Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher and First Amendment activist, has died


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Dec 1, 2020
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Larry Flynt, the pornographer who launched Hustler magazine in 1974 and became a fierce First Amendment activist, has died of heart failure. He was 78.

In Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988), the Supreme Court invalidated a lower court's $200,000 damage award and ruled that a public figure cannot recover damages stemming from a satirical attack. The decision demonstrated that the adult entertainment industry is frequently in the vanguard of First Amendment free speech court battles that affect the wider culture. Flynt has also spent much of his time and fortune on exposing hypocrisy among the guardians of public morals.
Amazing he lived as long as he did.

This may be awful, but getting shot and paralyzed was the best thing that ever happened to him. Before that, he was worthless.
You watched the movie, didn't you?

Flynt was a sicko, but he always said he's just giving people what they want. He was right. People tried to shut him the hell up from day one because he got way popular very fast. That's why he got shot to begin with.
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