Respectful Insolence

A truly unexpected eulogy

Larry Flynt: My friend, Jerry Falwell.

Strange but apparently true.

Comments

  1. #1 llewelly
    May 21, 2007

    They’re both businessmen.

  2. #2 Kristjan Wager
    May 21, 2007

    Yeah, I came across it a few days ago, and nearly blogged about it. Not much one can say about it though, other than it’s strange.

  3. #3 Mark UK
    May 21, 2007

    He was a crook who cheated people out of money. Simple.

  4. #4 Kristjan Wager
    May 21, 2007

    Flynt or Falwell?

  5. #5 M
    May 21, 2007

    I don’t think we can really call Flynt a crook…he sold sleazy stuff, but he didn’t try to steal from anyone.

  6. #6 AnnR
    May 21, 2007

    You don’t think Flynt robbed women of their dignity?

    I think they were both manipulators who played out in the media.

  7. #7 DuWayne
    May 21, 2007

    AnnR –

    You don’t think Flynt robbed women of their dignity?

    No. I think he is a businessman who makes and sells a product that the public wants and buys. Not exactly my thing, but it’s a hell of an industry.

    I would definately agree that he’s big on and great at, playing the media, as was Falwell. At least Flynt’s always been honest about it. I actually have a lot fo respect for Flynt, he’s shameless, but with absolutely no pretense about it.

  8. #8 TheProbe
    May 21, 2007

    I heard that they met on Larry King and then had several meetings afterwards. And you thought that that politics makes strange bedfellows.

  9. #9 TheProbe
    May 21, 2007

    I heard that they met on Larry King and then had several meetings afterwards. And you thought that that politics makes strange bedfellows.

  10. #10 TheProbe
    May 21, 2007

    I heard that they met on Larry King and then had several meetings afterwards. And you thought that that politics makes strange bedfellows.

  11. #11 TheProbe
    May 21, 2007

    I heard that they met on Larry King and then had several meetings afterwards. And you thought that that politics makes strange bedfellows.

  12. #12 sailor
    May 22, 2007

    Not really strange they were both very alike, peddling different products. Probably of the two Larry was in his own warped and tastless way the more evangelical.

  13. #13 M
    May 22, 2007

    AnnR –

    Unless he coerced women to appear in his magazine, no, I wouldn’t say that. It is a woman’s right to show her body, to take part in any pornographic activity she chooses; it is no-one’s right to force someone to take part.

  14. #14 Crosius
    May 22, 2007

    I’m sure the two of them generated much business for each other. Hustler offended the sensibilities of people who would rush off to Fallwell’s ministries, and Fallwell provided notoriety to Hustler by publicizing it as an example of the moral decline of America.

    They were like two professional wrestlers shaking, sweating and screaming at each other to mutual benefit.

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