Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BADRAP surrenders to facts


"A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants." ~Mark Twain

on May 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am PST, BADRAP made the following proclamation:
It's Dog Bite Prevention Week. Did you know that there was never such thing as a 'Nanny's Dog'? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls. While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites!

INNOCENT? the phrase 'Nanny Dog' was never used innocently. it was a very deliberate, very deceptive campaign to manipulate people into accepting a FIGHTING bred dog into the community.

manipulation is never innocent.

BADRAP (or JANE) has employed a talented public relations specialist. they have managed to put a fantastic spin on the reversal of the 'Nanny Dog' myth and back peddled right out of that sticky mess. or so they think. but trying to flush this lie from internet will be a herculean task, similar to trying to remove pee from the pool. the damage is done. this LIE will never be erased and the truth will still be trying to put its pants on long after DONNA'S big announcement has fallen from the top of the page.

flip flopping is nothing new for DONNA REYNOLDS. years ago, she said things like "pit bulls are naturally dog aggressive" and advised people against taking their pit bulldogs to dog parks. now she talks in terms of "individuals" and "dog selective". i think the change happened right around the time BADRAP became JANE BERKEY'S pet project.

let me be perfectly blunt. i'm calling shenanigans on BADRAP. i have a theory. rather than try to explain "the myriad of vintage photos" as DONNA claims, i think the likes of BADRAP, AFF and the utah cult BEST FRIENDS, aggressively sought out vintage photos of pit bulls with kids in an attempt to reinvent the pit bull into something that didn't scare people.

pit zealots like to point the finger of blame to the famous 1987 sports illustrated article for ruining the reputation of their pit bulldogs. but media coverage works both ways. after the famous vick bust of 2007 and the "rehabilitation" of his grippers, pit bulldogs, especially vick pit bulldogs were constantly being paraded in the media. there was a massive surge in all of the myths: nanny dog, it's all how they're raised, ATTS, man biters were culled etc.

trend in DBRF:
2009 - 14 people were killed by pit bulls
2010 - 22 people were killed by pit bulls
2011 - 22 people were killed by pit bulls (DARLA NAPORA)
2012 - 23 people were killed by pit bulls (REBECCA CAREY)
2013 and now in the first 122 days of this year, a whopping 13 people have been killed by pit bulls, 14 if you count the man who was struck by a car while fleeing a rampaging gripper. at the current pace, grippers are on target to claim the lives of 42 americans this year.

a very small sample of pro-pit bulldog media coverage:
12/2008 with the help of JIM GORANT, sports illustrated redeems itself in the eyes of nutters by publishing a sickening pro-pit article (page 2 paragraph 3 references the nanny dog)
09/2010 NPR story about the vick dogs
01/2011 (uploaded to youtube) PBS cashes in on the feel good vick dog action.
many of the vick dogs have their own facebook pages, websites and blogs

books
2009 badd newz
2010 one good dog (a jane berkey production)
2010 lost dogs 
2011 saving audie (propaganda age 6-9)
2011 pit bulls: villains or victims? (a regurgitation of karen delise + police gazette)
2012 wallace: the underdog

tv shows
2009 pit bulls and paroles 
2010 pit boss

documentaries
2009 vicktory to the underdog
2010 the pit bull hoax
2010 beyond the myth
2012 guilty til proven innocent

miscellaneous crap
2008 vicktory dog wine
2013 jonny justice plush toy
creepy calendars of tattooed floozies & bulldogs

i'm sure that i missed a few.

media blowback
you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see the impact that of all of this positive media attention has had on the number of dog bite related fatalities. whether positive or negative, too much media attention on a breed of dog is never a good thing. media hype always appeals to people on the most superficial of levels. too much negative press attracts the thugs & criminals and too much sugar coated press attracts the naive and politically correct fur mommy crowd who think their love supersedes genetics. both of these groups compromise the safety of the rest of us.

slick public relations tricks fueled by a guilty conscience and BADRAP thinks they can back out of this mess with their reputation intact and pretend as if nothing happened. not if i can help it.















"Nanny Dog" was the pit bull breed booth theme at multiple booths at Americas Family Pet Expo in Orange County, CA.
Paid attendance 30,000.













thank you pmic4od!

in search of "innocence"
i briefly surveyed the presence of the nanny dog on the internet. here is a small sampling of nanny dog references. what do you think, are they innocent?

first stop 'in the company of dogs' where you can show the world your pit bull pride with a t-shirt or pillow.

which words jump out at you first?






















here's what jumps out at me.
1) babysitter
2) pit bull
3) misunderstood
that's no accident.


