And You Think Selig Is Bad?

Best reply to a defamation suit this year, courtesy the boss of English grand prix racing: My five-hour, five-person S&M orgy was not Nazi death-camp themed. The death-camp theme was generic. (And stop asking about my führer father!)

Stay classy, England!

8 comments… add one

  • Mosley is actually the head of FIA (effectively Formula One), which is not “English Grand Prix” racing, it’s a global organization that runs F1.
    But he IS English, for whatever that’s worth.

    SF July 26, 2008, 8:36 pm
  • > The death-camp theme was generic.
    That’s kind to give us latitude in thinking about which death camp in which we want to fantasize. Beletwein, Nanking, Omarska, Chile Stadium, Guantanamo Bay… choice will set you free!

    attackgerbil July 26, 2008, 8:52 pm
  • Sorry, that last comment was meant to be flip but reading it again after posting sounds crass. Whatever. The whole thing smells bad.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2008, 8:58 pm
  • I love this comment from the judge:
    “The damage done to Mr. Mosley’s reputation by “the embarrassing personal information” disclosed by the newspaper “cannot be mitigated by simply adding a few noughts to the number first thought of,” the judge said.
    It would be nice had the jury in this case had the same opinion:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/20/business/media/20judge.html?scp=1&sq=kane%20county%20chronicle&st=cse
    During the appeal, Mr. Shaw and the thin-skinned justice, a former Bears kicker, agreed to a $3 million settlement. Shaw just wanted it to go away. He couldn’t have cared less about the First Amendment.
    I was the city editor of this newspaper when this happened.
    This whole thing was an eggregious abuse of power. Thomas claimed that the columns did him professional harm, yet before the case went to trial he was elevated to chief judge of the Illinois Supreme Court.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 26, 2008, 11:00 pm
  • IBM, that’s surreal. Thanks for the link.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2008, 11:24 pm
  • Excuse my error, SF.
    Also, please note that this was actually a 5-hour, 6-person S&M orgy. I apologize for the confusion.

    YF July 27, 2008, 10:24 am
  • See now where I come from it isn’t an “orgy” until you crack six hours and half a dozen participants.

    SF July 27, 2008, 10:45 am
  • AG, as has been said by many in the industry, the real danger is to the smaller papers that might be unable to afford the risk.
    I wish that as much money would back defense of the First Amendment as backs the Second Amendment. (OK, I don’t know that it doesn’t, but we certainly seem to hear more abotu the Second Amendment these days.)

    I'mBillMcNeal July 27, 2008, 12:16 pm

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