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LOL YOU GUYS!

Holy hilarious Friday, everyone!

Andrea Tantaros is this lady who used to be on Fox News, and yr Wonkette just LOVED giving her shit, due to how dumb she is. For instance, one time she ‘splained that we don’t have to worry about terror threats from Islamic grandmas, because old Mee-Maw Muslim never does terror. HER GRANDKIDS DO, THOUGH. Another time she and her lady Fox News pals bemoaned how the godless minority was doing tyranny to them, because some redneck sheriff in Missouri was in trouble for putting Jesus stickers all over his department’s police cars. DOESN’T IT SAY “IN GOD WE TRUST” ON THE DOLLARS THAT BOUGHT THOSE POLICE CARS? That is what Tantaros wanted to know.

The point is she is a TOTAL dipshit. Also apparently she wears a bikini sometimes, because Wonkette always gets search traffic for “Andrea Tantaros bikini.” We always figured she was Googling herself during her lunch breaks at Fox.

But then last summer, she was one of the many Fox women to file a lawsuit about getting constantly sex-slimed by Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and others, and she left the network. Her lawsuit is INSANE. All the sexual harassment stuff is super gross, but there’s another part, about how Fox screwed her on promotion of her book Tied Up In Knots: How Getting What We Want Made Women Miserable. It was all bunch of legalese mumbo jumbo about how writing the book violated her Fox News contract, blah blah blah, we won’t get into it.

What we WILL get into is how a lawsuit has just been unsealed, and it reveals that Tantaros hired A DUDE to write her lady-hating book about how chicks are the worst and should be home right now making everybody a sammich. YOU GUYS:

A New York federal judge has decided to lift the veil off of a case captioned as [Under Seal] v. [Under Seal]. It turns out that Michael Krechmer is suing former Fox News personality Andrea Tantaros for allegedly breaching an agreement for a ghostwriter for the book, Tied Up in Knots.

Here’s how the book is described on Amazon:

“Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women in America have never been more dysfunctional. If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren’t they happier? In this shocking, funny, and bluntly honest tour of today’s gender discontents, Andrea Tantaros, one of Fox News’ most popular and outspoken stars, exposes how the rightful feminist pursuit of equality went too far, and how the unintended pitfalls of that power trade have made women (and men!) miserable.”

Oh, the sad ladies, crying all the time because they’re trying to be men, by having lucrative Fox News careers of their own and writing books about them HAHA JUST KIDDING ANDREA TANTAROS HIRED A DUDE TO WRITE IT.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, at issue is an oral agreement Tantaros made with Krechmer to give him $150,000 to write Tantaros’s alleged thoughts about how fuckin’ dumb women are for wanting things like equality. Originally, they had made another deal that included a “don’t tell anybody this dude is writing my book for me” clause, but they switched to the oral agreement because Tantaros strangely didn’t want her editor and her publisher, Harper Collins, to know she was paying a dude to write her book about Fuckin’ Ladies, AMIRITE?

Unfortunately, Tantaros has only paid Krechmer 30,000 ameros, and when he was like “gimme dollars,” she instead “emailed him to demand he sign a non-disclosure agreement.” Krechmer’s response, allegedly, was “PFFFFFFFFFFFFFT.” So he sued!

Here’s why we’re just finding out about this now:

The reason why this has been kept secret is that soon after Krechmer quietly brought the lawsuit, Tantaros moved for a preliminary injunction prohibiting him from violating the confidentiality provision during the pendency of a sealing order. Tantaros argued her career would be seriously jeopardized if word got out that he was the actual author of Tied Up in Knots.

That’s not good enough for the judge.

Hooray for New York U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest, for unsealing this so Wonkette can take a break from the utter terribleness of everything in Trump’s America and go back to what we REALLY like doing, which is LOLing at Andrea Tantaros all day.

SHE.

PAID.

A.

DUDE!

TO.

WRITE.

HER.

LADY.

HATING.

BOOK.

OH.

MY.

GOD.

LOL!

Truly, Judge Forrest, you have done God’s work.

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  • TundraGrifter

    Why is this any different than Donald J. Trump paying Tony Schwartz to write “The Art of the Deal?”

    Other than the fact Mr. Schwartz got paid.

    • FlownΩver

      Great minds, etc.

      • TundraGrifter

        You still owe me some coke.

    • HogeyeGrex

      So you’re saying Schwartz got paid up front.

      • onedollarjuana

        That’s the Power of the Schwartz.

        • Ill-Advised

          Probably why the Nazis fear them. Because if that power weren’t used responsibly, liberty and justice FOR ALL might happen!

    • commatoes

      Most POLs/celebrities (e.g. Malcom X and Alex Haley) get ghostwriters to pen “their” books. The irony here is similar to getting Gorka to ghostwrite your book on improving race relations.

      • TundraGrifter

        Bill Ayers libelz!

  • kathyseivers

    Andrea “What’s that smell?” Tantaros is even dumber than I thought she was and that’s saying something.

  • FlownΩver

    Well, I never! Next thing you know, someone will claim a non-billionaire wrote The Art of the Deal! Fake news!

    • TundraGrifter

      JINX!

  • Joe Beese
    • MynameisBlarney

      I’ll uh…
      I’ll, be in mah bunk.

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      mm mm mm…sand witches.

    • Bobathonic

      Someone could use a spanking.

      • Augustus

        Is that someone your wiener?

        • Bobathonic

          Mmmmmmmmmaybe.

    • TundraGrifter

      AloHA!

    • aureolaborealis

      I appreciate the picture (and am currently imagining her Welsh accent), but what is the relevance? Am I missing something?

      • Augustus

        who is this? asking for a friend

        • Joe Beese

          Andrea Tantaros.

        • aureolaborealis

          From Wikipedia:

          Imogen Mary Thomas (born 29 November 1982) is a Welsh model and television personality. She came to prominence in 2003, after winning Miss Wales, and achieved further notability in 2006, when she lasted three months on the seventh series of Channel 4 reality television programme Big Brother.

          • armed_bears

            Born 1982? I have shirts that old.

    • beingreleased

      Finally, someone thought to put a picture of a woman in a bikini on the internet.

      • therblig

        i’ve been working on a plan to put pictures of cats on the internet. i just need to raise some venture capital.

        uh, please don’t tell anyone until my funding is in place.

