Patterico's Pontifications

5/2/2009

Latest Copyright Thug: Perez Hilton

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:03 pm

Perez Hilton is the latest thug to use a bogus copyright claim to get an embarrassing video removed from YouTube.

The video in question was produced by the National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes gay marriage. The one-minute video shows a three-second clip of Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, calling Miss California Carrie Prejean a “dumb bitch.” According to copyright lawyer Ben Sheffner, the video has now been removed from YouTube:

I found the video elsewhere on YouTube, and I just uploaded the video to my own YouTube account:

It is clear that Hilton is embarrassed by what he said, and he is using a transparently frivolous copyright claim to try to squelch free speech about his ridiculous statements.

I’m not standing for it.

If Hilton sends me a DMCA takedown notice, I’m going to fight it — and I may sue him. I have never seen a clearer example of fair use in my life. The video shows a mere three seconds of Hilton calling Prejean a “dumb bitch” (the word is bleeped out). Later, there is a one-second clip of the same video confined to a small box at the bottom right-hand portion of the screen, as the announcer intones: “They want to silence opposition.” He had no idea how right he was.

Speaking of a 30-second version of the same video, which uses the exact same clips of Hilton, copyright lawyer Sheffner writes:

The use is transformative (for a political purpose), noncommercial, extremely brief, and won’t harm the market for the work. . . . [M]aking bogus claims merely to silence one’s political opponents is wrong, and will ultimately harm responsible copyright owners.

As with the Susan Roesgen/CNN copyright thuggery, I am encouraging bloggers everywhere to download the video. Upload it to your blog, and/or to you own YouTube accounts and other video sharing sites.

Let’s make this guy wish he had never tried to suppress this video.

UPDATE: Thanks to Instapundit, Hot Air, DrewM. at Ace, Michelle Malkin, Dan Collins, and others for the links and for spreading the word.

UPDATE x2: The National Organization for Marriage is fighting back. Bring it, Mario! Details here.

160 Responses to “Latest Copyright Thug: Perez Hilton”

  1. When will Gay activists realize that this in – your – face style stopped working about two decades ago (if it ever did)? You want to change the law? Fine, but first you have to change the hearts and minds of those opposed to your POV – stop acting like a bad parody of a stereotype. First we had the idiot/nutbag marchers throwing rocks through retailer’s windows – now this.

    Dmac (1ddf7e)

  2. And how is this worse than when the NOM used copyright claims to remove all “Gathering Storm” parody videos from YT?

    Natalie (8daf02)

  3. […] Perez Hilton makes bogus copyright claim to cause YouTube to pull video of him calling Carrie Prejean a “b*tch” and a “c*nt”; Patterico reposts, will defend right to use in court if necessary. […]

    Bravo, Patterico [Dan Collins] (7a2640)

  4. […] copyright violations due to 3 seconds of his video being used in a “fair use” manner. Following Patterico’s lead, I have copied the video and uploaded it […]

    Hilton The Next Copyright Abuse Thug « Truth Before Dishonor (5c299c)

  5. And how is this worse than when the NOM used copyright claims to remove all “Gathering Storm” parody videos from YT?

    They have unclean hands, but the principle remains the same even if the victim isn’t the perfect victim.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  6. Thank you, Patterico. Something tells me that this person would be a jerk regardless of his sexual preference. But he uses the latter to get a soapbox for his trivial, small minded nonsense.

    And that should be insulting to gay people everywhere.

    Eric Blair (33cc23)

  7. You do know that NOM filed copyright claims on all of the “Gathering Storm” parodies, right?

    Gina (efe30b)

  8. Wall said, Patterico.

    Jeffersonian (9587e2)

  9. They have unclean hands, but the principle remains the same even if the victim isn’t the perfect victim.

    In other words, manufactured outrage.

    Gina (efe30b)

  10. In other words, manufactured outrage.

    Not at all. I will prosecute a murderer even if the victim happens to have murdered someone else. Wrong is wrong.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  11. Not at all. I will prosecute a murderer even if the victim happens to have murdered someone else. Wrong is wrong.

    So you’re going after Hilton for doing something to NOM that NOM did to other people?

    Good luck with that.

    Gina (efe30b)

  12. The hilarious thing is Perez Hilton is (or was) forever getting in trouble with outlets for using their photos of celebrities.

