Oh boohoo, Meghan McCain is furious because mean old troll Erick Erickson’s right-wing website RedState.com posted some kind of half-wit parody of Meghan McCain’s vapid Daily Beast columns that her lawyers say too closely resembles her actual half-wit columns to count as satire. The original post has been taken down, but the full version of it can be found here and includes such showstoppers as, “Some ignorant jerk, clearly who doesn’t know about the young people, pointed out that George W. Bush 1.0 won, two elections, which is two more than my dad did.” Why Meghan McCain chose to pick on RedState.com out of all the Internet media outlets that have mocked her over time for her mule-like insistence that she is relevant to Republican politics is anyone’s guess (or not, because no one cares), but we will go ahead and assume princess is jealous of Erick Erickson’s recurring gig shilling right-wing talking points on CNN. HOW IS THAT FAIR? Because Erick Erickson’s dad is not John McCain, so why should he get a better media job?
TalkingPointsMemo has the dirt:
According to RedState, lawyers for McCain threatened legal action if they didn’t remove the posts since they argued they could be misconstrued as having been written by McCain herself.
“These fake front page posts place Meghan McCain before the public in a false light which is highly offensive to a reasonable person,” a letter from attorney Albin Gess posted on RedState read. “The RedState ‘community’ that voted to put these posts on the frontpage acted at least as in reckless disregard as to their falsity and the false light in which Meghan McCain was being placed.”
And then albino hobbit ninja John McCain swooped in to napalm the entire Internet and protect his daughter’s honor, forever, bitchez, the end. [TPM]Related