  • Erick the Kracker

    “We always figured she was Googling herself during her lunch breaks at Fox.” I bet skeezy Roger Ailes paid her $10,000 to watch.

  • MynameisBlarney

    LOLDERP!

  • Wow. $150,000 for writing, “Bitches be happier in the kitchen takin’ care of babies than at work.”

    (Thinks of all of the evangelical books gathering dust and mold in boxes in the attic…)

    Fuck… why does my conscience have to keep getting in the way of my desire to cash in and be rich?

    • commatoes

      Imagine the number of hours you will have to spend with Ms. Tantrums or having to actually see your name under the title “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy” and then re-evaluate your cost/benefit analysis.

  • TJ Barke

    Why is the right so full of stupid fuckers? Oh, I answered my own question.

    • commatoes

      A bit of a chicken/egg problem. Are you an ignorant demagogue and attracted to the right? Or, are you a member of the right and then become an ignorant demagogue?

      Or like like George Will and Joe Scarborough, do you have at least one functioning brain cell that tells you, “Get outta here. Y’all be some crazy kinds of f**ked up.”

      • Creepoman

        I knew all that chicken fucking was going turn out bad.

    • onedollarjuana

      Jesus told us that there will always be the poor. His subtext was that there will also be intentionally-ignorant assholes, too.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      I was gonna say – is this a trick question?

  • YoBunnyBunny

    Shorter “Lady”-Wingnut: “We wimmenz can’t have EVERYTHING! Hell, I can’t even have thoughts AND WRITE them, too! But watch me profit!”

  • BearWithPreExistingVotes

    Men’s Writes Activists?!?

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      MGTOW: Men Ghostwriting Their Own Way

  • TundraGrifter

    Ghostwriters’ lives matter!

  • Relativicus

    “You can’t let anyone find out I’m a hack or my career will be damaged” is a pretty good legal argument, though.

    • Augustus

      That’s the argument Trumpsterfire made to Nieto

      “But, Peña, baby, don’t you see how we’re both in a bind here? You simply cannot say you won’t pay for the wall! I’ll be ruined! See?”

      fuckin clownshoes

  • Mavenmaven

    Mike Cernovich or Milo Yiannopolis would happily write that book for her for free.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      The whole point of being a ghost writer is to sound like the putative author of the book-shaped-object.

      I’m not sure about Cernovich but I suspect that Milo’s, uh, unique prose style, not to mention his odd pedo obsessions would not melt invisibly into Andrea Tantaros’s Meanest-Heather-in-High-School persona.

  • DerrickWildcat

    Well you wouldn’t believe the number of people that want to see a picture of Glenn Beck’s Dick. I tagged some bird pictures on Flickr with crazy things for the hell of it and quite a few people landed there due to one being tagged, “Glenn Beck’s Dick.”

  • WotsAllThisThen

    What? You mean I can get paid $150k for writing a secret lady hating book? I could write a reddit crawler and have this thing done over a long weekend. I mean if someone is willing to pay that much for it…

    Oh, I guess not. Nevermind.

    • jesterpunk

      You could just go to the deplorable and take the top post about a women and publish the whole thing and be done with it. No need for a crawler or anything complicated.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        I just enjoy the creative process.

        • jesterpunk

          I am kind of lazy, I like to put in as little actual work as possible to get the results I want.

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      No, you can be promised $150K. You’ll get $30K.
      Then again, math is hard.

  • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

    All the guy had to do for his $150K was answer an ad from Lori, then head over to buy his $9,000 Land Rover…

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Krechmer: Tantaros stiffed me.
    Bolling: Yeah, me too.

    • YoBunnyBunny

      Ew.

  • beingreleased

    Why don’t people ever pay me to be an asshole?

    • TundraGrifter

      Because too many other people are happily being one for free?

    • Augustus

      you isn’t talkin’ to the right people

      • beingreleased

        You mean “alt-right” people, don’t you?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      You’re not that good at it. These people have had a lifetime of practice.

    • Edith Prickly

      Too many people willing to do it for free?

    • Courser_Resistance

      Sometimes I’m an asshole but no one’s every paid me for it.

  • Edith Prickly
  • WotsAllThisThen

    When dealing with Trump people, always get paid in advance.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      And in cash. Never accept a check that has “Manufactured by Michelin” on the reverse.

      • shastakoala

        And they always forget to sign it

  • DerrickWildcat

    She’s not supposed to be smart. She’s supposed to be mean.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      One of my favorite lines from a musical (“Into the Woods,” in case you care) is when Cinderella’s Prince says, “I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” This reminds me of that.

    • Boobage with attitude.

      • Courser_Resistance

        You called?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Mission accomplished!

  • Rick Hill

    Why aren’t the wimminses happy? They shoulda asked me. It’s because they know they will never own as many shoes as Imelda Marcos. Anything else you folks need to know about the fairer thex, just direct them my way.

    • GuidedAccordingly

      There’s gotta be a sammich in there somewhere.

      • Rick Hill

        That is a common misconception

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      There is actually some truth to this. Just sayin’

      • jenny_whyme

        I love other people’s shoes… I just don’t want to wear them.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    How Getting What We Want Made Women Miserable

    We got equal pay, child care, and an end to sexual violence? When did all these good things happen?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6bf2bdd93786d15a53ce9abb9e905675fd4218681ecf1da43c26582fa152f30f.jpg

    • YoBunnyBunny

      We haven’t. But we still have the nerve to ask. Like, what the fuck! How is even asking for these luxuries NOT supposed to make us miserable, huh??? We just can’t be satisfied, can we? Back to our ironin’ boards, ladies.

    • OneYieldRegular

      That’s the title of Tantaros’ autobiography.

  • armed_bears

    What if this post was really written by ‘beca or Robyn? Whoa. If. True.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      A man hires a lady to write about a lady hiring a man to write about “relations between men and women?”

      Mind. Blown.

      • armed_bears

        #MAGA!

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        Wonkception, man!

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Tantaros argued her career would be seriously jeopardized if word got out

    Wonkette could file an amicus brief detailing the many kinds of mockery she will be subjected to.

    • Ill-Advised

      As good citizens, we should. Does this need its own thread?

