Donald Trump by Al Goldstein: An Edifice Complex – Podcast 65

Donald Trump by Al Goldstein: An Edifice Complex – Podcast 65

The Rialto Report would never presume to express an opinion about the upcoming political elections in the United States. After all, we’re merely a site that seeks to preserve the oral history of early adult films.

However we were interested to note that this summer Donald Trump signed a pledge to give serious consideration to appointing a Presidential Commission to examine the harmful public health impact of pornography on American culture.

Someone who is partially responsible for that impact was Al Goldstein.

Back in the 1970s both Donald Trump and Al were larger than life figures in New York. Trump was making a name for himself as president of the Trump Organization, engaged in projects like developing the Grand Hyatt Hotel next to Grand Central Terminal. Al on the hand had a publishing empire, which included his weekly newspaper Screw and a cable TV show, Midnight Blue.

Midnight Blue was an unlikely but entertaining mix of performances, interviews, and sex ads. The sign-off of the show would always feature Al’s profanity laced rants aimed at any one who made him angry that week. It could be anyone, a celebrity, an airline, or a taxi-driver. These features became affectionately known as the show’s ‘Fuck You Rants.’

But when is came to running for President, Al was actually ahead of Donald. He announced his intention to stand for election in the 2008 race. Among his campaign promises were “Removing the ‘o’ from country” and “Universal AL-Care” which would provide daily government-subsidized oral sex for women and a damn good cigar for men.

As to who would be his running mate, Goldstein said his campaign finances were limited so he’d be willing to trade sex for the vice presidency. His campaign website shortlisted possible candidates which included Jenna Jameson, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, and Larry Flynt.

When I spoke to him at the time, he said he was standing because he hated George but loved bush.

In today’s mini podcast, we listen back to one Midnight Blue rant from the 1970s when the subject of Al’s attention just happened to be Donald Trump.

This episode’s running time is 5 minutes.


Donald Trump & Al Goldstein

Donald Trump


Al Goldstein


Donald Trump


Al Goldstein


Al Goldstein






  • Posted On: 30th October 2016
  • By: The Rialto Report
  • Under: Podcasts


  1. Anon · October 30, 2016 Reply

    The Rialto Report enters into the election arena – and unlike most of the coverage for the last two year, at least this is entertaining!

  2. PQ · October 30, 2016 Reply

    “Al Goldstein for President. Because when he’s fucking you, you’ll know it”.


  3. Tony Petrillo · October 30, 2016 Reply

    The Rialto Report.
    Still smarter than Fox News.

    • Even Steven · October 30, 2016 Reply

      But CNN never mentions any of Hillary’s lying? You wouldn’t even know she deleted thousands of emails if it wasn’t for Fox News. I’m no Trump fan but it is the only news network that will inform you just how dishonest this woman is.

      • Avatar610 · October 31, 2016 Reply

        Who cares about e-mails? There are more important issues!

        • Even Steven · October 31, 2016 Reply

          Yes there are, but lying to the FBI is serious business, regular people go to prison for this. You teach your children to be honest and tell the truth, Mrs Clinton does not know what the truth is because she has lied and gotten away with it all her life. I know most politicians don’t tell the truth but her dishonesty is off the charts.

          Uma Abedin is in serious trouble for this, she may either have to testify against Mrs. Clinton or spend some time in prison like her husband is going to have to do. I wish Biden had run instead.

          • Steven Millan · December 5, 2016

            Even Steven @ Hillary Clinton is ancient history,having lost the election. Let’s just move on….

          • Tobias · June 15, 2020

            I hope you realise how ridiculous you look now. He’s running a criminal enterprise and should go to jail under RICO.

      • Steven NYC · December 8, 2016 Reply

        Exactly. CNN and MSNBC are two joke networks, and now more than ever, people see them for what they are, nothing but liberal shills. Especially with CNN working with Clinton during the election, it’s disgusting. The Klinton Kriminal Kartel is finished, for now (they always eventually crawl out from their rock at some point again), and now the grow-ups can start fixing things.

  4. Steven Otero · October 30, 2016 Reply

    From the Great Beyond Al Goldstein gives the ultimate Political Commentary.

  5. Steven Millan · October 30, 2016 Reply

    That early anti-Donald Trump rant is still eerily relevant.

  6. Jen Arnold · October 30, 2016 Reply

    What a timely rant on Trump from beyond the grave. Thank you Al Goldstein and the Rialto Report.

  7. P.I. · October 30, 2016 Reply

    This episode put a much needed smile on my face.

    I’m hoping Mr. Goldstein’s ghost can arrange for der fuhrer trump – and his groupies – to be struck by lightning a few hundred times….. Yes, I know that’s not going to happen, but I can dream….

  8. Cathy Brown · October 30, 2016 Reply

    What a nice break from the election madness! And funny (but not surprising that Trump was an asshole then, and even more of one now!

  9. Bondurant · October 30, 2016 Reply

    Hillary and Trump need to be placed on a boat that is setting sail to the Bermuda Triangle. Unfortunately, life isn’t fair and one of these sociopaths will be elected president.

    At least we’ll still have The Rialto Report to look forward to in ’17.

  10. Rob Samuels · October 30, 2016 Reply

    Exquisite, prescient, and obscene. Everything I’ve come to expect from this glorious place.

  11. John · October 30, 2016 Reply

    A very appropriate Rialto Report for an election that’s come down to a battle between “pussy” and “Weiner”!

  12. Roy Karch · October 30, 2016 Reply

    Al Goldstein appeard on my The Underground Tonight Show in the mid seventies. Marc Stevens, Mr. 101/2, called in to the live show; the conversation was about the true number of inches Marc really had and the fact that Al was planning a cable/access show to compete with my UTS; ‘only ‘Midnight.
    Blue’ will be in color’ he promised. He kept his promise.
    I liked Al very much. He was entertaining, smart and funny; my kind O’ guy.

  13. Wes · November 1, 2016 Reply


    WIKI Leaks sealed the election for TRUMP. Investigate porn that damages society? Perhaps. As a collector of vintage, pre-1986 movies and 8mm loops, I have no ax to grind in general.
    Fisting, golden showers, scat, slapping/hitting, torture in general, worries me. Some unstable viewers need kept away from the behavior in screen.
    This is a very slippery slope indeed.

  14. Albert Mudat · November 3, 2016 Reply

    “Who cares about e-mails? There are more important issues!”
    Next it’ll be : “Who cares about laws? There are more important issues!”

  15. Larry Revene · November 6, 2016 Reply

    Al knew about cutting through bull shit.

  16. Dave Public · January 28, 2017 Reply

    Would anyone happen to know when this was broadcast? There’s video of the whole rant on one of the Midnight Blue DVD’s.

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