Lights! Camera! P0rn On Grey Lady’s Front Page

This is what the New York Times thinks is part of all the news that is fit to print

The actress known as Savanna Samson once relished preparing for a role. “I couldn’t wait to get my next script,” she said.

There’s no reason to look at them anymore, she said, because her movies now call almost exclusively for action. Specifically, sex.

The p0rnographic movie industry has long had only a casual interest in plot and dialogue. But moviemakers are focusing even less on narrative arcs these days. Instead, they are filming more short scenes that can be easily uploaded to Web sites and sold in several-minute chunks.

“On the Internet, the average attention span is three to five minutes,” said Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment. “We have to cater to that.”

Oooooooo-K. And let’s look all the way down at the bottom of the Internet version

A version of this article appeared in print on July 8, 2009, on page A1 of the New York edition.

Maybe the Times could use some of that deep investigative ability and determine exactly how much the Presidents agenda will cost Americans and reduce their personal liberty. Oh, and how badly Porkulus has failed.

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