Sunday, April 13, 2008

Biting Off More Than They Can Chew?

If you have ever visited Absolute Zero, you are probably aware they love to call everyone who opposes their rationale "pedophile enablers." If you type in the names John Stossel (From ABC News 20/20) and Sarah Tofte (of the Human Rights Watch), you'll find articles denouncing them as so-called "pedophile enablers.


John Stossel was labeled a pedophile enabler because he aired AZU alum Petra Luna admitting on national television she harassed an individual and stated this person "deserved" to be harassed by her. (PS: Petra Luna was more than happy to make her "fine organization" look rather foolish on national television).

Sarah Tofte was labeled a "pedophile enabler" because of the landmark report "No Easy Answers: Sex Offender Laws In The US," which called for wholesale reforms to the current state of sex offender legislation. (PS: This hasn't stopped them from QUOTING the work, I might add).

There is ONE celebrity they backed off of, however: Patty Wetterling. For those who don't know, Patty Wetterling is the mother of missing child Jacob Wetterling; the first registry laws were named for him. Last year, Wetterling expressed concern over the current state of sex offender legislation (see: Typically AZU responds with a typical report denouncing anyone who speaks out against toughening all laws against ex-sex-offenders as "pedophile enablers," but this time the site is silent. This does not stop them from blogging about it:

Stitches 77 wrote:

"Patty Wetterling is a pissed off mother of a sex offender who lobbied for victims rights when she lost a son to a sex offender, but is doing everything she can now to save her offending son. I hardly think you should be using her as an example"

Or how about this one?

Stitches77: 1/19/2008 9:22:00 AM

"Patty Wetterling lost a child to a sex offender. But now that her other child IS a sex offender she wants to back off from her previous pro-child activism. She's hardly an unbiased source."


The hits keep coming:

On February 11, 2008 at 5:17 pm Vigilant Antis Said:

"Which Patty Wetterling story are you interested in? The one where her son was killed by a sex offender or the one where the other son became a sex offender and she changed her mind?"


Now, try this: Google "Patty Wetterling sex offender son." Do you see any valid articles there? I didn't think so. AZU essentially pulled this out of the ether. I find this striking that they believe this but left it out of their main site. Why? Is it possible they bit off more than they can chew this time?

PS: If these links are no longer valid, I'll be happy to send you the copy I made of the quotes sometime.


stitches said...

I didn't see anything about a Wetteringly son being a sex offender.
Jacob disappeared all of those years ago and no sign of him has ever been found. He would now be in his 30's and his mom has continued to live in the same place, hoping he will show up on the doorstep. We hope so to.
Flinging out information with nothing to back it up is an act of desperation. Perverted Justice, by any other name, has overstayed it's welcome with the American people.

WarpedOhio said...

I'm still waiting for them to back up what hey say with evidence. But I think by attacking Wetterling, they lost any shread of credibility they may have EVER had, that is, assuming they ever HAD credibility. Honestly, there's only two people who listen to absolute zero-- absolute zero members and their targets.