TLP: One Man's Porn ...

porn money
I don't know exactly what "one man's porn" is in relation to anything else. But apparently, porn is very big on the Interwebz and I have to keep earning my way here at Jr Deputy Accountant, so if a cheap headline title gets me some hits, well, that's about as lazy as you can be.

Anyway, that's all very exciting, insidery stuff that we bloggers don't usually share. So enjoy this little peek behind the scenes. You're welcome.

So, for anyone still with me, former CNN loudmouth Rick Sanchez is upset. Shocking, I know, because he's one of those types where you can never really tell if he's upset or just doing a good job of seeming that way. You know, for ratings. Or whatever it is you get when you get fired from teevee and have to blog at HuffPost:
The Forward has just run a story on a well-known pornographer named Ben Suky.

Suky is a pornographer who even deals in pirated porn. The Forward documents his support of several philanthropic organizations. Charities are faced with so many hurdles in raising money, and the need for donations is so great, that they don't check the source.

As it turns out, neither do politicians.

Giving the term "money shot" a whole new meaning, Suky has spread the wealth and donated money to both Democrats and Republicans alike. He has also donated money to the Republican National Committee.

Researching public records, I found that Representatives Eric Cantor and Anthony Weiner have both accepted campaign contributions from Suky. Weiner accepted the campaign contribution in connection with his campaign for Mayor of New York.
Sanchez — who will we not forgive for his dribbling "money shot" reference — goes on to demand that "good public servants" Cantor and Weiner return Suky's money, "period." Just because. "The sources of political donations matter," Sanchez huffs, "and who our politicians are willing to associate with for the sake of campaign contributions is a serious issue and one on which we must focus more attention."

Have at it, Rick. But if you start down that path, you're in for a long slog. Alleged video piracy aside, pornography appears to be a legal undertaking and one that appeals to enough Americans to make it a bazillion-dollar business, give or take. (And that doesn't even count the priceless value of DIY porn.) How far are you willing to go with your assessment of "who our politicians are willing to associate with" for money?

Companies that pollute? Big Pharma? What about the media?

Well?

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

4 comments:

chairmanben said...

Eric Cantor squeezing out contributions is predictable (no graphic required).

Wonder if he ever asks for donations in tokens.

elf2006real said...

I don't think I'd compare "Big Pharma" with porn. They make products that save and enhance lives. BTW most bio-tech patents come from small/medium companies.

No, it's not free. R&D is very expensive, as is the approval process.
And currently we are carrying the World's load for R&D for Pharma.

And that legal business has a very dark underbelly, those women come to it by abuse. And every once in awhile they get killed or hurt, since it's essentially prostitution on camera. And many of those shops one way or another are "legitimately" run by the Mob.

I don't think Big Pharma is quite in that league.

Elf -

I'm only equating porn and polluters and pharma and the media as legal companies that people have problems with for whatever reason.

If a coal company is dirty or a drug company fakes clinical trials or porn actresses are abused, those are crimes. And so is this sort of blathering by media hacks like Sanchez.