Saturday, December 31, 2005

Snitch of the Week: 12/18 - 12/24

There are Webcam whores, and then there are Webcam whores.

Justin Berry's story of becoming a child porn star (alternate link) by selling himself through his webcam and how his father helped pimp him out is not exactly easy reading, but it's worth the time.

But it brings up the ever present questions as to why the hell his mother didn't know what was going on, the role of technology and children as well as the idea of objective reporting in the face of shitty things happening.

The Times reporter on the case, Kurt Eichenwald, became pretty involved in it all. He ended up convincing Justin to snitch on everyone in his child porn ring and stop his own business as well.

Some retard on Slate had the nerve to call him out on it.

I guess it would have been better to maintain some fantastical notion of neutrality while little kids were getting molested all around him? Even despite the fact that the article has shaken up the kiddy porn industry?

Between the investigation and the Justin's information the Times got the names and credit card numbers of over 1,500 people who paid for child pornography and an analysis showed that many of them were doctors, lawyers, businessmen and teachers.

Surprise, surprise.

Justin berry, for bringing down thousands of perverts and opening up a world I won't be reading up on any more, you are the Snitch of the Week.

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