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    R.I.P Larry Flynt.

    Well, hell. Probably not beloved as many celebrities passing these days.
    But, he was a Constitutionalist. He took the First Amendment to the Supreme Court. "nothing but eight $#@!s and a token $#@!" And won. And he opposed the death penalty even against the man that claimed to have shot him and put him in the wheelchair.
    A mixed bag. A human.

    High-school drop-out Larry Flynt, who got his start in Dayton and whose life was portrayed in the hit 1996 movie “The People vs Larry Flynt” has died.


    Flynt, 78, was the publisher of Hustler magazine and chairman of an adult entertainment empire that also includes television and video services, retail stores — including one in Monroe — websites, and a Los Angeles-area casino.

    Flynt’s youngest daughter, Theresa Flynt, told the Dayton Daily News that her father died Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was in the ICU and had been battling multiple health issues, including renal disease and more recently pancreatic cancer, and that his heart gave out. Theresa Flynt said she and her father’s wife, Elizabeth, were by his side.

    “He died peacefully, it was peaceful,” she said.

    Flynt grew up in Kentucky and came to Dayton in 1964. According to a 1997 Dayton Daily News profile, Flynt worked on a production line of General Motor Corp.’s Inland Division. He saved money and eventually bought his first bar, the Keewee, from his mother in the 500 block of Milburn Avenue in the McCook/Old North Dayton area and renamed it Larry’s Hillbilly Haven.

    , who originally was from Kentucky, got his start in Dayton where ran Larry’s Hillbilly Haven on Milburn Avenue before he opened several more upscale Hustler Cocktail Lounge “go-go” bars during the mid-1960s. His first publication was a tabloid called Bachelor’s Beat he launched in 1968 in Dayton, according to Dayton Daily News archives.

    He later started Hustler, which grew out of a newsletter to club members started in March 1972 and initially was printed in Dayton before Flynt moved his Hustler headquarters to Columbus and later to Los Angeles, the archives show.


    As founder of Hustler, one of the most explicit adult magazines, Flynt challenged social mores, championed the First Amendment and was a target for the religious right and feminist groups, the AP reported.

    A serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin tried to kill Flynt in 1978 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in a shooting that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Franklin said he was upset by interracial photo spreads in Flynt’s magazine. More than 35 years later, Flynt tried to save Franklin from lethal injection in Missouri so he would instead spend the rest of his life in prison, according to an AP report. Franklin, who never was convicted in Flynt’s shooting, died by lethal injection on Nov. 20, 2013.

    In 1988, Larry Flynt won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on the First Amendment, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell.
    https://www.daytondailynews.com/loca...FMNCPJICNDYDQ/
    Last edited by phill4paul; 02-10-2021 at 09:10 PM.



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    R.I.P.
    A Freedom Defender.
    He would have been less well known if he was not Publicly attacked..
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    R.I.P.
    A Freedom Defender.
    He would have been less well known if he was not Publicly attacked..
    He made himself a target. Never shirked from his duty as a citizen.

    Also in 1983, he leaked an FBI surveillance tape to the media regarding John DeLorean. In the videos, when arresting DeLorean, the FBI is shown asking him whether he would rather defend himself or have "his daughter's head smashed in"
    Once available on the "Wayback", but can't find it now. Go figure.

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    He was a sleazeball but he did help advance the right to free speech under the 1st Amendment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    He was a sleazeball but he did help advance the right to free speech under the 1st Amendment.
    "Sleazeball" is thoroughly subjective. Is a "manager" that allows women to sell sex in safety a "sleazeball?" AKA "Pimp." He sold photos of women that chose to do so for financial gain. He has never been accused of intimidating, beating or coercing a one. Do you hate liberty? Musicians need managers/publishers.. Actors need managers/publishers. Heffner did it, but he was "highbrow." Celebrities flocked to his mansion. But there was no difference between the two. None at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    He was a sleazeball but he did help advance the right to free speech under the 1st Amendment.
    That was the Media Spin,as I remember.

    Had they not attacked him, he would have remained a minor publisher of a girly mag, and mostly unknown.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    RIP
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    RIP

    Flint gets kudos for standing up to big-gov!



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    Flint also helped derail the Clinton impeachment by placing an ad with a 1 million dollar reward for information on other elected officials who had been in adulterous affairs.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-sr...lynt011199.htm

    He was the original "me too" movement.
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    Mixed feelings on this. I wish all sides of the 1st Amendment were protected so well.

    These days:

    A trans person giving a dog oral sex = Beautiful and protected speech.

    Vs

    A business owner demanding to support his family during Covid by showing data of death rates = Dangerous and banned speech.
    ...



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