Brought to you by the letter "p" for "pedophilia"?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by the G-man, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. the G-man

    the G-man Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 22, 2010
    to your immediate right
  2. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004

    So, all you lefties happy you saved Sesame Street from the E-vil Mitt Romney?
  3. Rhaven

    Rhaven Captain Captain

    Jul 10, 2012
    Rhaven in Boston
    Well, that's not good at all. :wtf:
  4. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Well, he's innocent until proven guilty for one. Two, because one person makes a mistake doesn't mean that everyone involved did the same thing. If that was the case, we'd have to shut down the Catholic Church and Penn State Football.
  5. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    What does that even mean? Electing Romney would somehow make a difference to an allegation that happened seven years ago? Nice job, trying to bring partisan politics into an issue where it's not relevant.

    This story reminds me of Jeff Smith, who pretty much disappeared from PBS and everywhere else after his scandal. Unless he can prove that it's all false, Clash is probably history.

  6. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 7, 2006
    So far, there's been no evidence to prove it's true at all. However,even if no charges ever get filed, his reputation will still be ruined.
  7. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU

    I really hope that's a joke, because otherwise, that's really, really sad.

    Sore loser, eh?
  8. BruntFCA

    BruntFCA Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 15, 2011
    A Mile High
    Can you see these "lefties" right now?
  9. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    The Republic of Ireland
    I know facts can be a pesky thing when it comes to these stories and the ignorance involved is usually biblical which seems to be the case here.

    I just saw this story on the beeb. It turns out the teenager involved was 16/17 when this occured and that the age of consent is 17 in New York where this all occured and the authorities don,t even think sex occured till he was 17

    Of course this doesn't even cover the fact that this isn't a case of Pedophilia, but as I said, ignorance is usually biblical in these type of stories.
  10. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 16, 2004

    Should we ban sport programs because of Penn State?
  11. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008

    Even if he did sleep with the kid when he was sixteen, I don't see it as that big of a deal. It's legal to sleep with him when he's 17 but it's child molestation at 16?.......with consent at that......bullshit.
  12. Brikar99

    Brikar99 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 13, 2002
    This question probably classifies under about 8 logical fallacies. Don't be a douche.
  13. Random_Spock

    Random_Spock Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 4, 2009
    Same. Yes he (possibly) did a wrong thing, but he's innocent until proven guilty on this.

    I remember that one vaguely.
  14. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    This island Earth
    Why do people seemingly go out of their way to label everything paedophilia? The kid was 16/17, even if this is below the age of consent in the US it's not paedophilia. May have been wrong of him to enter the relationship with a teenager but it may have actually been entirely legal, given there's no proof one way or the other.
  15. Kegg

    Kegg Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 24, 2009
    The title of this thread should be "'e' for 'ephebophilia'", if one really wants to make this a punchline.
  16. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Allegedly occurred, that is. Of course. :)

    Clash has admitted to a sexual history with the man, but denies it was ever before he was a legal adult.

    The worst part of all this is that even if Clash is proven innocent (which will likely be very tricky to do) his career is almost certainly shot. People get crazy over the P word, even when completely unjustified.
  17. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.

    The word Ef-able (Short and polite for fuckable) is floating about in my lexicon, which when I was trying to locate the correct imaginary spelling I realized that I might be thinking of effable which means to be well spoken, so then I reconsidered that the vulgar word I was looking for must be shortened into F-Able... Which means imaginary story.

    It's an imaginary story that any one is fuckable.

    We all settle, always.
  18. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    The correct description of the alleged relationship would be "pederasty." The Greeks had a word for it, as they say. ;)
  19. Kegg

    Kegg Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 24, 2009
    Ephebophilia is the Greek term for the preference. Pederasty is the Greek word for the relationship (unsurprisingly they had more than one word). Either would work perfectly fine and would be - unlike the current title - not misleading at all.
  20. 46379.1

    46379.1 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 12, 2011