Rupert Murdoch

'NUTS!': Goat testicles, radio, and lies in the life of America's most influential charlatan

'NUTS!': Goat testicles, radio, and lies in the life of America's most influential charlatan

"NUTS!" opens with a dusty hand-drawn animation of two goats fucking ever so gently. That pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the Sundance-winning sorta-documentary feature about the empire-building fiction dreamed up by John Romulus Brinkley, the early 20th-century "doctor" who implanted goat gonads in male patients' testicles to cure impotence, among other ailments. That's not the truly crazy part: In the process of pretending to pioneer an absurd remedy, Brinkley actually pioneered border-blaster radio, infomercials, the sound truck, and some other stuff. He put a Kansas micro-town on the map. He nearly became governor. Oh, and he set the...

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