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January 8th, 2009
11:55 AM ET

Porn industry wants bailout

Pornography industry moguls are asking the government for a financial bailout. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

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  1. Michelle D. Fonthill,Ont

    What is a joke or some kind of publicity stunt? Erica this is so disguting they should pay money to have them go away or use the money form the slaes of thier so called movies to help [people who are in need . I hate this idea bailout for them come on really

    Thanks for your post Erica
    Michelle D.

    January 9, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  2. ana, boston

    Erica,
    This is one of those stories that you can hear only in America. Some people believe that is necessary to make a distinction between love, infatuation, and pornography. I found pornography not more than an obscenity that makes sex to looks as a disgusting performance, extremely unpleasant to the senses and feelings.
    No doubt that sex can be a great therapy and a rescue adventure for people that suffer from depression and unhappiness, but only if that follows their heart.
    Thank you and a great compliment for your beauty and your high spirits.

    January 8, 2009 at 7:11 pm |
  3. ana

    Erica,
    This is one of those stories that you can hear only in America. Some people believe that is necessary to make a distinction between love, infatuation, and pornography. I found pornography not more than an obscenity that makes sex to looks as a disgusting performance, extremely unpleasant to the senses and feelings.
    No doubt that sex can be a great therapy and a rescue adventure for people that suffer from depression and unhappiness, but if that follows their heart.
    Thank you and a great compliment for your beauty and your high spirits. AC360 is slow without you.
    Ana, Boston

    January 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  4. Joanne, Solvay, NY

    This must be a joke? Right?

    January 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  5. Isabel, RJ, Brazil

    Erica,
    I'm new to the site and the blog. But everything I read, 'Porn industry wants bailout' was the most fun to comment!
    Could only be in his column, which is wonderful!
    You're super nice!
    Congratulations and thank you!

    January 8, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  6. Isabel, RJ, Brazil

    Why the porn industry would be out?

    The 'bailout' isn't a solution to temporary problems of cash flow in organizations? The adult entertainment business also has its cash flow problems and don’t want to 'stay out' of the package of aid and call for a 'stimulus' financial.

    But we cann’t forget the controversy in the bailout because the cause of failure can be regarded as failure to meet the consumer and, therefore, would be a government intervention in the market, overriding the will of consumers. Do consumers of adult entertainment are dissatisfied?

    Jokes aside, the porn industry to have the right to ask for the bailout, but I believe there are other companies, with basic needs, which should have greater priority in the bailout.

    P.S.
    It’s a horrible excuse that because of the economic crisis, people are too depressed to be sexually active, and therefore it is time the Congress to rejuvenate sexual appetite of America.
    Children, sex, provided that insurance doesn’t generate spending. Or generates? (Laughing...)

    January 8, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  7. Larry

    Well, it should be interesting to see who becomes the Czar of Porn to make sure any bailout is transparent:)

    January 8, 2009 at 3:27 pm |