Webcams, Payoffs, and Porn, Oh My!
<p>Internet pornography featuring minors, a business reporter making secret payments, and… the <i>New York Times</i>? In 2005 the <i>Times</i> ran a front-page story exposing the hidden world of webcam porn artists. It followed one boy who, with a webcam in his bedroom, became an underage internet porn star before spiraling into a morass of drug abuse and depravity. In <a title=”<I>New York</I> Magazine, David France uncovers” href=”http://nymag.com/guides/money/2007/39957/” target=”_blank”>
<i>New York</i> Magazine, David France uncovers</a> the sordid story behind this story. Controversy buzzes over the question of why Kurt Eichenwald, the <i>Times</i> reporter who broke the story, paid Berry up to $2,000 while posing as a fan–without telling his editors. Eichenwald has since left the <i>Times</i>, and feels hounded both by marauding journalists and a secret, shadowy gang of electronically-connected pedophiles. Check out the whole story and its tawdry details.</p>
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