Did anyone else note that when AVN reported last week that Peter Ackworth of kink.com got arrested on cocaine charges at his studio, the article just omitted his role as a board member at FSC?
They went into great detail about all the rest of his goings on. generally someone might consider resignation under those circumstances. But I guess you can’t flunk out of porn.
Much more interesting though is is last weeks article in the Chicago Tribune on Jesse Jackson Jr. who had to resign right after the election, and is facing a corruption trial. The good old Free Speech Coalition had a prominent spot in that story. Seems Jesse jr gave the FSC 5000 dollars for a table at an FSC banquet last year in Los Angeles.
The Tribune called FSC and spoke to Joanne Cachepero who told the Trib that Congressman Jackson did not regularly attend events of the FSC. But they also said they had confirmed that he had settled a $1,000+ hotel tab in LA a couple of days after the FSC event. Though it was all murky, the implication is that Jesse Jr. sponsored a table but did not attend, but that someone linked to him in the corruption trial, a furier who supplied furs to the Jackson mistress, attended, on the Jackson campaign tab. Does the FSC regularly speak freely to the press about who does and who does not attend these events? I don’t think that’s discrete or appropriate.
I think it is clear to people in the industry that the FSC is a royal fuck up but nobody cares enough about it to clean house over there. I have heard a lot of people who say hey, at least they are trying to do something we should be more supportive. The obvious hole in this logic is rather simple. If the Free Speech Coalition is your retarded baby, you see it playing with a fork and it’s about to stick the fork into a light socket. yes it is about to learn something that it will learn in no other way, do you stop it or let it learn? Now in the case of the Free Speech Coalition, they are too dumb to learn from their mistakes. case in point they failed on Measure B so what tactics do they use when the measure goes state wide? If you guessed the same ones you win the fork in the light socket award.