain there are no SQL injection vulnerabilities.
    3. Make certain your Apache, MySQL, OpenSSL and PHP installations are fully up to date.
    4. Make certain your servers are configured such that it's impossible for anyone untrusted to SSH in.
    5. Scrub any existing personally-identifying info from your logs and database.

    Agree.

    Maybe you should post this with the article:

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/server-crash/

    Not sure Ron’s gonna see it here.

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  25. guest says:

    I don’t think they know what terrorism is. Or it’s just ridiculous hyperbole. (Well, it is a woman speaking.)

    If such a thing as an “emotional terrorist” exists, it’d be a newborn baby. Parents are usually deeply bonded to offspring emotionally. Babies literally frighten mommy and daddy into fulfilling their wants and needs.

    I suppose threatening to kill yourself if your girlfriend leaves you would also qualify.

    How she describes Weiner (vaguely) sounds like simple manipulation.

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  26. guest says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    "None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress."
    https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/893566035638407168

    “Things women don’t lie about: rape.”

    What about To Kill a Mockingbird?

    In college they forced me to read a book about a lynching in Duluth, MN in 1920. Something to do with a white girl and black carnies. I didn’t get the notion the author/my teacher thought she was being honest.

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  27. guest says:
    @Opinionator
    described Weiner as an “emotional terrorist, who will badger, seduce and even tantrum in an attempt to get his needs met.

    Shouldn't that be "badger, tantrum and even seduce..."?

    Eh, “seduce” is a success term, even if it’s inappropriate to do in the workplace. It’s not like she went with “perved on.”

    If you’re building from least bad to worst, ending that way would make Weiner sound good. “Tantrum,” on the other hand, belittles him. Children throw tantrums. Men seduce.

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  28. guest says:
    @BB753
    What about "The Man in the High Castle"? It's Nazi porn for liberals with some interesting Japanese characters thrown in.
    Most of the spying stuff doesn't make any sense but it's entertaining.

    The Rufus Sewell SS character is one of them Hollywood oopsies, because he puts a compelling face on wrongthink.

    Usually they’re villains, like Bill the Butcher, or intended objects of fun, like Alex P. Keaton and Archie Bunker.

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    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    Yes, great acting by Rufus Sewell! I also like the Japanese actor playing Trade Minister Tagami.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Rufus Sewell was good in Dark City along side the original Francis Urquhart - Ian Richardson. Kind of a pre- Matrix movie. Worth watching.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_City_(1998_film)
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  29. landru says:

    OT maybe?

    Weiner’s new book was inspired by the look he saw a construction worker give a fifteen year old girl in NY. When successful tv show producers ogle “pretty…innocent looking” fifteen-year-olds, that’s just them doing their job. You know, observing and eavesdropping. But when nasty construction workers do the same thing, that’s just terrifying:

    Heather, The Totality is a slim novel that begins simply, introducing readers to a perfectly pleasant though unremarkable couple, Mark and Karen Breakstone. They live in one of the well-appointed apartment buildings near the Carlyle Hotel — and Weiner suggested we go for a walk in the neighborhood that inspired the book.

    “You know, so much of my life as a writer is made out of observing and eavesdropping,” he tells me as we walk along. “And I was just walking and I happened to go down a street and walked by this building. And before I walked by the building, I saw this girl.”

    She was a young girl, Weiner says, about 15, very pretty, kind of innocent looking. A construction worker was standing nearby, he says, “and I sort of saw her walk into the building, and right at the moment this guy looked at her, and it really turned my stomach. It made me scared.” Weiner describes the look as “something between sexual and homicidal at the same time. And I just felt like, that girl is not safe in that building. It was not a construction worker leering at a woman — not that that’s OK, but that’s not what it was — it was something scarier, and she was completely oblivious.

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  30. @DFH
    Didn't Dunham herself molest her little sister?

    So she says. She’s so busy trying to be edgy and taboo-breakin’, she may not know what she did and what she made up anymore.
    Her version of events makes no sense anyway. She said she was curious about her sister, but anyone who’s had younger siblings, cousins, or even neighbors, is usually pretty familiar with stinky diaper changes and hasn’t much curiosity left.

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  31. L Woods says:
    @Frau Katze
    True, Steve, no one has called you an emotional terrorist.

    Heck, even the SJWs aren’t after you (unless I missed it).

    They’re going all these YouTube commentators. They do it by demanding Google take down or demonetize the vids. They get people kicked off Twitter.

    True, Unz Review is a safe harbour but still.

    Despite being an ideal candidate for SJW harassment, they find you too boring or something.

    I once read about a newspaper commentator being told (by I can’t remember who) to check you out. “Too much background reading.” was the response.

    Couldn’t they just take a recent post and go after it?

    I haven’t even seen Tiny lately.

    The loss of most alt-right youtube commenters is no loss at all.

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  32. L Woods says:
    @BB753
    What about "The Man in the High Castle"? It's Nazi porn for liberals with some interesting Japanese characters thrown in.
    Most of the spying stuff doesn't make any sense but it's entertaining.

