I read John Hammond’s autobiography when I was young and after thought A&R people were suppose to discover talent like he did (Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen) but actually John Hammond was more or less an anomaly. Most of the stories I’ve seen or read are about A&R people trying to be associated with financial success rather than discover talent. A&R in the music business often has that doublespeak vibe. One of the great gifts of George Orwell was understanding the future and giving us terms like doublespeak, nailed it. For my 20 page Marx paper I’m writing about gender and capitalism hence Bell Hooks figures into my research. When I checked her presence in the land of Youtube I found a critical video by a middle aged woman called the factual feminist. She was refuting Hook’s observations about imperialism, sexism and white supremacy but her points didn’t make sense. When I looked closer I found the Newt Gingrich loving producers of the series and it became more clear that the factual feminist is neither, just doublespeak.