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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It Must Be Smut, I Mean, Sweeps Month
You are not old enough to visit the Web site above, even if you are 87. Especially if you are 87 and have a heart condition. Or have a spouse who might catch you and die of shock or withhold your medication. But I digress. It's February sweeps, so you expect extra sleaze on the 11 o'clock news. And WPVI-TV (Ch. 6) delivered last night, except this story's legit: One of the country's major porn purveyors is proud to be headquartered near the Liberty Bell. Nice co-owner's quote: "People are always surprised that we're right across from the Liberty Bell, but it is freedom of speech and freedom of expression. We're proud of that. We like being in historical Philadelphia." No sexcapades are filmed in the high-security building, but phone sex "actresses" tap wanton wallets while the Internet operation makes money "hand over fist," $20 million a year just from the movie site. We won't link that, but here's the Ch. 6 report, in writing and on FCC-acceptable video.


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