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TV APPEARANCE: I’ll be on Al Jazeera America today at 12:30 ET, debating Robert O’Hara of A Voice for Men

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My trump card in every debate.

Just a quick heads-up: I’ll be appearing on The Stream on Al Jazeera America today at 12:30 PM ET, debating Robert O’Hara of A Voice for Men. We’re in the opening segment of the show, which covers both the Men’s Rights movement and (in a separate segment) the issues of Father’s Rights. Also weighing in on Men’s Rights, the awesome Soraya Chemaly. For the rest of the people on the show, see here.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Al Jazeera archives episodes of its shows, nor does it stream its shows online, so you’ll have to watch this using that “television” thing that used to be such a big deal. The show will be rerun on Thursday, also at 12:30 PM ET.

To find out if your cable/dish company gets Al Jazeera America, go here.

Oh, and I have a favor to ask: if any of you have a way of recording your TV and a way of getting that video into a form that could be, say, emailed to me, could you do that? I would love to have a copy of the show. Thanks!

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Posted on June 24, 2014, in a voice for men, announcements, MRA. Bookmark the permalink. 65 Comments.

  1. Sweet! I can’t wait to see it! c:

  2. That sounds awesome! Congratulations, David!

    I don’t think I’ll be able to see it, so I’m hoping very hard someone will record it :)

  3. I believe Castroller archives The Stream!

    http://castroller.com/podcasts/AlJazeera

  4. Also hoping it gets recorded because work… :-(

  5. Sadly I have no way of recording. I will watch it though.

    I can make live commentary and mock O’Hara in real time if anyone wants.

  6. I wonder if he’ll try the “my mom is a woman” gambit again.

  7. I can’t watch it today, unfortunately.

    The AVFM idjits are rerunning the JB article about David today for the occasion.

  8. weirwoodtreehugger, I’m interested in reading a live mock-a-long.

  9. WatermelonSugar

    Yay! David! That’s really exciting.

    Sadly, me and TV broke up several years ago, so I won’t be able to watch. If anyone who is able to watch can kind of give a highlights reel here, that would be awesome and much appreciated.

    A side note, now I want pancakes.

  10. Robert O’Hara doesn’t have a long tie on.

  11. Claims that a war is being raged on boys in schools. Of course he provided no evidence for that.

  12. Now he’s talking about disposable males. Because women are apparently never treated as disposable!

    Also schools and media are a feminist cabal!

  13. David’s on Skype and he there are pictures of kitties behind him :)

  14. Robert O’Hara is pretending to look really, really sad at the claim that MRAs hate women and feminists.

  15. Now O’Hara is doing the “we have women in our group so we can’t be sexist!”

  16. Also schools and media are a feminist cabal!

    Isn’t he so brave, going into the belly of the beast like that.

    David’s on Skype and he there are pictures of kitties behind him :)

    Gotta represent the Furrinati.

  17. Now he brought up a debunked study from the 80’s proving that false accusations are common but David called him out.

    The host doesn’t is calling O’Hara out too! For using incendiary language and than backing off because he’s on TV.

  18. Disgusting. O’Hara pretty much said it’s no big deal that 3 women are killed by their partners every day because there’s 300 million people in the US.

    Asshole.

  19. Claims that a war is being raged on boys in schools. Of course he provided no evidence for that.

    Oh good gods, that drivel again? Never mind that men are still doing better in educational outcomes than they ever have compared to themselves. It just so happens that women are also doing better in school than they ever did, to a greater degree simply because we were once barred from education all together!

    It isn’t evidence of ‘failing boys’ its evidence that society was screwing itself over by barring women, blacks and other minorities from obtaining education in the first place.

    Idiot.

  20. It’s over. You did a great job David!

    Sorry if my live commentary felt too spammy.

  21. Excellent points by O’Hara, despite the host clearly having it out for him.

  22. Great job David.

  23. Thanks, everyone minus Woody!

    Boogerghost, thanks, I’ll put up a link once they’ve got this one up.

