Opinion: 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.
-- Tony Pierce