In one of the weirdest events of the day, it is being reported that Representative Deven Nunes filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit against Twitter and a couple of twitter accounts that pokes fun of him.
What is funny is that this sort of thing is more common than one might think. There are a number of right wing conspiracy theorists that will sue at even the remotest criticism or anyone that tries to question the rather fantastic accusations they make on their websites.
What Nunes has not figgured out is that it is udderly difficult to get a lawsuit through the court system let alone win one. It is extremely hard to get a lawyer to take the case and it is also hard to get a jury to decide in favor of the plantiff, espically when it is someone like Nunes.
Nunes’s biggest weakness is that he is a public figure. Because of that and also the issue of free speech, satire and parody is protected by the constitution.
His stunt has also backfired since now, millions of Twitter users are now aware of the accounts in question and will likely follow them to see what the hell all the fuss is about.
S-moooo-th move dude.
William K Murtaugh