Sunday, July 03, 2011

WorldNetDaily sues Esquire over Birther parody

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Joseph Farah (founder and editor-in-chief, WorldNetDaily)
Joseph Farah

Some people really are too stupid to mock. Worse still, some might even sue you over it:

As threatened, WorldNetDaily has filed a defamation suit against Esquire magazine over a satirical article mocking WND editor and CEO Joseph Farah for publishing Joseph Corsi’s birther book.

In the article by Esquire political editor Mark Warren, a fake Joseph Farah claims the book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Hussein Obama is Not Eligible to be President,” will be recalled as a result of the president having revealed his long-form birth certificate.

“We are reacting to one of the most egregious abuses of freedom of the press I have witnessed in my 30-plus year career in journalism,” said Farah in a statement announcing tomorrow’s news conference on the suit. “We are taking this action not because we desire to restrict First Amendment-guaranteed protections, but because we want to police them and guard them.”

These kooks really will believe anything. Such as the hilarious idea that they have even the ghost of a chance of winning by suing a major magazine over a piece of satire.

There are days where the jokes really just seem to write themselves.

(via Right Wing Watch)