Skip to comments.Sometime Huffington Post Blogger Arrested on Incest Charge
Posted on 12/13/2010 6:03:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In April of 2009, Huffington Post blogger and Columbia professor David Epstein wrote an editorial entitled Its the Abuse of Trust, Stupid. Ironically, the same Huffington Post blogger and Columbia professor was recently arrested for having sex with his 24 year old daughter.
Mr. Epsteins editorials for the Huffington Post covered a wide range of topics from Dick Cheney and torture to Sarah Palin and the 2008 election cycle. His posts are full of leftist vitriol and sanctimonious drivel. He is a Columbia professor, after all.
Mr. Epsteins articles are good for such biting rhetoric as so when Dick (aptly named) Cheney
Salon.com rushed to offer a defense of sorts stating that, the relationship in this case allegedly began after Epsteins daughter reached the age of consent. It isnt a clear-cut case of child abuse, and there are no allegations that the three-year-long relationship carried on without the daughters consent. Leftists will do that for each other. Ask anyone at Salon.com what they think of hillbillies living in West Virginia. A joke about incest and inbreeding wont be far from the surface.
However, when it comes to a Huffington Post blogger and Ivy League professor (Mr. Epstein also taught at Stanford and Harvard), bigger philosophical questions must be raised. He is a Columbia professor, after all. The fact that Salon.com didnt automatically condemn Mr. Epsteins alleged actions wholesale, in itself, speaks volumes about the web-rag. (Later Salon did admit grudgingly that a child will almost always be considered a protected class in issues dealing with parents.) Salon also left out the fact that Mr. Epstein is a Huffington Post contributor. Oh, imagine if he were on Sean Hannitys Great Pompous, er I mean American Panel over at FOX .
I call on the Huffington Post to publicly end its relationship with Mr. Epstein. He hasnt posted a piece in 14 months (Mr. Epsteins Twitter feed goes silent as well around this time) at Arianna Huffingtons temple of doom and gloom. Lets hope it stays that way.
Editors Note: To the Huffington Posts credit they covered the story here.
Ping to Paleo Bob.
Just keepin’ it in the family.
Is this his biological daughter?
Daddy is a sicko...and so is daughter if she consented.
I don’t know how this works-—either he raped his daughter or she consented. At age 24 (unless she’s really retarded), I don’t see any other way he could have sex with her.
Does he hang out with Woody Allen?
Is he related to Woody Allen? This is so gross.
Oh, those Republicans! Its all about SEX, SEX, SEX!!! /S
Well this time maybe it is. Sex with his own young daughter.
I would say this at least indicates the man has a serious deficit in judgment. The man surely should not be teaching.
Normal parents have something built in that prevents them from being attracted to their offspring.
Who says he is normal - well, maybe normal for a HuffPo blogger.
We can expect more of this as we continue to finance these Universities, and give all such tenure! We are continually exhorted (and exigent) to save up and give moneys’ from all sources while such educated leeches snob the regular honest working peoples.
Sicko sexual behavior is usually defended by leftists as “freedom”. This dude is bizarre, but the leftist defense of him is to be expected.
holder of the Woody Allen chair at Columbia?
LOL. Maybe a fan, ya think? Sick- ken - ning.
What? Incest is still illegal?? What happened to the hope and change?
They never fail to live up to the label “RAT”.
I’d like to kick this cat’s nards in.
Why was his ADULT daughter not also arrested? It takes 2 to Tango!
Relationships with adult family members can usually be traced back much longer to earlier inappropriate behavior that may or may not have involved intercourse.
That which has been read cannot be un-read.
This is the same guy who wrote a smug, sanctimonious blog registering the demise of Sarah Palin immediately after she stepped down from the governorship in Alaska in 2009.
He really was on the ball with that one. Yep—2009, that was the last anyone heard of Sarah Palin.
Maybe the sick slime pushed the Send button on that worthless smear job and went off to find his daughter and celebrate.
You have grown adults paying tens of thousands to send their kiddies to places like Columbia so they can “learn” from scum. Garbage in, garbage out.
Ah, yes! A Columbia professor who has never read or understood the implications of Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex.” The American educational system at its very best.
Ah, yes! A Columbia professor who has never read or understood the implications of Sophocles Oedipus Rex. The American educational system at its very best.
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