Larry Flynt About to ‘Out’ Another Senator?
I see, via Taegan Goddard, that the odious Larry Flynt told Larry King last night that he has as many as 30 more prominent politicians he’s getting ready to “out” for various sex scandals, including at least one very prominent United States Senator. From the transcript:
FLYNT: We’ve got good leads. We’ve got over 300 initially. And they’re down to about 30 now which is solid.
KING: When are you going to print?
FLYNT: Well, the last thing now is we don’t know if we want to let it to drip, drip, drip or we want to go with everything at once.
KING: You mean you might release 30 names at once?
FLYNT: A good possibility.
KING: Will we be — I don’t want to get into names yet. Will we be shocked?
KING: Were you shocked?
FLYNT: I was shocked, especially at one senator but…
KING: One senator especially?
As loathsome as I find Flynt as an individual and as distasteful as these “outings” are, I wonder if he isn’t performing a public service here. While I have no real heartburn with David Vitter having sex with prostitutes, and think there are more productive use of law enforcement resources than stopping voluntary exchanges, it’s on balance a good thing to expose the hypocrisy of people who are building political careers railing against vice while secretly engaging in that very thing.
If it’s true, as attorney Montgomery Sibley asserted on the program, that “there are more escort services than there are McDonald’s in D.C.,” shouldn’t we wake up to the realities of the situation?