Fox Business Report on Porn: What a Crock; 67% of Porn is Bought By Women?

Liz Claman is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchor of the Fox Business Network show Countdown to the Closing Bell. Her report today, however, on the porn industry was far from award-winning, unless Sci-Fi is the new news category over at Fox.

Claman was reporting from the Penthouse studios, and I seem to recall not long ago Marc Bell making an announcement that Penthouse was getting out of the porn movie making game. Evidently not. Claman reported that Penthouse makes 200 movies a year.

While she was at it, Claman also reported several other astounding figures including the fact that porn was up 13% in retail revenues which sort of belies the contention that porn piracy and free content has struck a mortal wound in the side of adult entertainment.

Another figure spouted by Claman that comes off as total nonsense is her statistic that 67% of porn is bought by women.

“But it is a massive industry,” Claman continued. “Anywhere between 8 to 13 billion dollars for the US porn industry. Internet porn is about $3B of that and people argue that it was the adult industry that drove the Internet growth, that drove things like VCRs and VHS’s back in the Eighties. What’s it driving now? Here at Penthouse it’s 3D.”

Also, according to Claman, consumers are spending at the rate of $3074 per second.

“At any given time 28,000 people are on the Internet looking at this [porn].”

Where Claman’s getting her figures is anyone’s guess, but the one that needs real looking at is the one that adult stores carrying porn was up 13.8% in 2012. We’re also being told there are 3,458 stores.

Need I remind you that porn at its height saw over 25,000 stores operating in the US. So how does Fox arrive at a 13.8% growth?

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