Matt Sanchez sez, “Porn Did This To Me!”

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No wonder Matt Sanchez kept his interview with Joe.My.God so short – he had bigger fish to fry, like his piece in today’s edition of internet daily, Salon.

Sanchez admits that he predicted this monumentally porntastic outing and that, yes, he asked for it, but his porny past doesn’t hold a candle to his conservative mission:

I never imagined that I could become a “public figure” without facing scrutiny. And I sought attention. I’m the first to admit that I want to be heard, read and taken seriously. But some issues are complex, and some really are simple. People complain of a lack of depth in public discourse and the way complicated debates get compressed into meaningless sound bites. Well, porn is just … porn. Self-explanatory and without depth. The pictures do the talking, and however many pictures there may be in video stores or warehouses or online, they still don’t have anything interesting to say.

Huh? You lost us… What were you saying about porn? “I started off as a liberal but I progressed to conservatism. Part of that transformation is due to my time in the industry.” Oh sweet Jesus – the conservatives are going to eat this shit with a spoon…

You see, most conservatives love a good convert. Just look at President Bush – from coke-head sinner to reborn president. Thus, we can only imagine Sanchez’s transformation will only deepen their love. He writes

I didn’t like porn’s liberalism. In porn, everything taboo is trivialized and everything trivial is magnified.

…By the time I finished my brief tour of the major studios, I was pretty disgusted with myself. It was an emotional low, and the people who surrounded me were like drug dealers interested only in being with the anesthetized in order not to shake off the stupor of being high.

Why did I become a conservative? Just look at what I left, and look at who is attacking me today. Let’s face it: Those on the left who now attack me would be defending me if I had espoused liberal causes and spoken out against the Iraq war before I was outed as a pseudo celebrity. They’d be talking about publishing my memoir and putting me on a diversity ticket with Barack Obama.

Sanchez goes on to thank his conservative comrades for sticking by him. What he doesn’t say, however, is that the conservatives would no doubt have admonished him if he were on the Left. It’s not as if liberals are that much different when it comes to vilifying political enemies. The real difference is that most liberals attack when someone embodies great hypocrisy, pretends to be something they’re not or uses false documentation to attack groups of people. Had Sanchez fessed up from the get-go, there’d be no scandal. The Righties, meanwhile, target not people’s politics or integrity, but their innate characteristics, like homosexuality. If that’s who Sanchez wants to chill with, that’s fine by us, but don’t even front like they wouldn’t shun you if you weren’t so explicitly on their side.

Sanchez finishes by predicting the slow death of this scandal, saying things like this come and go. He’s right. He may just be a footnote by this time next week, a pithy punchline, but he can rest assured that we won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Nor, we imagine, will his conservative peers – he’ll forever be the reformed porn star. Sanchez may be done with the past, but it sure as hell isn’t done with him.

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18 Comments

  • Scooter

    What an idiot.

  • SR

    His writing is muddled. I guess Salon didn’t think a 36 year-old Columbia student’s work had to be edited, which is too bad for readers. He is not a clear thinker. He may have valid and important things to say, but you can’t tell from this piece. You can boil it down to: “I am a victim!”

    He’s also a wuss.

    REAL Marines are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This wuss is threatened by the words of 18-22 year-old students (who, unlike him, actually had to get good grades and perfect SAT scores to get into Columbia). He has to go crying to Hannity and Fox News because some mean students said some bad things to him.

    Based on the production he made out of that incident (what a drama queen!), you can imagine how he’d shit his pants if he was in actual warfare.

  • Dawster

    thank you soooo very much for covering all this. honestly, i couldn’t appreciate it more.

    i must say, he didn’t mention the urinating on public property at the beginning of Montreal Men, i noticed. he certainly is a “whore” in every sense of the word.

    again, thanks for your coverage of this.

  • Joe

    Are we sure this isn’t part of some big publicity effort for the ex-Marine’s not-yet-disclosed comeback video: “Semper Bi” or “Hannity on Colmes”?

