by Rick Ackerman
As if Wall Street’s sleazy, quasi-criminal ways were not proof enough that Western civilization is crumbling, we now have the sordid story of Farrah Abraham to remind us of oh-so-many other ways in which America is rapidly going to hell in a hand basket. Ms. Abraham, 21, a reality TV star as well as the mother of four-year-old Sophia, has sold the rights to a sex tape she made to pornmeister Steve Hirsch for just under $1 million. If, as H.L. Mencken famously said, no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public, then Hirsch stands to make back 20 times his investment. How can he miss? For in this case, “taste” embraces the voyeur’s fondness for anal sodomy. Clearly, Hirsch believes the audience for such entertainment is both eager and large. “I think many fans will be shocked at how truly explicit it is, including stunning backdoor scenes,” he told a panting press after closing the deal.