Is Obama soft on Hard Core Porn?

The president axed a team of Feds charged with fighting adult obscenity on the Web, and it’s not just the right that’s upset. McKay Coppins on the liberal case for cracking down on porn.

If you know where to search, it doesn’t take much Googling to find photos of women having sex with farm animals, videos that graphically depict simulated rape, or actresses made to look 13 years old performing sex acts on adult men.

It’s disturbing stuff, to be sure—and it may even be illegal.

But this week, news broke that the Obama administration had quietly shuttered the only Justice Department unit that exclusively fought adult obscenity (defined as criminally offensive material that has no “serious literary, political, artistic, or medical value”). Amid a flurry of criticism, administration officials defended the move, arguing that limited resources would be better spent prosecuting cases of child exploitation. Meanwhile, conservatives such as Sen. Orrin Hatch seized the opportunity to accuse the White House of being soft on hardcore porn

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