Democratic Party activist and pornographer Larry Flynt is at it again. The man who offered a bounty of $1 million to any woman who was involved with a GOP politician during the Clinton impeachment and again in 2007 is offering up to $1 million for Mitt Romney’s tax returns.
A magazine known for its sexually explicit material is offering a reward of $1 million dollars for a different type of bare-all expose.
The publisher of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt, is offering the sum for the skinny on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s financials, the magazine announced.
It is taking out full-page advertisements in two newspapers – The Washington Post on Sunday, and USA Today on Tuesday – “offering up to a million dollars in cash for documented evidence concerning Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships,” a press release from the magazine read.
Flynt’s announcement could be seen as either an attempt to keep the issue of Romney’s financial documents alive or put himself – and his magazine – in headlines.
Romney has released his tax returns for 2010 and an estimate of his 2011 tax liability, but has repeatedly said he would not release additional years, saying it would be fodder for Democrats to criticize him.
In recent months, various political figures, including some Republicans, have called for more transparency from Romney.
Earlier in the week, an anonymous online poster claimed it was holding stolen tax documents belonging to Romney ransom for $1 million in an internet currency. Should the sum not be paid by later this month, the posting said a key to unlock the documents would be released publicly, while the financial firm from which the documents were allegedly stolen said there is “no evidence of unauthorized access to our data.”
It’s a misnomer to refer to Flyn as a “publisher” only. In addition to Hustler Magazine, Flynt has a media empire that includes the creation and publication of X-rated DVD’s, an X-rated website, a card room in Los Angeles, and an adult clothing store.
The sleazy Mr. Flynt is the perfect man for this black bag job. The anonymous group who claims to possess Mr. Romney’s returns needs a media outlet for their plan and Hustler would be a perfect fit. With the scatological cartoons, sophomoric humor, and air brushed photos, it would seem to be a marriage made in heaven.
Flynt would seem to be a perfect Democrat: An obscenity in a party that grasps for power using the politics of personal destruction.
You stay classy, Larry.