LARRY FLYNT: THE DEEPER STORY
A caller to WLS Talk Radio in Chicago timidly inserted this
question into the "great debate" over the vital role in First
Amendment protections vs. the admittedly sickening portrayal of
women, both connected to Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt:
"But wasn't Flynt somehow connected to independently
investigating the JFK assassination?"
The deeper story on Larry Flynt is that he was one of the few
in the mass media publishing stories that questioned the "smiley
face reality" of the 1980s. In fact, Flynt may have *really*
pi**ed some people off, leading to the assassination attempt on
him which left him partially paralyzed. I am told that they
never did catch whoever shot him.
Yes, Flynt *was* "somehow connected to independently
investigating the JFK assassination." For example, one of his
now-defunct publications, Rebel Magazine, published an article by
the late Mae Brussell, "The Nazi Connection to the John F.
Kennedy Assassination." His advocacy of conspiracy theories must
have rattled the cages of some powerful people, much more than
they would have been bothered by a childish satire done about
The January 30, 1984 issue of Rebel Magazine carried a
conspiracy-related article written by Flynt himself, "Reagangate:
White House Connections to the Vicki Morgan Killing." According
to Flynt, high-level Reagan administration personnel relied on
Alfred Bloomingdale to procure sex partners for them. But when
Bloomingdale's long-time mistress, Vicki Morgan, was murdered,
this reportedly opened up a potentially scandalous situation that
could have put the spotlight on the Reagan Gang. Bloomingdale
had allegedly placed hidden video cameras throughout his amateur
brothel and these cameras had apparently caught some Washington,
D.C. big shots in embarrassing postures. Attorney Robert
Steinberg held a press conference where he claimed "to have seen
videotapes of high-ranking Reagan administration officials
sexually involved with Vicki Morgan and others." Possessing
copies of some of the videos, Henry Kissinger reportedly used the
potentially explosive material to blackmail his way to great
power over U.S. foreign policy. Set up to take the fall for the
Morgan killing was Marvin Pancoast, who Flynt thinks was an
Funny how we might not have "read all about it," except for the
efforts of Larry Flynt.
But why is Flynt being made out to be a hero for something else?
It may be that persons wanting to thank Flynt for his efforts
could not hope to get past corporate censors with the real story.
So, they put out the watered-down version, thereby at least
getting some of it out and (hopefully) leading to a deeper