Securities and Exchange Commission Employees Watched Porn While Our 401Ks Got Screwed

If Jenna Jameson had been committing securities fraud and decided to make a movie about it, these guys would have been all over it:

WASHINGTON — An agency watchdog says senior employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system.

SEC Inspector General David Kotz says in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that the behavior violates agency and government-wide ethics rules.

The memo reports 33 violations in the past five years — 31 of which took place in the two and a half years since the financial system teetered and nearly crashed.

In fairness to the SEC workers, 28 of the 33 violations that counted as “viewing porn” were merely Commission employees monitoring Chris Matthews talking about Barack Obama.

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