  24. Woody has to be a troll. No one is actually that oblivious. Right?

  25. Excellent points by O’Hara, despite the host clearly having it out for him.

    You mean like this one, Woody?

    O’Hara pretty much said it’s no big deal that 3 women are killed by their partners every day because there’s 300 million people in the US.

  26. I’ve been having way too much good luck recently. I was obviously overdue for feeding the blockquote mammoth.

  27. @ WWTH

    Thanks for the live comments. I liked it, especially since I’m at work and couldn’t watch.

  28. Obvs Woody’s a troll, my question is whether he’s a Real Boy™; he seems a little wooden to me.

  29. Shut up Woody.
    The host was actually pretty fair to O’Hara. Until he spouted his “women are lying about rape and who cares about women killed by their partners” crap.

  30. Looking forward to watching it online.

  31. I was just looking at the Stream twitter feed and apparently O’Hara’s position is ‘US news director at avfm news’.

  32. apparently O’Hara’s position is ‘US news director at avfm news’.

    Hahahaha! That reminds me of the made up correspondent titles on the Daily Show. Like “Senior Black Correspondent.”

  33. WWTH, no your comments were not too spammy at all. Very much appreciated by not-being-able-to-watch-for-myself me.

    Woody is silly.

  34. Hoping it was recorded online and posted somewhere, looking forward to being able to watch it!!! :)

  35. I love the titles they give themselves at AVFM. hell, even calling themselves “editors” is laughable, considering the often unreadable and error-filled dreck they publish.

  36. I am certain that Woody is actually existing in a parallel universe but accidentally commenting on messageboards in this one. What else could explain his complete divorce from everything that we see, hear and know as reality?
    citation: Discworld multiverse theory, kinda.

  37. Didn’t know where else to post this, but are there any fellow Londoners here who read the Evening Standard? (free commuter newspaper)
    There was a bizarrely dumb comment by journalist Sarah Sands on the now-dropped rape accusations against Oxford Union president Benjamin Sullivan.
    (I’m sorry I couldn’t find a non-Daily-Mail story on it, so instead here’s an aftermath story: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/katemaltby/100277348/ben-sullivan-may-be-a-hypocrite-but-hes-right-oxford-has-a-toxic-lad-culture/ )
    Sands’ little recap ends with:
    “If Ben Sullivan now mistrusts women, who can blame him? I feel ashamed for my sex.”

    ….wat.

  38. (it just occurred to me that I read somewhere once that ‘dumb’ may be ableist, if so I apologise)

  39. WWTH, I appreciated your comments.
    Hopefully this gets posted online and I’ll be able to watch. Congratulations David, I’m sure you did very well.

  40. this isn’t posted on the castroller link posted above. Does anyone have a good link to this so I can watch it?

  41. Thanks for the play-by-play, weirwoodtreehugger and bunnybunny!

  42. Now O’Hara is doing the “we have women in our group so we can’t be sexist!”

    Yep and the GOP has Herman Cain, so they can’t be racist.
    Nope nope nope nope…

  43. Every time someone says “Shut up, Woody” an angel get’s it’s wings.
    …and my monitor gets a coffee shower.

  44. Thanks for the recap! Did the host ask David any direct questions? How long was the segment?

  45. I haven’t watched it yet, but the MRA claim is that the hosts of these things have been biased. They were bellyaching about that during Esmay’s, er, finest hour too.

  46. Children of the broccoli

    Now O’Hara is doing the “we have women in our group so we can’t be sexist!”

    By that logic feminism can’t be misandrist because there are male feminists.

  47. Woody is trying to pull a Fox News now. If the conservative/MRA guest is coming off bad then its obviously because they had it in for him.

