What do David Futrelle and the Gay Cannibal Killer have in common? More than you think….

19 Feb



We don’t produce a whole lot of murderers up here in Canada, but when we do, we go all out. I really think Luka Magnotta takes the gold star, though. Magnotta has been in the news all across Canada, and even caught the interest of international media. For those who have never heard of Luka Magnotta or the Gay Cannibal Killer, the tl;dr is that a handsome young gay porn actor lured a Chinese student into his home where he stabbed him to death, removed his limbs, sodomized the corpse and then attempted to eat it. Magnotta filmed the entire attack, then sent body parts through the mail to various members of parliament and to elementary schools.

Seriously, seriously twisted. A rare moment when I support the death penalty. He filmed himself doing it. There is zero probability of executing the wrong man.

Anyways, there has been endless pages of coverage of this case, including the latest development today, in which Magnotta withdrew his appeal of his conviction. The fact he was even permitted to waste our time and money filing an appeal is beyond outrageous!

I’m not so much interested in the gory parts of the Magnotta story as I am in the many psychological profiles that attempt to explain him. What drives a person to do this? The quick answer is – he’s a psychopath, with most people concentrating on the psycho part and ignoring the path. There is a path from birth to cannibalism. What is it? What does it look like?

Luka Magnotta left behind a blog that contains a page that is simultaneously captivating and horrifying. It’s called Media Propaganda, and although it was written long before he met his victim Jun Lin, it’s a premonition of his own media coverage and a strategy to defend himself from the indefensible. What is even more interesting is how completely Magnotta’s strategy mirrors the techniques of someone we know rather well around these parts: David Futrelle. It’s an almost play by play analysis of how Futrelle “covers” his subjects, always led by an instinct to preserve his ideology at all costs.

  • Guilt by association – Elliot Rodger was an MRA (he wasn’t)
  • Backstroke – systematically belittling the goals of the subject
  • Misinformation – reporting information in such a way that the final message of the story is not true
  • Over humanization – making anyone who has a valid disagreement look evil due to all the human suffering talked about in the story
  • Name-calling – neckbeard, virgin, misogynist, fedora-wearer, blah blah blah
  • He Said, She Said – repeating something endlessly in the hopes people will think it’s true
  • Unproven “facts” – rape stats, domestic violence, false allegations, wage gap
  • Lying – just making stuff up and refusing all evidence to the contrary
  • Telling the truth, for a while – acknowledging some issues are valid and then engaging with the lies and half-truths and obfuscations again
  • Not talking at all about something – women lie about rape is completely verboten
  • Subtle inaccuracies/Dismissive tone – misstating a topic, often a serious one, and pretending any objecting or concerned view is silly, unrealistic, or just not necessary
  • One one punch – pretending to represent both sides, but only supporting one side
  • Volume – the same story over and over and over again
  • Coordination – parroting what other journalists have said on the same topic
  • Fogging an issue/total nonsense – Write a catchy headline and following it with a word salad that makes no sense whatsoever
  • 2,3,4 – mentioning only one side of an issue 2, 3 or 4 times in the same article while pretending to be balanced
  • Preemptive strike – opening an article with a forceful statement about what the “correct” view is
  • Framing the debate – Creating two alternatives rather than discussing what the actual alternatives are
  • Token equal time – adding a single phrase or sentence to an article acknowledging a different point of view
  • Interpreting – twisting words and sentences to fit an ideology rather than what was actually intended
  • Withholding information – a lie by omission
  • Distracting/absurd metrics – deflecting the debate onto minutiae or trivia rather than discussing the actual issue

It’s like a play by play of every article Futrelle has ever written, no? Perhaps there are some similarities of mind between Magnotta, who knew he would eventually have to defend the indefensible and studied how to do that, and Futrelle who is similarly engaged in defending what is becoming more and more indefensible by the day?

There are a few other curious connections between the two men, as well. Magnotta was gay, which in my opinion only influenced the victim he chose. David’s enthusiastic defense of the film Salo or 120 days of Sodom that contains graphic scenes of children being raped, tortured, forced to eat excrement, mutilated, and then murdered makes me think he might have a similar sexual orientation, and perhaps an inclination to express that violently? We know he has friends who engage in violent fantasies of stabbing, shooting and killing men, then skinning them and boiling the remains for glue.

