That irrepressible scamp Larry Flynt is at it again and this time his target is Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. CNN reports that Mr. Flynt, chief porn viewer and publisher of infamous skin mag Hustler, will pay $1 million for access to “documented evidence concerning” Mr. Romney’s withheld tax returns–or even better, documents about the former Massachusetts governor’s “offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships.”
Hustler will officially advertise the offer in full-page ads slated for publication in the Sunday Washington Post and the Tuesday edition of USA Today. The ads ask “what is [Romney] hiding?” and promise to “publish your verified story” in addition to the $1 million.
It was only a matter of time: Larry Flynt‘s Hustler Films has produced a Sarah Palin-themed movie. [R&M]
Page Six claims that Bill and Hillary Clinton‘s tepid support of Barack Obama is due to the Democratic nominee’s refusal to promise Mrs. Clinton a spot on the Supreme Court if Mr. Obama gets elected. Read More
Embattled Scores owner Richard Goldring is suing the city and State Liquor Authority (S.L.A.) in federal court, alleging that the government’s recent crackdown on his two Manhattan strip clubs violates his First Amendment rights.
In court papers, his latest attorney called last month’s revocation of Mr. Goldring’s liquor license at Scores West "a Read More
Giuliani puts out another campaign ad (right after everyone else.) [Jonathan Martin]
Robert Novak sort of defends the column that started the war between Obama and Clinton this weekend. [Ben Smith]
The “street-wise onetime mob prosecutor” from New York who was George Bush’s Homeland Security Adviser resigned suddenly. [NY Times] Read More
“You know what I think New York is friendly to?” wheezed Hustler magazine’s Larry Flynt, speaking by phone from his office in Los Angeles. “I think New York is friendly to adult businesses that are not sleazy. I think that’s why Giuliani got the support to clean up Times Square, because it was a real Read More
Someone has put out the word that I’ve got an interview with George W. Bush, so when I get to Florida there are a bunch of messages on my cell phone suggesting questions. “Take him to task,” one friend says angrily, as if I possess the perfect question to expose his lack of intelligence. My Read More
The Royal Court received its king when a bodyguard pushed the $80,000 gold-plated wheelchair bearing Larry Flynt to a table in the middle of the empty restaurant that operated out of Mr. Flynt’s three-month-old, $35 million Hustler casino in Gardena, Calif. Mr. Flynt kept his eyes forward, but his head bobbed along as a few Read More
When it comes to targets, Dan Moldea likes to aim high.
As a young freelance reporter, he was beaten up once, and told he would be killed twice, while researching The Hoffa Wars , his hard-boiled, and well-received, 1978 book about the former Teamsters president. He sued The New York Times for libel over an Read More
Enough jokes about Larry Flynt’s Late-Night Bust. After launching a flutter of rumors around the world, with journalists trying to figure out whether the time announced for his press conference was Eastern or Pacific standard time, the only meat that America’s second-best-known pornographer could wave before a room of reporters the night of Jan. 11 Read More
Good thing the DNA took down the Danny Williams story. President Clinton’s approval ratings have gone up every time bad news comes out. If he had turned out to have a love child by a black whore, would they have reached 100 percent?
So Mr. Clinton’s Decency Patrollers (the ones who ask Ken Starr-Joe McCarthy–their Read More