The Atlantic has published a bizarre rant by “female journalist” Annie Lowrey denouncing people who respond to the lies of journalists with facts.
Pull down your mask, liberate your consciousness: It’s time to meet Facts Man.
Or examine him, really. You have met Facts Man before if you have spent any time online in the past half decade or so. He’s inescapable. He podcasts. He makes YouTube videos. He traffics in Medium posts. He burns up Facebook. And he loves—loves!—Twitter.
What does he serve up there? Truth. Facts. The overlooked and the undercovered. The unvarnished and obvious conclusions that the media do not want you to believe. The conclusions that the social-justice warriors and sheeple professors will not let you reach. The conclusions that mere mortals, including lauded subject-matter experts and the people who have actual lived experience of the topic at hand, have not yet grasped.
He—and he is almost always a he—is a venture capitalist who has analyzed the hospitalizations data! He is a growth hacker with a piercing view of race and measures of intelligence! He is an industry analyst with insight into viral spread! He is a lawyer exploding nuances of gender and sex!
The Facts Man gives it to you straight. With his college degree, with his top-quality résumé, with his insider knowledge, with his background in euclidean something-or-other—sharpened by debating with the smartest people, who never went to school—here is what he has found. These are the data. These are more data. This. Is. It. Here’s the inevitable conclusion. It’s the only conclusion possible!
If Facts Man is Political Facts Man, he’d rather not discuss his actual politics. Do not believe that his politics are precisely what they look like; just believe that his conclusions are what he says they are. Perhaps Facts Man is part of the intellectual dark web or the alt-center. Perhaps Facts Man hates the intellectual dark web or the alt-center. Perhaps Facts Man is clearly on the alt-right but also a fierce critic of the alt-right. He is not to be placed on the policy spectrum!
Facts Man’s politics are, in fact, non-politics. Facts Man hates politics, though not exclamation points! Facts Man hates the party system. Facts Man hates politicians. Facts Man hates political thinkers. That’s not a political statement! Facts Man cares about truth and truth only.
If Facts Man is Science Facts Man, he is adjacent to science, so he understands science better than scientists. He has credentials that let him look at the data and see them, instead of looking at the data and just looking at them. Or looking at them and interpreting them however your field interprets them. Or looking at them and waiting for them to be interpreted in the press. Science Facts Man operates without the encumbrances of peer review or any sense of the complexities endemic to many scientific fields. That is what he brings to the debate!
Facts Man is about truth, and by “truth,” Facts Man means the discourse. He parachutes in to rectify the discourse. He invites conversations. He ends conversations. He is not about contrarianism, but correctness. He is obsessed with the media, which he is not part of, though perhaps he is a major media figure himself. There’s no contradiction there.
She goes on and on like this for several more paragraphs, before getting to her “conclusion” – that she is sick of being corrected by MEN using facts against her on social media.
Facts Man is about the medium, meaning social media. Facts Man reaches everyone. Facts Man goes viral. Facts Man blasts out to every clear thinker out there, meaning he creates a political tribe of clear thinkers who think just like him! Clear thinkers who don’t care about feelings. The only feeling he has is righteous indignation.
You get the sense that Facts Man was the captain of his debate team. You get the sense that Facts Man went to law school because it teaches you how to think. Facts Man recently lost 15 pounds on the keto diet. Facts Man hates Disney moms. Facts Man claps on the one and the three.
Facts Man is a Man, if not a man. (He thinks this story is sexist.) Facts Man is a mechanism of discourse. Facts Men, they are everywhere. Facts, man. They’re out there.
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Annie Lowrey is the wife of the absurd Jew owner of Vox.com, Ezra Klein.
She is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a job that she got due to her willingness to go deep on Jew dick. Because The Atlantic was the last major publication in America to be taken over by Jews, Jews have decided to make it the most Jewish publication ever. So they just print stuff from Jew-married irate women attacking patriarchal white men who care about truth and facts.
I do appreciate The Atlantic for putting me on the cover in an awesome painting someone made, which is going to ensure I can have my pick of the best women for the rest of my life.
The article that accompanied the cover is terrible but it is so terrible that no one is ever going to read past the second paragraph, so people can just assume that it goes on to say, “he’s an awesome badass.”
You read this attack on facts and think, “wow, that bitch is really mad about people on social media using facts to prove her to be objectively wrong.” Then you think, “well, I guess women probably like rants against those damn men and their damn facts and their belief that facts are more important than how someone feels.”
But it symbolizes something more than that.
What Lowrey is doing is endorsing the full frontal assault on the concept of objective truth, which is very soon going to be viewed with hostility by the mainstream. We’ve already seen this with the blacks, who claim that “objective truth” is a “white supremacist concept.”
The first time I saw this was back in the ancient world of 2017, when a bunch of blacks at Pomona College said that a conservative journalist who came to the college to report on Black Lives Matter was a white supremacist, and wrote a letter denouncing her, which included the passage:
Historically, white supremacy has venerated the idea of objectivity, and wielded a dichotomy of ‘subjectivity vs. objectivity’ as a means of silencing oppressed peoples. The idea that there is a single truth–’the Truth’–is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain. This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.
Imagine a universe so Jewish that facts and truth itself were considered evil, and political positions were disqualified based explicitly on them being based in fact.
Well, that’s the universe you’re entering into: a complete Jewish paradise where lies are prized.
You will see a day when people are denounced publicly for “spreading truth.” In fact, that’s what this Annie Lowrey article is.