Cartoonist Scott Adams is famous for “Dilbert”, for his right-wing commentary, and most recently a nauseating attempt to promote an app after the Gilroy massacre. On Twitter, journalist John Cook mocked him as “the louis farrakhan of incel white nationalists.” Adams threatened legal action.
“No wonder your piece of shit Gawker publication got its balls cut off,” Adams wrote. “My lawyers will be contacting you.”
Adams would be unlikely to prevail should he follow through with the implied lawsuit, as libel concerns false statements of fact, not insults. But the threat of lawsuits—especially the cost of defending them—is a time-honored method of silencing critics and mockers.
At The Washington Post, Antonia Noori Farzan reports on an alleged zoophile who demanded farmers let him at the horses while conducting a terrifying stalking campaign against those who refused. For well over a year, two mysteries consumed a peaceful New Jersey community. The 31-year-old was arrested Oct. 3, according to the New Jersey Herald. […]
Back in 2015, the Marvin Gaye estate secured a bizarre copyright judgment against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over their hit song “Blurred Lines,” in which the Gaye estate argued (successfully) that even though “Blurred Lines” didn’t copy Gaye’s songs, it copied the feeling of Gaye’s music — that is, that Thicke and Williams made […]
Not ashamed to admit I’m obsessed with this crime story.
Hey, we love Netflix and Hulu, but let’s face it: The whole setup doesn’t exactly encourage active viewing. For all the binge-watching we’ve done, it’s tough to expand our horizons or learn anything new – except for how many episodes of “The Office” it takes to make us fall asleep. It was only a matter […]
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