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Media Ignore Jim Webb’s Homo-Erotic Writings

From the Washington DC radio station WTOP:

The moral paragon Bill Clinton endorses Jim Webb.

Jim Webb Defends Content of His Novels

Oct 27th

WASHINGTON – Jim Webb says Sen. George Allen is trying to "affect the woman’s vote" by targeting the graphic portions of novels he’s written.

"This is a Karl Rove campaign," Webb said on Washington Post Radio’s The Politics Program with Mark Plotkin.

"The Karl Rove campaigns are always divisive. They go after character assassination. They try to drive wedges among people on various issues."

Several conservative web sites, including The Drudge Report, have pointed out several sexually graphic excerpts found in some of the Virginia Senate candidate’s novels, including "Lost Soldiers." The sites are raising concerns about Webb’s own character and his attitude toward women. According to The Drudge Report, the information comes from a news release provided by Allen’s campaign.

Allen’s campaign has refused to tell WTOP whether it issued a news release on the matter, but did issue a release Friday morning from Allen’s mother, Kay Allen.

That release questions Webb’s portrayal of women, saying, "How can women trust Jim Webb to represent their views in the Senate when chauvinistic attitudes and sexually exploitive references run through his fiction and non-fiction writings? More importantly, what type of mind commits these thoughts to paper — in such graphic detail?"

Webb defends his fiction, saying the novels illuminate cultures about which people may not be aware.

"If you want to show them how the world lives, you have to step forward and do this," he said.

"People should read my novels. A lot of the military novels are male novels," he says. "There are strong female characters in my novels."

Webb did take issue with Plotkin reading parts of one of his novels on the air, saying that doing so wasn’t appropriate and that people choose to read his books.

Even this article downplays the the main points of the controversy, which is that Webb writes very disparagingly about women (more or less treats them as meat), Vietnamese (calls them monkeys) and blacks (the N word crops up repeatedly).

Moreover Webb seemingly likes to dwell on under-aged sex and homoerotic acts between prison guards. Though the topper might be this passage about a man and his son:

But to WTOP’s credit a search of Google news will reveal they are seemingly the only news outlet of any kind that is carrying this story.

Why is that?

If elected, won’t Mr. Webb be in contact with those Congressional pages the media were so recently out to protect at any cost?

Or is it that Mr. Webb is a Democrat and therefore above all moral reproach?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 27th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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