    (spoiler)

    Whatshisface’s father was right in advocating for war against the Japanese, btw, for the same reason that Patton was correct in wanting to march on the USSR while the U.S. was still mobilized and held a monopoly on atomic weaponry. Particularly without the benefit of hindsight. Pretty funny that Himler of all people rode to the rescue as the champion of moderation.

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  33. Laurel says:
    @Earl Lemongrab
    The funny thing is that Marti Noxon was Joss Whedon's number 2 for ages & ages & was notorious for being the Mean Girl of the Buffy writing staff--delighting in announcing which writers were in Joss' favor & which ones were on the outs. Whedon ran his shows essentially as a do-over of high school, only with him as the popular girl & everyone else competing for his favor.

    For the nerds: Marti Noxon was the Buffy show runner for Season 6, the one with the problematic relationship between Spike and Buffy, and the heavy feminist elements.

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    Good on Marti. Spike was WAY hotter than Angel.
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  34. @Rosamond Vincy
    Uh-oh: they're breaking ranks:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5094689/Girls-writer-reported-police-RAPE.html

    If I could only sell tickets to this one, I'd never worry about paying bills again.

    I can’t believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.

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    I can’t believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.
     
    LOL. And what's with that English right of center tabloid featuring 15+ Kardashian stories in their sidebar?

    Since when have the Kardashians and their black male fetish become a right wing English media fetish?
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    It's a rag, but they post things before US sites will, if ours post them at all, i.e., that the latest incident of someone driving into a crowd or shooting up his workplace involved yelling "Allahu Akbar."

    On a happier note:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5096827/McGowan-calls-Dunham-slut-shamer-defending-Miller.html
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Click again, my friends. It's ON:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5098879/Lena-Dunham-accused-hipster-racism-writer.html
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  35. Last week when I would google just “Unz Review”, the Unz Review was the second site to appear on Google.

    This was the first:

    https://www.adl.org/news/article/ron-unz-controversial-writer-and-funder-of-anti-israel-activists

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  36. What’s worse. Being an emotional terrorist or a fashion terrorist?:

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  37. From https://brynsandberg.wordpress.com/

    Bryn Elise Sandberg is a Los Angeles based journalist that writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

    Bryn Elise Sandberg is a Los Angeles based journalist who writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

    There. I fixed it for her.

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  38. @Krastos the Gluemaker
    I'm so glad these days that Firefly failed. I mean, I was before, it would be hard to find a harsher critic of Firefly vis-a-vis other skiffy, but even more lately.

    WTF are you talking about? Firefly was awesome. Great characters, actors, and writing. And don’t get me started on Morena Baccarin!!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1072555/

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  39. J.Ross says: • Website

    YOU HAVE THE ANXIETY NOW
    YOU WILL CRY
    DOUBT TO ISRAEL
    DOUBT TO AMERICA

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  40. Rifleman says:
    @stillCARealist
    I can't believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.

    I can’t believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.

    LOL. And what’s with that English right of center tabloid featuring 15+ Kardashian stories in their sidebar?

    Since when have the Kardashians and their black male fetish become a right wing English media fetish?

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    2006?
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  41. Rifleman says:

    Uh, okay.

    Steve, why have you recently switched to this girl talk style?

    Do you type that while saying it in up talk voice?

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  42. @Rifleman

    I can’t believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.
     
    LOL. And what's with that English right of center tabloid featuring 15+ Kardashian stories in their sidebar?

    Since when have the Kardashians and their black male fetish become a right wing English media fetish?

    2006?

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  43. BB753 says:
    @guest
    The Rufus Sewell SS character is one of them Hollywood oopsies, because he puts a compelling face on wrongthink.

    Usually they're villains, like Bill the Butcher, or intended objects of fun, like Alex P. Keaton and Archie Bunker.

    Yes, great acting by Rufus Sewell! I also like the Japanese actor playing Trade Minister Tagami.

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  44. @guest
    The Rufus Sewell SS character is one of them Hollywood oopsies, because he puts a compelling face on wrongthink.

    Usually they're villains, like Bill the Butcher, or intended objects of fun, like Alex P. Keaton and Archie Bunker.

    Rufus Sewell was good in Dark City along side the original Francis Urquhart – Ian Richardson. Kind of a pre- Matrix movie. Worth watching.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_City_(1998_film)

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  45. @stillCARealist
    I can't believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.

    It’s a rag, but they post things before US sites will, if ours post them at all, i.e., that the latest incident of someone driving into a crowd or shooting up his workplace involved yelling “Allahu Akbar.”

    On a happier note:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5096827/McGowan-calls-Dunham-slut-shamer-defending-Miller.html

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  46. @Laurel
    For the nerds: Marti Noxon was the Buffy show runner for Season 6, the one with the problematic relationship between Spike and Buffy, and the heavy feminist elements.

    Good on Marti. Spike was WAY hotter than Angel.

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  47. @stillCARealist
    I can't believe I just clicked on a Daily Mail story.
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