After they had been online for a couple of years, Salon finally decided to delete a couple of controversial pieces and maybe soften the outlet’s apparent pro-pedophilia stance.

Salon was blasted for publishing a piece called, “I’m a pedophile, but not a monster,” inspiring the author to publish a follow-up about how his defense of pedophilia made him a target of the vile right-wing hate machine. So, only right-wingers gave him a hard time for trying to normalize pedophilia? That actually very, very sad.

Why the BBC would decide now is a good time to follow Salon’s lead escapes us, but here’s where some of that TV licensing fee is going:

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