Porn & The Little Girl

BP_Intro_PreviewLast night, Friday, Walter Cronkite died at age 92.

Tomes could be written about this legendary newscaster and anchor – and will be. Attributes have come pouring in, and rightly so. He was one of the titans of the tv journalism industry.

While dialing across the various news channels in search of more about Cronkite, my remote control landed on CNBC just after 7 p.m. The show being aired? “The Business of Pornography.” It was a news profile of the big money the sex industry makes from DVDs, web offerings and various platforms of distribution.

To be honest, I watched the investigative program for about 1-2 minutes before moving on to CNN, Fox and others. But in the few minutes I was watching on CNBC something curious caught my eye: a pretty picture of a smiling little girl, perhaps 7 or 8 years old.

That cute picture was on a screen saver in the office of Vivid Entertainment’s CEO Steven Hirsch. It was his young daughter on the computer of her dad – one of the biggest pornographers in existence. The screen was visible just over his shoulder during a tv interview for the CNBC investigative special. She was looking over at him, a frozen frame of her caught in a playful moment.

Her innocent photo captivated me. I wondered if Steven thought about his little girl each day as she looked out at him while he made his porno deals, shaped business, hired performers and checked his company’s dirty bottom line.

Each day – every day – his daughter’s picture stares back at him, gentle, loving and accepting of her dad. Wonder what he tells her is his business. Daddy is in the video business? Entertainment? He’s a producer?

Perhaps Steven has this all worked out and compartmentalized. In his mind – even his soul – business is business, family is family. They are separated. Ok, maybe that’s how it works for Vivid and Steven Hirsch.

My only real question is: when Steven’s little girl grows up to be 18, should her dad give her a big part in one of his nasty movies?

(Next week, my daughter Anneke turns 18. Would I want her to star in a movie for Steven? Not in a million years for a million dollars. Even with a gun held to my head.)

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2 thoughts on “Porn & The Little Girl

  1. having raised two daughters, and now enjoying two grand-daughters, i simply cannot imagine what is in that guy’s mind. however i also realize that to have transgressed in any one area of the law is to be guilty of all.

    may the lord bring him to repentance and new life.
    kyrie eleison. christe eleison.

  2. Thank you Craig, for expressing your true father’s heart. Because of Godly Dads like you there is much HOPE in the world.

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