March 10, 2005

Some whitewashing?

Found on Eschhaton blog -- The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a report today called Addicted to Porn: Members of Congress Accept Political Contributions from Porn Purveyors.

The report details how 15 Members of Congress, including 11 Representatives and four Senators, all of whom revile pornography, have accepted campaign contributions from corporations and executives who derive substantial profits from selling pornography. ...

Some of the findings of the report: Kansas Senator Sam Brownback - who equivocates pornography with crack cocaine - accepted $17,000 from porn peddlers.

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman - who has long campaigned against the growing coarseness of our culture -- along with renown gambling addict William Bennet, handed out "Silver Sewer" awards to those who made immoral videos, and who has criticized MTV for having porn stars on the air, accepted over $16,000.

Cong. Fred Upton, who leads the charge against indecency, accepted over $56,000. Arizona Senator John McCain, who claimed to be the "anti-porn" presidential candidate in ads that ran prior to the South Carolina primary, pocketed $46,000 from corporations and executives who profit from porn.

Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director referred to Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) as "the biggest hypocrite of all" for having written a letter to former Vice President Al Gore demanding that he return a contribution from an adult entertainment web site and for sanctimoniously ranting at Viacom executives that they cared more about profits than morality, despite accepting $47,000 in porn profits.

Posted by Moona at March 10, 2005 02:49 PM | TrackBack

With all the sexcapades we hear about in D.C. it figures they wouldn't mind taking money from anyone.

Posted by: Raven at March 11, 2005 08:01 AM
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