Patsy Stevenson is arrested ((c) Reuters)
Ms Stevenson told Sky News “I've been thrown into the public eye and the only way I can make this not in vain is to not make it political, not against the police, it's just about the safety of women and we need to talk about it”. This attracted the attention of Martin Daubney, briefly a Brexit Party MEP, and former editor of Lad Mag Loaded.
But this creep says it was all staged
The Great Man decided to talk well, while lying very badly indeed. “Patsy was ‘thrown into the public eye’ with a cameraman in tow, ready to capture her moment. Then Patsy ‘paid respect’ by making it all about her. Does anybody buy this nonsense?” To show how serious he wasn’t, Daubney quoted an article from Spiked Online.
His response was all he would have hoped: various fringe Gammonati frothing about Rotten Lefties, claiming that Ms Stevenson was indulging in self-promotion, and being otherwise abusive and misogynistic. But for those who had engaged brain before sounding off, there was severely adverse comment on Daubney’s leering dishonesty.
“No. The police who handled her roughly and held her down while the media photographed her made it 'all about her'. 'Cameraman in tow'? There were shedloads of media there. So many people trying to discredit this woman, deflecting from the main issue” was one response. And there was rather a lot more in the same vein.
“What an absurd take .. the main images in the media are credited to the usual press and agency photographers, covering news events in the same way as they do day in day out. Attempts to discredit those at the vigil are very revealing” was one. “There were dozens of photographers there. It was a major news event. Why is it so important to you to discredit someone drawing attention to the actions of creepy, entitled men? No, don't answer. I think we can guess” was another. Meanwhile, the absence of those lefties was also covered.
“I see that we couldn’t find any obvious connection to an organisation that was even slightly left leaning so we went past ‘she was an activist’ and straight to ‘it was staged’”. And one Tweeter remembered Loaded. “Let's not forget that Martin used to edit a men's magazine dedicated to objectifying women”. In which role he was less than successful.
After all, as Wikipedia has reminded us, “Daubney left Loaded in November 2010, after sales that peaked in the second half of 1998 to an average of 457,318 copies a month, had fallen to just a monthly average of 53,591”. He has also spent time as features editor of FHM, and at the Murdoch Sun as editor of Page3 Dot Com.
Not that any of that career experience should detract from his being a fine, upstanding creep, you understand. But the premeditated lying and misogyny certainly should.
Many women want men’s attitudes to change. And that includes men like Martin Daubney.
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