What should be done?
Enforce the anti-obscenity laws, said Patrick Trueman, former chief of the child exploitation and obscenity section at the Department of Justice. Neither Bill Clinton’s nor George W. Bush’s administration aggressively enforced these laws, he said. Now the task falls to the Obama administration.
The adult industry did not have speakers at the June 15 briefing, so they couldn’t reply to charges about their products. Their responses are needed.
In the meantime, there is little relief for those who would like to surf the Internet without running into raw images of human flesh. Internet filters can act like temporary containment booms, but as the Gulf oil spill shows, there’s no real hope of a pollution-free environment without some skimmers and dispersants.
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Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor. Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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