A quote from the transcript:
Around the centerfold, the magazine published controversial authors, discussed controversial topics.What we find is that Hefner not only helped tear down the moral fabric in our country through porn, but also abortion and other evils. Of course, he has "no regrets":
"We know about the sexual revolution," Hefner said. "People are less aware of the part I played related to racial equality, gay rights, the changing of drug laws. We were the amicus curiae, friend of the court in Roe v Wade. It gave women the right to choose.
"All these big issues, he was there, and I believe in those many rivulets, is how he made a difference," said Berman. "All these little things make up the total of who this man is."
"The whole concept that somehow Playboy turned women into sex objects - that's part of who they are! Thank goodness! It is the attraction between the two sexes that gives us civilization."He admits to making women into sex objects, degrading them, guiding them to abortion, and celebrating it all. Hugh Hefner is no hero. As another commentator wrote:
For that, he has no regrets ... and no plans to stop.
Hugh Hefner is more than a mere icon. Not only does he represent so much of what is wrong with America today, he helped us get here. He mainstreamed pornography, sexualizing not only women, but young children. He fanned the flames of the sexual revolution, mocking virginity and traditional values. He was a prime mover in supporting Roe v. Wade, opening the door to abortion on demand in America. He helped launch SIECUS, paving the way for "comprehensive" sex ed to be taught in classrooms across the country.Ditto.
Given his legacy, there are few men more deserving of media scrutiny than Hugh Hefner. And few less deserving of pandering profiles shamefully broadcast by CBS News.
**What is Wrong With Porn?
**Porn Is More Addictive Than Cocaine or Heroin.
**The Cost of Porn.