Friday, October 18, 2013. After scheduling a broadcast ABC decided, at the last minute it seems, to either delay or cancel a segment on AVFM scheduled for tonight. Instead it aired a re-hash from the Dr. Phil Show in which the alleged murderer failed a polygraph test.
This follows a story published on their website announcing the upcoming broadcast. The article featured Anita Sarkeesian of “Feminist Frequency” who alleged that she had received rape and death threats from the “manosphere” following the production of her YouTube videos dealing with misogyny in the gaming world. Sources of the alleged threats have never been substantiated. The piece also featured a segment of the interview with Elam that was to be broadcast.
“It is hard to say why ABC delayed the piece with certainty,” said Elam. “It is not beyond reason to think that the overwhelmingly hostile public reaction to the lies published on the ABC website could have caused them concern.” He also referenced a recent article in AVFM in which it was pointed out that Elizabeth Vargas misquoted him.
AVFM News sent an information request to 20/20 asking “Please explain why the piece on A Voice for Men and Paul Elam was not broadcast this evening. There are many disappointed viewers who want an explanation.”
Any response to the inquiry will be posted to the site.