    Patterico, perhaps you could get around his copyright claim by drawing boogers coming out of his nose on that portion of the video.

    MayBee (0916b7)

  13. MayBee makes a great point. Hilton has made several comments about Fair Use in relation to the lawsuit filed against him by X17. It makes more sense to call him out as a hypocrite than to call him out for doing the exact same thing NOM did.

    Gina (efe30b)

  14. Hey, Gina, I have a novel idea! I bet it’s never been done before so why don’t we try it out? Instead of “calling someone out” compared to what someone else did, how about we try “calling someone out” based on what the law says? That’ll be a unique approach to things, won’t it?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  15. Gina,

    Ben Sheffner’s post makes that very good point. I wanted to keep the discussion focused on the issue I wanted to talk about. But it’s a valid point: Hilton is a hypocrite as well as a copyright thug.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  16. NOM filed copyright claims..

    You mean this?

    What’s so upsetting?

    Apogee (e2dc9b)

  17. If Hilton sends me a DMCA takedown notice, I’m going to fight it — and I may sue him

    Where do I send my check? :)

    liontooth (c6d5a7)

  18. What’s so upsetting?

    The fact that I’ll have that song stuck in my head for roughly the next month?

    Mars vs Hollywood (788077)

  19. […] He’s responding to Hilton’s attempt to sanitize away his bad behavior towards Carrie PreJean via the use of bogus copyright infringement claims against a YouTube video that featured his comments. Patterico’s response? he’s rehosted the video on his own channel and is now daring Hilton to come after him, too: he’s even ready to contemplate a lawsuit. […]

    Moe Lane » Patterico to Perez Hilton: Bring it. (da2344)

  20. […] He’s responding to Hilton’s attempt to sanitize away his bad behavior towards Carrie PreJean via the use of bogus copyright infringement claims against a YouTube video that featured his comments. Patterico’s response? he’s rehosted the video on his own channel and is now daring Hilton to come after him, too: he’s even ready to contemplate a lawsuit. […]

    Patterico to Perez Hilton: Bring it. - Redhot - RedState (796605)

  21. So you’re going after Hilton for doing something to NOM that NOM did to other people?

    Like Patterico said, if someone gets murdered you sill prosecute the murderer even if the victim was a murderer himself. The victim doesn’t have to be perfect; the perpetrator has to violate the law.

    Benson (940e54)

  22. […] …this video, which captures Perez Hilton calling Carrie Prejean a ‘dumb b*tch’ (she says that, really! The irony, it burns!) Patterico has re-posted… […]

    Tennesseefree.com » Patterico slaps Perez! Perez “Dumb B*tch” Hilton claims copyright; has an embarrassing video removed from YouTube. Not for long. (e07af3)

  23. […] serves up a sweet smackdown to cringing little half-a-man Perez Hilton, and Stace declares it National Offend A Feminist Week.. […]

    Backlash is busting out all over | Cold Fury (6f4592)

  24. Done. I will be downloading and I will be embedding it to my Blog.

    Get ’em, don’t let these idiot liberals win.

    -Pat

    Paleo Pat (67719c)

  25. If I remember correctly, Patterico voted against Prop 8. Good job, Perez!

    Roy Mustang (9deca0)

  26. You want to change the law? Fine, but first you have to change the hearts and minds of those opposed to your POV

    The 2008 election emboldened these anti-democratic goons, and they have judges that will happily change the law and these folks with then do anything to silence you. They are not the least bit interested in changing “hearts & minds” they are fascists and have the levers of power.

    The Ace (aaf386)

  27. Best wishes fighting that creep, Patterico!

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  28. The NOM commercial in question was re-posted on YouTube.

    steve (07fde3)

  29. Michael Musto of the Village Voice made Perez’ comments seem tame. He was on Olbermann and really let her have it. I saw some “feminist” on Fox News being grilled and her first point was about the boobies. The “feminist” movement officially died when they defended a certain lecherous ex-President. Now its adherents are just radical liberals independent of gender.

    carlitos (eeffbc)

  30. Well well well. Perez’ little temper tantrum certainly had the effect he’d hoped for, didn’t it? /s

    Personally I wish they’d have taken that bit about him wanting to call her the “C” word. Embarrassed, is he? GOOD.

