not Malone, probably, but you know how these things are.
NBC Dateline blew the lid off of Internet modeling, tonight.
I'm getting a bit tired of advocacy journalism. Certainly you can find a horror story if you look around (they didn't), and certainly you can find a cop to talk on camera about "how horrible those pedo's are" (they're not 'pedos' -- the girls are past puberty), and, in general, certainly you can rouse rabble if you're so inclined.
But, tell me: if Molly is so exploited and maligned and repressed, and her erstwhile webmaster is in jail (on completely unrelated charges -- well, unrelated to *this* website at least)...
then why is molly-model.com still online..
and for that matter (which question Dateline, to their credit *did* ask): why is the model in question doing the whole thing all over again?
"making money for college" is a pretty weak answer, if we're expected to believe that she made "$200,000 a year" off the original site, no?
I'm inclined, these days, not to believe recantations ("Oh, I was just pretending, to try and get it all over with." Shyeah, right.)
"I want them to come to my site and have an appreciation for the art...."
That sounds pretty familiar.
Where have we heard *those* words before?
[ update: I just went and actually *looked* at her new site. After doing that, I'm convinced that the entire event will turn out to have been contrived to publicize her new site -- it is even more commercial and exploitative looking than the old one (not to mention more poorly designed...)
It would be *very* interesting to see the traffic maps for that site for this week...
Someone's scammin' someone. Is Molly scammin' NBC?
Or is NBC in on it; they *didn't* obscure the addresses... ]