  • whitroth

    That’s odd. Most of the women I know are as happy as they can be, given the state of the economy, and who’s running the government.

    Oh, sorry, that’s “relations between women and men”. They’re mostly ok with that, too… but almost all my female friends are liberals or leftists, who have always been better. . It’s the wrong-wing women who are tied up in knots over wrong-wing men, esp. since alla them can never admit to caring….

  • gallbladder
  • Blackest Noobs

    but women are truly horrible, right…i mean that how im supposed to think in America.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren’t they happier?

    Because said liberation is incomplete, thanks to the durability of sexism in the workplace (see the techbro industry for example).

    Because the backlash against women who assert themselves is severe (see what happens when women try to negotiate a fair salary).

    I could go on, but people who don’t stubbornly cling to the idea that women would be happier if they went back to the days when they were so delirious that The Feminine Mystique became a best seller in the first fucking place…

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      This supposes that “happy” = not demanding that women have full equality, as though you cannot be happy if you’re standing up for yourself and others. There’s gotta be a poll showing that women who fight for their rights are happier than women accepting the shit dregs the mens wanna dole out. Like, f’rinstance Andrea Tantaros.

      • YoBunnyBunny

        This. I may not be satisfied but I am perfectly happy to fight for my independence and my own (and other women’s) well being.

        I was born fortunate enough in the looks department that I could have hooked myself up to a “breadwinner” and shut the fuck up forever. But I was even more fortunate to have been born with a solid independent streak–which has done me more good than my looks ever did. I am happiest with myself when I’m in letting some bro know that I’m not having his shit.

        • Three Finger Salute

          Good for you. I don’t have that independent go-getter streak. I’m chickenshit about everything in life. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly Fox model material either, and therefore am not even good enough to latch onto a breadwinner and take my lumps in order to not end up broke and on the street. I’ve thought about it but said, no, nobody would ever want this mess. I’d be what’s called a participation trophy wife.

    • TJ Barke

      “If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren’t they happier?”
      I dunno, bitch, maybe look at other countries that have made more progress on that front, and ask those women…

    • commatoes

      But there are perks to being a woman. Roger Ailes did NOT sexually harass any of the males at FoxNews. She should count herself as lucky for getting something that was denied her male coworkers.

  • memzilla Ω

    Couldn’t she have just but a few Chick Tracts and Phyllis Schlafly books into a blender and hit the puree button?

  • Internet Hitler

    Let me speculate wildly that most wingnut Trumpkin spokesbarbies have gross boys secretly ghostwriting their material. I mean, they’re not common feminazis writing down thoughts all on their own, are they?

    • gallbladder

      Nothing “wild” about such speculation, I suspect.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      If her stated philosophy is that women shouldn’t work hard to hone their craft outside of making babies and sammiches, it would make sense that she’s not very good at it.

    • They have thoughts? I thought lack of that was a prerequisite to being a spokesbarbie for Trump.

    • commatoes

      To quote Trae Crowder,

      “Books? Y’all don’t read.”

      on the introduction of a bill to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee.

      • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

        That was my thought when I saw a book supposedly “written” by one of the intellectually-challenged Duck Dynasty people. Who are their target audience?

  • James Baskin

    “Dude writes like a lady…..”

    • jenny_whyme

      Well, it was a work of fiction….

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Tantaros argued her career would be seriously jeopardized if word got out that he was the actual author of Tied Up in Knots.

    Guess I’ll have to retire my “Irony is Dead is Dead” image, because this just resuscitated it with a vengeance FFS…

    • commatoes

      If her career is in jeopardy, at what number do we start the countdown clock?

  • MynameisBlarney
    • jenny_whyme

      It’s an impostor website… still hilarious.

    • The Wanderer

      Three Swedish and three NON-Swedish meatballs?! Does he not know what kind of meatsplosion that can cause?

    • eggs ackly-wright

      I wanna see the part about the rent boys.

    • PubOption

      OT, but since his calls his wife ‘Mother’ and trump is playing nuclear chicken with Kim.

      http://www.gaiaonline.com/guilds/viewtopic.php?t=15532347

  • goonemeritus

    It sounds like Ms. Tantorse is making all the right moves to finally find happiness

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Nevertheless, she derpsisted.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Derp Sister’ed

      • shastakoala

        Derp Sister’ed Wives.

        • Lisacmckinnon

          Creations47b

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    • OneYieldRegular

      Ghost-derpsisted.

    • hudson srinivasan

      she did!! without a hint of awareness.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I can’t tell you how relieved I am by this post. At LAST we have a fool we can laugh at who won’t get us killed! Thank you, Andrea Tantrums, for not responding to this lawsuit with a nuclear strike.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Tantaros allegedly did not want to negotiate a deal with Krechmer’s agent because she “feared” it would “cause her editor to discover that she was not writing the book herself” and the book’s publisher, Harper Collins, “would cancel the book if they discovered that there were any negative issues in the writing process, particularly since she was already running more than two years behind schedule.”

    Two extra years and she still couldn’t come up with a coherent argument about why feminism is supposedly making women miserable? Well, I’m totally convinced!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc6f3d5f4a7b9515b6142415d04f858ca2b395a5e79dc095e1939b51de7a75e9.gif

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Mitch McConnell is furiously writing her to see if he can get Krechmer to write a replacement ACA bill.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Two years behind schedule? If I were a horrible human being, I could write that book in the remaining hours of this Friday afternoon and still be first on the barstool for the start of happy hour.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Seriously. Fifty Wonketteers on fifty typewriters could crank out a multi-volume set of this kind of book in no time.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It wouldn’t even need to be coherent. A torrent of bitching and bullshit would have been plenty good enough for Harper Collins to slap her celebrity mug on the cover and peddle it to surviving Phyllis Schlafly groupies.

      I suspect the real problem here is that Tantaros’s typing speed is ten words per year.

  • Summary: Andrea Tantaros outsourced to the He-Man Girl Haters Social Club who proceeded to have a good chin wag but then had to go home when their mothers called…
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/24/d2/ce24d2e6153f58333f786322a56cfee7.jpg

    Tanta ironically means dumb female in Spanish

    • janecita

      Sorry but the word is “tonta,” not “tanta.”

  • mardam422

    Honest to fuck. Where do these people come from? Seriously, though. Are we just as stupid as they are, and we don’t see it, like they don’t. Please Dog, I hope not.

