Every now and then the media rolls out another hit piece on J.K. Rowling for the unfathomable crime of objecting to the erasure of women. The latest hit piece comes out of Politico, which decided to take a break from breathlessly reporting on J6 and stories planted by the Biden administration to go after the Harry Potter author.
One excerpt though really stands out.
“While Rowling’s critics haven’t held back in their attacks, the Harry Potter author hasn’t hesitated from responding in kind — at least when it involves punching down.”
Punching down, an illegitimate woke concept that claims political standing and perceptions of power, not standards, determine the legitimacy of behavior, is quite something to apply to death threats.
However, in April, Rowling responded to an amateur music video with lyrics “J.K. hope you fit in a hearse” by tweeting a public complaint — eliciting a howl of protest from the original poster (whose video was taken down by Twitter).
“The most powerful TERF in the world (billionaire, lives in castle, 14.1M followers) sent a mob after me (broke, lives with mom, 1.1k followers),” tweeted Faye Fadem, the bedroom producer behind the video and a trans man. “She made a conscious choice to target me because she felt threatened by a young trans woman expressing herself. If u want to come in here and say ‘but u did death threat’ I’m an artist with 0 power expressing myself.”
Politico is providing a platform for a man to complain about victimhood after a video with the lyrics, “As I kill TERfs” and “J.K. hope you fit in a hearse”.
And that’s coming from the same media establishment that happily platforms studios who complain about “toxic fandoms” and accuse them of bigotry.