  • Bill Samuels

    It’s a shame that after forty years of the modern gay rights movement we still have so many deluded, self-hating, I-want-to-be-anything-but-gay guys like Sanchez and so many others who are perfectly willing to exploit the gay community one day, and “in” themselves the next. Sanchez makes idiotic statements about the gay community he has no real knowledge of. Why is it that so often the people who want to be heard so badly have nothing of real value to say?

  • etn

    see what the rest of the world thinks of mr. sanchez…
    http://www.thumbwarz.com

    i give this a thumbs down..sounds like some huge cry for attention.

  • Steve

    Remember, Jebus says it’s not gay if you’re a Republican.

  • kx2

    How can this self hating fag claim to have been- outted-when his eleven inch dick is starring up at me from my porn collection.Did he really think nobody would notice?………..side note……the boy does BRING IT…..DAMN…..

  • riki the dark

    “REAL Marines are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This wuss is threatened by the words of 18-22 year-old students (who, unlike him, actually had to get good grades and perfect SAT scores to get into Columbia). He has to go crying to Hannity and Fox News because some mean students said some bad things to him.

    Based on the production he made out of that incident (what a drama queen!), you can imagine how he’d shit his pants if he was in actual warfare. ”

    Very true, I agree with SR 100%.

    This fag is weirder than his faghag ( Ann Coulter ).

  • Jon

    He claims he’s straight. He also makes anti-gay comments like these:

    Sanchez, for his part, told Joe.My.God. that “There’s something about the beleaguered gay psyche that wants to prove to the world that everyone is just as messed up as they are.

    “So they start off with the term ‘hypocrite’ and work their way backwards looking for signs of deviant behavior in hopes of discovering some type of bastard kinship. That’s why I’ve had the term ‘self-loathing’ thrown at me so often. The gay community eats its own in a frenzied hope of self-serving fulfillment.”

    He’s really the fundie bigot wet dream, huh?

    Shameful.

  • C. Gerard

    “They’d be talking about publishing my memoir and putting me on a diversity ticket with Barack Obama.”

    No, honey, Barack wasn’t doing porn, there’s a difference.

    And I’m just shocked–SHOCKED–that he found the porn industry to be a vacuous market of carnal indulgence. Shocked!

  • erikvilius.blogspot.com

    Don’t ask, don’t tell… I guess this cat’s out of the bag so to speak.

  • erikvilius.blogspot.com

    Obviously the guy is a drama queen who couldn’t wait to be caught… I hope he realizes the damage he’s done to the Marines… as for the right-wing, I hope they stew in his sh*t and Coulter’s for sometime to come

  • nystudman

    Agreed with erikvilius. This one’s a publicity whore. Can’t wait until his 15 minutes are up. Oh wait … they are.

  • CLS

    Sanchez has been very dishonest with all of this. It is hard to pin down his duplicity because he has a history of it. He’s been “French-Canadia” and then Hispanic. He’s had three names I know of. He claimed he left porn years before he actually did. He denies being gay but apparently kept advertising for male sexual partners years after he left making porn. Read a rather full story (as full as can be) at http://www.gayworldreport.blogspot.com.

  • Liberal Una

    nystudman, your Comment #16 cracked me up … and it’s SOOOO true!!!

    But let us return to this guy’s original “claim to fame.” He was recruiting on the Columbia campus for the Marines. Gee, that should be very popular (duh, REE-lly?!). Some students organized a protest, showed up and yelled their non-supportive comments. Boo hoo, Matty. It’s called FREE SPEECH in this country. (They didn’t throw rocks or attack the guy, fgs!) Check out the Constitution, idiot.

    Once a porn model, always the IQ of his belt size. Yawn. Oh wait … his 5 minutes of fame are sooo last month. Hope he finds a nice abusive redneck husband and fades into obscurity.

  • Liberal Una

    Btw, you don’t think he’s cool? Well, this 36-year-old junior was a Marine reservist (part-time, of course!) and his listed profession was refrigeration mechanic. Big brains there!

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