Here Are The Media Outlets Blatantly Lying About The Google Memo, by Bre Payton.
Media outlets are lying about a memo written by one of Google’s top scientists, which calls out the tech-giant’s illegal discrimination practices and blinding liberal biases. …
Damore never once says that women are “genetically unsuited” for tech jobs. Saying that men and women are different and that ignoring those differences will harm employees by causing stress or creating tensions is not the same as saying one is “genetically unsuited.”
The subtitle on the article linked in the tweet is bonkers: “Google CEO Sundar Pichai has condemned portions of a controversial memo sent by a male engineer at the company who argued that women are not biologically fit for tech roles.”
The now-fired Googler never once states that women are “biologically unfit.” The memo merely states that men and women are biologically different, and that those differences need to be embraced, because pretending these differences don’t exist is harming the mental health of women in the office, as evidenced by higher levels of anxiety among female employees. …
Their headline: “Google Has Fired the Employee Who Wrote an Anti-Diversity Tirade, Report Says”.
To anyone who’s actually read the memo, it’s clear a “tirade” is the least accurate way to describe it. It’s calm, it’s rational, and not at all angry or rant-like. Just because someone says something that doesn’t fit a certain political agenda doesn’t mean it’s a “tirade.” …
He calls the memo a “screed” and a “jeremiad,” which is not just dismissive, but also inaccurate. As I wrote earlier, the overall tone of the memo is very calm and even-handed. To claim that it’s the unhinged manifesto of a deranged man is totally false.
“The Googler’s complaints assume that all is well in the world of computing technology, such that any efforts to introduce different voices into the field only risk undermining its incontrovertible success and effectiveness,” Bogost writes.
This line is the exact opposite of what the memo was all about—it was about embracing and increasing diversity in a realistic fashion. The memo doesn’t say diversity is bad. It criticizes the tech companies’ means of achieving a more diverse staff. …
The Huffington Post decided to get on in the action, and repeat the “anti-diversity” lie. …
Slate’s Christina Cauterucci writes that Damore stole talking points from men’s rights activists’ Reddit posts. … She also calls him a white supremacist.
But here is what the memo actually said:
I strongly believe in gender and racial diversity, and I think we should strive for more. However, to achieve a more equal gender and race representation, Google has created several discriminatory practices. . . These practices are based on false assumptions generated by our biases and can actually increase race and gender tensions. We’re told by senior leadership that what we’re doing is both the morally and economically correct thing to do, but without evidence this is just veiled left ideology that can irreparably harm Google.
It’s so predictable. The way PC types fight criticism is always to set up a straw man and attack that, because they have difficulty attacking the truth that was said. Anything but the truth or an honest discussion.