The Atlantic laughs off child sex trafficking

So it’s a “far right” thing to care about that problem?

They are beneath contempt (and may—who knows?—be pedophiles themselves).


The Atlantic goes tone-deaf on child sex trafficking

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December 10, 2021 | 7:17 am


People gather to protest human trafficking at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse where the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is being held (Getty)

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Stephen L. Miller

In the midst of the highest profile child sex trafficking trial in recent history, the intellectual thought leaders at the Atlantic have seemingly found the real problem: internet wine moms who have gone down one too many 4Chan rabbit holes.

The magazine, ever playing to its crowd of agreeable elites, recently published a longform piece by Kaitlyn Tiffany titled “The Great (Fake) Child-Sex-Trafficking Epidemic.” It takes in all the usual sights: Twitter and Instagram hashtags, 4Chan trolling conspiracies, Reddit groups. In other words, it centers on people with little power to do anything except post online and talk in groups. Rather than examining more powerful actors like, say, the CIA or Ghislaine Maxwell.

Outlets like the Atlantic have carved out an entire cottage industry, dedicating millions in resources to covering the kook fringe right. That’s all well and good, but these same outlets and infotainment click-sites claim to be speaking truth to power. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that the Atlantic would run this thoroughly researched (read: spent time looking at 4Chan) piece suggesting that child trafficking is an elaborate hoax.

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That’s especially true when you consider that the piece ran in the middle of the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, and comes on the heels of an explosive report — in BuzzFeed of all places — that the CIA had evidence of employees and contractors committing sexual crimes against children, and took no action. It was also published in the same week that it emerged that a top Sony executive had been caught in a pedophile sting.

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