Eric Holder and Barnes and Noble named on list

Barnes And Noble, Eric Holder Make ‘Top Facilitators Of Porn’ List

Have you ever heard of the conservative group Morality in Media? They put out this list called the “Dirty Dozen,” which names specific groups, businesses, and even individuals on a rankings of “the top 12 facilitators of porn.” On the most recent list, book retailing giant Barnes and Noble as well as Attorney General Eric Holder made the cut of our nation’s greatest porn facilitators.

Morality in Media’s list also includes the American Library Association, which they say encourages libraries to have unfiltered computers, making access to pornographic material as easy as obtaining a library card. Barnes and Noble earned itself some harsher criticism, with the group branding it “a major supplier of adult pornography and child erotica.”

The top spot on the “Dirty Dozen” list went to US Attorney General Eric Holder over “refus[ing] to enforce existing federal obscenity laws.”

“Holder’s actions keep the porn industry thriving. He not only refuses to enforce obscenity laws currently on the books that prohibit the distribution of hardcore pornography, but he even disbanded the office charged with enforcement,” said Patrick A. Trueman, president of Morality in Media.

They’re referring to the Department of Justice’s decision to close the organization which investigated and prosecuted distributors of hardcore pornography, folding it into the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Republican senators complained that the decision was tantamount to abandoning the fight against hardcore pornography.

Most of the other entries on the “Dirty Dozen” list were private corporations like Comcast, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, etc. Still, the Departments of Justice and Defense earned the most criticism from Morality in Media.

“Morality In Media receives a steady stream of comments from servicemen and women and their spouses regarding the widespread availability of pornography in the US Military,” the group said. “In addition, The Military Honor and Decency Act requires the U.S. Department of Defense to remove all sexually explicit materials sold or rented by the exchange services, commissaries and the U.S. Navy ships’ stores. However, the DOD allows pornographic magazines to be sold.”

What do you think? Are Barnes and Noble and Eric Holder “facilitators of pornography”?

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