GEORGE TAKEI (star trek's sulu) thinks pit bulls get a "bad rap". nutters really hate facts. i posted the link to badrap's big announcement, you know, cuz i'm all about educatin' but this little weasel deleted my comment.

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY  gets in on the 'nanny dog' action with one of the vick cash cows - HANDSOME DAN.
"When our daughter, Josephine, was born in 2010, we knew Dan would be great with her. We just had no idea how great. When she was a baby, he would sleep next to her crib. Now that she is a little older, he is so calm and patient with her. Sudden movements have always startled Dan, but the craziness of a toddler doesn't seem to bother him at all. Dan can truly be considered a nanny dog!"


JIM GORANT my understanding of his book is that he was personally spoon fed by DONNA and TIM. this pdf sports illustrated article written by GORANT is hosted on NCRC :-)





JAMES SULLIVAN  this fresh faced punk journalist is described as a culture critic.
"In 19th-century England, one dog breed was known as the “nanny dog’’ for its exceptional relationship with children. One probable member of the same breed, writes author Jim Gorant, was a beloved World War I mascot; another was the Little Rascals’ constant companion."


ELIZABETH A BROWN  journalist writing for the christian science monitor.
"If readers are surprised to find an entire book devoted to these dogs, here’s another upset: Our image of pit bulls couldn’t be further from the truth. The Staffordshire bull terriers, from which the American pit bull terrier descends, were known to be so gentle that in the 1800s they were called “nanny dogs,” ideal to be left alone with babies."


JOE WOESTENDIEK  (a pulitzer prize winning journalist - LOL!) the omidog blogger wrote a puff piece about one of JANE SAUL ROTROSEN BERKEY'S literary clients.








BRENT TOELLNER  pit zealot, blogger and marketing/advertising slime ball.














ANDREW ROZSA  psychologist, irresponsible pit bull owner and a very bad neighbor. his comment about the 'nanny dog' is actually comical.
"A Google search of the phrase “nanny dog historical fact” yields 1.5 million hits, much of it “”noise.” However, the vast majority of hits on the top few pages will be supportive of the idea, while the minority who calls us “nutters,”  holds the opinion that this is a myth."
witness proof of assertion in action.


YONAH WARD GROSSMAN  this idiot is just way too confident in his position. he reminds me of another Mark Twain quote, "It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so." GROSSMAN wrote about the nanny dog, not just once but twice. his blog posts went viral.




JOSHUA HOLLAND  this idiot calls himself the truth vigilante.
"For most of the 114 years since the American pitbull terrier was first recognized by the United Kennel Club, the breed was rightly seen as the perfect “nanny dog” for children because of its friendly nature, loyalty and stability. As the ASPCA notes, the pitbulls were “once considered especially non-aggressive to people."
(shame on you alternet, i expect more from you!)


PAMELA KRAMER  "Although pit bulls are still suffering from discrimination, this book will go a long way toward the day when they will no longer carry the stigma of "fighting" dog, but rather the appellation "nanny" dog, once again (as they were known years ago)."

i expect this crap from the examiner. afterall, they provide CINDY MARABITO and PENNY EIMS with a platform to spread their lies and propaganda. but the christian science monitor? boston.com? alternet? c'mon!


PIT BULL RESCUE CENTRAL 'faq' LOL!
They are often referred to as "nanny dogs" because they are excellent with children.


JASON MANN (pitbulllovers.com)
4. Pit Bulls are great with kids. They weren't referred to as the "nanny's dog" for nothing that's for sure.


CELIA SUE HECHT a best friends groupie







COASTAL CANINE MAG fall 2012









IAN DUNBAR you'd be hard pressed to find a more spectacular display of stupidity from a so-called expert. DUNBAR doesn't actually mouth the words NANNY and DOG but his meaning is undeniable as he tells viewers that pit bulls are his first choice for child psych wards because pit bulls don't care if kids pull their tails. ISYN.


SHERIDAN FRENCH
"Below is a great, short article that gives a brief history of Pit Bulls and brings to attention that the breed has become very misunderstood and misrepresented. Please, please read in order to educate yourself on this wonderful dog, a breed that used to be known as the Nanny Dog." 
scroll to the bottom for the photo of her toddler hanging on her pit bull while the pit bull is eating two feet from her other dog who also has his face in the food bowl.


KEITH L. KENDRICK a pit bull fanatic in oregon
"So despite being known as the "nanny dog" in the early 1900's, as well as in the United States as a well regarded all purpose family dog good with children, because of such highly distorted journalism Pit Bulls immediately became the top demon dog."


i have pdf copies of all of these (and more) just in case the FTC comes a knockin'.


