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Sometime Huffington Post Blogger Arrested on Incest Charge
Yes, But However! ^ | December 13, 2010 | John Romano

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 “It’s 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. Epstein’s 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. Epstein’s 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 Epstein’s daughter reached the age of consent. It isn’t a clear-cut case of child abuse, and there are no allegations that the three-year-long relationship carried on without the daughter’s 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 won’t 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 didn’t automatically condemn Mr. Epstein’s 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 Hannity’s 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 hasn’t posted a piece in 14 months (Mr. Epstein’s Twitter feed goes silent as well around this time) at Arianna Huffington’s temple of doom and gloom. Let’s hope it stays that way.

Editor’s Note: To the Huffington Post’s credit they covered the story here.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; Politics
KEYWORDS: columbia; columbiauniversity; culturalentropy; davidepstein; epstein; hiffingtonpost; huffington; huffingtonpost; incest; nutroots; palin; professor

1 posted on 12/13/2010 6:03:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: PaleoBob; 2ndDivisionVet

Ping to Paleo Bob.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 6:04:40 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2640986/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2640695/posts


3 posted on 12/13/2010 6:05:29 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just keepin’ it in the family.


4 posted on 12/13/2010 6:05:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this his biological daughter?


5 posted on 12/13/2010 6:06:42 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

David Epstein

6 posted on 12/13/2010 6:07:27 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Daddy is a sicko...and so is daughter if she consented.


7 posted on 12/13/2010 6:08:26 PM PST by lonestar
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


8 posted on 12/13/2010 6:10:01 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Does he hang out with Woody Allen?


9 posted on 12/13/2010 6:10:15 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: onyx

Is he related to Woody Allen? This is so gross.


10 posted on 12/13/2010 6:12:08 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“the relationship in this case allegedly began after Epstein’s daughter reached the age of consent. It isn’t a clear-cut case of child abuse, and there are no allegations that the three-year-long relationship carried on without the daughter’s consent.”

Oh, those Republicans! It’s 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.

11 posted on 12/13/2010 6:13:21 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: basil

Normal parents have something built in that prevents them from being attracted to their offspring.


12 posted on 12/13/2010 6:14:23 PM PST by umgud
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To: umgud
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.

13 posted on 12/13/2010 6:17:11 PM PST by reg45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 12/13/2010 6:17:28 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sicko sexual behavior is usually defended by leftists as “freedom”. This dude is bizarre, but the leftist defense of him is to be expected.


15 posted on 12/13/2010 6:22:04 PM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

holder of the Woody Allen chair at Columbia?


16 posted on 12/13/2010 6:24:41 PM PST by bigbob (.)
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To: Frantzie

LOL. Maybe a fan, ya think? Sick- ken - ning.


17 posted on 12/13/2010 6:25:15 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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What? Incest is still illegal?? What happened to the hope and change?


18 posted on 12/13/2010 6:32:16 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Scratch a liberal and you'll find an diseased insect underneath.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 12/13/2010 6:45:49 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If they ever film ‘Deliverance II’, be sure he gets a casting call.
20 posted on 12/13/2010 6:50:28 PM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They never fail to live up to the label “RAT”.

I’d like to kick this cat’s nards in.


21 posted on 12/13/2010 7:15:19 PM PST by Bullish
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why was his ADULT daughter not also arrested? It takes 2 to Tango!


22 posted on 12/13/2010 7:33:19 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive
I know that the story is that she's 24 and that the "relationship" existed for 3 years, even sum that this perp practiced seducing her when she was much young earlier, perhaps before puberty and only consummated when she was of age.

Relationships with adult family members can usually be traced back much longer to earlier inappropriate behavior that may or may not have involved intercourse.

23 posted on 12/13/2010 7:51:32 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That which has been read cannot be un-read.


24 posted on 12/13/2010 8:23:00 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx

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.


25 posted on 12/14/2010 7:37:39 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

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.


26 posted on 12/14/2010 11:34:37 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


I guess the proliferation and acceptance of sexual perversity is one of those signs of a society in irreversible decline. But it’s sickening all the same.


27 posted on 12/14/2010 4:55:50 PM PST by PaleoBob
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