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Open Letter to C. Gralow

Ms Gralow just sent me a request for correction of the rhetorical analysis I did on her work. Funny thing, tho… she forgot to actually point to any factual errors. Sorry, Christine, but I won't retract an article just because you don't like it.

On Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:08 PM, Christine wrote a response to my blog post at https://girlygrrrl.com/2019/03/12/the-truth-about-tulsi-gabbards-cult, to which I replied…


Christine Gralow:

Answer to Paragraph 1

Regarding your assertation that the Civil [sic] Beat is wrong: I am not the Civic Beat. If you have a problem with something they wrote, take it up with them.

Answer to Paragraph 2

My piece does not include the articles you reference, because I am not performing a rhetorical analysis of them.

Answer to Paragraph 3

I really don’t know why you think you can persuade me to repeat *your* narrative. But nice try.

Answer to Paragraph 4

I have many sources. Would you point to a specific piece of information that you think requires attribution, and which you think you have a right to know the source of?

Answer to Paragraph 5

You’re right. While I do fact-check, and aim to write factually, I am not a fact-checker. I am an anti-propagandists… which often involves untwisting twisted facts, and performing exposition of distorted truths.

And if you think I am going to let you drag me into a debate about irrelevant “facts” that would further your effort to create associations that relate the unrelated, you are fucking high.

Answer to Paragraph 6

I would be happy to correct a factual error… if you could only point to one.

I most certainly will not apologize. Really. Are you naïve? Is this the first time your work as been peer reviewed?

And as far as agenda… I think I’ve made mine clear here: https://girlygrrrl.com/about-the-girly-grrrl/

Mahalo, Aloha!

Naomi Allen


© girlyGRRRL. MLA: Allen, Naomi. "Open Letter to C. Gralow". girlyGRRRLblog, 2019,
https://girlygrrrl.com/2019/03/25/open-letter-to-c-gralow/. Accessed 24 Aug 2019.

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