Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Is It Wrong For Conservative Sites To Exploit Women With Semi-Naked Pic's Like These To Attract Readers?

As is often the case, the well known Blog "The Other McCain" (amongst numerous others who engage in this tactic) http://theothermccain.com/2010/12/27/rule-5-sunday-falls-on-a-monday-this-week/
has a number of links to many conservative web sites which, in an attempt to garner as many readers as possible, show photographs of nubile young women in various states of undress.

It is understandable that, in order to promote the message of conservatism in a crowded "market" these bloggers would consider using any means to grab possible readers. However the question must be asked-by using photographs like these of semi-naked women are they not descending to the depths of liberal "thinking" as promoted by such exploitative rags as 'Playboy" and 'Penthouse' who pretend to a libertarian framework, whilst really just exploiting hormonally driven young men?

There are a number of conservative magazines and blog sites who have a strong following and stay out of the gossip/exploitative pathway. I believe one can present a serious message, as does "The Other McCain" and attract readers-it is a hard, long slog, but garners respect. On the other hand, perhaps the end does justify the means when what is at stake is the future of America-but for me those ends can be achieved with an appeal to reason not pulchritude

Judge for yourself.


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