Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Porn industry poll shows strong support for Obama over Romney
LA Times ^ | 10/11/12 | Jim Puzzanghera

Posted on 10/11/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

WASHINGTON -- Here's an X-rated endorsement you're unlikely to see touted in any campaign commercials: People in the adult entertainment industry strongly support President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney.

Those are the results of a poll of 339 respondents by XBIZ.net, an industry social network. The poll found 68% of people in the San Fernando Valley-based porn industry said they would like Obama to win the election, compared with 13% for Romney.

Fourteen percent said they preferred "someone else" and 5% said they didn't care.

But the Obama campaign is unlikely to do any dancing over the results of this poll.

Steven A. Hirsch, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Vivid Entertainment, said the porn industry's support for the more liberal candidate makes sense.

"The results aren't really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work,” Hirsch told XBIZ Newswire.

“Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs," he said.

Hustler founder Larry Flynt, who last month publicly offered $1 million for anyone who could produce Romney's tax returns or details of his financial activities, also told XBIZ Newswire he wasn't surprised by Obama's lead among people who work in the adult entertainment industry.

Neither was Patrick Trueman, president of Morality in Media, an organization that opposes pornography and indecency.

He said the Obama administration's Justice Department has not enforced federal laws prohibiting the distribution of hardcore pornography.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-44 last
To: Clint N. Suhks

No surprise there, both are famous for f’ing someone, the only difference is that mac daddy can do it to many people at the same time.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 4:09:12 PM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ThunderSleeps
Only an idiot libtard would think and/or say such a thing. When it comes down to job security, cost of living, basic freedoms, national security... Who marries who and birth control don't even rate as background noise.

If everything in your life is so golden that all you have to worry about is some college flunky's birth control, or which groups some fast food company contributes to...well bravo for you. The vast majority of the rest of us have much more pressing concerns a heck of a lot closer to home.


I keep thinking what Cato the Elder observed where the average Roman cared more about the pebble in his shoe than the legions around the world. He cared about whether he had a job, enough to eat, taking care of his family, shelter and so on. I lean libertarian on a lot of things and many social issues, government should not be involved in while others are left up to the States. I have my own personal values, I just stick to the main issues of freedom and the ability to make it in life. I'm more concerned about job hunting in my life now as well as nursing my cat to health (she has kidney problems) and helping out Mom for example.

The porn industry, well, it has always existed, it is here and never going away, it even has been around in prehistoric times on cave walls. I don't buy any of their wares, that's the best way to deal with it if you are opposed to it, use the market forces of capitalism. The downside, there is always a demand for it. I don't really care who sleeps with whom as long as they are at or above the age of consent and they keep it private. I worry more about the economy, foreign policy and jobs, the rest is on the back burner, if we collapse, everything else is moot. We cannot ignore social issues 100% but we need to remember we need to worry about the basics first and make sure any rules we make do not infringe on freedom and we must remember that on many moral issues, there are others who see them differently.
42 posted on 10/11/2012 5:53:49 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Nowhere Man
The porn industry, well, it has always existed, it is here and never going away, it even has been around in prehistoric times on cave walls.

The ubiquitous, vile filth that nowdays is two clicks away from any 10 year-old's eyes has "always existed"? Please. Show me a piece of media from any time prior to 1970 that shows thousands of images of men wallowing in each other's filth, or women jamming various objects into themselves that was easily accessible to your average 10 year-old and I might agree with you.

No, this cultural cesspit we find ourselves drowning in is something completely new and we as a society have shown ourselves ill-prepared to cope with it.
43 posted on 10/11/2012 9:51:49 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Antoninus
The ubiquitous, vile filth that nowdays is two clicks away from any 10 year-old's eyes has "always existed"? Please. Show me a piece of media from any time prior to 1970 that shows thousands of images of men wallowing in each other's filth, or women jamming various objects into themselves that was easily accessible to your average 10 year-old and I might agree with you.

No, this cultural cesspit we find ourselves drowning in is something completely new and we as a society have shown ourselves ill-prepared to cope with it.


Sometimes I do wonder if we as a society are/were truly ready for the internet, it just came out and exploded so fast. I guess like any other delivery media, there is and will always be a demand for many things, including porn, IIRC, it is the number one "industry." Yeah, I'd like to see that change myself, using a great thing for that, well, it does cheapen it a bit. Even so, like anything else, it can be used for good and bad. Noted science fiction author, H. Beam Piper wrote a story in 1947, "A Logic Named Joe," where everyone had a computer in their home hooked up to something like the internet where people looked up nasty things like how to cheat on their wives, kill people and so on. It's a lot like the gun debate really, but we do have enough laws to punish the bad behaviours such as murder and so on.

I think when it comes to uber-hardcore stuff, I believe there is really not much of a wide demand for it, it is most likely to a very small niche. I don't like it at all and find it sick, but I'm confident that 90% plus people would find it abhorrent.

Make a long story short, sex is a natural thing and we need to by more honest and open in teaching the next generation about it, what is wrong and right to what morals each of us have and most importantly to my responsible decisions and be accountable for them. We should not be libertine about it but in some ways, we are too uptight here.

We can't run to the government for everything, we have to do this one ourselves and yes, there are people who do have different standards although we do not need to pander to those that are way out there.
44 posted on 10/12/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-44 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson