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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Press Release of the Day

posted by on August 20 at 12:52 PM

Apparently Hustler’s going after the “I read it for the articles” audience:

HUSTLER Magazine November 2008

The Winter Soldiers Speak Out

In arguably the most shocking piece of the year, HUSTLER Magazine reports on the truth about what’s going on in Iraq. The “Winter Soldier” veterans, as they are called, speak out about the war and the thousands of innocent Iraqi civilian casualties. One of the brave soldiers brought back a video of his sergeant declaring, “The difference between an insurgent and an Iraqi civilian is whether they are dead or alive.” The soldier explains: “If you kill a civilian, he becomes an insurgent because you retroactively make him a threat.” Gruesome photos accompany the article.

(More from the release after the jump.)

I didn’t know Hustler had words.

A vaguely related anecdote: I once interviewed for a job in editorial at Penthouse in New York. The offices were quite posh, with spreads of Penthouses on the coffee table in the lobby. I perused one while waiting, which was the first time I’d ever looked at the magazine. Everyone was extremely nice, and the editorial staff was approximately 80% women (of average appearance). They offered me the job. They weren’t paying particularly well, especially for New York. I declined.

Canal Street Madam Alleges Murder Cover-Up Conspiracy
HUSTLER Magazine never shies away from controversy—and the November issue is no exception. Former Canal Street Madam Jeanette Maier speaks candidly about the untimely demise of D.C. Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who was responsible for outing Republican Senator David Vitter as a client. Maier, now retired, outlines a pattern of alleged homicide that targeted call girls who knew too much about their powerful clients. These women were all found hanged—the victims of suicide, if you believe the official reports. Included on that list is a woman rumored to have entertained former Deputy Secretary of State Randall Tobias.

Hell Ride and Tarantino: An Exclusive With Michael Madsen
Actor Michael Madsen discusses his latest film, Hell Ride—a violent, sex-soaked tale of motorcycle revenge and retribution—and his infamous, action-packed career in the latest issue of HUSTLER. Regarding his movie, Madsen opens up about working with blood-bath ingénue and world-renowned film director Quentin Tarantino. The father of six also discusses changing his image in the entertainment industry and which of his leading ladies he would get down and dirty with.

HUSTLER Video continues their humorous parody porn collection, this time imagining the creepy house at 1313 Mockingbird Lane as a den of voracious monster sex. In this spoof of the 1960s TV classic, Roxy DeVille plays Lily Munster to Lee Stone’s Herman. Trent Soluri is a bad-boy version of Eddie, and September 2008 HUSTLER covergirl Shawna Leneé plays Marilyn. Heating up the Halloween screen, This Ain’t the Munsters XXX comes out September 2008.

The November issue goes on sale August 19, 2008

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Having just read 1984, that quote is pretty chilling.

Posted by Levislade | August 20, 2008 12:55 PM

You went to interview with a place whose product you never looked at?

Posted by stinkbug | August 20, 2008 1:44 PM

Hustler used to have a reputation for muck-raking journalism, although I thought that was pretty much in the past. Good to know they're still picking away at power, even if they'll never be taken seriously.

Posted by ratzkywatzky | August 20, 2008 1:57 PM

They've always done this. I still remember their Vietnam photo essay, with stuff like soldier's spinal columns arcing up and out of their shredded torsos. There's a market for death porn too.

Posted by Fnarf | August 20, 2008 2:06 PM

One step closer to Southland Tales...

Posted by Jeremy from Seattle | August 20, 2008 2:34 PM

...and the editorial staff was approximately 80% women (of average appearance).

Sounds like you'd fit right in.

Posted by Anon | August 20, 2008 3:33 PM

This would assume that anything the IVAW does is newsworthy. Personally, I'm more interested in ovary shots on barely legal chicks.

Posted by LT Nixon | August 20, 2008 10:44 PM

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