Magnotta had a weird obsession with cats and enjoyed killing them in horrific ways. To my knowledge, Futrelle harbors no animosity towards cats, but he is certainly obsessed with them. And then there is the fact that they could be brothers.

Magnotta Futrelle

How weird is that? The resemblance is uncanny.

Are you laughing yet? I hope you are. Cherry picking can be such good fun! Propaganda works both ways, no? And surely we can agree that turnabout is fair play?

Lots of love,


22 Responses to “What do David Futrelle and the Gay Cannibal Killer have in common? More than you think….”

  1. M3 February 19, 2015 at 21:26 #

    Long enough title eh 😛


  2. YOHAMI February 19, 2015 at 21:27 #

    nice title.


  3. JudgyBitch February 19, 2015 at 21:27 #

    Lol. I fixed it. Copy paste error.


  4. JudgyBitch February 19, 2015 at 21:38 #

    Yeah accidentally pasted the whole article! Oops!


  5. Alex February 19, 2015 at 21:51 #

    this was actually kind of scary, as i didn’t really figure it out till i got to the bottom. o_o


  6. JudgyBitch February 19, 2015 at 21:53 #

    There are some disturbing parallels, but Futrelle is just a garden variety asshole making money off his propaganda, I think.


  7. Richard Olsen February 19, 2015 at 22:11 #

    Personally, you might not like this, but, I support the existence of Salo as well. While it’s horrific (mainly because it is based loosely on a book by the Marquis de Sade), it does show the extreme brutality that humanity is capable of when given too much power over others. The images sicken me, and they should sicken.

    Many of the tortures shown in the film were visited on those held captive by the forces of Mussolini and also Hitler. Rape, degradation, starvation, servitude. They are all hallmarks of a cruel fascist society.

    I support the films existence, as much as I also support A Clockwork Orange and its existence. They serve to teach humanity, to warn humanity, continually, what we are all capable of. One might argue we don’t need a reminder, but unfortunately we do. If we choose to bury our proverbial heads in the sand and not talk about, or censor the horrors, we are doomed to repeat them over and over again.

    Of course, I understand that you are cherry picking, just to show that this is what people like Futrelle do. This is what the SJWs and the 3rd wave feminists do in order to push their agenda. Cherry pick, and then apply that data to everyone in order to demonise an entire group by the actions of a few individuals.

    It’s just difficult sometimes, your ability for sarcasm is incredibly good and at times, sometimes I’m even fooled into thinking you’re serious.


  8. JudgyBitch February 19, 2015 at 22:49 #

    Those are all good points Richard, but the circulation of the film in a porn shop leads to believe the viewers were not quite so noble. They were jacking off to suffering.


  9. gcostanza2014 February 19, 2015 at 23:37 #

    Keep up the good work of exposing this horrible liar.


  10. David Sutton February 20, 2015 at 00:53 #

    So, we’re also cool with “snuff” flicks, right?


  11. Lindsey February 20, 2015 at 01:06 #

    I met you once at the bookstore I used to work at and I didn’t tell you I loved your blog because I thought it would be weird and intrusive, so I’m just going to tell you now: JB, I love your blog. You make me think and you’ve also helped me become better at constructing solid arguments. Thanks for everything.


  12. Ndoki February 20, 2015 at 01:40 #

    How does a crazy person get through the woods?

    They take a psycho-path.


  13. Kay One February 20, 2015 at 02:55 #

    Reblogged this on Kent's space and commented:
    How to argue unfairly.


  14. JudgyBitch February 20, 2015 at 03:12 #

    Yeah, that was kind of the point.


  15. sputnik February 20, 2015 at 03:53 #



  16. Sputnik February 20, 2015 at 05:24 #

    Killer! I ate that right up. What’s the temperature in John Wayne Gacy’s basement?– 27 below. Stop me before I pun again!

    And yet, what you did with this article is EXACTLY what subtle psychos like Futrelle — and many, many others — are doing. This article brought the matter sharply into focus for me.


