Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WND to appeal court ruling in Esquire parody case

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Joseph Farah (editor-in-chief, WND)
Joseph Farah

The ludicrous saga that is the WorldNetDaily’s legal battle over a blatantly satirical Esquire article lampooning the site’s Birther obsession continues. Not content with their recent courtroom humiliation, WND chief clown Joseph Farah and his legendarily incompetent attorney Larry Klayman are now planning to re-sue, effectively turning Einstein’s quote about insanity into a punchline:

WND has filed notice to appeal a federal judge’s decision to dismiss its $250 million lawsuit against Esquire magazine

WND’s suit seeks damages for a report by Esquire’s website that falsely claimed the WND Books expose “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President” by Jerome Corsi had been recalled and repudiated by the publisher.

“We’re confident that it will be reversed very quickly,” said attorney Larry Klayman, who is representing WND in the case.

And that is why you are the laughingstock of every court in the nation, Larry.

Then again, on the off chance that Tweedledum and Tweedledee here actually do go on to refile their frivolous suit, it’ll be fun to see them again try to explain before an increasingly impatient (or perhaps amused) jury how their defamation case has any merit when Farah himself openly admitted that he “assumed” the piece was “a very poorly executed parody” when he first heard of it. Unless he’d also like to try and convince the court to throw out mountains of judicial precedent and the First Amendment itself in penalizing an openly farcical piece for supposedly damaging Farah and his wingnut compendium’s esteemed reputations.

One way or another, these guy never fails to amuse.

(via Joe. My. God.)