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Cheeky: Porn industry wants a bailout

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By Michelle Malkin  •  January 7, 2009 03:30 PM

The kings of porn want a bailout. Hey, why not? Hank Paulson is the Naked Emperor. I’m sure he’ll sympathize:

Is the porn industry up next for a bailout? If porn titans Joe Francis and Larry Flynt have anything to do with it, it will.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, the titans of pornography are begging for a bailout.

Joe Francis, creator of the “Girl’s Gone Wild” video series, and Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler, will ask Congress for a $5 billion bailout, according to TMZ.

Why does the porn industry need a bailout? Because apparently even porn is getting smacked by the recession.

XXX DVD sales have taken a hit – about a 22% hit, according the TMZ.

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

Francis thinks that the porn industry deserves a bailout just like the auto and financial industries got, and he said he’ll go to DC to get it, according to TMZ.

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Looks like it’s just a cheeky dig at bailout-mania. But who knows? Far-fetched attempts at grabbing TARP money have succeeded before…

Hat tip: QG

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I’m besieged with porn puns gone wild!

It’s the ultimate stimulus. The spending orgy to end all spending orgies. A dose of fiscal Viagra.

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#dontgo says: Name that porn bailout!

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