Hypocrisy in Congress? Say it ain't so, Sam
Members of Congress Accept Political Contributions from Porn PurveyorsFirst Sam Brownback flip-flops on torture, then porn. What's next? A secret abortion clinic in the Conservative Compound?
Washington, DC, -- Earlier today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a report 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.
In fairness, we're talking about contributions from GM, Cox Communications, Comcast, and Time-Warner. Each company earns significant profits from porn, but also from other sources. This isn't a check from “Abortionists for Buchanan,” but it isn't clean money, either.
Hat tip to Echidne of the Snakes.