irrationalRobot (irrationalrobot) wrote in seattle,

Larry Flynt at Town Hall Seattle last night

Did anyone else go? I didn't think his presentation was all that interesting, actually ("Here's the book, I talk about the impeachment, 2000 election, Iraq, and the Patriot act, now let's do questions") but it was really wild to get to meet the guy. One of the funniest "knowing smiles" I've ever seen.

For anyone who did go- I was the one who asked the "Given that you were involved in one of the greatest free speech trials of the 20th century, where do you think the free speech battles will be fought in the next 20 years" question. Flynt's answer, in short: "On the internet. I never understood the 1973 ruling that what is pornography is defined by community standards, especially not now that 'community' means something very different now that we have the internet."

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