The caption reads "I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT OF LEAVING AMERICA".
"Television maker Lena Dunham clashes with conservative America, but in Antwerp everybody loves her. How an 'edgy girl' got to be loved by everybody."
I'll spare you the nauseating bias and the umpteenth effort to depict Republicans and conservatives in the US as some kind of moronic subhumans who, oh, oppose Obamacare because a.) Obama is black, and/or b.) they just love letting the old and sick die in the gutter and/or c.) rejoice in their 'War on Women' or or or, etc etc etc. We've heard all that before. Point is, the gullible reader in Belgistan, relying for his news on De Standaard, is screwed again, because all he gets is such a one-sided picture and one so devoid of nuance and facts that next to it, the Pravda is exact science.
Now for some stuff Korneel Vandenbossche will never risk of coming across if he continues swallowing De Standaard drivel. First some revelations about Madam Dunham from The Daily Mail:
"'FLAMBOYANT REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVE' WHO LENA DUNHAM CLAMS RAPED HER IN COLLEGE 'DOES NOT EXIST', NEW REPORT CLAIMS.
Actor, 28, alleges that she was raped at Oberlin College in her memoir Not That Kind Of Girl
Media investigation at the Ohio campus found no proof of the man she describes in the book as her alleged attacker
Named as 'Barry', one man who somewhat fits the description says he has never met Dunham
Dunham has been accused of being 'grossly irresponsible' in publishing the claim
She did not report the incident to authorities
A media investigation into the allegations of rape featured in Lena Dunham's recently-released memoir has refuted the claims of sexual assault made by the Girls creator.
The writer, actor and director dedicates a chapter of her book, Not That Kind Of Girl - for which she received a reported $3.7 million advance - to a boy she met at Oberlin College in Ohio identified as 'Barry', who she alleges raped her one night after a party.
The 28-year-old admits in the tome to drinking alcohol and taking Xanax and cocaine before inviting Barry back to her on-campus apartment, but says the encounter quickly turned aggressive, and that Barry twice removed the condom during intercourse without telling her.
'I never gave permission to be rough, to stick himself inside me without a barrier between us,' she wrote.
'I never gave him permission.
'In my deepest self I know this, and the knowledge of it has kept me from sinking.'
Dunham's description of Barry is similarly explicit, explaining him as a 'mustachioed campus Republican' with a 'mustache that rode the line between ironic Williamsburg fashion and big buck hunter', who hosted a radio show called Real Talk With Jimbo, worked in the library stacking shelves and 'wore purple cowboy boots'.
She also said that he once punched a girl 'in the boob' at a party and, following a consensual sexual encounter, another girl woke to find blood spattered all over the wall 'like a crime scene'.
Furthermore Dunham does not state that 'Barry' is a pseudonym, as she does with other names that appear in her book.
An investigation by John Nolte from Breitbart News undertaken at the Oberlin campus, which was published Thursday, concluded that the 'Barry' Dunham describes is a 'ghost', and that no such person appeared to exist at the college during the years she studied there.
'In fact, we could not find anyone who remembered any Oberlin Republican who matched Dunham's colorful description,' Nolte wrote.
'Under scrutiny, Dunham's rape story didn’t just fall apart, it evaporated into pixie dust and blew away.'"
Conservative site Breitbart investigated Dunham's claim and came up with, a.o., the following (the Daily Mail article goes on):
"The Breitbart report followed an attack on Dunham by The National Review's hard-right columnist Kevin Williamson, who said she was 'grossly irresponsible' for publishing the rape claim in the first place.
Williamson said he spoke to a Barry who was a prominent Republican that attended Oberlin and that has been hounded by the media since the release of Not That Kind Of Girl in September.
This Barry told Williamson he has never met Dunham and did not have any kind of relationship with her.
He said the fact his name is Barry and that he is a Republican who went to Oberlin is 'the 'most unfortunate coincidence of my life'.
The man, who is married with kids, said he is petrified that his full name is going to be published.
Williamson then wrote of Dunham: 'It is at the very least the deployment of weaponized celebrity without any concern for collateral damage..."
OK, in the imaginary scenario of a leftozoid DS editor even willing to contemplate that there's more to this story and that it's not so favourable for our 'edgy girl', what we can expect then is that person claiming that the counterallegations come from a notorious rightwing site. Sure. That's why you don't have to take my word for it, and that's also why I do not posit that The Daily Mail offers bulletproof evidence to the contrary of Dunham's claims. But at age 49 I have come across such a gargantuan amount of lies and falsehoods perpetrated by the Left that I'm willing to believe that there was NEVER a 'mustachioed Conservative Republican' on Oberlin by the name of 'Barry' - and if there ever was, he did not rape her. Especially the last ten years I've seen the lies spread by the left multiply like ebola on steroids. From Piers Morgan who claimed British soldiers pissed on Iraqi POW's in an army truck over that other Barry 'if you like your plan you can keep your plan' to Hillary C. assuring Charles Woods, father of Navy SEAL Ty Woods, murdered in Benghazi, that "they were going to have that filmmaker arrested" [Mark Basseley Youssef - MFBB] - even though the movie made by that man was definitely NOT what triggered the embassy attack.
But hey, now that we're taking about rape, how about this??? In her own 'book', Not that kind of girl, Lena Dunham describes how she, as a child, sexually molested her younger sister:
"Dunham writes of casually masturbating while in bed next to her younger sister, of bribing her with “three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds … anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.” At one point, when her sister is a toddler, Lena Dunham pries open her vagina — “my curiosity got the best of me,” she offers, as though that were an explanation."
"In one particularly unsettling passage, Dunham experimented with her six-year younger sister’s vagina. “This was within the spectrum of things I did,” she writes.
In the collection of nonfiction personal accounts, Dunham describes using her little sister at times essentially as a sexual outlet, bribing her to kiss her for prolonged periods and even masturbating while she is in the bed beside her."
If you thought Kevin Williamson, the National Review columnist who came out with this, is sucking it out of his thumb, nossir. Here's the relevant page straight out of Dunham's memoirs:
BUT ALL OF THAT DOES NOT MATTER! De Standaard has found a new role model for young women to emulate!!! A new heroine, so sick from eeeeeeevil Republicans and their 'War on Women' that 'SHE HAS OFTEN THOUGHT OF LEAVING AMERICA'. Dixit De Standaard.
Memo to De Standaard editors: congrats you fucking lying losers, you again give here ample proof that you can lay just as much claim to the laurels of objective, fact-based Journalism - which you so often bestow upon yourself - as Michael Mann can to be a Nobel Laureate. Oh, excuse me, that's another leftist LIE we won't hear about from you.
As for Lena Dunham, PLEASE ma'am, DO LEAVE THE STATES. For good if you please.
But don't come to Europe, for God's sake. We've got our fill from the likes of you, and it's spilling over.
Go to Iran, Syria, Yemen, Mali, Gaza, Afghanistan. Now THERE they're waging a War on Women, even though you're trying so hard to ignore it. CUNT.