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Anthony Weiner offered Internet job by Hustler's Larry Flynt

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Anthony Weiner may have resigned from Congress in disgrace, but hours after the news conference at which he made the announcement, he was offered an Internet job with a raise, moving expenses, health benefits equal to what he has been accustomed to, and a fancy office in Beverly Hills working for an internationally known publishing company.

On Thursday, porn magnate Larry Flynt reached out to Weiner in an open letter to "sincerely" offer the former congressman a job in the Internet group of Flynt Management Group.

"This offer is not made in jest. To show our sincerity, Flynt Management Group, LLC is willing to pay twenty percent more than your former Congressional salary, ensuring that your medical benefits would be equal to what you were previously receiving. While you will have to relocate to our corporate offices in Beverly Hills, California, we would pay for all relocation costs," Flynt wrote in the Huffington Post.

Flynt stressed how serious the offer is, and explained that the company has been involved in politics for over three decades, focusing on "the crucial fight of battling hypocrisy within the federal and state governments."

The publisher of magazines such as "Hustler," "Barely Legal" and "Asian Fever"  wrote that "Flynt Management Group, LLC and Hustler Magazine have been dedicated to decades of serious political commentary. Just as we do not undertake insincere political crusades, we do not make insincere job offers.

" ... I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington D.C.," the 68-year-old Flynt wrote.

Correction: An earlier version of this post said Flynt posted his offer on Friday, but the open letter was published on Thursday.

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Photo: Larry Flynt in 2003. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

 
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So Larry Flynt has offered disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner a new job.
I think it's a great public relations opportunity seized by Mr Flynt,
who is a known advocate of free speech. And in the spirit of free speech,
I would like to suggest that both Messrs Flynt and Weiner should read my free ebook,
"The Lottery Code" which is available from http://www.thelotterycode.net
I am sure that if these men are intelligent and unbiased enough to see the evidence in my book,
they will learn and change their lives for the better.

I cant believe what I have just finished read ing regarding Anthony Weiner and a job offer working for Larry Flint with a 20% raise over his Congressman Salary with all of the other benefits including relocation expenses in Beverly Hills no doubt. Totally outragious Larry! Only in the USA could this happen.

AND NOW, A FORMAL TRANSITION TO LEGITIMATE CONTINUED EXPOSURE IN PUBLIC LIFE C/O MR. FIRST AMENDMENT ─ I TELL YOU, THAT BOY HAS CHARM!

I say Wiener should take Larry Flynt's offer. Flynt has more dirt on people and influence like Hiedi Fleiss did. It may be more lucrative.

I hope he takes the job. Larry Flint is a great man and Anthony Weiner has great potential.

I would change my name.. that name is terrible.. I would not want to have a name that I'm sure people has made laughs about since he can remember.I'm guilty myself. Never heard of the man till all this picture taking of his blew up. I guess his name runs deep with him... Glad to read he has step down. That was the right thing to do, it's a shame he didn't know better when it would have mattered. I read he was a good congressman,that makes it whole thing even worse..

At first I was expecting to read that Flynt offered Weiner a job as a performer...since that what he's apparently into...

It is not the deed that bothers me. It is his judgement. It is so stupid for a man in his position to let his fantasies out on such a public arena that it makes you wonder about him in general. At least Bill tried to keep it private.
And if he believedd he should have every right to do that because , as you said, no harm was done, well then he should have stood s up for himself from the beginning instead of all the lies etc.. He acted like a...weiner.
So he's stupid and a coward. Maybe those aren't reasons to be forced out but it would be sure hard to be affective. http://bit.ly/m66Suy

I HOPE YOU GET CENSORED, ANDREW, SO ONE DAY YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE. YOU DON'T SUPPORT FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR POLITICAL RIGHTS.

HYPOCRITE!!

SHAME ON YOU.

This shows how there is no difference between the Democrats or the Republicans...

If we read between the lines, there's no indication of Mr. Weiner's response to Larry Flynt's offer. This is a strong preposition that who ever wrote the article is obviously less interested in authenticating what should be questioned: has Mr. Weiner given his response to Mr. Flynt? Another point to stress: Mr. Weiner's image will likely continue to get attacked by false scrutiny, and for one essential purpose: to have Mr. Weiner's image reinvented. It seems that yellow journalism and financial gain is more preferable than authenticity and moral stability.

If Mr. Weiner is smart enough, he'll decline the offer, an offer to which has has not given his response yet. If he will accept the offer, his image will essentially be scrutinized beyond authenticity.

Weiner should decline the offer, otherwise it'll jeopardize his already broken image as a trustworthy politician.

Actually, the open-letter was posted to Huff Po Thursday, not Friday. At least that's when I wrote about it on avn.com.

Weiner was shopping around for a new job before he resigned. He's a number one scum bag and walks away with over one million dollars in future benefits. He's not smart enough to be anything but a politician. He's been so arrogant and has no friends in Washington. Frankly if he was my husband I'd kick him out. His district has forgiven him as polls show he should be forgiven. The Huffington Post is a perfect employer for him. The Hustler Larry Flynt got publicity in the job offer and Weiner may not have any other offers. His parents may forgive him but our country says good riddens and disappear from the face of the earth.

Hustler's Flynt selects elect(ed) Weiner doing Congress, to become rich

I like the comment by T. "Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."

Why LA Times doesn't right about that now "Weiner sits on $1 million pension". How about that we have to pay to disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner $1 million pension. I guess - be politician its one of the few ways to get massive amounts of money without working for it!

Who of the normal working class gets million dollars in pension in the first place but let alone after they embarrass themselves and their job position?

Weiner is either sick or stupid, or both, but he IS democratically elected to his place in washington. He should step down for the sake of the party, but it is not the right thing for the republicans and talk radio to feel all empowered to decide instead of the people who elected him. http://bit.ly/m66Suy

Hustler is unadulterated trash filth with absolutely no redeeming social value whatsoever. It exploits women and ridicules other intellectually-challenged groups as well. I guess that's why I like it so much.

Go get em' Larry. The guy needs a job. Your an angel!


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