Tuesday, February 26, 2008

WhiteHouse.com was a porn site until 2004

WhiteHouse.com was a porn site until 2004. Mr. Parisi used the name WhiteHouse.com to lure unsuspecting visitors into a porn site. It got so bad that in 1997 he was sent a letter from the real White House.

The White House
Washington

December 8, 1997

Mr. Dan Parisi
Secaucus, New Jersey

Dear Mr. Parisi:

It will come as no surprise to you that the White House Counsel's Office is aware of your Internet Web site, "www.whitehouse.com," and that we object to your use of the names and images of the White House, the President, and the First Lady on that Web site to sell memberships in an adult video club. We also recognize that you undoubtedly will use this letter as an object of humor and as an invitation to advance the claim that you are merely exercising your rights under the First Amendment.

We too believe in the First Amendment--and in humor, although we see nothing humorous in your use of the White House domain name to draw children and other unwitting Internet users to your Web site. However distasteful your business may be, we do not challenge your right to pursue it or to exercise your First Amendment rights, but we do challenge your right to use the White House, the President, and the First Lady as a marketing device. For adult internet users, that device is, at the least, part of a deceptive scheme. For younger Internet users, it has more disturbing consequences. As your own online disclaimer implicitly acknowledges, the foreseeable result of your use of the White House domain name is that children will access your Web site inadvertently. Your customers will understand that such a result is unconscionable, and so, we submit, should you.

Sincerely,

Charles F.C. Ruff
Counsel to the President
http://www.news.com/2009-1023-207800.html?legacy=cnet

According to archived CNN.com artlcle;
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/02/10/whitehouse.com.ap/

Mr. Parisi the owner decided to make a change with the site when his son started kindergarten in 2004. He initally decided to sell it then changed his mind and kept it with a different theme. In November 2005 it became a real estate site. In March 2006 it became a "Free Speech Forum". July 2006 saw it go back to a real estate site. Novemeber 2006 it became a search engine for people. Only in June of 2007 did they start covering politics. It even says on the "About Us" section (pictured below)that "We are rebranding and relaunching as a Political/News/ Entertainment site in January 2008."

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Now this same man and site is coming under fire for not being forthright with the way they handled Larry Sinclair. They offered him a challenge to take a polygraph and release all the findings on the site. They did release some of the "findings" but not after stringing everyone along for a few days. Mr. Sinclair claims that Dr. Gelb, who isn't even a doctor walked away from him several times and talked to Mr. Parisi in private. Mr. Sinclair was kept out of the loop for days and now there are allegations that Mr. Parisi took money from Senator Obama's campaign to get the desired results.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should also know that Parisi bought many internet site names such as "Madonna.com" which my 12 year old went to look at and found porn. Madonna later (I've read) had rights to the name and was granted the site. It's well known on the internet that Mr. Parisi "tricked" people to lure them to his porn sites by buying up common names. Enter "Dan Parisi" on Google and you'll find his history of porn. I wouldn't buy anything the man has to say.

Having gay friends of my own and being a mother, I can honestly say that if Larry Sinclair is willing to put his face and history on the internet for scrutiny under a microscope, I doubt he's lying. Most gay men DO NOT want this kind of publicity but I'll agree with Sinclair that I WANT TO KNOW if Obama smoked crack in 1999.

The fact that Obama is a switch-hitter should also be considered and I would not put it past Parisi to lie. It's not as if his own past is beyond reproach. Unlocked porn sites drawing kids is much worse than a gay man stating he gave head to a state senator.

Larry Sinclair comes clean about his crimial record. Read about it in the latest update.

http://mrsircy.blogspot.com/2008/03/larry-sinclair-comes-clean-about-his.html
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