$crew You: Senior SEC Employees Spent “Hours a Day” Surfing Internet Porn

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports:

On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers looking at sites like naughty.com, skankwire, youporn, and others.

The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year.

Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites

One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.

An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.

Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.

Tweeter Greg W. Howard wrote about a quip he heard on Fox News about this story, which fits perfectly:

Heard on Fox: SEC staffers were watching porn to learn new ways to screw Americans.

On a more serious note, Michelle Malkin writes:

The feckless SEC regulators are now trying to distract from their own naked incompetence by abetting Obama’s financial “reform” charade.

If you really want to see this buffoons exposed, read “No One Would Listen to Me,” Harry Markopolos’s inside account of the SEC’s failures. Devastating.

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs prepares for the fight of its life.

Cross-posted from the Sister Toldjah blog.

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