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The New York Time Smears Philip DeFranco

 

The New York Times insinuated that YouTube content creators like Philip DeFranco, Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, and Jewish political commentator Ben Shapiro as “far right” when the published Kevin Roose’s “The Making of a YouTube Radical”.

The NYT felt so confident with this story they published it on their front page for everyone to see. The article takes the story of ONE YouTube user that just so happened to watch people of a certain political persuasion as if there is a link between YouTube and ‘far right’ radicalization. Every time I hear this, I can’t help but to think back to the 90’s when people were trying to link Pokemon to Satanism or violence in games to violence in real life. While I could go far out into the woods to argue how flimsy those premises are, I actually don’t have to. Because Kevin Roose went out on the deep end  by claiming Philip DeFranco, a vanilla, middle of the road commentator, as “far right”, all I have to ask is does that make a lick of sense to you.

Does it?

No, of course not!

The NYT saw what happened between Vox and YouTube, and wanted to jump into the beat down. Vox pressured YouTube to change their policies when one of their “journalists” Carlos Maza cried foul after being made fun of on the internet. When you present yourself as someone that knows a lot and then makes a lot of dumb arguments, then people will call you out, and even make fun of you.

Long story short, YouTube first told Vox that they wouldn’t do anything to amend the journalist’s hurt feelings, but then changed their mind when Carlos Maza began signaling that YouTube hate LGBTQ to other blue check marks on Twitter. YouTube caved to the pressure and bend the knee.

The NYT saw this moment of weakness and published Kevin Roose’s story on the front page. I speculate that the NYT already had the story ready to go and was waiting for the right moment, but I do not have definite proof of that.

While I’m amazed at how far mainstream news outlets like the NYT are willing to push the narrative that YouTube is some how evil, I’m glad that they did. I believe that one can only push a lie so far until it has to crash against reality. I’m hoping that this lie, lumping Philip DeFranco in a news article that labeled him as ‘far right’, will be that moment.

I’m not aware of any legal filings as of yet, but from what I’ve read it looks like the NYT could face libel claims after publishing the front page story. Outlets like the NYT know they can generate a bunch of clicks if they enrage people, which means more money through ad revenue, but can they also handle a bunch of lawsuits on their plate?

What do you think about this?

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Let’s Get Banned from YouTube!

It’s been a while since we’ve done a private show for the patrons, and I feel that the amount of time and the amount of love and support given by them deserves a completely unfiltered and uncensored live stream. We’re just now really growing on YouTube, but for the patrons I’m willing to put the channel on the line to bring the entertainment they deserve!

On November 17th at 9:30pm CST, Deadman’s Tome will go on the warpath on various trolls in the industry, Mr. Deadman will display his love an affection for Gary and Tony, followed by a sausage fest that will probably get a community guideline strike.

The link to watch the live show will be on the Patreon page.

In order to see this you have to be a patron. Go to www.patreon.com/deadmanstome and pledge a dollar and boom, you’re in.

 

 

 

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This Fact is SO Embarrassing

Whether you are a writer, musician, or an artist, we juggle routines with responsibilities and priorities. Responsibilities, such as getting the kids ready for school or taking out the trash, can’t be ignored. Just as priorities such as dropping that morning deuce or brewing that fresh cup of coffee are essential to daily living. But there are things we often think of as priorities when they’re really not. Catching up on Orange is the New Black on Netflix or watching the latest live stream on YouTube aren’t really priorities, and in fact eat at the time you could have for your creative endeavor.

Am I full of crap? Let me put it to you this way. I talked with Chris Roy on a recent episode of the Deadman’s Tome podcast, and this man is an author. Chris Roy has a few books out and his recent work is Her Name is Mercie, a collection of short stories. Now, you might be wondering, big deal there are lots of writers and authors out there. But while you spend maybe an hour a week on that project, he spent hours a day. While you have access to a computer and just about any writing resource, he’s limited to a cell phone and very limited data. You see, Chris Roy is a prisoner sentenced to life. While he has plenty of time to write, and a mind swimming with ideas, most wouldn’t think he would have the tools, resources, and environment conducive for the craft.

Yet, Chris Roy makes it work. I think the big reasons for that are ambition and priority. In prison, Chris does not have to worry about the distractions and the bullshit that constantly bombards those on the outside. So, do what he does and extract those distractions form your life, remove yourself from the temptation, don’t even kid yourself that just on more round of Fortnite will be enough to satisfy you so that you can spend another 30 minutes staring at a blank screen and 15 minutes of actual writing.

So, next time you even think about procrastinating, think of what Chris Roy can accomplish just on a phone, using the time he has. What can you do with your computer? What can you do if you’re not wasting time consuming media?


