If you weren’t sure yet if we have devolved into some bizarro version of the wild wild west then perhaps Larry Flynt’s full page wanted poster calling for the head of Donald Trump will convince you otherwise. According to The Washington Post, Larry Flynt has taken out a full page ad in their Sunday Edition offering a $10 million dollar reward “for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald J. Trump”. Watch out, Donny! Larry Flynt is indeed your huckleberry.
According to TWP:
Flynt, best known as the publisher of the pornographic magazine Hustler, outlined numerous reasons he felt President Trump needed to be removed from office, charging him with everything from “compromising domestic and foreign policy with his massive conflicts-of-interest global business empire” to “telling hundreds of bald-faced lies” to “gross nepotism and appointment of unqualified persons to high office.”
So I decided to do this…let's see what happens. pic.twitter.com/Xpy4qrwHU7
— Larry Flynt (@ImLarryFlynt) October 15, 2017
In the ad, Larry states that he’s looking for a “smoking gun”; any information that might prove an impeachable offense. Larry has included an 1-800 number that will be staffed “weekdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, for the next two weeks” as well as an email address. I hope that whoever is hired to answer that phone is fluent in authentic frontier gibberish, because they are going to have to talk to a million loony toons in tin foil hats and pet logs for the duration. The ad includes a disclaimer that in order to get your reward, any materials have to have been obtained legally and must be given over for publication in Hustler. The actual amount and terms of payment are contingent on “actual publication of said materials by Hustler”. So don’t expect a pay off for your theories about seeing Trump’s true lizard face when his human skin mask slipped that time you were on shrooms and watching c-span. That mistake was your own. Larry needs receipts.
This isn’t Larry’s first go at the vigilante justice rodeo. He’s offered rewards for dirt on politicians twice in the past. According to TWP:
In 2007, he offered $1 million, also through a full-page ad in The Post, seeking evidence from anyone who had had an illicit sexual encounter with a member of Congress or other government official. He had done the same in 1998, and the information that emerged reportedly influenced the resignation of Republican Congressman Bob Livingston, who was in line to be speaker of the House.
Larry’s plan might actually yield some real nuggets if he and his Hustler crew can sift through all the fools gold that’s sure to come their way. $10 million dollars is a lot of money, perhaps enough to encourage somebody to break an NDA or gag order. But I’m not holding my breath. We all know there is some truly damning dirt out there on Trump, but if it hasn’t already come out, $10 million and having to give Hustler the exclusive might not get the job done. Still, I respect Larry’s chutzpah. Larry says he expects to get some information in the next few days and that he will release anything “legitimate” right away. So hold onto your hats, folks! We’re about to find out that Trump salsa is made in China!