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[Mod] What to do if you're approached by a reporter for an interview about The Red Pill

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July 15, 2016
70 upvotes

It has come to our attention that a reporter is requesting interviews for a newspaper article about the Red Pill, this time specifically about women being involved with a group with a reputation as misogynistic. They've approached some of our members at RedPillWomen this week.

If you are asked to do an interview, we ask that you consult the mod team before agreeing.

To the reporters: We appreciate the interest and publicity, but this isn't our first rodeo. We've experienced reporters who approached us under false pretenses, then went and wrote a slam piece. This practice leaves us jaded, cynical, and reluctant to cooperate; keep this in mind because it makes the work of all journalists more difficult in the future. Feel free to contact the Mod Team directly at the link above.

Edit to clarify some points that have come up:

  • We're aware that we cannot directly control what reporters ultimately write, the flow of information, etc
  • We CAN achieve better outcomes by informed engagement of reporters, as opposed to stonewalling or naive engagement
  • We're not demanding you seek our permission, nor limiting what you can or cannot say
  • This is an invitation to consult with senior TRP members like RedPillSchool, who have experience with interviews
  • I'm a mod at RedPillWomen, for those wondering who brings this announcement

More resources.

RedPillSchool's post about when he was interviewed for a Guardian article.

Recent article about TRP and MGTOW in The Economist.


Post Information
Title [Mod] What to do if you're approached by a reporter for an interview about The Red Pill
Author VigilantRedRooster
Upvotes 70
Comments 20
Date 15 July 2016 05:09 PM UTC (4 years ago)
Subreddit askTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/244
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/4t05pg/mod_what_to_do_if_youre_approached_by_a_reporter/
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[–]baddaman32 points33 points  (11 children) | Copy

Someone who has a very tenuous grasp on TRP will give a ridiculous interview that is then span wildly out of context, I guarantee it.

[–]0io-6 points7 points  (7 children) | Copy

If the reporter wants to write negative stuff, they'll just find someone to say a bunch of garbage and then quote whatever sounds the most obnoxious. Since we don't have 'card carrying members' they can find anyone to pretend to be Red Pill for a twenty second soundbite.

[–]meh6133 points4 points  (5 children) | Copy

Since we don't have 'card carrying members'

We could... But, what would a RP membership card include?

[–]rockymountainoysters16 points17 points  (2 children) | Copy

WGAF about the card, I want the membership packet:

• DON'T GET MARRIED bumper sticker

• fabulous AWALT performance t-shirt

• beginners' weight set

• AF/BB button (styled like AC⚡️DC's logo) with muscleman / slumping man illustrations

• subscription to the TRP book-of-the-month club

attn: reporters, I have no comment

[–]meh6130 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

WGAF about the card

Clearly, someone does. If people are interested, I can get similar cards for everybody.

[–]redpillveteranguy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Or have one of their own pretend as a Red Piller. I don't get why the mods are entertaining this. You don't talk about TRP.

[–]CuntyMcFagNuts69-1 points0 points  (2 children) | Copy

Inb4 her entering my frame really means beat the fuck out of her.

It's gonna happen

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper18 points19 points  (1 child) | Copy

"... beat the fuck out of her", opined one of the strange internet misogynist cult, when told about reporters asking questions...

[–]ben0wn4g33 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

"strange internet misogynistic cult" one of them openly admitted.

[–]0io-25 points26 points  (1 child) | Copy

If the reporter is hot, bang. If not, next, obviously.

[–]MODVigilantRedRooster[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

I can't wait to see how THAT story is spun! /s

[–]JackGetsIt13 points14 points  (5 children) | Copy

This is a bit of a lose lose. There was a well spoken MOD from TRP a few months back that did an interview (I thought he did a great job in the interview) and the reporter still tried to turn it into a slam piece. I hope RPW has better luck with message control then TRP has. We are just stuck in an era with very, very, little genuine reporting and a whole lot of sensationalized for profit journalism.

[–]MODVigilantRedRooster[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

I agree reporting today is mostly junk, but they'll probably write about us whether we participate or not, so careful engagement is a better path than attempting to stonewall them.

This warning is to keep people from naively believing that the reporters should be taken at face value about their intentions, and unwittingly being baited into saying things that can be twisted against us.

[–]trp_ocd 1 points1 points [recovered] | Copy

That was the gaylubeoil group interview right?

[–]JackGetsIt1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

No. That was just a well done public troll opportunity. This was like a written Q & A piece. I can't remember who wrote it now. Maybe someone else who remembers it can help.

[–]TRP VanguardWhisper1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

It was RPS.

[–]JackGetsIt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks! I just noticed that he posted a comment in reference to his multiple interviews on this same thread topic in redpillwomen.

[–]TRP VanguardArchwinger7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

If a journalist wants to prove that there's misogyny on the internet, why not just cite to a few of my posts. I could use the free publicity. Maintaining internet infamy is hard work.

[–]brooklynisburnin2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

They can fuck right off for all I care. Are they even paying for it?



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