“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” 
~John F. Kennedy


so, to recap - BADRAP, i don't believe you and i don't forgive you.

30 comments:

Rumpelstiltskin said...

Great job!

I always despised the nanny dog myth.

snarky said...


" a lie can run around the world three times while the truth is still putting on its pants "

i like that and its very apropos.

poor gypsy , romping sweetly in pittie heaven with unicorns ..lol

Rumpelstiltskin said...

Unicorns are about the only thing pits haven't killed...yet.

vintage said...

The first Amstaff accepted by the AKC and used as the breed standard was John P. Colby's APBT "Primo"....

Over his lifetime Colby trafficked 5000 fighting dogs and had his nephew die while he tried to pry one of his cash cows off the boy's neck.

AMSTAFF BREED STANDARD IS KID KILLER!

Other breed communities don't work like this...

vintage said...

PS...182 American children have been killed by Pit Bulls since Colby's yard accident. Even more horrifying....146 adults have been picked off too!


http://www.fatalpitbullattacks.com/index.php

Other breeds don't work like this..

orangedog said...

Outstanding!

scorched earth said...

"Low information" pit bull advocates, coached by these very individuals, will turn up after the fatal mauling death of a child and state venomously that the parents are responsible for death because "no dog should EVER be left alone with a child." Where is the logic?

These people have blood on their hands.

orangedog said...

All of those sites where the children are hanging all over "Nanny" are eeriely like the pre-attack story here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pitbull-Awareness/172467419579788

She thought her family raised pit bull was safe too. Children keep being pulled apart and shredded because of this LIE and now BADRAP wants to scamper away from it. Too bad.

Maybe TS can explain this one, but why are so many of the kids in those vintage photos in scratch positions - and why the pits are mostly wearing those weird harnesses?

snarky said...


funny how people are so happy to repeat a lie just cuz they saw it somewhere on the internet .

semi-illiterate , obviously ignorant and profoundly unintelligent but somehow owning a computer and they think they have learned all there is to know about pitbulls.

the great unwashed , doing high level research on the internet re pitbulls , deals on smoked meat , and how to get your teenager a second chance with his probation officer.

snarky said...


run free sweet gypsy .

you were sacrificed to the evil dog fighters cuz you were a wimp and wouldnt bite or fight .

but you are now in heaven where the cats are fat and the unicorns taste like smoked meat from the seven -eleven .

love you forever sweet girl.

PutMeInCharge4OneDay said...

"Nanny Dog" was the pit bull breed booth theme at multiple booths at Americas Family Pet Expo in Orange County, CA.
Paid attendance 30,000.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76697284@N08/8678436620/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76697284@N08/8677335331/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76697284@N08/8677327197/in/photostream/

their pit bull facts
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76697284@N08/8678428294/in/photostream/


snarky said...


" crossed over the rainbow bridge "

lol @ dingbats in love with their dead shitbulls.

gypsy in neverland with cherished pets torn and shredded too but not glorified like a bait shitbull.

dawn james said...

putmeincharge, thanks for the reminder. i will add this. i have been battling a head cold.

snack sized dog said...

I agree that this is a disgusting piece of propaganda to put out there. They act as if their words have no sway and continue to mouth that filth even after it has been thoroughly debunked. Now, they're taking it back? Right. Wonder if Donna will ever mention it again. Will she correct her brainless followers when they parrot it on her blog and facebook pages? Or will she just let it lay there?

I love the quote from Tollner - weasel words to not enrage Frau Blucher aka Ledy VanKarnage. I hear horses panic every time her name is uttered. But he won't admit its a lie. What a little weaselly liar. And it is interesting that he says that she uses the nanny dog in her presentations all the time. I thought she was the source and main promoter of it, but I haven't found many examples of her using it in interviews online. Maybe she is being careful to not use it where it can be cut and pasted, knowing as she does, that it is a dangerous lie.


Those photos from the American family pet expo are horrendous! They have NO SHAME.

snarky said...


weasel words not to enrage ledy vankarnage....?

hell hath no fury like a pitterine pitophile scorned

PutMeInCharge4OneDay said...

Glad to see the Pet Expo photos added to the blog. :)

Dawn feel better soon.

dawn james said...

the pet expo photos made this blog post so much better, especially with your commentary. thanks again for bringing it to my attention.

Packhorse said...

