Thursday, August 04, 2005

Sony settles "fake critic" lawsuit

The two dumbest things about this story?

1. You don't have to make up a critic to get fake raves, while people like Earl Dittman will obligingly call any movie brilliant, hilarious, and thrilling.

2. The studio actually tried to argue that creating a fake critic was the exercise of its First Amendment rights. Hey guys? If the First Amendment does not protect those who falsely shout "fire!" in a crowded theater, it doesn't protect those who falsely shout "brilliant" to get people to crowd the theater.

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