Not the greatest performance by me. I was taken more than a little by surprise, as I thought we were going to be discussing GamerGate and the Hugo Awards, not op/ed columns I wrote 10 or 12 years ago and didn’t even recall immediately.
But that’s how they play the game. I’m not the least bit upset or annoyed about it. I could have shut it down once it became clear that David Pakman had set up a bait-and-switch, but I was interested to see just how far he would take us off subject. I find it amusing that the headlines are focused on my supposedly “controversial statements” when saying that some races are smarter than others is no more debatable than saying that some races are taller than others.
And I am not stating unequivocally that homosexuality is a birth defect for the obvious reason that we don’t know with any degree of certainty that it is an immutable condition determined at birth. But if it is, then what else would you realistically call a condition that significantly reduces the odds that a creature will be able to propagate its genes?
Anyhow, the interview turned out to be an obvious hit piece, as Roosh demonstrates with this screencap of the original video title.
And just to be clear, I was told this would be an interview about #GamerGate and the gaming industry.
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Subject: show appearance
You tweeted at me and asked me if I would appear on the show. That’s fine, you can contact me via this email.
Terrific, would love to set something up. We do our interviews via skype
video. If that works in principle it would be great to set something up
for sooner than later. Would you be available this Friday at 11am
eastern time? I’d love to discuss your views on gamergate and just more
broadly how you general views inform your views on gamergate and the
gaming industry. It will be a casual discussion, likely 25 or so
minutes, just between you and I.
Host / The David Pakman Show / www.davidpakman.com
And then there is this:
Vox Day: Have you always obtained absolute formal written consent every time you’ve had sex?
David Pakman: No.