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The @Salon Pedophile Click-Bait Magical Internet Outrage Marketing Machine

Posted on | November 5, 2015 | 71 Comments

The liberal blog known as Salon-dot-com has spent the past 20 years losing money at a rate of more than a million dollars a year. Total losses by Salon-dot-com during the course of its existence are, as I said in 2012, “probably somewhere between $20 million and a metric buttload.” A few years ago, the proprietors of Salon-dot-com tried to sell it to another media company but negotiations reportedly broke down because nobody could figure out what Salon was worth, if anything. Exactly what the “investors” at Salon-dot-com aim to achieve — beyond providing employment for liberal writers — is uncertain, but profit is certainly not a goal. Promoting pedophilia on the other hand . . .

“I’m a Pedophile, But Not a Monster” was the headline on a particularly egregious recent example of Salon-dot-com’s habit of making soi-disant “counterintuitive” arguments on behalf of sexual deviance. Over the years, they have done this with every imaginable perversion and fetish. Nothing is too weird or too kinky for Salon-dot-com, whose editors are enthusiastically in favor of every kind of sex except normal sex. Your regular variety of husband-and-wife, penis-and-vagina sexuality — no, Salon-dot-com never has anything to say in praise of the kind of normal sex that normal people have. Instead, they’re always looking for the Confession of Strange Sex story, “How I Worked My Way Through Grad School as a Bisexual BDSM Dominatrix-for-Hire” or something.

The pro-pedophile stance of Salon-dot-com could be seen as just another example of their attempting to get cheap clicks, boosting their traffic by appealing to readers with perverse sexual appetites, i.e., Obama voters.

So when Salon-dot-com provided a platform to self-confessed pedophile Todd Nickerson, the Internet went wild with condemnation. The peasants in the online village wanted to take their digital pitchforks after Nickerson, to burn him at the Internet stake. Announcing himself to the world as a Creepy Dude Who Wants to Have Sex With Kids was not the kind of gesture for which pedophile Todd Nickerson could have expected to be praised, and yet the creepy dude nonetheless pretended to be shocked — shocked! — by the angry reaction:

I’m a pedophile, you’re the monsters: My
week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to
humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage

You see? According to Salon-dot-com, you have nothing to fear from the Creepy Dude Who Wants to Have Sex With Kids. Instead, Salon-dot-com would have you believe, the real danger is “the vile right-wing hate machine.” It is the eagerness of Salon-dot-com’s editors to promote this bizarre worldview, in which Republicans are more dangerous than pedophiles, that makes “investors” willing to lose millions of dollars year after year to keep that crappy web site online.’s John Sexton had the distinction of being singled out by Todd Nickerson as an example of “vile right-wing hate,” and you see what that is about: Nothing says “right-wing hate” in the liberal mind more than the name “Breitbart” — you remember him, the guy who exposed a Democrat congressman as a pervert? Democrat politicians are perverts because Democrat voters are perverts who support Democrat policies that promote perversion, which are always praised by the Democrat perverts who write for sites like Salon-dot-com. Mothers are warning their children: “Stay away from that creep — he’s got an Obama sticker on his car. He’s probably a Salon-dot-com reader!”

Democrats are people who will tolerate anything — radical Islam, an illegal immigrant crime wave, transgenderism in public schools, rioters demonizing the police — as long as this “tolerance” is sold to them as “progressive,” and if they can convince themselves that the alternative to tolerating these things is to vote Republican. So if your son is being molested by his middle-school teacher, or your daughter is being “groomed” by a pervert on the Internet, you’re supposed to shrug this off as the necessary cost of “tolerance.” Actually wanting to do something to protect kids would make you part of the “vile right-wing hate machine,” and how can a Democrat voter even imagine doing that?

These “progressive” perverts celebrate the murder of innocent babies in the womb, and want to “humanize” child molesters, and you are guilty of “vile hate” if you disapprove of their agenda. But wait, look, here is yet another writer at Salon-dot-com, lamenting that an “intellectually curious” pedophile was arrested for trying to meet with a 10-year-old girl:

I tell friends, colleagues, and strangers I meet . . . when they fail to understand why I am sympathetic towards pedophiles, “How would you feel if you couldn’t ever have sex with anyone? What if you also couldn’t look at the porn you liked because it was illegal, and couldn’t confide in anyone for support?” By this point, most people begin nodding their heads in agreement.

(Are they nodding in agreement? Or are they thinking to themselves, “How can I keep this fruitcake away from my children?”)

The backlash that Todd Nickerson faced upon publicly writing about his personal struggle with pedophilia is a reminder that we, as a society, have far to go in challenging the way we think about this emotionally charged subject. But our current approach is not working.

So “we, as a society” are to blame for the “personal struggle with pedophila” of Creepy Dudes Who Want to Have Sex With Kids.

The “investors” at Salon-dot-com are willing to lose millions of dollars a year to make sure that message is delivered to the Democrat voters who read Salon-dot-com. Because “our current approach” — banning child pornography and putting child molesters in prison — “is not working,” you see. And for whom are these laws “not working”?

Creepy Dudes Who Want to Have Sex With Kids.

Also, “our current approach” is bad for the Democrat Party, because if pedophiles and child pornographers are serving long sentences in federal prison, they can’t vote for Democrats anymore.



  • robertstacymccain

    “KH, whose mother and father were astonishingly vulgar for people who were arguably middle class.”

