Before the hoax was revealed, Andrew Sullivan authored a post on the subject, which has been pulled completely. Here is what remains on Sullivan’s blog:
The link to the original post by Sullivan, titled “Sy Hersh was right,” has gone dead. But the dead live on in Google cache, and it is obvious why Sullivan pulled the post.
From the supposed TMZ “proof” Sullivan drew all sorts of wacky sociological conclusions about a bygone era when “feminism was still at bay and powerful rich men could fill their yachts with a variety of sexual objects.”
Here is the original Sullivan post:
His book, “The Dark Side Of Camelot”, was one of his best: scenes of simply staggering sexual shenanigans, rampant abuse of power, close connections with the mafia, nepotism up the whazoo. And now we have some photographic evidence – courtesy of TMZ.com – of the Kennedy lifestyle, when feminism was still at bay and powerful rich men could fill their yachts with a variety of sexual objects. Take a look at this scene from the mid-1950s. And Tiger: you were born too late.
Now if Sarah Palin had done something like this, can you imagine Sullivan’s howls of cover-up? This would be number whatever on the list of Palin’s odd lies. This cover-up would be used to claim that Trig was fair game again, because only someone hiding something would hide something.
What is that saying about glass houses?
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