Ok. I decided to get as close to the source of the story as I can from my laptop. There have been some questions about what, exactly, Christopher West said to ABC News. That question cannot be completely answered by the clip below because the reporter who crafted the story is the one who presents the more controversial material, which he attributes to West. For example, the reporter is the one who describes Hugh Hefner as one of West's "heroes" and "muses". What Christopher West himself said and what the reporter took him as saying may well be two different things, as those of us who have ever been misquoted or misunderstood or otherwise misrepresented by the media can attest. Perhaps Christopher West should have been more careful. Perhaps he was as careful as could reasonably be expected and the reporter still got it wrong. Who knows. In any case, here is the original ABC News piece, which you can view in light of the controversy that has erupted from it.
Some people may find things in what Chistopher West says on camera worthy of criticism. Fair enough, assuming we have the right context for what we see. That, at least, will be criticizing him for what he can be shown to have said, rather than for the reporter's interpretation of it.