  • WiscoJoe

    What, no pictures of Andrea Tantaros in a bikini? Google misled me yet again.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Keep scrolling, you’ll get there.

      • WiscoJoe

        Is that Andrea or is it the dude she hired to pose for photos of her in a bikini?

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          It’s the woman that dude she hired hired to pose as the dude hired to pose for Andrea. Allegedly.

          • WiscoJoe
          • Msgr_MΩment

            And she would have pulled it off.
            If I hadn’t read the jacket blurb.

          • ziggywiggy

            I thought you were going to say…. And she would have pulled it off if it wasn’t for you meddling kids

          • Ricky Gay

            Is that her aphex twin?!

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Well of course she paid a man to do the work. You know how women-folk are such delicate hothouse flowers and this is man’s work.

  • cheetojeebus

    uh……….what……the…….actual……..Fuck??////

  • DerrickWildcat

    What’s wrong with her face? She got those constantly surprised eyebrows.

  • Internet Hitler

    OT sortof: Now jokebots have achieved AI sentience and are writing fake news by themselves:

    http://time.com/4896847/antarctic-trust-fruit-cake/

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Well more stray observations- I was a female manager in a profession that started out as mostly male thirty something years ago and is now 50-50 (although you still see a disproportionate number of male Planning Directors for a lot of reasons)
      I noticed there were only 2 roles women could play in the workplace and be pretty much friction free: Den Mother (I’m embarrassed to admit this was my specialty) or One Of The Guys. As a side note, I read the book by Linda Greenlaw, captain of a sword fishing boat, that toughest of male professions- she allowed the men to call her “Ma”.
      One of The Guys didn’t mean gay- it meant non sexual, willing to ignore a lot of crap, not cry, not act excessively feminine.
      These are lousy boxes for people to get stuck in-” feminine” characteristics, like empathy (over the years, I saw a few of my male co workers cry at times of great stress) are seen as weak, and masculine as desirable.

      • Three Finger Salute

        These are lousy boxes for people to get stuck in-” feminine” characteristics, like empathy (over the years, I saw a few of my male co workers cry at times of great stress) are seen as weak, and masculine as desirable.

        See my minifesto above about toxic masculinity above, and the following article.

        I don’t usually think of BuzzFeed as a place for high-quality thinkpieces, but in their Canada section is a profile of the (mostly male) workers in Alberta’s oil fields for whom suicide is seen as the only outlet for their loneliness and economic frustration — and their culture of “toughness” that prevents them from opening up about it. (The same conservative culture that brands Trudeau a “cuck” for welling up about his deceased brother and the plight of refugees.)

        Reminds me a lot of the coal-country folks who voted Trump as a Hail Mary pass, who also have similar views about what men and women are and aren’t supposed to do. And who are dying of non-accidental painkiller overdoses en masse.

        <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/omarmouallem/oil-heartbreak-and-manhood?utm_term=.au7bryZmy#.xyl5NQoAQ&quot;Oil, heartbreak — and manhood: The mental health crisis plaguing Alberta’s oil workers

        (EDIT: screwed up the link tags but should be working now.)

      • JerryRich

        One of my favorite characteristics of Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager was her habit https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bd65bfa6dfbfa21edbba99b7ef9430a857cc1fdf1ddb63a6335ee12843526de.jpg of placing her hand on the shoulder of a bridge crew member in tense situations.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Shoot me with votes if you must, but to play devil’s advocate, what if he’s right about women’s brains and “systematizing” or whatever it is? He comes across as a high-functioning autistic. Supposedly, autism affects males more often than it does females, or at least in a different way that, in some forms of it, is more likely itself to tech capabilities. The flipside (in terms of autism being “rigid” and its “opposite” being “scattered”) would be something like bipolar disorder and A.D.H.D., which have long been said to have a connection to artsy-humanities creativity.

      The guy who played Borat, his brother or cousin is a neuroscientist at Oxford who coined the phrase “extreme male mind” to refer to the autistic brain. ‘Course the theory was controversial, but I don’t think it was entirely dismissed as quackery like Wakefield’s bullshit about vaccines. Wakefield warped the testosterone-overdose theory for his own sick purposes, but suppose there’s a possibility that certain hormones cause the brain to be directed one way versus another — and in over-production, lead to mental disorders and other neurological deficits that have unusual (and, some — myself, a bipolar suffer, included — would say, dubious) “gifts”?

      Say, for instance, too much T during uterine development makes the brain’s social spheres or Christmas-light neurotransmitters go dark (and the mathy-coder parts light up like Vegas), while too much estrogen in uterine development makes one a bipolar basket case who nevertheless literally feels everyone’s pain? What if curing or preventing autism or bipolar disorder in-utero was as simple as testing the hormone levels in the pregnant woman, and adjusting them accordingly? You might lose out on some talented programmers and have no more art in society, but that’d be a price I’d be willing to pay if it meant getting rid of mental illness once and for all.

      He may be an asshole, but what if in theory, at least parts of his manifesto are correct? That it’s not entirely just a “social construction” why there are so few women in STEM (and, by extension, fewer female autistics than male ones), and more women in the creative arts and “healing professions” than men, but is “a feature, not a bug”?

      • The Flaming Carrot

        I wouldn’t presume to diagnose someone from afar, if I could diagnose him. Also, I probably wouldn’t have fired him if I had been the King of Google or whatever (although I would have made it optional for other people to work with him). There is a middling-sized body of research supporting his manifesto or whatever you call it. The problem is that the research methodology of the evolutionary psychologists is jank. For example, they conclude that women are more likely to be “neurotic” because they self-report qualities that are labeled “neurotic.” They ignore the possibility that there’s gender-based reporting bias. The gender-based differences in depression and anxiety may be also biased because of more women seeking medical help to deal with those conditions. I don’t know about autism. Certainly low-functioning autistic people are actually diagnosed by professionals. But people with Asperger’s? I suspect that’s often self-diagnosed or undiagnosed, so it’s hard to tell. I do know that schizophrenia is almost equally likely to affect women as men, so there’s that.