    If you look more closely at their backgrounds, the Hunt family was low-rent trash. What acquaintances said about the mother, in particular, shows the kind of “Cool Mom” attitude that almost certainly played a huge role in Kaitlyn’s deviance.

  • Quartermaster

    Inane babbling is the reason for Salon’s existence.

  • Quartermaster

    I laughed at “disreputable Steven Sailer.” Your credibility would be better served if you left such personal opinions out of your posts. Sailer is disreputable only among those who don’t like the HBD facts.
    But, then, you also think he’s “obsessed ” with it.

  • Art Deco

    I think her father was at one time a police officer. Not sure what he or his estranged wife does for a living now. That’s a bourgeois occupation. Culturally, they are trashy.

    Bill Clinton’s family of origin was trashy too. His mother read the Daily Racing Form at work, drank too much, gambled, slathered eye-liner on with abandon, and repeatedly married shady characters. BC’s natural father was almost certainly a bigamist who contracted three marriages in ten years and abandoned two children; stepfather number 1 was a violent drunk; stepfather number 2 went to jail for fraud; and brother Roger was in the drug trade. However, Virginia Dell Cassidy [Fill In] had a skilled and commonly salaried job
    (nurse-anaesthetist), William Blythe was a commission salesman, Roger Clinton, Sr. was a partner in the Clinton
    family businesses (car dealership and auto parts), and Jeffrey Dwire owned his own business (a hair salon). Bill Clinton was a scion of the bourgeoisie of Hope and Hot Springs, Arkansas, seedy as they all were.

  • Art Deco

    But, then, you also think he’s “obsessed ” with it.

    Yes he is obsessed with it. About half of what he writes concerns those matters. The other half consists of movie reviews. If you’re none too interested in psychometrics, race matters, and Paul Walker, you’re out of luck reading a Sailer column.

    those who don’t like the HBD facts.

    Whether I ‘like’ them or not, contentious statements about the sources of social stratification are not facts and not treated as such by people who make it their business to study social relations. Sailer’s not interested in much that cannot be framed in that way – social relations are reducible to anthropology and psychology which are in turn reducible to biology. Some of Sailer’s votaries simply deny anything else is of any importance (and Sailer himself is a fan of Richard Lynn, whose research programme of late consists of penning books about economic development without conducting any research into the literature on economics, economic history, economic geography, or economic sociology). His votaries also commonly despise blacks and Jews and his employer not only publishes people who think this way, he also provides a forum for tinfoil hat rubbish. Sailer’s a beggar so cannot be a chooser, and you take the patronage of Ron Unz, you get tarred with everything else on the Unz site. Tough.

  • DeadMessenger

    You guessed it. That guy sure can sing.

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  • Quartermaster

    I used the word “think” advisedly. Your posts stink of the fact you don’t read him much. I’ve read more than enough of the man to realize he is anything but “obsessed.”

  • Daniel Freeman

    Congrats, you found a way in which they’re the same. Are you so stupid that you think that’s a contradiction? No, they can be different in another respect.

    Also, there is nothing laudable about failing to comprehend rhetoric. Do you want to be less effective, or more? If more, then learn how to tug at emotions, such as the desire to behead child rapists and their apologists.

  • Daniel Freeman

    In a democracy, we get a government at least as bad as we deserve. (Getting one as good as we deserve is hard work.)

  • Daniel Freeman

    I think you have it backwards. The globalists use us as a tool to harm others, and promote policies and ideologies that hurt us too. This is a symptom of that and we’d be better off punching them in the face whenever they poke their heads out.

  • Ilion

    Is ‘Passion’ (*) sort of like ‘The Davis Crowder Band 2.0′?

    (*) which I’d not heard of ’til now

  • Matt_SE

    Progressives have one main rule when confronted with problems: redefine the terms.
    Can’t complain about pedophilia if 12 years old is now the age of consent, can you?

  • DeadMessenger

    They’re the house band at Passion City Church in Atlanta. Frequently, they host a lot of well known Christian singers, like Christian Stanfill, Matt Redmon, Kari Jobe, Christy Nockels, Chris Tomlin and David Crowder. Or, in the case of that video link, the whole group is in concert together.

    I’ve been on the Passion City Church website, and yeah, the place is a mega-church, which I’m always suspicious of, even though I go to one. But I listened to some of Pastor Louie Giglio’s sermons and I like him quite a lot. I’d totally go there if I were traveling through that area.

  • NeoWayland

    Sometimes the terms need to be redefined, sometimes they do not.

    The only thing I know for certain is that no one group should be allowed to define the terms for everyone.

    I fight it when progressives do it, I fight it when conservatives do it, and I fight it when libertarians do it.

    On this particular issue, I’m not your enemy.

  • Titan000

    I think from one article I read referenced by people highlighting this problem of the normalization of pedophilia that they were using the term “pre-pubescent adults”


  • Titan000

    The old progressives have been successful in changing the perceptions of conservatives for the 19th-20th centuries already.

  • Titan000

    12yo thats not even the start. Believe me.

  • NeoWayland

    We may have a language mismatch here.

    What is an old progressive?

  • Titan000
  • NeoWayland

    Hmm, not as much a mismatch as I thought.

    The progressives didn’t really have a major impact until the 20th Century. I’m not sure that they were ever able to change conservative perceptions. Certainly not libertarians (in those days, libertarians were called liberal).

    Off hand, the only things progressives did that were worth anything were the Pure Food and Drug Act and outlawing child labor.