Thursday, 16 October 2014

STOP PICKING ON PEDOPHILES, JOHN GRISHAM URGES

john grisham, stephen collins, paula deen,
JOHN GRISHAM THINKS WE'RE 
BEING MEAN TO SEX OFFENDERS
 In other news, Chris Brown, Rob Ford
and Paula Deen seem like geniuses now.   
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There are so many humanitarian causes the caring celebrity can get behind these days: save the whales, fight global warming, sterilize Chris Brown. Yet for some reason that I'm trying not to read too much into, bestselling author John Grisham has settled on "save the pedophiles." 

In an ill-advised interview with the Daily Telegraph, Grisham urges the hoi-polloi to stop picking on old white guys who download child porn in their spare time. They're just dabblers. They mean no harm. They're OLD, fer fuck's sake, is it their fault their writing juices are drying up and the Internets pretty much just SHOVE the kids at them?

Grisham says, and I quote, prisons are "filled with 60-year-old white men ... who’ve never harmed anybody, would never touch a child. But they got online one night, started surfing around, probably had too much to drink or whatever and pushed the wrong buttons and went too far and got into child porn or whatever.”

Why Grisham, who is 59 and obviously senile, chose the age of 60 as a respectable cutoff point for porn-surfing prosecution is nobody's business, I'm sure. It's pure coincidence. The man is a respected authority figure. *blows secret pedophile-police whistle only dogs can hear, feigns fascination* So, go on, John. You were saying?

EDITOR'S NOTE: To be fair, Grisham does say that this happened to a buddy of his and it was all completely innocent.
MY NOTE: Oh? And who was this 'buddy'? Stephen Collins?