CO045 Heather Jones on the Alt-Right and Accuracy

18 Sep
2017

Black Pigeon Speaks is a popular Alt-Right YouTube channel and associated websiteBlack Pigeon is the voice of the many videos on the channel. He is noted for his anti-immigrant, anti-Islam, racist, sexist and anti-trans views.

Heather Jones is the Editor-in-Chief of BlackPigeonSpeaks.com, She self-identifies as ‘New-Right’ or as a ‘Traditionalist’ rather than ‘Alt-Right’.

Below are videos from the Black Pigeon Speaks channel where certain claims were made, along with some sourced information I found while fact-checking.

In this video Black Pigeon claims that average IQ in western countries is falling. This Wikipedia article explains ‘The Flynn Effect’, a substantial and long-sustained increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the world from roughly 1930 to the present day. The effect has been found in tests replicated in dozens of academic studies, and proposed explanations from psychologists include improved education, improved nutrition, a generally more stimulating intellecutal environment, reduction in infectious diseases, and heterosis, the increase in marriage to people who are not related.

In this video Black Pigeon claims that ‘studies’ exist which indicate that a large majority of women orgasm during rape. This claim seems to be based on an internet hoax which is outlined here.

Heather wrote an article based on a fabricated quotation attributed to the mayor of London Sadiq Khan, which was also the subject of a Black Pigeon Speaks video. The inaccurate quotation seems to have originated with a tweet from Donald Trump Jr, and has been modified and widely circulated on alt-right websites in various forms, usually claiming that Khan claimed that people ‘should accept terrorism‘. Heather wrote:

‘’Terror attacks are ‘part and parcel’ of living in a major city’’ – Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

What Khan actually said in September was:

“Part and parcel of living in a great global city is you’ve got to be prepared for these things, you’ve got to be vigilant, you’ve got to support the police doing an incredibly hard job. We must never accept terrorists being successful, we must never accept that terrorists can destroy our life or destroy the way we lead our lives.”

Snopes: Sadiq Khan statements about London terror attack

We also discussed Heather’s article Dear Feminists: Your ‘Multiculturalism’ is Taking Away Your Rights.

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