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USA Today and the Washington Post turned down full-page ads for Joel Gilbert’s documentary exposing Barack Obama’s past, but they have published pornographer Larry Flynt’s full-page offer of $1 million to dig up dirt on Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Flint, the publisher of Hustler magazine, is offering up to $1 million for verifiable information about Romney’s unreleased tax returns or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships.

Gilbert’s documentary, “Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception,” presents evidence Obama’s biological father is his teen mentor, the Communist Party activist Frank Marshall Davis, not Barack Hussein Obama, the student from Kenya.

Joel Gilbert’s DVD “Dreams from My Real Father” is available at WND’s Superstore

As WND reported, the New York Post was the only paper to accept the ad.

Larry Flynt's Hustler ad in USA Today and Washington Post

In an interview with WND, Gilbert charged USA Today and the Washington Post with hypocrisy in what he sees as editorial decisions motivated by political ideology.

“When a known pornographer offers cash to anyone to commit a possible crime, accessing private tax and bank records, USA Today and the Washington Post deem that acceptable advertising,” Gilbert said. “But USA Today and Washington Post censor my commercial product from their newspaper advertising. What is unbelievable is now believable!”

Mark Faris, a legal assistant for Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, told WND that Gilbert’s advertisement was rejected because USA Today did not consider Gilbert’s claims sufficiently documented. Faris said the newspaper was worried about the possibility of a defamation lawsuit.

Faris argued that the small print of the Flynt advertisement specified the offer was conditioned on someone obtaining the information legally, so the newspaper incurred no liability publishing the anti-Romney piece.

He told WND that the decision was not politically motivated.

Gilbert was not convinced.

“The fine print won’t help USA Today in a lawsuit, because the advertisement solicits information that can only be obtained illegally – the tax and bank records of a private citizen.”

Joel Gilbert's ad in the New York Post

He stressed the research that went into developing his documentary was sufficient to defend against defamation charges.

“My film is based on a two years investigation into Barack Obama’s official life story of ‘improbable love’ between his Kansas mother and a Kenyan goat herder, as Obama said of his early family life,” Gilbert said.

“My film reveals Obama’s story is a lie; in fact Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA propagandist who raised Obama, was the real biological father, who became the ideological father of Barack Obama.”

The Washington Post media office insisted to WND that the two ads aren’t comparable: “One makes factual assertions without substantiation. The other solicits information.”

But Gilbert insisted Flynt’s ad is “soliciting the commission of a crime against a presidential candidate, not seeking information.”

He asserted the information in his ad is substantiated in his film.

“No newspaper in the country requires verification of advertisers’ claims,” Gilbert argued, “they just write ‘advertisement’ on it, just like the New York Post did.”

See the “Dreams from My Real Father” trailer:

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