Monday, June 11, 2007

Mocked By Bloggers! The Horror!

This is the funniest thing to come along in the courtroom since the Twinkie defense…
In what may be a sign of things to come, the lawyers for I. Lewis Libby Jr. last month invoked the rarely used courtroom tactic: the “bloggers can be mean” defense.

The issue was whether to release the more than 150 letters written to Judge Reggie B. Walton of Federal District Court in Washington, nearly all in support of Mr. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

When representatives of the news media asked that the letters be released, Mr. Libby’s lawyers argued against that, saying it “needlessly risks undermining the fair administration of justice.”

Then, alluding to the sometimes combative world of online media, they added there was “the real possibility that these letters, once released, would be published on the Internet and their authors discussed, even mocked, by bloggers.”

The judge rejected these arguments on May 31…
Poor Scooter, the bloggers are mean to him. Maybe you and Paris Hilton could form a lawbreakers’ support group for privileged crybabies. Or maybe get a hold of Mid-West Family management for tips on standing up to the blogger menace.

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