Newsweek Magazine: “Roosh V’s Journey From Pickup Artist To Right-Wing Provocateur”

I did an interview with Newsweek magazine this summer and it finally made print last week. Here’s an excerpt:

Roosh V used to go out most nights looking to seduce a woman, but today he has a much easier task: He’s just looking to piss one off.

It’s opening day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland in July, and the most hated “pickup artist” in the world has infiltrated a group of protesters outside the arena. He’s wearing a Hillary Clinton hat (he supports Donald Trump), and in a video of the incident he streamed on Periscope, he and the demonstrators clash. “This girl just came up to me and tried to touch me without my consent,” he says into his smartphone camera, feigning the politically correct outrage he mocks. “She said, ‘Go back to the Middle East.’ She is Islamophobic!”

Roosh, whose father is from Iran, then turns his camera to the woman, who responds, “You’re a piece of shit. I didn’t touch you!” Then she calls him a rapist. A crowd forms. Another woman edges close, holding a microphone, and says she’s with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. “Who are you?” she asks Roosh. Before he can answer, the crowd starts chanting, “Rapist! Rapist!” and the first woman says, “You should kill yourself.”

Roosh is pleased. He not only got to spar with some of the “social justice warriors” he despises but also got material to share with his many followers. And don’t forget all the free publicity, which he needs as he attempts to make his transition from pickup artist (someone who relentlessly practices the “art” of seduction) to a hero of the “alternative right” movement.

Like the bombastic presidential candidate inside the convention hall that day, Roosh thinks America is too PC. That’s largely the subject of his new book, Free Speech Isn’t Free, and since embarking on a lecture tour in summer 2015 (“The State of Man”), he has evolved from “game” guru to conservative provocateur, joining figures such as Milo Yiannopoulos, the flamboyant Breitbart editor whom Twitter recently banned for inciting harassment. Yiannopoulos is a leader of the alt-right—a meme-obsessed nationalist subculture that grew out of online forums, gained a following among Trump supporters and mirrors the right-wing movements spreading overseas. Its members include white supremacists, anti-Semites and internet trolls.

Though Roosh says he is not part of the movement—they just have common enemies—his alliance with its leaders was evident at the RNC, where he went to a party Yiannopoulos threw. Also there: Geert Wilders, the controversial Dutch politician on trial for anti-immigrant hate speech. A journalist who attended described the event as a “hell full of manic trolls and smug neo-fascists from every slimy corner of the internet.”

Followers of Roosh, whose real name is Daryush Valizadeh, know him as a blogger who has been running websites devoted to “game”—the tricks and techniques to use to seduce women—since around 2001. His website Return of Kings “aims to usher the return of the masculine man in a world where masculinity is being increasingly punished and shamed.” There are more than a million posts on his forum, and he has self-published 18 books.

He’s perhaps best known—and most hated—for his proposed International Tribal Meetup Day in February. Attendees (no women or gay men allowed) were to congregate at set locations, identify one another through a code phrase and then go to bars or cafés. The 165 gatherings in 43 countries would offer “the opportunity to meet other like-minded men,” he wrote.

Read the article here.

While I could take the time to nitpick some things in the article, it was fair when compared to my previous round of media treatment. Nonetheless, I’m not going to push my luck and start accepting interviews. Even though Newsweek did mention my new book Free Speech Isn’t Free, I didn’t notice an increase in sales bigger than doing a handful of promo tweets on my own. Since I don’t care about fame, it’s clear that the media is no longer useful to me, and I don’t need to waste any more time helping them create content for their failing publications.

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Smart Alex
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Clearly your ass isn’t big enough (ala Kardashian) nor are you in the midst of a celebrity divorce. In order to garner widespread attention you need one or both of those ingredients

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…it’s clear that the media is no longer useful to me, and I don’t need to
waste any more time helping them create content for their failing
publications.

True. However, you are apparently useful to them to fill up otherwise empty pages of an irrelevant publication that neither my generation nor my parents generation reads any longer.

Old media is dead! They’re desperate to attract readers by ferreting out right-wing provocateurs. This proves their left-wing bias.

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the article vastly misleads by describing members of the alt-right as ‘white supremacists, anti-Semites and internet trolls.’ uh-huh.

however just a few sentences prior, the brave, valiant, (ie. fat/ugly (useless) women and/or pussified ‘men’) SJW’s say ‘You’re a piece of shit,’ and ‘You should kill yourself.’

i’d rather be a member of the former (despite not allying myself with any of the three fringe-groups described by the biased, clinton-backed author), than the latter subhuman fascists.

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I particularly like the bit about labeling him a rapist when Black rappers openly sell a drug rape lifestyle. The MSM and prog narratives are so topically hypocritical it has become a megaphone fore psychosis.

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Who cares about the mainstream media? If you like globalist propaganda bs and are a NFL football game loving corporate drone zombie you may dig it- if not look elsewhere.

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“alternative right” has got to be the strangest labeling term ive heard. Far right, centre right and “alt right”. Not to mention that anyone who doesn’t straight up swallow what the media/establishment serves is automatically “alt right” now it’s basically “alt right” = non conforming anti liberal.

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Agreed, Green Claws. I had never heard the term , alt right before this election. Just another way to segregate and categorize. Stronger together my ass!

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” it’s clear that the media is no longer useful to me, and I don’t need to waste any more time helping them create content for their failing publications”

Very well said, Roosh.

Generally speaking anyone who gets “publicity” should be able to parlé that into something beneficial such as sales or increased status that increases income.

If there is no benefit from having publicity, then indeed you only serve to benefit some shit-for-brains journalist who thinks he actually has a career.

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Here’s another sad, sad story of a woman who “got raped ” after “waking up in a stranger’s bed”, although she admits she was not “fit” to obviously tell how she made the mysterious jump from university to a bed never seen before. PS I tried not to puke when I saw her picture, you can guess why, I just can’t say it or I will be deemed a rapist too

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37718851

PS I wonder why a “rapist” would choose the ugliest woman on campus?

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Ah ah, loved the last paragraph you wrote, who has time for failed publications. Too right. It is obvious it was the same publication that was accusing you of rapist, like all these other bitching idiots who did the same. Now it is obvious to all these mentally impaired people that you not only never committed rape, but as you are not an idiot yourself who is out of control like all these idiots who accuse people without evidence, you would never commit rape, because 1. You never needed to,and 2. Only an idiot who is out of control can commit rape, which actually make the idiots who accuse you of all kind of stupid stuff, far more likely that THEY would commit rape. I mean, let’s face it, these nincompoops hardly speak like they use logic in their stupid arguments. To them you are a bad person because you have a penis between your legs and because you aren’t going around telling everybody that women are faultless, wonderful and defenceless ethereal beings who would do no harm. These attention seeking bastards never grew up, they just blame others for all their stupid problems, which also are the ONLY problems that exist in the world, since they believe it revolves around them. As if that stupid s**t should make many of us like women more?

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PS. On the subject of rape: who the hell would any of us go as far as raping? I don’t have a girlfriend (and I don’t really care) and when I am horny I just stare at a picture and empty my balls and move on. I don’t even think of women , in the sexual sense, for the rest of the day. When I see “very attractive” women around, I just ignore them. The thought of raping one of them never ever entered my mind. It is as if I would wake up and say “I have no money. Aaaah, let’s go rob a bank”. Yet all these feminist idiots think that just because one criticizes women for whatever reason, they are automatiocally “rapists”.