An open letter to Slate Editor in Chief Jared Hohlt
St. Louis, MO: Slate magazine published a piece this week peddling verifiably false claims about filmed historical events and the surrounding real-life characters. Mrs. America, an FX on Hulu series, depicted in their fifth episode a real-life 1974 televised debate between Fred and Phyllis Schlafly and feminist couple Marc and Brenda Feigen-Fasteau. As we have covered this week already, the show’s depiction was essentially fictitious.
Slate has decided to label these moments of pure Hollywood fiction as “true,” and they have yet to reply to our opposing evidence and request for retraction.
“I have sent a letter to Slate editor in Chief Jared Hohlt demanding this demonstrably false content be retracted,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Slate makes no pretense at being an unbiased source of news. Their extreme leftist tendencies are always evident, but even this blatant disregard for facts, sources, and reality is disturbing. They have chosen to follow only one biased source — the radical feminist who soundly lost to the Schlaflys in this debate and ultimately lost her battle for the ERA. Slate should save what integrity they have left and remove these disproven lies.”
Read the full letter here.