According to the NY times, showing up at the door of a supposed 13-year-old girl’s house with a pack of condoms on your person is perfectly acceptable behavior and should entail no legal consequences whatsoever.
This is not the first time the Times has engaged in apologetics for pedophilia, but lately, there seems to be a shift from the theoretical to the practical. It’s a very different discussion to talk about people’s potential attractions to pre-pubescent children than to talk about people acting on those attractions.
The current article reads:
Was this an elaborate game? Again she claimed to be 13. The photo seemed to tell a different story, and the gaming chair she was seated in looked too expensive for a kid. She used slang a 13-year-old probably wouldn’t know, like “FTP” — “[expletive] the police” — that originated in ’80s hip-hop. The vulgarities and snide tone seemed too adult. Her texts were full of “lol”s. Was she an immature teenager? Or a sly adult?
It was a 20-minute drive to the house in suburban Vancouver. After stopping for condoms, he arrived at 7 p.m., three and a half hours after their first emails. She came to the door just as she’d said, in torn jeans and gray sweatshirt, as beautiful as her photo. She didn’t look 13 at all, more like she was in her 20s.
The alleged perpetrator referred to throughout the article is a man known as Jace Hambrick. He maintains his innocence and his mother has started a blog in his defence. They claim that he did no wrong, despite the fact that the undercover police officer repeatedly told him she was 13, and he still bought the condoms and drove to the address she gave him.
Apparently the New York Times liked what they saw in the blog, picked up the story and ran it just today.
The Times is increasingly having a strange relationship with its public and the rest of the world.