Threatening blogger over satirical posts

by Walter Olson on May 15, 2014

Not a good idea for anyone, really, but an especially bad idea for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [Ken at Popehat; Paul Alan Levy (reminding that "the government itself cannot be defamed")]

Down the same alley: when the mayor of Peoria seized on a misdemeanor law banning “impersonating a public official” as grounds for sending police after a clearly satirical Twitter account, he bit off more than he might be able to chew [Ars Technica, earlier]

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1 Carol Herman 05.16.14 at 5:01 pm

Free tickets to a Barbra Streisand concert.

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