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Truthdigger of the Week: Larry Flynt

The man who made his fortune selling pictures of naked women demonstrates virtue unmatched by most of his peers by writing against the planned execution of the man who left him paralyzed.

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Obscenity

To suddenly realize at age 7 that balls and testicles referred to the same thing was a real eye-opener for me. It meant that the obscenity of the word balls was not intrinsic to the thing that it referred to, but rather to the word itself.

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The Shortest Distance Between Two Opposing Points of View Is a Punch Line

This was in 1979 when I was 12, and we were all doing it for Zeeker, who hadn’t been the same since he saw the Easter Bunny drop dead at Pennebaker’s Drugstore three months earlier.

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‘Pedophile’s Guide’ Author Arrested

The author who gained national attention last month by selling his self-published “Pedophile’s Guide to Love & Pleasure” on Amazon has been arrested on obscenity charges. Authorities are concerned that the book advocates illegal behavior, a familiar challenge to free speech protections.

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Abercrombie Ad Rankles Va. Beach Cops

Teen-targeting retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has long pushed the erotic envelope when it comes to its saucy ads, usually depicting proto-Adonises stripped to the waist and gamboling together, with a scantily clad female or two thrown in for good measure. The company’s latest campaign, though, was clearly too much for the (fashion) police of Virginia Beach, Va.

Posted on Feb 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Flynt: Falwell Was a Friend

Anyone who has seen “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” or anyone who knows about the famous Supreme Court battle between Flynt (center) and the late Rev. Jerry Falwell (right) over the First Amendment, would probably be shocked to know that the two former enemies became friends after appearing together on “Larry King Live” 10 years ago.

Posted on May 21, 2007 READ MORE


Supreme Court: Obscenity Still in Eye of Beholder

The Supreme Court has decided to leave it up to individual communities to decide whether something constitutes pornography. But in the borderless Internet age, what really constitutes a community?

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


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