  17. theantifeminist February 21, 2015 at 10:04 #

    Good piece JudgyBitch.

    I have to say it’s somewhat disturbing the number of defenders Futrelle has in our community with regards his defence of SALO.

    As Judgy points out, whatever the supposed artistic merits of a film depicting nothing but the graphic rape, torture, and murder of naked children, the fact remains that Futrelle was supporting, and continues to support, its distribution in a gay sex shop. This guy should NEVER be allowed to speak on the issue of the rights of men and boys in society.

    The comparison with ‘A Clockwork Orange’ is invalid. The scenes of violence and torture were not gatuitous in that movie. Passolini (the director) was an individual who would undoubtedly be locked up as a paedophile today and SALO would be categorized as the worst form of child porn. If the MRM campaigned to have SALO banned from YouTube and Netflix they could do so within a week. Passolini deliberately chose models rather than professional actors in order that their fear would be real. The ‘actors’ are real children aged from 14 and are naked while being subjected to appalling scenes of torture and murder. One of the boys in the movie who was 15 or 16 when it was filmed later killed himself at the age of 31. Passolini turned to film making when his career as a teacher was finished after allegations of molesting the pupils. It is widely known he picked chid actors for his movies based on their looks and that he would have affairs with them. One such actor was a 15 year old boy when Passolini took him as his lover. Passolini was later murdered, and a teenage boy confessed to the killing, claiming that Passolini had been abusing him.

    Furthermore, Futrelle’s original defence of the films distribution in a sex shop came in the same year as he published several disturbing defences of torture and sadism, even castigating a feminist in print for not admitting that we all secretly fantasise about torturing and abusing others. In another article he claimed that the innocence of victms is exaggerated and that no female victims of abuse are entirely ‘innocent’.


  18. Heresolong February 25, 2015 at 01:17 #

    His Wikipedia page doesn’t mention “gay”. Selective editing?


  19. ΩΩΩ February 26, 2015 at 01:33 #

    Hello Janet,

    Thank you very much for a mostly great article. I must however express some disagreement. I agree 100% with what Richard Olsen said: ” I support the existence of Salo as well. While it’s horrific (mainly because it is based loosely on a book by the Marquis de Sade), it does show the extreme brutality that humanity is capable of when given too much power over others. The images sicken me, and they should sicken.

    Many of the tortures shown in the film were visited on those held captive by the forces of Mussolini and also Hitler. Rape, degradation, starvation, servitude. They are all hallmarks of a cruel fascist society.”

    We all must defend Freedom Of Speech to the very end. I used to like the movie and admire Pier Paolo Pasolini; its director, a lot; not anymore. However, NONE of the actors who participated in the film were “children”. They were ALL over 18. Some portrayed minors, yes, but none of them were.

    Regarding the homosexual porn shop thing, that’s something that happened over 20 years ago, and I’m pretty sure it was only ONE porn shop (however, I’m sincerely surprised it was there in the first place, to be honest, since I recall there is even more female nudity and sexual activity than male). Nowadays, while still banned in several countries, the film is perfectly and legally available and distributed in many countries and places (including the USA and I *think* all of the American continent). You can perfectly find AND buy it on Amazon, ebay, etcetera, in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats with absolutely no problems.

    The actual torture, rape and murder scenes are shown only till the very end, and, believe me, they are NOT as graphic/explicit as most people would think (all those “Saw” movies and all those other mainstream movies of nowadays make Salò look like child’s play). The most disturbing, “perverse”, “disgusting” things about the film are the dialogue and the coprophagia scenes (which were achieved with chocolate and yoghurt), not its explicitly sexual and violent content.

    The film has been widely and extensively praised and defended for its artistic and political merits. It’s, again, a cry against fascism, abuse of power, rape, torture and murder.

    Again, I don’t like or admire the film or its director anymore, but I’ll always defense its existence and diffusion (amongst adults, of course).

    There’s nothing “evil” about the film and its existence. Once again, this is a Freedom Of Speech issue. We must not go down the feminist path and try to thwart it.

    Once again, thank you.

    Keep up the good work.

    Good luck.




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