    Comment by carlitos — 5/2/2009 @ 3:10 pm

    I saw that and was thoroughly disgusted. Fortunately Laura Ingraham gave her a good schooling. Here’s vid of the woman making fun of Prejean’s breast implants and calling her brainless for speaking her mind:

    2nd vid on page is Laura with “feminist”

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  31. Yo, someone send me the video!

    I can’t get it to convert!

    tpblogeditor at gmail dot com. ASAP please.

    I want to upload it to my youtube site.

    Paleo Pat (67719c)

  32. Go Patrick!

    Patricia (2183bb)

  33. Oy…. what a day for my Blog to break.

    Paleo Pat (67719c)

  34. Does Olberdone talk big about gay marriage the way he did with Musto when he does sportscasts or is it only when he’s in the cozy company of fellow loony libs? Somehow I have a hard time imagining Oldergasm, while he’s sticking a microphone in his face, telling a 6’4″ 290lb. black defensive end that he’s a fucking idiot for not supporting gay marriage.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  35. […] Pattericio has taken up the crusade against such thuggery. It is clear that Hilton is embarrassed by what he said, and he is using a transparently frivolous copyright claim to try to squelch free speech about his ridiculous statements. […]

    The Hypocritical Mary Lavender « justbarkingmad.com (9e0fc0)

  36. Pat….. Make Perez Hilton your “bitch.”

    Stan Switek (9716a0)

  37. So he gets to use terms like bitch and cunt to refer to women because he is gay. Does this mean that straight woman are allowed to call him a faggot?

    Mr. Pink (0ee368)

  38. Just what talent do these gay icons really possess? If they were women, I’d say they were empty-headed bimbo skanks. I mean do gay men really find themselves attracted to the likes of Perez and Andy Sullivan?

    Gotta admire the duplicity and hypocrisy of feminazis and NOW though. I do recall leaders of the feminists saying powerful men like Clinton have powerful sexual appetites and one even said she’d be quite delighted to fellate horny old rapist CIC Clinton.

    Here in the heartland of s. Fla. moonbattery, I am often informed just how evil and nasty Republican women are, especially Sarah Palin. And how godlike Duh-1 is. How can “conservatives” who adulate Obama really rationalize this behavior? Empress7 from Planet Lovetron/O-sychophant must have some idea why.

    Free speech for me but not for thee. Oh that Bill of Rights that excites Jeaneane Garofolo. Feck getting info from terrorists, evil, torturing Rethugs are the problem. Nice to see Jack Bauer chew her ass out.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  39. Death to the faggots!

    Osama Bin Laden (1b037c)

  40. I can follow the “I want to highlight Hilton’s douchebaggery” argument. But given your history of even-handedness to people with whom you disagree, I would have expected you to mention in this post that NOM had recently done the same thing.

    That said, if he sues, bear in mind you know someone in the neighborhood who does anti-SLAPP work and will give you a deep discount.

    Ken (29f18e)

  41. #38
    There you are, Osama! knew I would find you here…

    George W Bush (1b037c)

  42. If there was ever a blog to break ….

    As I stated before, this assclown Perez, were he to be a straight white male, would have been vilified by the MSM and the women’s groups.

    JD (c1b316)

  43. Why doesn’t anyone make an issue of the fact that Ms. Prejean and Barack Obama have the same views of marriage and then shove it up Hilton’s a$$?

    drjohn (c297c5)

  44. What exactly does it do? I mean Perez Hilton, what does it do? I don’t get it. “Entertainment” reporting?

    No wonder Jon Stewart can hold forth on WWII American policy he knows nothing about and his viewers just nod.

    God help us.

    Vivian Louise (c0f830)

  45. Pat….. Make Perez Hilton your “bitch.”

    As much as I would like to blame Perez for this, I don’t think the two are related, yet.

    -Pat

    Paleo Pat (67719c)

  46. I do recall leaders of the feminists saying powerful men like Clinton have powerful sexual appetites and one even said she’d be quite delighted to fellate horny old rapist CIC Clinton.

    Which feminist leader said that?

    Michael Ejercito (7c44bf)

  47. So you’re going after Hilton for doing something to NOM that NOM did to other people?

    No.

    He’s baiting a trap. If Perez bites, and issues a take down notice to Patterico, then Perez is doing to Patterico what Perez did to NOM.

