John Oliver on the evil of SLAPP lawsuits


It is a terrific show with a rousing finale. You should really check it out.

As I have said many times before when Jon Stewart was host of The Daily Show, while you may be able to win a public spat against ordinary people, it is a big mistake to get into one with a professional comedian who has his own show with a stable of writers and a network that has deep pockets and backs them up. You will always end up looking ridiculous.

But as Oliver says, SLAPP lawsuits can have a chilling effect on pretty much everyone else which is why we need all fifty states, not just the current thirty, to pass anti-SLAPP legislation.

Comments

  1. John Morales says

    Frankly, it’s just too much bother to (peudo-legally) circumvent geo-blocking on videos such as these; be aware that, unless your reader is determined to be in the USA by software or wants to pirate, they will be unavailable.

    (So it goes)