Stimulus Package – Larry Flynt Asks Congress For Porn Industry Bail Out

I had to repost this article from CNN.com…Larry Flynt is a satirist on par with Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Stephen Colbert. Kudos, Larry!

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry’s survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people.”

“We should be delivering [the request] by the end of today to our congressmen and [Secretary of the Treasury Henry] Paulson asking for this $5 billion dollar bailout,” he told CNN Wednesday.

Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow.

But the industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. “People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said in the statement. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.”

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.”

So far, there has been no congressional reaction to the request.

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3 thoughts on “Stimulus Package – Larry Flynt Asks Congress For Porn Industry Bail Out

  1. Yes, Kudos to them!
    I believe that their goal is to make people think… why not bail out an innocent company just because they make porn, but at the same time bail-out the guys whose immoral greed actually _created_ the crisis? What is _really_ immoral conduct?

  2. “Their goal is to make people think”??? What? Their goal is to jump on the band wagon. Greed is what drives them. And, how can porn be described as “innocent”? Porn is an industry that feeds on the perverted and sick minds in this world. Sex is a beautiful thing, but the adult entertainment world makes it dirty and immoral. Just because the porn industry is hurting for money, we are to believe that people are not having sex? Yes, we are and it’s FREE! We don’t need a smut magazine to enjoy it. Wake up, people!

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