I was recently libeled in ‘The Atlantic.’ The reporter, Jeffrey Goldberg, published a cartoon that had been defaced by trolls without any explanation–my name was on it and he apparently considered it to be my real work. It wasn’t. Here is my letter to him:
You are an award-winning journalist with a legitimate beef. I get that. I know what it’s like to get hate mail day after day—I’ve received it for years.
But when you posted that vandalized, trolled-cartoon with my name on it, you committed libel. Before you attack a Trump supporter as a some kind of Nazi anti-Semitic nut job, perhaps a modicum of research is in order, no? Isn’t that basic, ethical journalism? I know that cartoon aligned with the narrative you were trying to convey, but did you even search my name to find out that I’m the most trolled cartoonist in the world?
Here is my real cartoon. I drew it for Halloween, and the corrupt establishment for both parties is represented by Dracula:
The Atlantic just sent me a renewal notice; thanks for helping me decide to disregard it!
Very effective role you find yourself playing this season, exposing journalists as hacks, forcing retractions, with @Cernovich broadcasting your plight to even more readers like myself.
Sue the absolute shit out of them, Ben!
Hire a jew Lawyer and take em to court
I’ve been steadily losing respect for the Atlantic, the more they adopt the SJW narrative and talk about SJW stuff like white privilege. But this. This takes the cake. This is pathetic, gutter level journalism. The Atlantic should be ashamed of itself.
Sorry you have been libelled so cruelly Ben. Please keep exposing these lazy, ‘bought and paid for’, opportunistic, bigoted, vampiric lie spreaders with the light of truth. Seems your cartoon works on several levels Ben. In a country proud of their free speech there seems to be precious little actual ‘true speech’. Pity there is no ‘new world’ for you all to emigrate to this time.