    All that remains to be seen is if Perez has enough sense to know when he’s beat before a judge tells him he’s been beat.

    I R A Darth Aggie (9e9ecf)

  48. Militant gay rights activists can be bullies, too. Perez Hilton got the attention he wanted. Let’s make sure the world remembers how!!!

    Virginia (f29083)

  49. It’s on my Blog now… Not on you tube, but on my Blog.

    If that little taco bander queer wants to come after me, let me try and get my info.

    Good luck with it, but my domain listing is private.

    …and no judge is going give him a warrant to try and get my private info….

    Sorry Perez, but you just lost this little battle royal.

    See here

    Paleo Pat (67719c)

  50. “Why doesn’t anyone … shove it up Hilton’s a$$?”
    Comment by drjohn — 5/2/2009 @ 4:58 pm

    For the same reason you don’t get down in the mud and wrestle with a pig:
    All you do is get dirty, and the pig enjoys it!

    AD - RtR/OS! (0f5224)

  51. Think about all of the things that have been said about Carrie Prejean, by Perez Hilton and others, then think about all of the hissy fits when somebody uses words like fag, dike, or worse. Twenty years ago, we heard calls for simple “tolerance.” Now, there is no tolerance unless you support and PROMOTE the gay life style. No more sympathy or tolerance here. Screw you.

    Star20 (a43a16)

  52. I think YouTube has a policy about banning users whose videos are the subject of DMCA complaints too often–regardless of the merits of the complaint (it’s easier to automate their system that way)

    So there is a potential downside to posting copies of videos that are the subject of frivolous DMCA complaints.

    Daryl Herbert (a32d30)

  53. #45,

    Which feminist leader said that?

    I don’t know about a feminist leader but Nina Burleigh, a former White House correspondent for Time Magazine told the Washington Post: “I’d be happy to give him [oral sex] just to thank him for keeping abortion legal.” Describing what she perceived as the president’s flirting with her aboard Air Force One during a game of Hearts, she wrote in Mirabella: “If he had asked me to continue the game of Hearts back in his room at the Jasper Holiday Inn, I would have been happy to go there and see what happened.”

    Machinist (c5fc28)

  54. But wait, it gets even BETTER. “Perez Hilton” in the past has posted tirades against *Youtube* for cutting off access to his own videos due to complaints of copyright infringement made by third parties. He’s done at least three repeated post-wars on this in the past year, even complaining about being locked out of his Youtube channel because someone else (I believe a studio or entertainment corporation) repeatedly flagged Hilton’s uploaded videos as copyright violations. I think he even asked his readers to complain to Youtube on his behalf, on the grounds that Youtube’s policy for dealing with DMCA complaints violated Hilton’s right to free expression and didn’t allow him the opportunity to respond to the copyright infringement accusations.

    The delicious irony at that time and now is that Hilton was and continues to be a serial copyright violator who hides behind the First Amendment. He claims that drawing crude scribbles on someone else’s pictures (all of twelve seconds’ work in Photoshop), substantially altered the copyrighted photos and allowed Hilton to freely use them on his personal blog…despite the fact that he is now a multi-millionaire because of that blog. For several years he refused to pay licensing fees or even include attribution to the photo agencies which held copyright on the images Hilton stole on a daily basis. We’re talking thousands of images here. This guy made a career out of stealing the fruits of someone else’s labor, and has gone to court to defend his supposed right to do so. In a cruel miscarriage of justice, I believe he even prevailed in court with the argument that his rude little scrawls constituted artistic license and thus fair use of the images. The ones he stole directly from the internet by visiting the photo agencies’ sales web pages and using a right click of his mouse, for crying out loud

    Hilton also regularly posts bootleg audio/video from concerts and leaked tracks of upcoming musical releases. With double digit millions of individual hits each day, it is estimated he may even have an impact on eventual sales of this bootlegged music. He fancies himself a bit of a hitmaker and even has a record label/imprint and has organized/hosted a few concerts. His position seems to be that the artists get free exposure from him and they should kiss his dimpled behind in gratitude. Ditto the starlets he slanders and insults on a daily basis. But hey, at least he spells their names right….

