Salon.com came out with some gobsmackingly nauseating web content on Monday, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Toronto politician Rob Ford’s last drunken stupor . . .
First, Salon.com staff writer Simon Maloy wrote an article critical of GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s recent position paper on firearms policy. There really isn’t much to be said about the piece; it’s a fairly boilerplate critique. What’s new in it isn’t good, and what’s good in it…well there really isn’t anything good there.
Maloy hilariously implies that the idea that “guns are necessary to prevent the government from taking away your rights” as something that “migrated” from “militia movements” and “fringe groups” to the mainstream GOP – missing the point that the idea originally migrated from the framers of the Constitution.
On the same day, salon.com published a first-person apologia for pedophiles: I’m a pedophile, but not a monster.
Actually, it’s more than that. The author calls himself a “law-abiding pedophile,” admits that he joined two pro-pedophile (a.k.a., “pro-contacter”) groups and places part of the blame for pedophilia on society: “The bile has only multiplied since then, and I believe all that hatred just serves to reinforce pedophilia in youngsters predisposed to it.”
While pedophilia shouldn’t be swept under the proverbial carpet, I find myself in agreement with a sentiment written by another writer who asks: “Was there any consideration, at all, for the issues surrounding this story, beyond its capacity to be amazing clickbait?” It’s ironic that Maloy tries to tar advocates of right to keep and bear arms with a guilt-by-association argument about “right-wing fringe groups” on the same day his employers let a member of a reviled fringe group make his accusatory case for compassion.
[Hat tip: Alex J.] [ED: the cartoon at the top of this post was not published by salon.com]
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