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Larry Flynt Chastises Rupert Murdoch

Is there any media mogul who doesn't now have the moral high ground on Rupert Murdoch? Larry Flynt is the latest publisher to chastise the head of News Corp., pointing out that “No matter how offensive or distasteful some people may find Hustler magazine and my other publications, no one has appeared unwillingly in their pages.” Like Murdoch, Flynt says, he believes that a free press must push boundaries, but he also thinks people's privacy should be respected. Now News of the World's hacking threatens to roll back a post-Watergate generation of “raw, honest journalism.” Facebook, he says, has also “almost single-handedly killed privacy.”