        • Three Finger Salute

          It would be worth investigating, but I think there is a bit of political skittishness surrounding it. Not just the gender stuff (and then the question of whether altering hormones in utero would prevent homosexuality or transgenderism), but the possibility of intelligence being an inborn biological capacity rather than a socially malleable one based purely on one’s surroundings. For instance, if HFAs tend to be better at left-brain-ish stuff, and autism is genetically transmitted, then that would mean there is a possibility that intelligence (or the propensity for it) is heritable from one generation to another. That’s a bigly explosive taboo.

          I think that was another controversy surrounding the book from Borat’s relative: he studied (or cited a study) about a sort of Silicon Valley type community in, I believe, the Netherlands or one of the Scandi countries where there’s a lot of engineers — and the kids turned out to be off-the-charts autistic. But, again, it affected the boys more so than the girls, although the girls weren’t exactly right in the head either. (And then there’s backlash from that aggravating Scientology-esque group that says autism doesn’t mean “not right in the head,” but I digress.)

          It was more or less a phenomenon of widespread savant syndrome: they couldn’t talk, would have meltdowns, and were such picky eaters that their entire diet resembled pregnant women’s odd food cravings, but were doing calculus and coding and could at least write (if not speak) in their own language and in complex non-Latin languages (like Arabic, Chinese and Greek) before they hit double digits in age. This anomaly stuck out, versus more spread-out communities with normies who married idiots or a genius who marries a normie, where the rates of autism are more or less a hit-or-miss dice roll.

          I believe the technical term is assortative mating, and goes along with that whole “selfish gene” concept of Dawkins’ that often gets misinterpreted as a “gene to be selfish”: people with certain traits being naturally attracted to others with similar traits because those genes have a stronger drive to replicate. In this case, it was whatever made the people be better at engineering, replicating in such a way as to give the kids an overdose of Sheldon Cooper-ishness.

          What the study says to me is that too much of what people might think of as a good thing — in this case, intelligence — isn’t by far. (They didn’t study communities of liberal arts professors, just engineers. I wonder if Hollywood might be a good comparison: undiagnosed, perhaps mildly bipolar “creatives” marrying each other, and then their kids end up being certifiable. Richard Branson wants to start a sperm bank of dyslexics, and I think that’s a terrible idea.) You don’t want to go full Idiocracy, but maybe a “mediocracy” where the majority (if not totality) of people are neither brilliant nor devastatingly stupid, is better than a community full of people with IQs of 70 or IQs of 170, neither of whom will never be toilet-trained.

          In any event, I just wish brain research wasn’t so tied up with political sensitivities in a way that studying other diseases and organs isn’t. Nobody objects when Biden wants a moon shot to cure cancer. But someone wants a moon shot to cure mental illness and now they’re Hitler. Go figure.

          • The Flaming Carrot

            Thank you for the information. I had noticed Simon Baron Cohen’s name in the research, but I thought it was just a coincidence that he had the same name as Sasha. I know FA about autism, but I do know something about schizophrenia, because my brother had it. He was thunderously smart, taking college level math when he was in grammar school, and he ended up with two engineering degrees. I often wondered if the qualities that made him so brilliant at math also made his brain put unrelated concepts together to form hallucinations. Maybe this kind of intelligence has a similar link with autism. Recently, behavioral geneticists have found around 100 SNPs on the genome that are linked to schizophrenia with a very small p value and maybe 60 (different) SNPs connected to autism. (And although many people on the spectrum probably have kids, not many schizophrenic people do). There’s a missing heritability problem with both conditions. The fact that they are gender-based (or not) isn’t a basis for torpedoing research; the scientists who look for a cure are not the same people as the evolutionary psychologists who get coin for riling people up. It’s just slow going. People thought the Human Genome Project would lead to curing all known diseases, but it really pointed up how fantastically complicated the human genome is, and how there isn’t an obvious genetic cause of most conditions because they are polygenic.

      • QHarp, Mujer malévola

        There’s actually starting to be some pushback abut autism being primarily an issue for boys — there’s speculation out there that autism in girls and women is underdiagnosed, partly because it presents differently in boys and girls, and partly because of the idea that ‘girls don’t get autism’ This is a good article:

        https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/autism-it-s-different-in-girls/

        Interestingly, autistic girls show about the same social abilities as typical boys. I think that’s a fact that could bolster both the biological or social differences argument. You may take it as a sign that men and women do have some fundamental differences, but I think (in a totally non-empirical, non-scientific way) it points to *how deep* socialization goes. I think on some level, girls with autism understand they’re supposed to be ‘nurturing’ and emulate other girls and women who model that. I don’t think for them (and really for women in general) it’s primarily the result of biological difference; it’s stronger because they practice it. Because that’s what women are supposed to be like.

        That last bit may have been a clusterfuck- I’ve been explaining shit all day and am getting drunk now. At any rate, that Scientific American article is pretty interesting.

    • The Flaming Carrot

      Most of the “peer reviewed” articles the guy cited were from evolutionary psychologists, and they are an echo chamber. Almost all of their work is based on surveys, and they don’t seem to follow the scientific method of proposing a null hypothesis and an alternative hypothesis. Rather, they decide in advance what they want to prove (men and women are different), send out surveys designed to prove it, and then back into a theory that “men and women are different because evolution.” They sometimes cite studies involving prenatal testosterone and observed differences between male and female babies. They don’t seem very knowledgeable about actual genetics or epigenetics, unlike behavioral geneticists, who perform twin studies and spend years looking for connections between genes or SNPs and behavioral traits. I suspect they have shadow connections to the alt-right. One evolutionary psychologist actually tweeted a link to the Institute for Family Studies, a right wing think tank. Did I mention that 90% of them are males?https://twitter.com/PsychoSchmitt?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  • Msgr_MΩment

    So, you’re saying that Andrea was mansplaining when she was telling us how feminism has made women’s lives a horrible mess?

  • Seamus Romney
  • SnarkON

    “Andrea Tantaros ghostwriter bikini”

  • SnarkON

    Andrea Tantaros and Dana Loesch literally look exactly alike.

  • Edith Prickly

    What a waste of money. All she had to do was rewrite the same book anti-feminists have been publishing since the 1970s. The rhetoric hasn’t changed.

    • aureolaborealis

      Phyllis Schlafley has been doing heavy lifting in this area for years!

