Larry Flynt, Hustler Magazine Founder, Dies at 78…


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Date: February 12, 2021

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“Larry Flynt, the founder and publisher of Hustler magazine, died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Jimmy Flynt told the Washington Post. He was 78.

Flynt was an outspoken First Amendment supporter, and his magazine was involved in the milestone Hustler Magazine v. Falwell Supreme Court case in 1988 that set the standard for defamation cases against public figures.

Throughout the years, though, Flynt became outspoken about the First Amendment and free speech and said that this desire fomented in 1978, when he was shot by a sniper and left paralyzed from the waist down.

“When I was gunned down in the streets of Georgia and paralyzed, I saw that pretty much as my life being over. I made a calculated decision to spend the rest of my life devoted to expanding the parameters of free speech. Forty + years later, the fight continues,” he tweeted in 2019.”

I remember well, when my cousins would sneak “dirty” magazines out of my uncles considerable stash…Some of them were Hustler…

I was never a huge fan of Hustler, of course…but I have a great deal of respect, for Larry’s free speech championing.

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Gina Carano CANCELED – Disney Star Wars BACKLASH #CancelDisneyPlus…


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Date: February 12, 2021

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“Gina Carano has been fired from Lucasfilm and the Mandalorian for a false narrative that Disney Star Wars just validated. Cancel Culture claims another prize and it is guaranteed to continue as long as cowardly corporation keep bending the knee to a vocal minority that has been given too much power for too long. It is time to take that power back. Cancel Disney plus was trending for a good part of last evening. Happy to do my part. I Stand with Gina Carano. Winners always land on their feet.”

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The Road to Unfreedom: Democracy, Neofascism, and the Importance of Language…


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Date: February 12, 2021

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“At this joint event with Intelligence Squared Germany, Yale historian Timothy Snyder addressed the dangers to democracy from deliberate manipulation of the media and the spread of disinformation by authoritarian governments and their supporters. Snyder talked about the growing threats to democratic systems in Europe and the United States, including Russian interference in the 2016 US elections and manipulation of the media during the invasion of Ukraine. In particular, he discussed how authoritarian leaders use language to delegitimize opposition. And crucially, how citizens can resist.”

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Historian Heather Cox Richardson Says Trump Could Be Convicted…

Date: February 11, 2021

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“Conventional wisdom predicts Donald Trump won’t be convicted, but Heather Cox Richardson says: Not so fast. The historian and Boston College professor’s thoughtful daily digest, “Letters from an American,” has become a hugely popular analysis of modern American politics. As she explains to Walter Isaacson, she believes simple math could help the Democrats win a conviction.

Originally aired on February 9, 2021.”

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