Ed Driscoll

The Decline And Fall Of Western Civilization, Part II

If there was an Internet sixty years ago, typing the words “media”, “rope”, “gay” and “New York” into Google would have sent you here, reading about one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most underrated movies. Typing those same words into Google these days brings you to this story:

CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said.

His boot? Well that’s one word to use, though I thought he was arrested in New York, not London…

Much more seriously, CNN has never met a repressive dictator that it hasn’t admired, from Fidel Castro to Saddam Hussein, to Kim Jong-il to this latest incident involving communist China. And yet in America, Quest’s Central Park quest ends with laughter all around. In most of the nations that CNN admires, it would lead to brutal prison sentences, death–or both.