Internet Porn Hysteria on 20/20

August 28, 2004 | Posted in Editorial Features by fleshbot-com

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Late summer is a slow time for news stories, so what's a network to do to spice up its programming schedule? Why, run yet another half-baked, alarmist report on the scourge of internet pornography - like this one which ran on 20/20 last night, in which a "New York-based sex therapist" equates body hair fetish with bestiality, marriages crumble due to husbands who spend "12 to 15 hours a day" surfing for porn, and statements like "Internet pornography is the crack cocaine of sexual addiction" are tossed around with breathless aplomb. We know that porn addiction can be a serious problem, but such hysterical reporting isn't helping anything - besides ratings.

"Cyberporn's Addictive Dangers" (ABC News - thanks Xeni)
See also: "The Pull of Porn" (Times of India)

Previously: Porn on ABC Primetime, Celebrity Sex Tapes @ ABC, CNN: "Sex Sells", "Porn in the USA"

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