Who are the most victimized people on the planet? If you answered “the birther lunatics,” you would be correct. WorldNetDaily.com writer and birther book publisher Joseph Farah is suing Esquire for $120 million for publishing a parody post reporting that Farah finally decided the whole birther thing was probably just a hollow, exploitative attempt at monetizing the fears of stupid, racist people, and he would be recalling the Jerome Corsi book. Haha, that is ironic and totally implausible, because Joseph Farah loves money. But you know who doesn’t understand irony? Birther nutjobs! So they all freaked out and in their typical brainless fashion went and took the books off the shelves. IT’S ON THE INTERNET IT MUST BE TRUE! It was a sad day for Joseph Farah’s bank account, because of irony.
The Esquire post also says on it: Uh, this is not real, everybody. There is a little “humor” tag at the bottom. Did Joseph Farah wish for thirty seconds that his wingnut readership had even the slightest concept of what satire is? No, probably not.
From the WorldNetDaily story announcing the lawsuit:
“You can’t just make up words and put them in people’s mouths, deliberately misleading the public, deliberately defaming others and deliberately lying to inhibit commerce,” Farah said. “Media institutions such as Esquire magazine and its parent, the Hearst Corporation, for which I was employed for nearly a decade, should know better. And they will as a result of this lawsuit.”
Yeah, you can’t just go around lying and making up words and deliberately misleading the public in order to inhibit commerce. But it is completely fine to do it when you are making money from it. [TPM/ WND]