In September of 2015, Salon published two articles by a self-professed pedophile Todd nickerson. The man stated that he has an attraction to girls, and went on to explain his “coming out” story (for lack of a better word). Salon and the author received a great deal of criticism, the man for his positions and Salon for running the article. It is worth noting that majority of the criticism came from victim advocacy groups and right-wing groups. Left-leaning people, particularly progressives, remained silent on the topic or supported Salon.
Things became more questionable when Salon published a follow-up article by this man in which he bemoaned the criticism, painting himself as a victim of people’s bias against pedophiles.
Now those articles are missing from Salon’s website. Continue reading