Washington, D.C. Stopped Watching Porn While James Comey Testified

Washington, D.C. Stopped Watching Porn While James Comey Testified

Recently, after a month of breathless speculation, former FBI director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the events leading up to his abrupt and dubiously-justified termination by President Trump. And, according to the good people at PornHub, users in the District Columbia streamed significantly less pornographic material than they usually do at that time.

Truly, Director Comey’s testimony was a historic moment.

In addition to the product for which they are best known, PornHub maintains a robust analytics team that publishes mildly amusing—and occasionally profoundly grim—insights into what its users are searching for, and when, and how often. (“I go to PornHub for the real-time data analysis” is the new “I read Playboy for the articles.”) Their latest report indicates that in and around our nation’s capital, video-related browser tabs remained firmly locked on C-SPAN while James Comey held court.

 

It’s good to know that, even in an era in which an unfathomably vast universe of adult content is available to anyone with a web-enable device at the touch of a button, the chance to witness the revelation of potentially impeachable conduct on live national television still provides the American public with enough excitement all on its own.