How to be a post-modern white male on ‘Huffington Post Politics’ (part 2)
Posted February 23, 2018 07:31:03 By now, you’ve probably seen the cover story on HuffPo Politics, the news website founded by David Brock, which is supposed to be the “new home for political commentary from the left.”
It is, as its name suggests, the “HuffPost of the Left,” a title that has come to define the site.
Its content is always on the right, and its “proudly progressive” mission is reflected in the headline of the story.
The story, which was first published on March 14, 2017, describes how a young woman named Katie is being bullied on Twitter by a male friend of hers.
The friend tells Katie to “just ignore it,” which is a common way for women to avoid getting bullied.
The article describes Katie as “a lonely girl” who is not “really a feminist,” and goes on to say that the friend is “a bully who likes to harass her.”
Katie is told to “ignore it,” and “he’s just a guy.”
Katie then responds, “no I don’t,” which was “a sexist remark.”
Katie’s response, “I don’t think he’s a bully,” is met with laughter from her friends, and Katie is then shown being called “pussy” and “fat” by one of her male friends.
After that, Katie replies to one of the male friends by saying that “I’m not a feminist.”
Katie has since started an online petition, which has garnered over 60,000 signatures, to have the story removed.
“Huckabee and Bannon are a lot of things.
But the HuffPost of Trump is not a thing, period,” Katie said in a tweet.
The HuffPost, in turn, responded by releasing an apology for Katie’s behavior and adding that “in light of recent events, we have decided to remove the article.”
“We apologize for the post and the subsequent fallout,” the article continued.
“The article was written by an adult and not intended to be provocative or harmful.
We are committed to the safety and comfort of our users, and will work with them to make it right.”
But Katie has said that she is still not satisfied with the decision.
“I just want them to be ashamed of themselves,” Katie told CNN.
“If I wanted to be on HuffP, I would’ve had a website where I was not a target, where I didn’t have to be afraid of the guy who liked to harass me, and that would have been a place where I would have stayed safe.”
The Huffington Post has come under fire in the past for its treatment of white men and their support for Trump, who has been widely criticized for his comments about black people, Latinos, women and Muslims.
In a statement released in August 2017, the site stated that “white men have been victims of sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination at a much higher rate than any other demographic group.”
A month later, HuffPo published a “Halloween Guide to Surviving Hate Crimes” titled, “How to Avoid Being a Victim of Harassment and Assault.”
It explained that “a majority of harassment and assault victims in America are women of color, queer and trans people, and people of color.”
The article said that white men are “most at risk for harassment and harassment-related crimes because of their gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity,” and that “they are most likely to be targets of verbal harassment and stalking, physical violence, and harassment by other men, who are disproportionately male.”
In November 2017, HuffPost apologized for an article published in May that described “black women as rapists, sexual predators, and drug addicts.”
The story was published after a black woman, Jasmine Dickson, wrote a blog post about her own experiences with sexual harassment at the hands of men.
“Black women are constantly targeted, called names, harassed, and assaulted for the reason that I am a woman,” Dickson wrote in the post.
“There is a pervasive culture of sexual assault that targets Black women.”
In the past, HuffP has also been criticized for its coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“While HuffPo is an editorially independent news organization, it does occasionally publish stories in which editors have felt compelled to distance themselves from the content,” a HuffPo spokesperson told the Washington Post.
“However, these stories have never been the result of a decision by HuffPo editors to distance their staff from the article.
Instead, HuffPO has decided to change the story based on our editorial judgement that it is in the best interest of the reader to see that the article is being updated to better reflect the facts.”
The HuffPo article about Katie’s story has received widespread criticism on social media.
Many people have commented that the piece was “racist and misogynistic” and said that Katie should have just said “no.” In a video