I'm often skeptical when those on the left accuse conservative politicians of using "dog whistle" rhetoric to appeal to racist, extreme-right supporters. It can be, and often is, a non-falsifiable smear. But President Trump's disgraceful, amoral, mealy-mouthed "condemnation" of yesterday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaves no room for doubt when you read the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer's … Continue reading The Nazis know
As a longtime fan of Steyn's writing, I'm disappointed to see him doing pretty much everything you should never do when you're the defendant in a defamation suit: In 2012—after writers for National Review and a prominent conservative think tank accused him of fraud and compared him to serial child molester Jerry Sandusky—climate scientist Michael Mann took the … Continue reading Mark Steyn’s self-destructive streak
The good news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will lose this case. The bad news is, Donald Trump or Bill Maher will win this case: Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Bill Maher for failing to live up to an "unconditional offer" made on NBC's Tonight Show to donate $5 million to charity if Trump provided a copy … Continue reading Whoever wins, we lose
Crystal Cox: free speech for me, but not for thee.
Forbes on a disgusting case of internet extortion: Crystal Cox, a Montana woman who calls herself an “investigative journalist” was slapped with a $2.5-million judgment last year for defaming an investment firm and one of its lead partners. Cox had taken control of the Google footprint of Obsidian Finance and its principal Kevin Padrick by writing hundreds of … Continue reading The crazy case of Crystal Cox
1. Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder (the man who makes Oakland Raiders fans say, "whew, at least our team is not run by that guy") was upset by a hilarious Washington City Paper story portraying him as an incompetent, money-grubbing bully. And what better way to show you're not a bully by suing the … Continue reading This week in frivolous lawsuits
In a case that promises to be interesting and wildly entertaining, Courtney Love is being sued for defamation because of things she posted on Twitter: In a potentially precedent-setting trial, Courtney Love is being sued for talking s**t on Twitter, specifically a series of comments directed at fashion designer Dawn Simonrangkir (a.k.a the "Boudoir Queen"), … Continue reading Live Through This