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Jacqui Smith’s Porn Show Flashes Her Ignorance And Lays Bare Her Vanity

by | 22nd, February 2011

JACQUI Smith, who lost her job as Home Secretary and parliamentary seat  for massaging her expenses and having a husband who bought TV porn with taxpayer’s money, is to present Porn Again, a BBC radio documentary exploring the porn industry.

Of course, the professional porn industry is in peril, it’s glossy output being challenged by user-generated free porn.

But Smith will investigate. Although you know what her conclusion will be when she says that her husband has not watched porn since being caught. The message is that watching porn is worse than being caught watching porn someone else paid for.

“In making this programme, I’ve been able to challenge my own views and attitudes and I want others to have the chance to join the debate too.”

Join the debate. It’s the masturbatory clarion call of modern politics.

And why does Smith want to talk about porn and not something she already knows about – and some might say is expert in? Why not talk about being a woman in power? The law? Government? Fiddling? She talks about porn because it gives her a chance to show off her wounds. Smith is a survivor who will relive her personal trauma for our pleasure. Smith’s into the kinky stuff, readers.

Says she:

“I’m not naive. I know why men watch pornography. But I think greater availability on the internet is worrying, the way porn is seeping into the mainstream.”

Incredible. The woman who was part of the ruling Labour Party that moved against “extreme porn” and the sex industry knew nothing about porn. Did she do any research then? Did she do any research when she wanted to watch what we bought and store the data on id cards? Was she doing research into illegal drugs when she smoked cannabis?

How the hell did this woman who is “shocked ” at the level of porn on the web – and it was on the web when she was in a position of power – ever become Home Secretary?



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