It appears that a march featuring signs fantasizing about Trump being aborted and blowjobs equaling cannibalism really inspired a certain Orlando Weekly journalist to offer some free public relations work for the pro-abortion gathering.
By Jacob Engels
Let me start this article by stating that I care very little what other humans do with their bodies. I personally do not believe in the practice of abortion, but also do not believe in government regulating our body. If what you are doing with your earthly being does not creep into my life, get on with it. That being said, requiring individuals who are seeking abortions to be acquainted with the pros and cons of the procedure doesn’t outlaw abortions any more so than your doctor explaining side-effects of your anti-depressant medication outlaws mental health treatment.
Watching the unabridged live-feeds of Sunday’s pro-abortion / women’s rights / come half-naked dressed like a weirdo march at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando was bizarre to say the least. “Women” (if that is the gender they identify as today), were dressed in bloody underwear outfits and some with little clothing at all. Sensible cries for reproductive rights (whatever that means), were replaced with profanity laced rants about government regulating the nether regions of creatures that appear to have not been touched romantically in some time.
Young children were trotted out alongside adults screeching about vaginas and visually assaulted with graphic signs about fellatio. This is exactly the type of crowd and behavior that Orlando Weekly writer Xander Peters decided to fetishize. His article covering the march read like a long-form press release from Planned Parenthood, or some abortion happy politician. Mr. Peters completely ignored the dozens of counter protesters completely, blatantly violating the journalistic ethics and standards he so desperately clings to.
One has to wonder… does he not see the pro-life demonstrators as human enough to cover, or does is he so far into the crotch of the abortionist movement that he can’t even see his surroundings? Either answer makes it clear that he no longer functions as a journalist, but as an alt-left apparatchik more concerned about HIS idea of social justice.
This doesn’t surprise me, as Xander Peters was busted months ago stealing my work and reporting on it as his own, a major crime in journalism. When confronted, he said that he only links to “actual journalism” outlets, claiming that absolved him of his third rate content burglary. Like so many in the mainstream and alt-left media, Mr. Peters has a hard time with self-reflection. As long as he is “owning Trump” and discovering imaginary Nazis / Russians under his bed… little else matters.
So Xander. Would you really claim that your Sunday afternoon article whitewashing the counter-protesters from your reporting is “actual journalism”? Is fetishizing grotesque behavior from the attendees of the abortionist march “actual journalism”?
I have always been exactly what I am. A recovering politico who bought a newspaper and decided to start covering the news instead of paying others to do so. I’ve covered local businesses and broken dozens of major stories that have garnered international attention. At Xander’s own game, I have made more of a mark than he has, though I admit I haven’t spent nearly nine years as a low-rate intern writer. At that game, Mr. Peters has me beat.
What is most disturbing about this behavior from the Orlando Weekly and their writer is not that it is unprofessional or against journalistic ethics, it’s that they actually think they are being professional and minding journalistic standards. They are activist writers, nothing more and nothing less. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Pretending you are not and passing of your work as “real news”… that is something you should be ashamed of. Promoting the idea that Trump should have been aborted because your candidate of choice didn’t win in 2016… that is something you should be ashamed of.
Keep on resisting Xander, let’s see how you do during the 2020 campaign cycle. Something tells me another internship might be in your future. The 15th one is the charm right?
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.