This article was originally titled ‘Publisher of video flagged for bullying admits Melody Hensley has been harassed and bullied’ but WB has since clarified that she does not admit this, so keeping that title would be misleading and unfair to her.
I apologise to WB for attributing this admission to her. She had intended her words to be interpreted as an implied quotation, and I mistakenly heard them as a direct assertion.
While WB and I clearly do not agree on the substantive issues being discussed, it did not help for me to add to the problem by misrepresenting her about this.
I would also like to thank Rocco2466 for bringing this mistake to my attention and discussing it in a reasoned way in the comments. I have left the original article as it is below, along with the comments.
Original article follows
The publisher of a video about Center For Inquiry Director Melody Hensley, that was flagged on YouTube for bullying, has published a new video responding to my article yesterday that referred to this issue.
Midway through the new video, WB explicitly admits that Melody Hensley has been harassed and bullied, and she associates her own original video about Melody Hensley with that harassment and bullying.
From 6:28 to 7:32, WB says:
“Anyways, he goes on to say: ‘Melody then asked her friends on Facebook to flag as ‘bullying’ a video about her, because she was tired of dealing with constant online harassment and bullying.’
Well, you know, like I said, she was tired of online harassment and bullying. But that was the harassment and bullying she got after she had publicly announced her intentions to mass block people.
These are people who didn’t even know who the fuck she was up until that point, myself included. I didn’t know who the fuck she was until she started publicly tweeting all of her dirty laundry. Like, really.
And then she publicly posts on Facebook crying about my video that I made, which was a response to her public tweets, by asking people to flag it so that YouTube would take down and then I would be silenced.”
So this means that:
- WB is admitting that Melody Hensley has been harassed and bullied.
- WB is justifying harassment and bullying as an acceptable response to a person publicly tweeting that they will block people on Twitter.
- WB is in various ways associating her original flagged video with what she describes as ‘the harassment and bullying’ that Melody got.