Sunday, May 18, 2014
Hey, Who Can Parle Vous Some Francaise, Here, And Go Tell These French Folks On YouTube The Lower Court Decision In The Johnny Northside Case Was OVERTURNED ON APPEAL?
YouTube embed, blog post is by John Hoff
I was doing a little "vanity searching" on YouTube to keep myself entertained on a Sunday and, incredibly, I came upon this video discussing the Johnny Northside defamation case (I call it The Blogosphere Trial of the Century) and it's COMPLETELY IN FRENCH!!!
Well, I get along well enough in Spanish (and a smattering of Pashto and German) but I sure don't speak French, except that one line from a song, we won't be mentioning that right here and right now...
I would dearly love to find a way to inform that portion of the French-speaking public who cares about the Blogosphere Trial of the Century that this $60,000 lower court judgment was ACTUALLY OVERTURNED ON APPEAL.
People should use their First Amendment rights (or whatever analogous rights they have in the European Union) fearlessly. Or, at least, if they're going to be fearful, don't be fearful due to the result of THIS CASE, which was (did I mention?) OVERTURNED ON APPEAL.
I did have some idea while it was happening how big this case was, how much attention it was getting, but...
(Enjoy this YouTube video of Casablanca, where Nazis are trying to sing their oppressive songs but the patrons in Rick's American Cafe break into a spontaneous rendition of La Marseillaise to drown out their Nazi songs. Some say it's the best scene in that whole movie, which is a pretty good movie. WELL, THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS CASE)
I guess all I can say, as best as I can say it, is...
MAIS NON! MAIS NON 60000 dollars a payer pour le blogger Johnny Northside. Non, non, non, mais non.