[Marxism] Maureen Orth’s reporting on the Allen-Farrow controversy | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Charles Faulkner lacenaire at comcast.net
Sun Feb 9 16:21:38 MST 2014


fantastic.  really loved this.  i've always thought there would be a readership for a book about press attacks on easy targets and its fu nction within broader propaganda aims.  does any exist? 

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From: "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com> 
To: "Charles Faulkner" <lacenaire at comcast.net> 
Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:27:49 PM 
Subject: [Marxism] Maureen Orth’s reporting on the Allen-Farrow controversy | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist 

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The main purpose of this article is to take a close look at Maureen 
Orth’s reporting on the Allen-Farrow controversy but I want to preface 
that with some comments on three of the principals, all of whom I find 
utterly reprehensible without even taking the sex abuse matter under 
consideration. 

To start with, I found Woody Allen’s affair with Soon-Yi disgusting. His 
infamous defense of his behavior—”The heart wants what it wants”—comes 
from an Emily Dickinson letter that was meant to explain why she writes 
poetry and had nothing to do with an unchecked libido. At the time I 
scratched my head and wondered why a powerful and charismatic actor and 
director would cheat on his long-time companion and get involved not 
only someone who was young enough to be his daughter but also the 
daughter of that very woman he was about to dump. It reminded me that 
the “talking cure” was not only unscientific but a waste of money. 

full: 
http://louisproyect.org/2014/02/09/maureen-orths-reporting-on-the-allen-farrow-controversy/ 

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