ABC's Porn Pinup for Teenage Girls


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ABC’s Porn Pinup for Teenage Girls - Brent Bozell - Page 1

Sometimes it’s hard to measure the distance between the supposedly established, respectable press and the seediest corners of hardcore pornography. On March 1, ABC’s “Nightline” celebrated a porn star named “James Deen” (real name: Bryan Sevilla). The apparent “news” hook is his role in a forthcoming movie with the ever-more pathetic Lindsay Lohan.

ABC reporter Cecilia Vega sold Deen as a 27-year-old hazard to teenaged girls. They’re boasting that he’s found a new frontier of porn consumers, “some of them so young we couldn’t even interview them on camera. Their parents had no idea that secretly they have a crush on a porn star. It is a phenomenon that not even the man at the center of it fully understands, but it’s one that he fully defends.” Insert ooooh-ahhhh track here.


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I think these lines in the article:

This isn’t professional journalism. It’s crotch-centered tabloid fare for the MTV crowd.

summarize the whole thing.


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And to make it worse it wasnt even ABC’s original story they stole it from a LA magazine

A sliver of the American public was likely bored by the “Nightline” report. Those folks are the careful readers of Good magazine, a Los Angeles-based general-interest publication. In a long feature on Deen last November, Good staffer Amanda Hess nailed a few points about this 25-year-old porn star

Parallels between the stories angered Hess, who tweeted last night

“Hey @Nightline @ceciliavegaABC I liked your James Deen story better when I wrote it. What Women Want: Porn and the Frontier of Female Sexuality | Porn on GOOD

‘Nightline’ story on porn star rings mighty familiar to some - Erik Wemple - The Washington Post