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Hearst Daughter Joins Christian Campaign to Cover Up Cosmopolitan
New York Observer ^ | 6/13/12 | Kat Stoeffel

Posted on 06/13/2012 7:41:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

An online petition asking Hearst Magazines to cover up Cosmopolitan’s racy cover lines got a surprising new spokeswoman last week: Victoria Hearst, the daughter of former Hearst Corp. chairman Randolph A. Hearst and younger sister of Patty and Anne.

Reached at home in Colorado, Ms. Hearst told Off the Record that the company should “have a moral compass and put it in an opaque bag and make it sold only to adults.”

It’s a proposition that’s unlikely to go over well with her relatives on the corporation’s board. Cosmo’s cover lines, though comically blunt (“Your Orgasm Guaranteed,” “Um, Vagina, Are You Okay Down There?”), help make it the best selling consumer magazine on American newsstands. But Ms. Hearst is accustomed to being a black sheep. While her cousins and nieces appear on magazine mastheads and in society columns, Ms. Hearst used her inheritance to buy a 10,000 sq. foot barn in Ridgway, Colo., where she founded Praise Him Ministries in 2001.

(Excerpt) Read more at observer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pornography; sexuality
Cosmopolitan is the best selling "consumer magazine"? What a pile of crap. Every cover has the same look and headlines: vacant, dead eyes...a promise of sexual fulfillment (that is apparently never kept, because the next month does it again)...and an "interview" with the latest "I can do it all" wannabe.

Vapid and vain.

May it go the way of the dodo.

1 posted on 06/13/2012 7:41:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

When ai checked out from Safeway last week I was surprised to see two columesof “FiftynShades of Gray” at the checkout stand. I though thatnwas so a sign of the times. Cosmo? Who cares.. Needle in the haystack.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: SoFloFreeper

When ai checked out from Safeway last week I was surprised to see two columesof “FiftynShades of Gray” at the checkout stand. I though thatnwas so a sign of the times. Cosmo? Who cares.. Needle in the haystack.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I stopped buying Cosmo when I realized reading it was a good way to never find happiness about 30 years ago.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 7:48:11 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper
While such magazines are indeed vain and vapid, and offensive to some people, I doubt Hearst's campaign will get very far. There's too much of a market for that stuff, and since both the majority of women (who buy it) and the First Amendment (which protects offensive print) support it, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Cosmo to hide itself.

In other words I don't disagree with anything you've said. But I wouldn't expect anything much to happen.

5 posted on 06/13/2012 7:49:59 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Cosmopolitan is the best selling "consumer magazine"? What a pile of crap. Every cover has the same look and headlines: vacant, dead eyes...a promise of sexual fulfillment (that is apparently never kept, because the next month does it again)...and an "interview" with the latest "I can do it all" wannabe.

The men's mags are the same way. If you are not banging a new chick each week something is wrong with you. These mags thrive on saying something is wrong with you and here is how we can help you out.

6 posted on 06/13/2012 7:50:38 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m with Victoria. Put it in a brown bag. Douse it with lighter fluid, and set it on fire.

But only in a well ventilated area.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 8:01:17 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Hildy

I went to the Grocery store on Monday last week, and there were three columes of the “Fifty Shades” series. When I returned on Wednesday they were all gone with the exception of maybe one or two total left.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 8:23:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cover up the same Sex Quiz and “Find Your Man’s Secret Pleasure Spot” articles they’ve been running since 1962? Yawn.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 8:31:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now in general it is good advice when you are a single man alone with a single woman at her place to “go for it” - but my father told me that if you see - anywhere about her domicile - a copy of COSMO - DOUBLE “go for it”!!!!


10 posted on 06/13/2012 8:37:33 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: SoFloFreeper

For the first time that I can remember my local grocery store has a wooden plaque In front of the cosmo magazine So that’s all you could see was the title. small victories....


11 posted on 06/13/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT by conservcalgal (Dear Lord, please bless our nation and those who have stepped up to serve our nation with honor.....)
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To: allmendream

My father never advised me on fornication strategies — nor even on how to take advantage of shallow, silly, gullible women.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I used to cringe when the coffee shoppe in the plant I worked in sold Cosmo, along with newspapers and other magazines. We were constantly browbeaten about sexual harrasment, but if a male employee had stuck a Cosmo cover on the wall in his cubicle he’d be lucky to get off with “re-education camp”.


13 posted on 06/13/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Romulus

Your loss church lady.

Oh yes, and in case you missed it the first time: Israel IS a U.S. ally and as acknowledged by treaty and every U.S. President in living memory.


14 posted on 06/13/2012 10:45:07 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

The fact is that Israel is not bound by treaty to fight for us, nor we them. If it makes you feel warm and gooey to believe that’s an alliance, you’re welcome to your little dream.