  48. @Toolbox

    Hope springs eternal. MRAs breathlessly await every opportunity to share their viewpoints publicly, convinced that this time the red pill will open everyone’s eyes. What choice do they have but to blame everyone but themselves when their obvious misogyny blows up in their angry faces?

    I’m giddy with anticipation over what the media will write about them after the Thursday press conference. I expect some epic butthurt afterwards. :)

  49. Every time someone says “Shut up, Woody” an angel get’s it’s wings.

    So maybe he isn’t actually obnoxious, he just acts that way because he loves angels so much?

  50. By that logic feminism can’t be misandrist because there are male feminists.

    Check and mate.

  51. Congrats David! I wish I could watch it. I do everything online and don’t even have a tv anymore. Hopefully that archive place will have it up soon. Oh and thanks for citing my work. Before I started blogging about the Manosphere, myself and a few friends continually rooted them out on Youtube. Unfortunately, much of that work is gone due to false flagging and false DMCA’s.

  52. Woody, buddy, do you have a hobby? A thing you enjoy? I don’t care what is it, gardening, knitting, model airplanes. I just desperately need the reassurance that you actually have something that makes you happy besides brown-nosing other MRAs.

    RE: genderneutrallanguage

    this isn’t posted on the castroller link posted above. Does anyone have a good link to this so I can watch it?

    Why should we give it to you, GNL?

    RE: Children of the broccoli

    By that logic feminism can’t be misandrist because there are male feminists.

    *cocks head like perplexed beagle* You act like institutionalized oppression of men is a thing.

  53. LBT: I don’t think CotB means that misandry *is* a thing, I think zie just means that even if it *were* a thing, feminists still couldn’t be misandrist by MRA logic.

  54. Children of the Broccoli

    Katz is correct; I don’t think misandry is a real thing (because it’s not), I was just pointing out that even by MRA logic that statement was illogical and hypocritical.

  55. OHHHHHH I gotcha. D’oh, sorry Children of the Broccoli.

  56. I don’t have a TV and I was at work today.
    Is this like the last debate David had with someone from AVFM where David refuted every single point made, but the MRAs proclaim victory for some reason?

  57. Saphy, your citation is “Jingo” when Vimes and alternate Vimes got eachother’s Disorganisers.

    My landlords dog ate my Jingo.

  58. I don’t have a TV and I was at work today.
    Is this like the last debate David had with someone from AVFM where David refuted every single point made, but the MRAs proclaim victory for some reason?

    I’m sure they’re still spinning it as a victory somehow, but the host had done enough research into the rhetoric of the MRM to make it difficult for O’Hara to come off as genuine or professional. MRAs benefit from people being unfamiliar with the MRM – it allows them to trot out relatively non-offensive statistics and tone down the misogyny for a couple minutes in an effort to come off as rational and well-meaning. One of the hosts on this segment was definitely savvy to this tactic and confronted O’Hara about it.

  59. the host had done enough research into the rhetoric of the MRM to make it difficult for O’Hara to come off as genuine or professional

    Ah, that old reporters’ trick where they do background work and then hold the guest accountable for what they’ve actually said and done – the ultimate in gotcha journalism!

  60. David, you received a mention in this Al Jazeera article where the SPLC is interviewed.

    http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/articles/2014/6/25/special-the-splcmensrightsactivistsandthefirstamendment.html

  61. Rats, it looks like The Stream on Al Jazeera English and The Stream on Al Jazeera America are two completely different entities. I don’t think this episode will be on that particular CastRoller archive. :( Sorry. I think the American program is pretty new, so fingers crossed there’s a recording out there somewhere.

  62. @Auntie Alias

    David’s mentioned in an interview with SPLC about MRM? Cue my LOLs, many MRA tears and a shit storm in the comments.

  63. @brooked

    The article is now listed in the AVFM sidebar and there are still only three comments! Maybe because they need to sign in with a social media account?

  64. Al Jazeera has put this online now:

  65. Oh wait, is that not it? I have been misled. This is misandry!

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