Posted by Redmond
Based on the amount of unadulterated dumb that flies out of Glenn Beck's face, you'd think the guy would have a fair amount of respect for the First Amendment. Then you realize it's Glenn Beck and things such as logic and irony bounce off his moron skull like so many rubber bullets. Which brings us to the current legal battle over the parody site DidGlennBeckRapeAndMurderAYoungGirlIn1990.com that lampoons the talk show host's style of asking asinine rhetorical questions that might as well be accusations. Beck obviously wants it taken down and could give a flying fuck about the very amendment that allows him to get paid millions to slather wingnut ears with tales of the Negro boogeyman.
So, realizing the very Constitution that protects his blabbering might actually protect somebody else's right to say ridiculous shit (Oh noes!), Glenn Beck's legal team is circumventing the U.S. courts and going straight to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva in a plea to pull the site down. That's right, Glenn Beck essentially went to the U.N. of the Internet. PING! There goes another irony bullet.In the meantime, the Beck parody site's lawyer Marc Randazza has responded to the WIPO with probably the greatest legal response in the history of attorneying stuff:
We are not here because the domain name could cause confusion. We do not have a declaration from the president of the international association of imbeciles that his members are blankly staring at the Respondent’s website wondering “where did all the race baiting content go?” We are here because Mr. Beck wants Respondent’s website shutdown. He wants it shut down because Respondent’s website makes a poignant and accurate satirical critique of Mr. Beck by parodying Beck’s very rhetorical style. Beck’s skin is too thin to take the criticism, so he wants the site down. Beck is represented by a learned and respected legal team. Accordingly, it is beyond doubt that his counsel advised him that under the First Amendment to the United States’ Constitution, no action in a U.S. Court would be successful.
The response has to be the first legal document to contain the words "Mr. Spock ate my balls," so if you're looking for a humorous read on this fine Saturday, give it a once over.Adding... Why does Glenn Beck hate freedom of speech so much?