Rolling Stone’s UVA fraternity rape story has ruffled a lot of feathers--none more so than Charles C. Johnson, who took to Twitter to name the accuser and publish photos of her. With backlash against Johnson, false accusers, feminists, “men’s rights” activists, and Rolling Stone achieving a critical mass, we talk with Johnson about the sexual political controversy. New journalism, political correctness, and what those that would slam him can expect is all discussed in this uncensored Media Mayhem interview, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
Gotnews.com founder and editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson is an investigative journalist, author, and sought after researcher.
He was a contributor to the Daily Caller and the Blaze, and his work is frequently featured on Drudge Report.
He is author of Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America’s Most Underrated President and The Truth About the IRS Scandal. Charles is an award-winning journalist who has also written for Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, American Spectator, Daily Beast, National Review Online, PJ Media, and Weekly Standard.
Charles has appeared on Fox News with Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, and Lou Dobbs and numerous radio programs, including Rusty Humphries, Dennis Prager, Larry Elder, and Mark Levin. He is at work on a new book about the researcher community for St. Martin’s Press.
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Media Mayhem Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcome to Media Mayhem.
00:05 Introducing Charles C. Johnson, editor of Gotnews.com.
01:25 Why is Charles being called names by the mainstream media?
03:05 Johnson’s take on the underreporting of sexual assault on college campuses.
06:25 Johnson’s reporting on the UVA rape scandal.
09:30 Johnson explains what happened behind his posting a photo of the wrong person.
11:55 Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s sketchy history as a journalist.
14:30 Left wing vs right wing agendas in the media.
16:30 Charles C. Johnson as a self-promoter.
22:40 Reflecting on the reporting of the Bob Menendez sex scandal.
25:50 What does publishing the full name of alleged rape victims accomplish?
31:15 What Johnson has found that points to the UVA rape story being false.
34:00 Johnson’s explanation of a recent facebook post.
41:40 When and why does the reporter become a character in their own story?