Thursday, July 21, 2005


Paul Krassner writes about being sued for libel (for $750,000) due to a 9-word promo in the magazine The Realist, which poked fun at Scientology.

9 word satire.

$750,000 worth of damages.

Oh yeah. It totally makes sense. If you're a Scientologist, that is, and indoctrinated in the ruthless policy of "fair game".

L. Ron Hubbard wrote in 1955: "The purpose of a lawsuit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway . . . will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly."


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