ASHBURN, Va., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Mitch Carr has changed the billboard on Rt. 40 in Greensboro, NC and accused the Winston-Salem Journal and Spectrum News Triad of creating fake news by deliberately leaving out material facts about a breast cancer charity that would change their narrative. He believes their actions are so egregious that the public needs to know.
On March 24th, the author released a billboard and press release with the slogan "Real Men Don't Use Coupons" to promote his new book by the same title and to raise money for a Florida charity that buys breast reconstruction surgery for uninsured breast cancer survivors (myhopechest.org). Both of the accused news outlets, The Winston-Salem Journal and Spectrum News Triad, did extensive interviews with the author and then wrote stories never mentioning that the author was donating profits to the charity, but they did use a local feminist activist, and a Wake Forest University Gender Studies Professor to create their narrative of sexism and misogyny. The Wake Forest professor went so far as to call his Real Men credo "dangerous." His contention is that these outlets are so focused on a politically correct agenda that they sacrificed a charity's donation stream just to control their narrative that men who provide are oppressing women.
The author's contention is that even if they disliked his cartoon books, not reporting on the charitable aspect is in fact denying the readers of all the relevant information they deserve to be able to judge the article in proper context, and violates the most basic of ethical journalistic standards.
The billboard was originally leased in February with the slogan "Real Men Provide, Real Women Appreciate It" and went viral. Mitch Carr followed it up to take advantage of the slogan for his upcoming works. His belief is that the press in America is attempting to control the national conversation rather than reflect it.
The author has launched a website ( www.mitchcarr.net ) with his version of the facts and allows for an uncensored comment section so that all voices can be heard. He looks forward to a spirited debate. He also challenges Spectrum News to release the full unedited recording of his interview so that the readers can hear for themselves whether their news source is trustworthy or not, and for both organizations to do feature articles on the charity.
Author Mitch Carr, 434-326-7583, www.mitchcarr.net
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