Trump’s idiocy is contagious

Donald Trump had a photo taken with Jerry Falwell Jr.

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The interesting part is of course the Playboy magazine prominently displayed in the background.

In order to see the humor in that you need to know that Jerry Falwell – the father of Jr. – for years was locked in a legal battle with Larry Flynt, the founder of Hustler magazine.  A legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court where Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine won.

We are pretty certain Junior’s dad is rotating in his grave.

Here’s the ad, a brain child of Larry Flynt, which originally caused Jerry Falwell to sue Hustler Magazine:

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While on this topic, we’d like to direct your attention to the courts ruling against Falwell Sr., which can only be described as one of the most beautiful things ever written:

“At the heart of the First Amendment is the recognition of the fundamental importance of the free flow of ideas and opinions on matters of public interest and concern. The freedom to speak one’s mind is not only an aspect of individual liberty – and thus a good unto itself – but also is essential to the common quest for truth and the vitality of society as a whole. We have therefore been particularly vigilant to ensure that individual expressions of ideas remain free from governmentally imposed sanctions.” The First Amendment envisions that the sort of robust political debate that takes place in a democracy will occasionally yield speech critical of public figures who are “intimately involved in the resolution of important public questions or, by reason of their fame, shape events in areas of concern to society at large”.

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