Fox News covers “The Great Porn Debate”

For the past few weeks, porn star Ron Jeremy and pastor Craig Gross of XXXChurch.com have been touring the country with an event they’re calling “The Great Porn Debate.” They’ve been going from city to city together debating about the porn industry and its affect on American culture (Jeremy obviously in support, Gross representing the opposition).

Below is FOX News’ coverage of the tour. In it both Gross and Jeremy are interviewed. It has to be one of the least informed interviews I’ve ever seen. What’s even worse is the pathetic roundtable discussion that takes place after the interview, where the FOX cast displays their uncanny knack for completely missing the point. Did anyone do one shred of research about the tour or Craig Gross’ ministry prior to the broadcast?

Ah well. At least the event got some pub.

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5 thoughts on “Fox News covers “The Great Porn Debate”

  1. Yeah the roundtable thing was pretty lame and very uniformed. I thought it was kind of interesting though that the male panelist said he thought that pastor Gross had some good points about the damage and addictions that porn causes but all the women thought that it was a silly thing to talk about or debate.

  2. The women taking offense at this event were the ones that really bothered me. It’s an industry that exploits women, and Gross is working to shed light on that! For some reason they had it stuck in their head that this event was for children? Who said anything about that? In fact, Gross mentioned husbands and fathers being the folks he’s working with in his portion of the interview.

    And I don’t necessarily think that XXXChurch is “associating” themselves with pornography. How the heck to you take up against a cause without “associating” yourself with it? Granted, their approach is different and they are definitely pushing the envelope with a lot of their events and strategies (“National Porn Sunday” is coming up, and they frequent all the various porn conventions to distribute literature and Bibles).

  3. All you had to do was to say “Fox News,” and you already implied “least informed.” When that news channel started, there was an energy about the reporting that made some of the programs interesting. But over the past few years, the reporting has been sloppy, and the channel has relied too much on “name” personalities–Geraldo (no one takes him seriously as a journalist except Fox News), Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly (whose interview with Miss New Jersey bordered on the obscene).

    What troubles me the most is not Fox News’ gung-ho support of the Bush administration–that’s the TV channel’s business–but the fact that so many evangelicals buy into the Fox News agenda–hook, line, and sinker. . . .

    In any case, I had not heard about this pastor doing a “Great Porn Debate” tour. . . . Oh, for the days when G. K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw would conduct public debates on tour to standing room only crowds–debates on the nature of reality, the existence of God, the proper role of government, etc. (From what I have read, Chesterton mopped the floor every time with Shaw, who could not match the wit and the intellect of Chesterton. Most people never realized the two men were the best of friends, too.)

  4. i understand the whole xxx church thing and the need for actually talking about the subject, but dude, it just makes me want to watch porn!

    well, ones w/out mr. jeremy. *shudders*

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