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Campaign Update: Escalation--Round 3 Begins
November 8, 2005

Round 3 of the Campaign--Going to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

We are now launching Round 3 of the campaign by taking our case to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. To date, we have generated over 6,000 calls and letters to PBS protesting Breaking the Silence--I want it to be 10,000 by next week. I want all of you to join our campaign by clicking here.

If you've participated in Rounds 1 and/or 2, we still want you to participate in Round 3--remember, CPB has not heard from you yet.

There have been many indications of progress, some of which I cannot publicly disclose at the present time. Breaking the Silence, which aired on some PBS affiliates on October 20 and will air on many others in the coming weeks, is a direct assault on fatherhood. The film portrays fathers as batterers and child molesters who steal children from their mothers. We want PBS to allow both sides of this issue to be heard by giving fatherhood advocates a meaningful chance to respond on the air. Houston PBS did this last week.

Again, I want all of you to join our campaign by clicking here.

FOX News Picks up PBS/Loeliger Story

Fox News columnist Wendy McElroy just wrote a column on our PBS campaign and the Loeliger revelations--see PBS Film Ignites Fathers' Rights Debate (Fox News, 11/7/05). McElroy noted "a spokeswoman for PBS, Director of Corporate Communications Jan McNamara, says the accuracy of Breaking the Silence is under 'official review.'" McNamara first contacted us about this two weeks ago. After I released the Loeliger revelations last week I called her back and suggested that the PBS review team might want to consider them in their review also. We'll see what happens.

PBS Pennsylvania Affiliate to Air Fathers' Views

To its credit, WVIA, the PBS affiliate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Pennsylvania region, will be airing opposing views of Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories on its show State of Pennsylvania on Thursday, November 10, at 7 PM EST. Guests will include members of Fathers' and Children's Equality of Pennsylvania, myself, and others.

WVIA TV covers 22 counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Pocono region. Like most PBS affiliates, WVIA aired Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories on Thursday, October 20.

PBS Takes a Small Step Back

From our campaign website:

"To its credit, PBS took a small step back from its film Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories  on Wednesday, November 2. As Round 2 of the campaign began, PBS changed its response letter. The new letter now reads 'The stories profiled in Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories document a statistically small but serious problem in our family court system.'

"Yes, very statistically small, and we're glad PBS noticed. As we noted at the beginning of this campaign, the producers of Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories 'cherry-picked a few highly unusual cases and pretended that they represent a widespread problem.' And even among the few cases of alleged injustices that the producers highlighted, at least one is a lie. A Tulare County Juvenile Court concluded that Sadia Loeliger, portrayed as a heroic mom in the documentary, had committed eight counts of child abuse, and adjudged both her daughters as dependents of the Juvenile Court in August of 1998.

"The PBS admission follows on the heels of the column 'Critics of Child Abuse Film Miss the Point in Rush to Defend Fathers' (Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, 11/1/05), co-authored by Sol Gothard, a retired judge featured in the film, and two others. Most of the 1,500 word piece is devoted to attacking columnist Glenn Sacks and the campaign against the film. However, the column inadvertently contained an interesting admission. The authors wrote:

"'Over the last two decades, it has been reported that hundreds of children across the country have been placed in the custody of the parent they disclosed had sexually and/or physically abused them.'

"Sacks replied:

"'Hundreds? Over two decades? In a country of 300 million people? Sounds like a woman has a greater chance of being struck by lightning than she does of losing custody of her children to an abuser.'"

ACFC Sends Detailed Letter to PBS Regarding Breaking the Silence

Stephen Baskerville, president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, has penned a detailed letter signed by 20 individuals and organizations concerning Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories. The letter is a useful, detailed analysis of the issues raised in the film. The ACFC has worked with us and supported our campaign. Read the ACFC letter here.

Glenn Discusses PBS's Breaking the Silence on the Dennis Prager Show

I discussed our campaign against PBS's Breaking the Silence on the Dennis Prager Show on Monday, November 7 at 11 AM PST.

Syndicated Columnist Condemns Breaking the Silence

Conservative commentator Phyllis Schlafly, whose syndicated column appears in more than 100 newspapers, criticizes PBS's Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories in her newest column. Schlafly writes:

"The recent PBS program called Breaking the Silence is an example of feminist propaganda that men are batterers and women are victims. Among the falsehoods in the film was the assertion that 'one-third of mothers lose custody [of their children] to abusive husbands' and that if a divorcing father seeks any form of child custody, he's most likely a wife-beater.

"In fact, divorced fathers win child custody of their children only 15 percent of the time, and U.S. government figures show that the majority of perpetrators of child abuse and neglect are female. Yet the Mary Kay Ash Foundation paid a half million dollars to film and publicize PBS's war on dads."

PAS and the American Psychological Association

There has been considerable controversy over the American Psychological Association's position on Parental Alienation Syndrome. Both in Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories and in the press releases surrounding it, the film's supporters contended that the APA had condemned and criticized Parental Alienation Syndrome.

An APA spokeswoman said this is a misstatement of the APA's position--see American Psychological Association Says Breaking the Silence Misrepresents Its Position on PAS.

A few days later the APA made another brief official pronouncement on PAS. Fatherhood advocate Les Veskrna, MD has written a column explaining the APA's history with PAS. To read the APA's statement and Veskrna's column, see PAS and the APA.

Richard L. Davis on Breaking the Silence

As we mentioned before, Sol Gothard, a retired judge who was featured in PBS's Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories, devoted a top of the page, 1,500 word piece to attacking me and the campaign against the film in two California newspapers last week--"Critics of Child Abuse Film Miss the Point in Rush to Defend Fathers" (Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, 11/1/05)(subscription only). 

