The person who wrote a hit-piece about me ended up exactly where I thought they would - maintaining the status quo.
So sorry this happened to you this way. You're appreciated by a lot of people even if the more mainstream minds are out to hate. Keep up what you're doing!!!
Great read, passing this one to some colleagues.
Probably these people have not had the opportunity to experience the awe of the awakening of consciousness. I believe "ethics" can become slippery and biased when you navigate only from your mind and away from your heart.
This is very sad. You and Arjun and your whole crew are critical thinkers and do excellent work.
A really well-written article, Joe. I always appreciate your neutral and nonpartisan articles - after all, the original point of journalism was to inform, not influence!
Welcome to the McCarthy Era or the Left Wing version of it. People are being motivated by fear to smear anyone who doesn't toe the official line.
It could have been worse!
Consider if you and your team were rip-roaringly, financially successful, influential and mundanely powerful - your lady journalist 'friend' would have been all over you!
It appears she only has one ambition - a very narrow and focused mission to forge ahead to the 'top' - by necessity everything else gets thrown overboard. Outward appearance of success but built on shallow foundations.
I do hope you can laugh about the incident now! Wishing you well. xxx
The Atlantic was a paper I used to read in the 80s and 90s. Like many former great liberal papers, it has degraded into a shadow of its former self.
They published an article with the title, 'The (Still) Unsettled Science of Masking.'
100 years of studies and collective experience pretty much 'settled' they don't work. But there they are, denying the facts and truth. It's odd. Very bizarre.
Joe, I always find your articles deep, insightful and thought provoking. You look at both sides and think critically to come to a balanced conclusion. You're doing great work. 🙏
Having such a big heart like you have, you’ll overcome this Yasmin T.
Even being cute, if she’s unfair, dishonest (to be diplomatic), she won’t go far in her private life 😉
Thanks for all 🥰
Philippe / Switzerland
Great post, Joe.
Someone so possessed as to knowingly deceive and misrepresent themselves hasn't the capacity for the depth of character, curiosity, and morality you embody and express, thus their capabilities are severely limited. But, as you suggest, that may be the only way she can succeed in her chosen career, as that is what the culture demands. How cliché.
Honest, trusting people are frequently taken advantage of by these parasites, yet this distasteful element has always been around, so perhaps in the greater perspective, it's a necessary part of the human experience.
It was a hard lesson, but I think we're all glad it didn't knock you out of the game. You've positively influenced tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of hearts and minds since.
I am sorry that your trust got hijacked. I so appreciate your love and dedication to humanity.
Keep up the good work. Your ability to weigh both sides of a debate is what is lacking in today's journalism. You're insightfulness is highly respected in our household.
This was gripping. I can't imagine what it would feel like to have someone publicly do this, and I hope I never have to. I really like how you laid out the path of MSM journos. It's common for people to believe they are just getting a script to follow, but it seems more like a culture they get stuck in.