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Glenn Beck update

2009-10-08 21:12:26.181439+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Previously, I mentioned a site that asks "did Glenn Beck rape and murder a young girl in 1990?". Presumably aware that that pesky First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allow for free speech, Beck's legal team is appealing to international law and going to WIPO. Eiland-Hall's lawyer Marc J. Randazza responds:

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 shut down. 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. See, e.g., Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1988). Accordingly, Beck is attempting to use this transnational body to circumvent and subvert the Respondent’s constitutional rights.

Via MeFi.

Glenn Beck himself has written:

Once we sign our rights over to international law, the Constitution is officially dead.

Nice to know where Glenn Beck stands on that particular end.

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#Comment well done, well done. made: 2009-10-10 18:11:05.402818+00 by: John Anderson

From out of that MeFi thread, the glennbeckyaddayadda site is set up such that a 404 error says "served by acorn.org". Now, DNS says that ain't so, but it's truly glorious to see that level of attention to detail in something like this.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-07 01:22:01.927223+00 by: Dan Lyke

And Eiland-Hall won the WIPO dispute, and handed the domain over to Glenn Beck. Giggle.