The latest In Bed with Susie Bright, #196, is out! In this edition:
What’s so beautiful about CREW is that they aren’t anti-porn, they’re anti-hypocrite. They were so fed up with Congressmen exploiting the Janet Jackson/FCC/morality spin, that they decided to hose them down with their own duplicity!
Not only does CREW detail how much money each congress member got from porn profit-makers— they also quote exactly what kind of hysterical anti-sex rhetoric these same hypocrites are spewing when they think no one is scrutinizing their bank account.
“Rep. Michael Oxley (R-OH) accepted $24,500 from corporations and executives who profit from pornography. In 1998, Oxley said, 'there are literally thousands of sites devoted to every manner of perversion and brutality... unfortunately, the Web is awash in degrading smut.' In addition, Rep. Oxley has made it a personal mission to ‘protect young people from the corrosive, debasing effects of the voluminous graphic adult content readily available on the World Wide Web.’
“Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) accepted $47,000 from corporations and executives who profit from pornography. Yet along with Rep. Cubin and 10 other Republican Congresswomen, Rep. Wilson signed a letter to Vice President Al Gore in 2000, calling on him to return contributions from an Internet adult entertainment trade association and a Chicago strip club owner. Rep. Wilson has also been a strong proponent of broadcast decency, including proposing that decency be considered as a factor in license renewals.
"In 2004, after the Janet Jackson breast-baring incident during the Superbowl half-time show, Rep. Wilson erupted at a Commerce subcommittee on indecency, targeting Viacom president Mel Karmazin. ‘You knew what you were doing!’ said Wilson, who was so angry that her voice cracked and her eyes filled with tears.
“Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) accepted $46,000 from corporations and executives who profit from pornography. In 1998, when the Clinton administration was pushing to wire all the nation’s classrooms for the Internet, McCain introduced a bill to prohibit the government from granting subsidies to any school or library that didn’t screen the material on its computers, saying ‘[i]n order to get rid of the smut and the peddlers of smut, you have to energize communities.... We have to make them aware they’re on the Internet and they’re awful hard to get off the Internet.’ In addition, when Sen. McCain ran for President in 2000, he ran television ads touting his anti-pornography record."
Is Tom DeLay on the porno-trough list too? You betcha! So are William Bennett, Joe Lieberman, and many more of your local favorites!
If you listen to my show, you’ll get to hear me rolling on the bed with laughter, and offering my own personal insights into this den of two-faced twerps.
Many people don’t realize who the largest porn-producing corporations are in the United States... it’s not Mom and Pop operations anymore. Writer Eric Schlosser most famously revealed the corporate changing-of-the-guard in pornography empires several years ago in US News and World Report, with further investigation in his book, Reefer Madness, but remarkably, most Americans have no clue that it’s companies like Comcast, Marriott, General Motors, and AT&T who make the most money from porn.
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