News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Who’s Roosh, you ask? From his own Wikipedia page:

Daryush Valizadeh[1] (born June 14, 1979),[2] also known as Roosh Valizadeh, Roosh V and Roosh Vorek, is an American[3] blogger, pickup artist,[4][5][6] and writer known for his posts related to the manosphere.

Roosh writes on his personal blog[7] and also owns the Return of Kings website,[8] Roosh V Forum,[9][10] and Kings Wiki,[11][12] where he publishes articles by himself and others on related subjects. Roosh has self-published more than a dozen sex and travel guides, most of which discuss picking up and having sex with women in specific countries.[13] His advice, his videos and his writings have received widespread criticism, including accusations of misogyny and promotion of rape.

One hardly wonders why Amazon removed his books, but one wonders A LOT how they ever let them on the site itself.

Anyway, if you read the comments on the Tweet, you will see that once again Wingnuttia doesn’t understand the First Amendment. You cannot force a private retailer to sell (your or anyone else’s) crappy product. Roosh is not being censored (no one is stopping him from expressing his misogyny), they just don’t want to be an accessory to it.

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7 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. This is less “News that will drive me to drink” than “News that will make me point and laugh”

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  2. Infidel753 says:

    Roosh is not being censored (no one is stopping him from expressing his misogyny), they just don’t want to be an accessory to it.

    An important distinction which is not recognized nearly often enough. I’ve lost track of how often I’ve been ranted at and accused of censorship because I used comment moderation on my blog to reject a comment that was blatantly anti-Semitic, or something equally unsavory.

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    • MDavis says:

      Well, yeah, that is censorship. And good for you.
      Censorship has gotten a bad rap. It isn’t a First Amendment violation, it is an enforcement of local etiquette rules.
      (unless the government does it, and even then there are forms of speech that can be censored; example: dialling 911 to send cops to an innocent party for the purpose of endangering or bullying them)

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    • tengrain says:

      My bad, Infidel, fat fingers on a phone led to the thumbs-down.

      TG

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    • tengrain says:

      I do that here, too, Infidel. I even sign it when I do it. I’m proud of running a tight ship — TG

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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Thoughts and prayers!

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