  • Three Finger Salute

    The thing that bothers me about the “feminazi” meme is that feminism, or egalitarianism or humanism or whatever you want to call it, actually does help men and boys too. Maybe it’s a semantic problem in that the femin- prefix creates an incorrect assumption that it’s only a female superiority thing. So call it something else because men are suffering too (and I don’t mean that in an MRA way). What’s called “toxic masculinity,” that calls for boys and men to bottle up their emotions or be branded as “sissies,” causes men to get sick, because it makes mental-health conditions fester. The result in many cases is substance abuse and other unhealthy outlets to pacify things like depression and grief. Consider one of the worst examples, Chris Kyle taking his war buddy out to the firing range to “let off steam” — and then the guy (who had untreated PTSD) ended up shooting him dead.

    While I am fervently in favor of expanded choice in medically assisted suicide for those who suffer from incurable mental illnesses and believe most euthanasia laws don’t go far enough (including Canada’s, which makes me sad but I kind of understand Trudeau’s personal reasons — namely, poor mom’s struggles — for not wanting to go that far), I also think that men can benefit too from breaking down gender roles and stereotypes that demand “toughness” as the unequivocal standard for how to be in life. Women shouldn’t feel compelled to “be men” — aggressive, hypercompetitive, vulgar and raunchy, and stifling all emotions other than anger — in order to be taken seriously, and men shouldn’t have to do that either.

    The problem with women not “having it all” isn’t really a gendered one per se. Women get punished, through our corporate-obsessed, win-at-all-costs, slave-to-the-machine economic system, for wanting to have a career balance because they’re expected to choose between spending time with family and children and working — as a way of punishing them for wanting to work outside the home at all. But men get punished for wanting to take time off and be with the kids too, with harmful stereotypes about “Mr. Mom” and now being a “cuck.” What could solve this is a comprehensive parental leave system that values childcare, by anyone (including in-home caregivers) as a service to one’s family and to the next generation in society, instead of devaluing it as “women’s work.”

    The problem is that our culture rejects femininity as passivity and weakness (which itself is also tied in with homophobia), while praising an almost robotlike version of masculinity as the ideal. People are human and these things shouldn’t be put in boxes, with one worth “more” than the other. Maybe if our culture valued cooperation, family, and social-emotional well-being more than it valued blowing shit up, we’d have peace. That’s not cuckery. That’s just being an all around decent person. Humanism.

    • NastyBossetti

      Don’t be such a humanazi!

    • Jukesgrrl

      Wow, that’s two fine essays in one night. Are you sure we deserve this?

    • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

      That is a very good analysis of our current condition.

  • “The Mooch has no regrets, baby,” he added of himself. “All I did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child and ruin my entire reputation, all to be king of idiot mountain for 11 days.”

    There can only be one.
    https://i.imgflip.com/1ty405.jpg

    • Rick Hill

      Essept this is a mountain that dwarves Castle Mount

    • mailman27

      No, dude, you enthusiastically parachuted onto idiot mountain. All business-selling and birth-missing was done in pursuit of grabbing a spot on idiot mountain. You are a big talking short statured cunt.

  • BigCSouthside

    NONE of these fucks write their own books.

    They are like trump. Slap their name on someone else’s work

    • cats530

      Like Palin’s? My mother thinks Palin is Sooooooooooo wonderful. Of course, dear old mom is an avid Faux Snooze watcher too.

  • The Librarian

    I’ll be laughing about this the rest of the day. Hiring a mansplainer to pretend to be a women telling women what’s wrong with their lives, in order to make men’s lives better. What a fucking fraud. Tantaros credibility as a spokesperson for anything just got flushed down the toilet.

    • TJ Barke

      She kinda lost that a long time ago…

      • The Librarian

        True that, but I think this expose solidifies it.

        • TJ Barke

          Maybe to people that still have functional brains, but I would have figured they’d have realized it already.

    • Rick Hill

      Well, if people were hiring here for anything other than her looks, maybe

      • The Librarian

        Brainless Bimbos ‘R Us wants their certificate back.

    • Blackest Noobs

      but not for right-wingy wives…they eat this shit right up and ask for seconds.

    • handyhippie65

      i thought simply being on fox did that. live and learn.

      • H0mer0

        Shepard Smith has some integrity

        • handyhippie65

          there’s one in every crowd.

    • puredog

      “just”?

      • The Librarian

        Hmmm, rephrase: whatever credibility was left.

    • OneYieldRegular

      And such an easy job for the ghostwriter – all he had to do was write about his client!

      • The Librarian

        IK,R? It was completely laid out for him.

    • miss_grundy

      Typical of the sexist misogynistic females who voted for the pussy-grabber for president….

    • Tantaros’ credibility? Tantaros’ credibility? Nope, sorry, that doesn’t work at all…

  • Paperless Tiger

    When you have a career in T&A, the only one who can ruin it is that old devil, time.

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      And somewhere in the US, Melanoma feels as if someone’s walked over her grave.

  • alpacapunchbowl

    An oral agreement? These knobs have never seen an episode of Judge Judy? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47e0a49a366e38c39a0cf215f54279db83fc3e8a6153100a83289afe91bf1c52.gif

    • Msgr_MΩment

      What ever happened to a good honest pinkie swear?

      • alpacapunchbowl

        Binding only if you are a person of integrity and honor, so this kerfuffle would still not have been averted.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        ‘Cross my heart and hope to fly
        Stick a cupcake in my eye.’
        Oh, sorry, that’s a Pinkie PIE swear. Carry on.

  • bbayliss
    • Mehmeisterjr

      I’d rather not see this again, thank you very much.

      Her perpetual snearing face is never going to do it for me, bikini or no bikini.

  • Beowoof14

    Not surprised by the ghost writer, or her not honoring the contract she
    signed. She sounds as if she is following Trump’s business model.

    • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

      Business model? Are those like the models I put together as a child? Hollow, plastic, sniff a lot of glue when you’re putting it together, fall apart easily…
      Yeah, I guess so.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Those were airplane models.

        If your are unlucky, business models are whatever the boss has heard from the latest buzzwords.

        If the boss is actually competent, you won’t have to worry about this bullshit.

  • Duke

    I made my own sammich for lunch:

    Braunschweiger and sauerkraut with mustard on white.

    And then I ate it near my teenage daughter and truly enjoyed the moment.

