Friday, 6 August 2010

Say it again, Jon

US defamation and libel laws are definitely more liberal than ours. This example would have the law offices fizzing in New Zealand, but in the US it's just part of Jon Stewart's intro to a story on the Daily Show.

"We talk a lot about how Congress can be somewhat ineffectual, or short sighted, - or ignorant - or a fetid pool of corruption and stupidity. (Located at the intersection of Entitlement Avenue and Abject Dereliction of Duty Lane.)"

It wouldn't happen here. But it should.

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