Monday, January 24, 2011

Mitt Romney Might Have Taken the Porn at the Marriott Away

Posted By on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 10:35 AM

The Marriott hotel chain, like most major hotel chains, has relied on in-room pornography as a revenue source for some time. However, the days of scrolling through the pay-per-view options to see what volume of Naughty Cheerleaders they have in your airport Courtyard are limited.

From a statement Marriott made to USA Today's hotel blog:

We are working with in-room entertainment providers and technology vendors to transition to the next generation of in-room entertainment. This new platform of Internet-based video-on-demand will facilitate our exit from the traditional hotel video systems that included adult content in the menu selection, and will also provide guests greater choice and control over what they watch across our system.

As we transition to this new platform, adult content will be off the menu for virtually all of our newly built hotels. Over the next few years, this will be the policy across our system.

While Marriott will kiss the $175 per room they still make from adult content a year goodbye, they might also be doing their old buddy Mitt Romney a favor, according to Politico's Ben Smith:

The hotel chain's lucrative porn sideline was an irritant to Romney during the 2008 campaign, when one social conservative referred to him as a "major pornographer." Now, he has a better story to tell.

Mitt Romney: already on his way to being the no-fun police.

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