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Thank you for this episode! I remember reading the ad parody when it came out, and thinking: 1) it was hilarious, and 2) it was necessary. Falwell had been saying a lot of mean things about everyone who disagreed with his politics, so he needed to be knocked down a peg or two, which is the highest purpose of satire. I have always seen this as one of the most glorious justifications of the American approach to free speech. I didn't care for Hustler or Larry Flynt, but I don't require my heroes to be spotless. He earned a spot in America's pantheon. Terry, too, now that I know he wrote it.

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