Showing greater restraint than the CNN anchor, Flynt replied, "I can't do that." (Video available here .)
It's bizarre that an anchor on CNN, which touts itself as "the most trusted name in news," would ask a pornographer to smear public officials by name without any independent journalistic corroboration. Larry Flynt is no gift to ethics, but he seemed to understand better than Don Lemon the need for restraint.
Talking about an unnamed senator who might be gay, Flynt claimed "we were ready to expose the senator at one time, but then the guy who is really his lover was actually married and that produced a kind of conflict that we didn't want to - that we didn't want to go to."