October 03, 2006

The Huffington Post, Hypocrisy, and Pedophilia

Our pals at The Huffington Post are in a huff. A large number of the columns on display there call for the heads of anyone related to the Mark Foley page-gate brouhaha—no matter how tangentially.

Fire Tony Snow, shrieks the peculiarly named Erin Kotecki Vest. Remove Dennis Hastert, bellow others. Hang Matt Druge!

Now we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” happen to agree that former Congressman Foley’s actions were deplorable and people are right to probe into the conduct of those who may have known of his shenanigans and allowed them to pass unnoticed.

Yet we couldn’t help but conclude that, in getting in a lather about the Foley business, our pals at the Huffington Post are demonstrating—once again—their passionate attachment to hypocrisy.

We don’t mean to cast any aspersions, but it seems rather clear that erstwhile Congressman Foley is a gay man. This doesn’t mean that, qua homosexual, he’s entitled to the support of the Huffington Post; our radical pals have every right to dislike politicians regardless of their sexual orientation. But the perfervid denunciation of homosexual pedophilia (or, if you prefer, ephebophilia), rings a bit hollow, coming as it does from the Huffsters.

Allow us to explain what we mean. Surely one of the most successful and popular examples of left-wing agitprop in this country is Eve Ensler’s feculent radical feminist play The Vagina Monologues. This horridly written anti-male tract has become all the rage on college campuses—hardly any school fails to perform this dimwitted show on Valentines Day (or V-Day, as Ms. Ensler prefers).

And what, dear reader, does the much-heralded radical feminist play The Vagina Monolgues champion? Well, among other things an older lesbian’s sexual encounter with an underage girl. In the original version of the play, the gal was 13; her age was since changed to 16. Delightfully, the mature woman in the scene exclaims about the encounter: “If it was rape, it was good rape.”

Wow: How charming. And how suitable: The revised version of the much-lauded Vagina Monologues touts lesbian pedophilia with a 16-year-old gal—the very age of the boys whilom Congressman Foley harassed. Except, of course, Congressman Foley didn’t rape any boys.

So, our feminist pals are off celebrating V-Day and The Vagina Monologues in February and are calling for Congressman Foley’s (and any other Republican’s) head in October. But surely the folks at the Huffington Post are even more egregiously hypocritical: They boast Eve Ensler as one of their beloved columnists.

Could our buddies at the Huffington Post explain what’s going on here? Do they dislike Congressman Foley’s actions because he isn’t a lesbian or because he’s a Republican? Obviously, they have no problem with pedophilia per se.

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