Domestic violence expert Richard L. Davis wrote an interesting reply to the charges made by the judge and his co-authors.  The column is Dear PBS: To Break the Silence, You Must Tell the Whole Truth (MensNewsDaily.com, 11/6/05).

Two New Columns: 'Alito and the Rights of Men'

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The National Organization for Women and Planned Parenthood have blasted Samuel Alito's nomination to the US Supreme Court, saying that Alito has shown "callous disregard of battered women" because he voted to uphold a section of a Pennsylvania law which

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required women (with many exceptions) to notify their husbands of their intent to have an abortion. I noted:

"I do hate to interrupt the ladies while they're enjoying a good lynching, but Alito's defense of the Pennsylvania law is quite defensible, and bears little resemblance to the hysterical claims being made against him."

The Los Angeles Times already has printed a couple of hostile responses to my column--click here to read. To comment on the piece to some of the papers which printed it, use the information below:

  1. Los Angeles Times (11/1/05), "Alito and the Rights of Men."  letters@latimes.com

  2. San Francisco Chronicle (11/3/05), "U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito Jr.: Supporter of Men's Reproductive Rights."   letters@sfchronicle.com

  3. Newsday (11/4/05), "As Alito said, men have rights in abortion cases." letters@newsday.com

  4. Hartford Courant (11/4/05), "Don't Fathers Have Rights?" letters@courant.com

  5. Fresno Bee (11/4/05), "Reproductive rights not just about women." letters

  6. Houston Chronicle (11/6/05), "Alito is correct: Husbands have reproductive rights, too." viewpoints@chron.com

  7. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (11/6/05), "Men have reproductive rights, too." opinion@tribweb.com

  8. Kansas City Star (11/6/05), "Another Setback for Women? No: Alito's ruling was for men's reproductive rights" letters@kcstar.com

  9. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11/7/05), "Double Standard drives feminist attacks on Alito" letters

To write to the other papers printing the column, see the websites for the St. Petersburg Times, the Canton Repository, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Duluth News Tribune, the Wilmington Delaware News Journal, the Youngstown Vindicator, the Centre Daily Times, the Myrtle Beach Sun News, the Madison Capital Times, and others.

I have written about men's reproductive issues on many previous occasions. Some of my columns include: Do Women Really Want a Male Birth Control Pill? (Newsday, 4/11/05) and 'Sperm Theft' Ruling a Step Forward for Men's Reproductive Rights (Houston Chronicle, 3/6/05) (co-authored with Jeff Leving).

We've also discussed this issue on His Side with Glenn Sacks--to listen to the audio, click on Schwyzer v. Alkon: Should Men Have Reproductive Rights? (3/20/05) or Masculists, Feminists Rumble Over Choice for Men (10/19/03).

I've also discussed the "fatal fathers"/maternal homicide myth that lies behind NOW's and Planned Parenthood's claims. To learn more, see my columns New Report on Maternal Homicide Crisis: Myth-Making and Manbashing (Lexington Herald-Leader, 1/3/05) and Domestic Violence Series Substitutes Emotion for Facts (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/8/05), or listen to the His Side with Glenn Sacks show Congress to Vote on Renewing Anti-Male Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (7/3/05).

Column #2: Domestic Violence Treatment Policies Put Abused Women in Harm's Way

My other new column is "Domestic Violence Treatment Policies Put Abused Women in Harm's Way" (Daily Breeze [Los Angeles], 11/7/05). It discusses the way that the radical feminists who control the domestic violence industry have created and mandated ideologically-driven batterers' treatment strategies which don't work.

To write a Letter to the Editor of the Daily Breeze, a 100,000 circulation newspaper in the Los Angeles area, about Ideology impedes cure for batterers, write to letters@dailybreeze.com.

  Adios to a Friend...

Since my talented tennis partner Mark and I started playing in March, he has been giving me a drubbing. Mark just  moved out of state, and my last chance to play him was last Monday morning. Previously I had a record against him of 0 matches won, 4 tied and (ouch) 32 lost.

I was determined to beat him before he left. Instead the Times called at 9 AM, asked me to write the Alito story, and told me I had to have it done by 2 PM. I cancelled my match, and lost my last chance at a victory.

Mark was always a gentleman. He never batted an eye when I stormed around the court pissed off because I couldn't get my powerful but inconsistent serves and strokes in, and he was always encouraging and helpful. I will miss him greatly.

My ghastly final won-lost record is below--I guess I was born to be a fathers' rights activist...

Matches: 0-4-32


Games: 259-485

Debating Glenn Sacks' Dubious Character...

Does Glenn Sacks believe women are subhuman? A couple ladies on Hugo Schwyzer's popular blog apparently think so. After seeing my column in the Times, Hugo, a feminist Women's Studies professor, blasted me but also added that he considers me a "friend." Some of his feminist readership didn't take too kindly to this, and a big debate on my dubious character resulted. Mercifully it's apparently over now, but you can read it here.

Several prominent members of the Sackson Horde came to my defense (thanks guys) and demanded--gasp--that my enemies actually provide specific quotes to buttress their view of me. Needless to say, not a one was produced. 

Hugo's defense of me was even better--he wrote "But does the fact that he's a troglodyte with profoundly objectionable views on men and women mean that he can't also be a helluva guy?" Gee, thanks...

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Best Wishes,
Glenn Sacks

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