Friday, December 10, 2010

Professor David Epstein, Columbia University Political Scientist, Charged With Incest After Three-Year Relationship With Daughter

Via Five Feet of Fury:

"Liberals Leftists: your moral and intellectual superiors! — Columbia prof, Palin hater and HuffPo blogger charged with incest involving 24-year-old daughter."
Seriously!

Where's the LGM academic decency brigade! This is an emergency!

404 error at Epstein's Columbia University bio-page, but the Department's faculty information page is still available (Screencap here.)

Epstein was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2005 Decade of Behavior Research Award. (Screencap here.) Plus, APSA has a special Decade of Behavior page here, with more information on Professor Epstein.

In Ivy League incest news, Columbia University professor David Epstein was arrested today on charges of incest in the third degree after it was revealed he and his now 24-year old daughter had a "consensual" three year relationship.

According to gantdaily.com, Epstein was actually quite well-liked at Columbia, and had a fairly prestigious and well respected career. It's always the ones you least suspect, right?

Epstein had authored several books, written pieces for The Huffington Post, and had previously acted as a political analyst for CBS!

Epstein was set to teach two classes this semester at Columbia; "Scope and Methods," and "Research Topics and Game Theory" ....

Sources say that Epstein's incestual [sic] relationship with his daughter began after some serious "sexting," which is somehow almost creepier than actually committing the act.

Esptein has taken a leave of absence and faces four years in prison if convicted.

Epstein's Twitter page is still available as well, although he's not currently using it.

11 comments:

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Wow that's just wrong. How long before you get attacked for this one? I'm sure they can figure out some way to pin this one on Bush43.

Anonymous said...

My pick for most ironic Epstein article from his perch at Huffington Post: "It's the Betrayal of Trust, Stupid." About waterboarding.

Swen said...

Oh come now. The poor guy is innocent until proven guilty. But....

BwaahahahaHaHAHA!!

AST said...

Hey, it's his, and apparently her, sexual preference. You're not going to be incestuphobics, are you? They're just thirty years ahead of their time. I'll bet you disapprove of sex with animals and pony fetishists, too.

Warren said...

I hear he ended the relationship after his horse found out but his pigs squealed on him to the police.

PacRim Jim said...

Columbus wants his name back, Columbia.

Patrick said...

Well, soon after we legalize same sex marriages we'll be ordered to recognize poly-whateverthefuck marriages, beastiality, and sure, incest.

It's the ME generation of the 1960s having its last hurrah. We'll get back to something normal after they all die out.

But, in the meantime, ugh.

dave in boca said...

I was going to say that an Ivy League professor banging his own kid fits into the Demonrat mold, but then I reconsidered when I saw that he was sleeping with his DAUGHTER!

Blair said...

That which is immoral should not necessarily be illegal. What a waste of somebody's tax dollars.

R said...

This maybe wrong in moral terms, but I don't understand why its illegal? It was a consensual relationship and you may not like it, but what right does the government have to arrest someone because of what they do in their bedroom? It reeks of religious puritanism leftovers.

Anonymous said...

So the dude gets arrested for what the British Royals have been doing for centuries? We go goo goo for the British Royals and toss this guy in prison.