Jeff Gannon Calls Larry Flynt A Hypocrite
Pardon me while I laugh out loud.
Yes, Gannon (Né Guckert, BushCo's gay porn escort reporter) has a blog (
Hustler Hypocrite Larry Flynt
Pornographer Conducts Political Smear Campaign
Pornography king Larry Flynt recently launched a crusade against Washington politicians who run for office on a ‘family values’ platform but fail to live up to the standards they espouse. The publisher of Hustler Magazine publicized reports that a telephone number registered to Louisiana Sen. David Vitter appears on a list released by alleged ‘D. C. Madam’ Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Flynt suggests that other high-ranking government officials are also implicated in extramarital hanky-panky.
Vitter issued a statement acknowledging involvement with an escort service some years ago and indicated that he had previously “asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife” during counseling. However, the Louisiana Republican’s admission and contrite remarks are insufficient according to Flynt. He said, “Unfortunately, we have too many of these guys in Congress, and I’m gonna do my part to get them out of there.”
So far, the targets Flynt’s of righteous indignation have been Republicans, two members of the Bush administration and one member of Congress. The pornographer denies a partisan vendetta against the members of the GOP, but allows, “Republicans are more fun, because they get caught so easy and live a repressed life.”
Flynt says he wants to expose the hypocrisy of politicians who advocate a virtuous lifestyle for others but conduct their own affairs by a different standard. He makes a good point - since Vitter’s rhetoric about the sanctity of marriage is a classic example of “do as I say, not as I do.” However, the elitist Washington culture is rife with hypocrisy on virtually every topic. Flynt’s own hypocrisy should not be overlooked simply because he points to someone else’s indefensible acts. Consider the absurdity of Larry Flynt lecturing about the moral failures of others.
Flynt is a purveyor of filth who would castigate otherwise honorable men seduced by the provocative images he is responsible for bringing into public view. The Devil works that way, too putting temptation in the path of men only to claim victory when they succumb to it. Flynt publicly reminded Vitter of his sins even though he confessed them long ago. The Devil does that, too. The name “Satan” comes from the Hebrew word meaning “the accuser.”
Strict adherence to a moral code is not an easy task in the modern world. Many who know the difference between right and wrong and even some who preach about it to others sometimes fall short. The sensational scandals of the recent past remind us that we are all one misstep from stumbling. My own experience is evidence of that.
The phrase “hate the sin, love the sinner” embodies a basic Christian tenet that reflects God’s affection for His children. God wants us to be saved from lives of sin and instructs us to repent for our transgressions and receive forgiveness. In contemporary discourse, Christians who speak about that which God considers sinful behavior are often characterized as “hateful” and “mean-spirited.”
Flynt and his ilk practice the antithesis of that principle and instead “love the sin, hate the sinner.” They seize on the moral failings of public figures for use as political weapons of mass destruction. These provocateurs do not want their victims to stop living a sinful life; they want them to stop talking about what constitutes a virtuous one.
Men like David Vitter can be shamed because they believe in a moral code. Conversely, those who have no moral compass cannot be ashamed of their behavior. Flynt said, “Democrats are liberal — they wear it on their sleeve. Their sex life is what it is. They don’t spend their whole life trying to cover it up.” Indeed, the smutmeister was one of President Bill Clinton’s most ardent defenders during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He found no hypocrisy in Clinton signing the Defense of Marriage Act into law at the same time he was breaking his own sacred vows.
Flynt’s hypocrisy is holding public figures to high standards while at the same time having no standards of his own. He is critical of politicians who fall short of moral principles instead of those who have none at all. Flynt’s foray into this debate about morality and politics is crass partisan opportunism. He said it himself, “Payback’s a bitch.”
I need a shower after reading that.
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Judges 16:19-- And she made him (Samson) sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head.