 

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Grill Cleaning With Mr. Deadman

It’s Saturday before Easter, and I’m assigned the task of turning a rust bucket of a grill into a fucking somewhat sanitary meat cooking machine! 

This gill hasn’t been used in ages. The last time meat was on this baby was back when I had to get a bit creative on disposing a body. Only kidding NSA, only kidding. 


No, but seriously, this grill is a rust bucket. So what do I do? I YouTube some tips: soap, water, vinegar and a lot of scrubbing. Good thing my arm gets plenty of practice. Okay, I chill it with the puns. 

To give an idea of how old this grill is and how unused it has become, frogs are about to get smoked out from their home!


The other thing I do, as a writer, is zone out on this and that. I got to thinking about crematorium workers and the daunting task of cleaning the burn chambers. I suppose the chore is more of a annoyance than daunting. I also suppose that it becomes so routine that the workers don’t even think about the fact that their cleaning human or animal ash. They probably think about it for the first few times, but that conversation must get old fast. Wouldn’t be surprised if the worker cleans the chamber and then chomps down on a Taco Bell burrito with unwashed hands. The guy, assuming it’s a dude, probably wanks on his man meat with ashy hands while fantasizing about the woman, dude, or dog they just recently scorched.

Gross, I know. But it would make for an interesting character. I may never use this guy or chick, but I would think that the character would be so unique and creepy that even as a background he or she would standout. 

Think about that. Cleaning this rust bucket of a grill served twould purposes!

Now for the sponsor plug. Bud Light. It’s what I had left in the fridge!

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Deadman’s Tome LIVE with Alex S. Johnson

 

Deadman’s Tome podcast interview with Alex S. Johnson part 1- Trump, bear porn, and starseeds

http://www.spreaker.com/user/8056632/interview-with-bizarro-fiction-writer-al

Deadman’s Tome podcast interview with Alex S. Johnson part 2- Bizarro fiction, Faries, and Chunks

http://www.spreaker.com/user/8056632/interview-with-alex-s-johnson-part-2

 

Deadman’s Tome Book of Horrors
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Deadman’s Tome Book of Horrors II
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Alex S. Johnson, author of weird shit, publisher at Nocturnicorn Books and SlashHouse Fiction, joins Mr. Deadman to talk about his latest projects.

Alex S. Johnson is featured in Fucked Up Fairy Tales and Phantasmagoria, and author of The Doom Hippies, Doctor Flesh, and Skeleton Kiss

Let’s explore the depths of these exciting and provocative genres with Alex S. Johnson. In addition, we cannot the elephant in the room. The biggest change of the year, of the next four years, and a change that has led to a ripple of protests, riots, and a surge of fear. Alex S. Johnson is a proud Californian and could offer his perspective on what’s been happening with the anti-trump protests.

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Deadman’s Tome, an online horror magazine that publishes horror and dark fiction practically daily, is steadily growing. I thank all the readers and writers that make the growth of this dark corner of the net possible, but there is a reality. Deadman’s Tome, in order to thrive, needs your support in another way. I ask of you to become a patron. All it takes is ONE DOLLAR and you’re a patron.

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Deadman’s Tome LIVE – Friday @ 10pm CST

Carson Winter and Gabrielle Esposito join with Mr. Deadman to discuss their latest stories.

Carson Winter is the author of Of Diamond Tongues and Seaside Tourism – a morally twisted horror that starts out innocent enough. A story that is sure to generate a very interesting and entertaining discussion about “close” families.

Gabrielle Esposito is the author of Killer Instinct – a demented tale of a child exploring his psychopathic urges. A story that will lead to an interesting conversation about psycho. Killer Instinct is a featured horror short in the upcoming Book of Horrors II.

Watch the LIVE stream here Friday at 10PM CST.

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Unbloom Says Something About Horrible People That Violate Kids

Unbloom by Kristine Hall-Garcia is more than a short horror about a wife that yearns for the affection of her husband, a man that is both a necrophiliac and a pedophile, but her Husband keeps a fuck toy in the basement. Unbloom is more than a brutal and gritty work of fiction, the story illustrates the simple but horrible fact that some people remain silent to the evil that others do.

The story focuses on the wife’s desperate plea for affection, to be loved like the way her husband loves the dead little girl. The wife knew her husband has this sick desire and has been enacting on it, and yet she rides along with it.

Thank god it’s only fiction, right?

While Unbloom is fiction, the reality is that much worse has happened and will continue to happen. In a world where men and women fuck farm animals and sell their kids for money, any thing is possible. Brutal tales like Unbloom serve as a bitter reminder and the complexity of the emotions involved.