    • weighmaster

      I’m gonna make French dips with grilled onions and mushrooms and smoked gouda tonight.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Is smoked Gouda any good? I’ve tried it but it just makes the rolling papers greasy.

        • weighmaster

          It ruins paper, but it is awesome on hot sammiches.

    • handyhippie65

      inquiring minds want to know, how much did she?

    • Peripatetic Poltroon

      You brute. She is gonna put you in a baaad nursing home.

    • puredog

      Braunschweiger and provolone and white onions and dijon and lettuce on rye. FTW.

  • hudson srinivasan

    so far i have resisted saying this to any woman in 40+ years of existence. but 200 days in since last coronation, i’m over it.

    bitch, please!!

  • Mehmeisterjr

    “Fifty years after Betty Friedan unveiled The Feminine Mystique, relations between men and women a male ghost writer and Andrea Tantaros in America have never been more dysfunctional.”

    Fixed it for her. OK, actually fixed it for him.

  • azeyote

    sadly stars just aren’t as bright anymore –

  • JerryRich

    I thought the Lannisters always paid their debts.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Did Tantaros’ lawyer argue that the judge should have recused herself because she’s a woman?

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Now you’re making me wish that he had (I assume her lawyer was a man).

  • jsmukg
    • WotsAllThisThen

      This makes me want to ask her for an oral agreement.

      • Ricky Gay

        Badup tschhh

      • whitroth

        In that position, there’s a paddle for that….

    • Raan

      I would quote the​ immortal words of Wendell Stamps, but the ideas and ideals behind that face prohibit me from putting it in the slideshow.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I see they Photoshopped her nostrils down a smidge.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      New safe word: “Tantaros.”

      • jsmukg

        That would end *any* scene in a NY second. *shudders*

    • cats530

      and several shades of vomit.

    • Canis Greyhame

      If there was any doubt that the book was actually written to appeal primarily to a male audience, I think that cover photo ought to clear things up.

      • jsmukg

        That photo appeals to any audience? If you say so……all I see is very silly non-bondage and a bimbo wannabe whose only selling point is that she was Faux Noise’s token brunette for a while :)

        • Regret

          You don’t want to tie her up, and gag her, and lock her in the basement, feeding her diseased rats, tightening, and tightening the ropes until /

          I’ll have to stop there out of respect for the rules for commenting radicals.

          • jsmukg

            Silly wabbit. Bondage is for *nice* people!

      • Mehmeisterjr

        And yet. And yet. I have no desire to tie up anyone.

        I particularly have no desire to tie up Andrea Tantaros.

        Why would I?

        If this is the cover for her book, WTF?

  • Professor Fate

    That is amazing. The only thing that gives me pause is that it’s really almost too good to be true. That always makes me cautious.

  • puredog
  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly

    what is wrong with this Taintoros creature, anyway?

    Oh, (R). Nevvvvver mind.

  • JustDon’tSayDignity

    Three cheers for Judge Forrest!
    Hip hip…

    • Weird Fishes

      Hooray!

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    The ghostwriter, who also goes by the name Michael Malice, is a contributor for Alex Jones and Fox News, and also apparently was the subject of a Harvey Pekar biography, “Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story”.

    • MOG253

      Of course.

    • Weird Fishes

      IRONY, AMIRITE?

    • Jackie Danicki

      He goes exclusively by the name Michael Malice professionally. He has published several books, including those with celebrities, including two with comedian DL Hughely. He’s not a “contributor” to shows on which he is interviewed about North Korea, on which he is one of the few experts in the country.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    New York U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest.

    A chick who does her own work.

    • hillarysleftone

      well, but her clerks….

  • A Groucho Marxist

    “If women are more liberated than ever before, why aren’t they happier?”

    I know a lot of women who would much happier if conservatives like the ones Tantaros supports would stop trying to take their rights away. Andrea’s just coming at this from the wrong direction, that’s all.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      I’m pretty happy as long as I have a drink in my hand. Does that count?

    • Three Finger Salute

      Men have always been “liberated” to one extent or another, and they’re committing suicide in droves. Maybe the problem isn’t feminism, but our shit economy and sociopathic, ideologue “leaders” who want to hoard every dime and resource in the world and leave everyone else to suffer.

      It’s the economy, bimbo. The deregulated, winner-take-all economy that your predatory rapist boss and the B-movie actor with a monkey sidekick whose picture he wanked over at night, championed so that wealth and power could funnel upwards and nothing but golden showers would trickle down to everyone else.

      I’d be a happy woman if people — especially the morons who watch Faux Noise like it’s gospel — understood that, and America hadn’t gone into overdrive tearing apart the social safety net under the guise of “fighting communism on the home front.” We were on our way to parity in the ’70s, and then Reagan had to fuck it all up.

      America isn’t shit because of feminism. America is shit because Americans are fucking morons who think Canada is the Soviet Union, a totalitarian dictatorship governed by a junior Castro and a cold, dark, miserable dystopia where death panels feed old people polonium poutine before sending them off on ice floes to die.

      • A Groucho Marxist

        You have my sword, madam and/or sir.

  • Baconzgood

    Um…but she’s a brunette. Just sayin.

  • phoenix00

    First Dana Loesch, now Andrea Tantaros! Who’s next?

  • Tovarish Z

    An oral agreement isn’t worth the paper it is printed on.

    • Tony Prost

      on the contrary, an oral agreement is absolutely enforeceable in court. The main issue is proof of the terms of the agreement.

  • Lizzietish81

    Behind every terrible woman is a man doing her writing.

  • MOG253

    Perfect.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    I’ve been a feminist for 50 years. This is the first time I’ve ever been on the side of sexual harrassment.

  • Huh. Weird that she gets a dude to write a book about how women should not have power and now she is shocked she can’t bully him into a NDA.
    SO WEIRD.
    Get it yet, Andrea? Dear? Still think feminism “went to far” eh? Maybe if you made him a sammich and gave him a blow job whenever he wanted it, he never woulda sued you

  • Bitter Scribe

    Who’s the ghostwriter’s lawyer? Maybe I can use him. Some jerk is stiffing me for $1,600 on a freelance job.