Quote: "Low information" pit bull advocates, coached by these very individuals, will turn up after the fatal mauling death of a child and state venomously that the parents are responsible for death because "no dog should EVER be left alone with a child." Where is the logic?

Exactly what I was thinking. Nanny dogs and babysitters one day, "All dogs bite." "NO dog should be left alone with a child--the stupid parents' fault." the next.

Sputnik said...

It's nice to see Dunbar's name in this list of idiots. Check out this interview -- scroll on down the the Q&A part, read those up to the photo.

"Dogs kill about twenty people in the USA every year; about twelve of those are children. Almost without exception, each incident is a case of amazing negligence directly attributable to the parents of those children. By comparison, two thousand kids were killed last year by their parents. Do we see much about that sad statistic in the media? No!"

then just a little further:

"Should I ever have kids in my family again, I would love a Rottweiler or Pit Bull, which would be among my first choices, because they are so accepting of children."

Semyonova left quite a hilarious comment there.

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/05/an-interview-with-ian-dunbar/

Packhorse said...

I'm becoming concerned about PETA. As we know, PETA is currently the only major animal group that vocally supports BSL--at least in the form of mandatory spay/neuter of all grippers. That's good.
http://www.peta.org/about/why-peta/pitbulls.aspx

However, they have also been using their blog to advertise pit bulls up for adoption: http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2013/05/09/give-puppy-office-chair.aspx

http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2013/05/01/neglected-pit-bull-rescued-by-peta-gets-justice.aspx

Worse yet, check out one of their latest t-shirts: http://www.petacatalog.com/clothingaccessories/underdogfittedtshirt–preordernow/

Methinks they need to be forwarded the Craven felony/no felony post.

Meals on Wheels said...

I just KNEW Craven would give BAD RAP's announcement the royal treatment it deserved. Sad thing, I think it was only our crowd that noticed it. It was a little blip, then later that day, someone posted one of those charming vintage photographs of a kid and a gripper wearing one of those weird harnesses, and no mention of the nanny dog. These children may have worked at the mine or in some factory and were fed cocaine in their cough syrup as well.

I wonder when the crowd will actually get it that Buster Brown was a bratty thug, and the "Little Rascals" were just that....little rascals from the wrong side of the tracks. The choice of dog was deliberate, and would not have worked with a naughty Beagle.

DubV said...

All the nutter comments on that facebook page are dedicated to the video of the kid jumping on the rottie. I couldn't read them all, but skimmed most of the comments and no one noted "gee, we were lied to about this nanny dog thing and people are still spreading this" or anything similar to this.

dawn james said...

looks like ingrid is no better than wayne. money is their bottom line.

dawn james said...

you got that right meals. snack is sitting on one hell of a petey blog post.

tropical storms said...

And at no time does anyone even ask why the word "pit" is in the breed name American (Pit) Bull Terrier. Why do they use the breed name and not understand the breed purpose? I thought dog fighters were dumb asses.

dawn james said...

isn't PIT an old english slang term for PRAM ;-)

snarky said...


as in peram-bull-ator ?

yep i think dere is a lot of evidence that shitbulls make ideal nannies for your trailer spawn .

snarky said...


nannies are darn expensive whereas shitbulls jus wanna be loved and cuddled and understood and you can gettem free from de shelter.

and if a dangerous pomeranian enters your unfenced yard the nanny dog will protect your spawn to the death , garanteed .

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your website. I am tired of hearing people lying about their aggressive dogs. why did they adopt such an aggressive dog, when there are hundreds of other dog breeds available that were not bred to maul? It's utter stupidity.

my dog is a shepherd/husky mix and he was attacked by a young pit bull puppy at a dog park. my dog is extremely friendly and well socialized and never was in a fight, and he never attacked another dog. i watched with my own eyes as this pit bull chased him and attacked him several times until I was able to bring him out of the dog park. the pit bull owner did nothing of course.

so tired of these worthless pit bulls everywhere and they overcrowd dog shelters because nobody wants them and people breed them like crazy to sell to thugs who want to look tough.

if you want to own a dog then buy a normal dog. don't buy an aggressive killer dog and then try to make it behave like a normal dog, and blame everyone else when it behaves like the aggressive killer that it was born to be.

Anonymous said...

Gorant worked for a publishing company in NYC that Saul Berkey does business with

Saul family friends work at NPR and were perfectly willing to lie for her

There'a more, that kind of connecting is prevalent through all of this

Propaganda and marketing is an incestous business when it comes to rebranding the fighting dog and building an industry $$$$$$$.

Friends do favors for friends

They don't care as the victims pile up. This incestuous mob doesn't care about anyone but their own