In not describing the physical attributes or motivations of the players on the other side, Weis—and I’ll throw a lasso around the rest of the mainstream media here, too—implicitly sets up an Us v. Them scenario.
Fear-based and founded on a high-concept lie (that the porn industry both encourages STDs and fails to treat them), the well-funded Yes on Measure B campaign passed—in my opinion—based solely on voter ignorance.
My belief is that voters, had they actually thought about the real effects of the law (and the lack of harm defeating it represented), would not have passed it. Indeed, major L.A. media outlets—including the L.A. Times—urged voters to reject Measure B.
An informational meeting of adult industry elites was held at Chatsworth’s Radisson Hotel to discuss threats to the Porno-Industrial Complex by California’s Occupational Safety And Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). Chaired by Vivid’s Steve Hirsch, the meeting took place on September 9, timed to coincide with the release of The Beatles Rockband. Despite this, the small room, [...]