    • TundraGrifter

      Bummer. I hope you collect. I was stiffed on my very first free-lance magazine article published when I was still in high school. Years later I collected…

      • javadavis

        Upvote for success in collecting eventually. Huzzah!

    • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

      I did a couple of freelance features for SKI magazine. Fortunately my editor at SKI had been a reporter of mine when he worked on our newspaper some years before. Not only did I get paid, but he loved the fact that my copy was clean as a whistle.

  • TundraGrifter

    OK – So who ghostwrites for Ann Falter?

    • javadavis

      She probably keeps her end of the contract up (instead of, for example, saying “Our deal says this is a secret deal” and forgetting that the same deal says ‘pay the fking writer’) to keep her ghostie from having anything to sue about Coulter is an abrasive, caustic harpy, but she isn’t a clueless twat.

    • progressiveredneck

      She writes for himself.
      See how I did that?

      • TundraGrifter

        Poor taste.

    • thixotropic jerk

      Demon #5 from Dante’s 6th Level of Hell and when she/he’s (Demon #5 is a hermy) too busy to be bothered the time traveling ghosts of Gingrundlegrich-Huckaboobee fill in.

    • BearWithPreExistingVotes

      I’m not going to say who, but it rhymes with “Greggy Doonan”.

      • TundraGrifter

        Grogy Pootan?

  • Serolf Divad

    She was probably too busy having babies and making dinner for her man to actually sit down and write the book herself. Feminism means nothing if Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly are allowed to put their names on someone else’s homework but this lady is actually expected to write all the words of her book herself.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      No babies reported. No dinner reported. No man reported, either.

      Given her constant facial sneer schtick, I want no parts of her.

      So, a grotesquely sneering ex-celeb who “wrote” a “book.”

      Aside: Since Harper Collins belongs to Rupert, and she bolted from Fox, they have every reason to crap all over her.

      She should have thought of this/

      Hey, Andrea, if you ever want to write a real book, assuming you can, you might want to write the one about Roger Ailes, Billo, Eric Bolling…

  • WhoCheckedRussia’sVoterID

    As I was thinking about this piece, I was literally making all the shoulder shrugging, head shaking “what you even say to this anymore” gesticulations that one makes when the surreality of the situation just can get any more surreal.

    It is quite literally like all the right wing assholes are being discovered as the disgusting antibiotic resistant organisms that they are, but “the base” still keeps shovelling the shit into their cakeholes.

    I’m making thost gesticulations again…I wonder if there is a pill for that. Oh wait…I have pot…whew!

    • NotDarkYet

      >It is quite literally like all the right wing assholes are being discovered as the >disgusting antibiotic resistant organisms that they are, but “the base” still keeps >shovelling the shit into their cakeholes.

      For them, the assholes’ endless diarrhetic flow is manna from heaven! Open wide is their battle cry!

  • Manhattan123

    The only surprising thing about this whole story is that she (allegedly) turned down Ailes and O’Reilly, because she seems like the typical right-wing bim who would drop to her knees in a NY minute to get ahead at Fox. A head.

    • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

      I see what you did there.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    “… exposes how the rightful feminist pursuit of equality went too far…”

    Wait, what? We’re *too* equal now?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It’s the ghost-writer’s fault!

      $120 thou could have worked out that sentence structure.

      You get what you (don’t) pay for.

  • Ray in VT

    This may be the best thing that I’ve seen today. So by not writing her own book is she proving that she shouldn’t be out doing things like “writing books”?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      She only should be “writing books” by missing two years of deadlines and stiffing her ghost writer.

      “Writing books” is almost like “writing” a “book,” except that you don’t actually sully yourself with the actual “writing” of a “book.”

      I apologize for those among us who are unfamiliar with the terms “writing” and “book.”

      • olandp

        “I apologize for those among us who are unfamiliar with the terms ‘writing’ and ‘book.'”

        Dear, this is Wonkette, not Breitbart or Red State.

        • H0mer0

          I think he was being snarky since he had the scare quotes suggesting “writing” and “book” and “writing books” may not mean what we think it means.

  • Ding dang dumb libels! It jus’ goes to show that that thar Tartaros womban was right all along. The womens is all inuitingive and the mens is all doing the stuff. She knowed what was wrong but when she wrote it out all neat like, it didn’t come out right. She needed the mans, jus’ like all womens needs the mans, to do their ideas right like. Ding dang dumb libels can’t even see what God put out there plain fer everbody to see.

  • Portia McGonagal

    They can’t even grift without cheating!

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    Well, it just seems to me that anyone who has heard her, on Fox “News” or elsewhere, would know the unlikelihood of her knowing enough words to write a book. Maybe not even a small pamphlet.

  • BadExampleMan

    I wonder if her ghostwriter, while working on her book, had to imitate her constant expression of looking like she just smelled poop? Either by contractural obligation, or just because it helped him get in the spirit of things?

    • H0mer0

      maybe she made him a dukie every morning to keep it fresh and real

      • BadExampleMan

        As if the stench of her ideas wasn’t enough.

  • Zyxomma

    I don’t know who Andrea T is, apart from having read about her here. Looks like she’s getting the justice she deserves.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      She’s a former-Fox News nobody and future nobody whatsoever.

      • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

        I think her journey into nobodyhood is already well under way.

  • thixotropic jerk

    Andrea, Andrea, Andrea. Turns out that while you were trying to take down The Feminist Mystique you made a most tragic un-feminist mistake.

  • Goposaur

    See you next Tuesday, you fucking asshole.

  • rick

    No wonder CONservatives love forcing signed non-disclosure statements on everybody. What a bunch of sanctimonious frauds.

    • HooverVilles

      Grifters are as grifters do.

  • BearWithPreExistingVotes

    Tantaros… that’s the figure from Greek tragedy who can reach, but not quite touch, relevance. Amirite?

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Just as she reached relevance, her wings burned up in the heat of the sun.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    I miss her sneer.

  • Christopher Boscarino

    U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest. I’ll bet she was a BIG fan of that book.

    • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

      Lady U.S. District Court judges make the BEST sammiches! In this case the giant shit sammich of which Andrea Tantaros will have to take a honkin’ big bite.

  • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

    You could not make this shit up.

  • Tasha Naraganza, of Spain

    I heartily urge all Wonketeers to visit Amazon and file reviews noting the dudely actual writer of the book.

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