Porn industry seeks multi-billion dollar bailout

As I was browsing the Telegraph website, I came across one of the most amusing stories I’ve read in a long time. Porn baron Larry Flynt is seeking a $5 billion bailout from Washington to rejuvenate the industry, which he says is suffering because of the economic downturn. He has asked the 111th Congress ‘to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America’ with a bailout.

Now, everyone, we can come to a number of conclusions: in contrast, bailing out the banks and helping the Irish (and they didn’t even award us full points at Eurovision) seems a good deed; secondly, we can proudly say we supported the financial re-growth of a failing economy, rather than a very expensive financial viagra helping with the re-growth of the male  gas pump. At least Gordon Brown was helping towards assisting the world’s economy, even if nobody in turn viewed this ‘prick’ as a sound leader of the Labour Party.

So, let’s not worry just yet; we haven’t had to bail out the porn industry! But we need to put this into perspective…

The industry apparently isn’t making as much money as it used to due to the recession; that is evident. Does this refer to those perverts who pay $50 to subscribe to a website, or the bunch of old unemployed men who talk dirty over the phone to a lady cooking the tea in her pinny whilst moaning due to the amount of washing up left by the husband?

Pornography is, mostly, free. That’s why it is still so successful today. So does this indicate these porn websites need to be paid for in order to accumulate enough revenue? Now I’m feeling slightly bizarre linking business and economics to the dirty world of porn!

It would be laughable if the industry was given $5 billion – especially in today’s climate. So before we start attacking the Conservatives, think of it this way: just how angry would you feel if David Cameron spent taxpayers money on helping the porn industry? But then again, imagine the turnout of male voters – no cash, no porn, you’ll have to return to speaking to the missus and your blowup doll!

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About Cuts, News and Views

The site’s author is a student at the Birmingham School of Media and a journalist for both Birmingham Budget Cuts and Sony Music Entertainment. He is a PR consultant as well as having worked for the BBC. The author also contributes on a freelance basis to The Times and The Guardian. Dean Hill is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Posted on May 15, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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