Bailout for Adult Entertainment Industry?

January 8, 2009

Several of the major news outlets are reporting that Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine and Joe Francis, CEO of Girls Gone Wild, are officially asking Congress for a bailout of their Industry. Anyone that knows me, knows that I have been strongly against all of these bailouts from the beginning.

Here are a couple of quotes from Flynt and Francis:

Flynt: “With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.”

Francis: “Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation’s most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration.”

Francis: “The US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.”

While this bailout will be the one that the Democrats finally turn down – the question now should be asked where there line is? What criteria do they use when determining who gets bailed out? Or do the bailouts just go to Companies and Labor Unions who made huge political contributions to you?

While a bailout should be out of the question, even with the Spending Fever in Washington, I have to admit that it is a home run on the publicity scale for Flynt and Francis. And who knows, maybe they do need a bailout. Getting girls to go wild isn’t cheap! [Not spoken from personal experience. Unfortunately, I have been unable to get any girls to ever go “wild”.]

More at….
CNN: Porn Industry Seeks Bailout
MSNBC: Flynt, Francis Want $5 Billion Porn Bailout