I read AVFM today for the first time in awhile. It was announced that Elam is shooting a segment on 20/20. I am glad. Aside from the dust up about the feminist Trojan horse, and the fact that I lost comfort there awhile back because of what was once open hostility (not by Elam himself) to Christians, I wish him well.
I was on MensNewsDaily when Paul came on the scene and took over as editor for Mike LaSalle. It was my early days of involvement with any men’s issues, mid 2000’s or so. Paul had his site, AVFM, as well, and while he has always been an excellent writer, he was not highly exposed yet. Its been a case study watching as they have grown to the level or prominence that they have. And so long as there is not too much mission creep, it is good for all of us. I hope some of the larger Christian and other manosphere bloggers do not find trivial things to point out during this time because there is nothing harmful about AVFM making a main media splash to point out the injustices built into the systems of the world.
An irrelevant personal tidbit is, I worked at 20/20 in 1982. I was the mail boy. My college GF’s father was a VP at ABC and got me the summer gig. I pushed a mail cart around and delivered mail into the offices of Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters, John Stossel, Geraldo Rivera, and several others. It was a very cool experience for a small town Midwest boy. I was able to sit in the studio on a folding chair while 20/20 was being anchored live……be very quiet…..and I have nice photo snaps with all those folks. I recall all that with great affection. Perhaps after Elam goes there, with over a 30 year gap, he and I will have literally tread the same hallways. Me as a mail boy, and him as a prominent MRA (I gotta leave out the H, the H still sits unsettled on me).
I want to wish him well in that endeavor and I will make a point to watch it. I am praying it goes as planned and is not an ambush, or that any ambush will be overcome.