Thursday, February 24, 2011

HuffPost and Nudity

I am not a prude.  Hell, I rail against the puritanical nature of our culture.  What I do have a problem with is peddling nudity as basic entertainment.  Day after day the HuffPost fills its Entertainment page with stories about young starlets being nude, semi-nude or in provocative poses.  This to me is not basic entertainment and basic entertainment is what I look for on that page.  This is adult entertainment and should have its own area on the HuffPost.  I doubt that the HuffPost will do that as it opens itself up to the same 2257 rules that porn companies have to follow.

For those of you not familiar with 2257 rules, 2257 refers to U.S.C. 18 Section 2257.  The 2257 rules are the draconian rules that all companies dealing with sexual images must follow regarding proof of age and a host of other issues.  By classifying these "stories" as basic entertainment "news", the HuffPost doesn't have to follow those rules.

I doubt anyone else cares, but I for one would like the HuffPost to move these "stories" somewhere else.

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