No one ever called me church lady before. My father was my father, not my smirking wing man, and he raised me to be a man, not an arrested development p***y hound with no respect for others or himself.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 11:15:16 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Romulus
“Since the rebirth of the State of Israel, there has been an ironclad bond between that democracy and this one.

In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tyranny and unrest.

America has never flinched from its commitment to the State of Israel—a commitment which remains unshakable.” Ronald Reagan

Yeah, an unshakable commitment and concrete military cooperation agreements don't make one an ally! In bizarro world!

Ah yes, because any man who engages in premarital sex with a willing COSMO reading female MUST BE one with arrested development and a pu**y hound with no respect for others or himself - to a prune faced CHURCH LADY.

Give it a rest Church Lady.

16 posted on 06/13/2012 11:31:03 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

“let me tell you how really great is the challenge of proving your masculinity and charm with one woman for the rest of your life. Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating”

Ronald Reagan, to his son.


17 posted on 06/13/2012 12:26:02 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Romulus
And I agree with Reagan - both about Israel and about cheating on the woman you have promised to be with the rest of your life. Notice how I mentioned that both the male and the female in the scenario were “single”? Maybe in your abhorrence of physical relations without religious sanction you lost sight of that proviso.

I guess Ben Franklin was just a “smirking wingman” and had arrested development and was a pu**y hound with no respect for himself or others when he gave this advice to a young man of his acquaintance.....

http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/51-fra.html

18 posted on 06/13/2012 12:33:45 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

As to Franklin, I wouldn’t be the first to label him a hypocrite and whore master.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 1:47:55 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Romulus

Franklin was a man of far greater character comportment accomplishment and intellect than yourself by a long shot.

He was a man also of great morality - as his autobiography shows - his morality was of a different fiber than your own - being one that he derived through his own discernment rather than being one that he blindly followed only inasmuch as it allowed him to condemn others for immorality; as Church Ladies are wont to do.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
He was a man also of great morality - as his autobiography shows

How nice for him.

21 posted on 06/13/2012 2:29:00 PM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: Romulus

Nice as well for his countrymen and to our posterity!


22 posted on 06/13/2012 3:51:02 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
Now in general it is good advice when you are a single man alone with a single woman at her place to “go for it” - but my father told me that if you see - anywhere about her domicile - a copy of COSMO - DOUBLE “go for it”!!!!

Excellent advice, Bluto.

I'll remember it if I ever meet your daughter.

Or your wife.

23 posted on 06/19/2012 7:40:22 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow
I was sure to remember it when I met yours.

Did you not see “single” in there?

Or is any contact between adults without religious sanction so abhorrent to you that you didn't see it amid almost going faint from the vapors?

And when does “go for it” imply sex?

I meant go for a kiss - and see where that leads.

It might well lead to love and marriage.

It sure did for me.

24 posted on 06/19/2012 7:47:30 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
Did you not see “single” in there?

I saw you hyperventilating about "going for it" and "Cosmo", the promiscuous modern woman's go-by.

"Single", "married"....they're all pieces of meat aren't they?

Or is any contact between adults without religious sanction so abhorrent to you that you didn't see it amid almost going faint from the vapors?

All I see in post #10 is a frat boy getting worked up.

And when does “go for it” imply sex?

In the popular vernacular?

It's synonymous.

25 posted on 06/19/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

Oh, now you are current in the popular vernacular?

OK Church Lady.

Here is what the urban dictionary has to say about “go for it”....

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=go%20for%20it

They have it as “ask the girl out”. But note that its meaning may be cryptic.

You saw in it what you wanted to see.

And GOD FORBID a single woman has a single man up at her place and he thinks it might be the time to “go for it” and see about getting a kiss.

I bet you don’t even think a single woman should even have a place of her own - just license for immorality after all!

Honestly! What good ever came from a single woman inviting a single man up to her place?

I mean if they don’t meet at Church and hold hands in the pews - thinking pure thoughts - well they may as well just go straight to the Devil!


26 posted on 06/19/2012 8:21:54 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
Blather from a frat boy who gets the hots from seeing "Cosmo" lying around.
27 posted on 06/19/2012 8:53:20 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

Whatever floats your boat Church Lady.

I guess Ben Franklin was just a “frat boy” as well.

HOW DARE a single man alone with a single woman at her place go for a kiss and see where that may lead!!!!

It might lead to DANCING!!! Oh the travesty! And of course dancing to the DEVIL’S music - Rock and Roll!!!!

Gotta get the censors out on that one as well!


28 posted on 06/19/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

I mean if they don’t meet at Church and hold hands in the pews - thinking pure thoughts - well they may as well just go straight to the Devil!


Well aren’t you the proud amoral pervert. And you are so superior and intellegent in your atheist gutter.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

I am not an atheist.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 12:56:24 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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