The Rev. Jerry Falwell, center, listens as his legal counsel, Norman Grutman, talks to reporters outside the U. Supreme Court Wednesday December 2, after a court session dealing with a suit filed by Falwell against Hustler magazine and its publisher Larry Flynt. At right is Falwell's wife, Macel Falwell.
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Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78
The editor is familiar with my books, knows me as a critic of the Bush propaganda machine. Information Agency during the Clinton years. Hustler wants me to deconstruct political and corporate images in lay terms, somewhere between People and the Nation. I jump at any chance to explain to Americans how to view advertising and public relations of all stripes with a critical eye. But in Hustler?
He had been paralyzed and nearly killed in a assassination attempt. From his beginnings as a fledgling Ohio strip club owner to his reign as founder of one of the most outrageously explicit adult-oriented magazines, Flynt constantly challenged the establishment and was intensely disliked by the religious right and feminist groups that said he demeaned women and put them at risk with pictures of bondage and other controversial acts. The U. Supreme Court agreed with him at least once, when he won a long and bitter battle with the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who sued him for libel after a Hustler alcohol ad suggested Falwell had lost his virginity to his mother in an outhouse.