    My take? Mario Lavandeira aka Perez Hilton is a whiny, spoiled child with a bully pulpit who is making up for many hours spent a) upside down in high school toilet bowls, or b) pulling wedgies out of his rump. He just gives off that vibe of the unpopular kid going back to his 10 year reunion to show everyone how rich and successful he is now. Hilton’s positions are at once schizophrenic and incoherent, as he one day rails against Youtube for bogus DMCA flagging and the next posts pirated music singles and copyrighted images stolen directly from the internet. One day he does preachy, politically correct posts about the tragic results of bullying (as when a Georgia school child hanged himself after being called gay), and then–with no sense of shame or irony or hypocrisy–speculates on a certain entertainer’s sexual orientation and ridicules him/her for being “closeted.” Anti-gay bullying of children seems to be his new cause du jour, on account of the delicate adolescent psyche–but that doesn’t stop him from speculating about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy in lurid detail would make Andrew Sullivan blush.

    Above all, Hilton’s M.O. is to hide behind the First Amendment, which I don’t think was ever intended to allow one person to get rich off another’s stolen artistic product. But maybe I’m wrong, since I’m not a Constitutional scholar like our President.

    Just thought I’d delurk to add those little tidbits. I have only pulled the above examples from casual bi-weekly visits to Hilton’s site–I imagine there’s much more meat out there for the dedicated reader. As for me, the misogynistic and heterophobic bile directed at Carrie Prejean is enough to make even this insomniac middle-of-the-night blog reader swear off Perez for good.

    NorAZ (d2d8b2)

  55. I’m afraid that at 347 views so far he’ll never see it. You need to get this story linked to sites with much more traffic linking directly to your account’s vid.

    Jim (a83311)

  56. Uploaded it to my YT channel.

    Scoop11 (58ca0a)

  57. @ #51:

    I think YouTube has a policy about banning users whose videos are the subject of DMCA complaints too often–regardless of the merits of the complaint (it’s easier to automate their system that way).

    YouTube does delete accounts whose videos are subject to 3 DMCA takedown notices. (It deletes all the videos in the account — both the infringing and non-infringing ones.) However, if the subscriber challenges a takedown notice through the DMCA counternotice procedure (and the sender of the notice does not sue), that notice does not count as a “strike” toward the third that results in termination.

    Ben Sheffner (2d68f4)

  58. This fool adopts a version of a celebutards name as a nom de blog, and claims fair use violations?

    Dirtdigger, please.

    N.O'Really (9828c0)

  59. how to ruin Hilton…now there is an attractive thought.

    iconoclast (e235f2)

  60. As I understand it, this guy is a celebrity mainly because he has a pseudonym that is a play on the name of a person who is famous for being a celebrity.

    I think Paris Hilton has a better trademark claim than Perez has a copyright claim.

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  61. Perez Hilton and those like him ie: liberal moonbats NEED to be taken down 10 rungs with the law just as they have done for over 30 years WE who are conservative or federalist or libertarian need to GIVE IT BACK TO THEM! they have manipulated the law along with the media to get what they want without having to actually get people to agree WE SHOULD DO THE SAME.

    Might I also say Patterico you have become a lightening rod for this type of thing and I THANK YOU FOR DOING IT!

    Jaded (c24ced)

  62. […] exemption of copyright law.  Naturally, Youtube immediately caved to its demands.  However, Patterico has risen to the challenge, and is ready to go to court if Hilton should threaten him.  Which, of course, it won’t.  […]

    Gazzer’s Gabfest » Just when you think you’re out, they drag you back in… (b98ad6)

  63. Which feminist leader said that?

    Comment by Michael Ejercito — 5/2/2009 @ 5:14 pm

    Not quite a leader but certainly a famous feminist: Time reporter Nina Burleigh. And why? Link : “to thank him…just for keeping abortion legal”.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  64. Comment by Machinist — 5/2/2009 @ 6:12 pm

    Sorry, Machinist, missed your post before hitting send. Thanks for the context.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  65. Comment by no one you know — 5/2/2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Since Bush also kept it legal (since at this point only a Constitutional Amendment or a massive change in SCotUS rulings could make it illegal), surely she would be willing to smile like a doughnut for Ol’ Dubs…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  66. Conventional-thinking history has conveniently forgotten the grassroots defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment back in the ’70s.

    At the time, ERA had cleared most of the hurdles and was thought to be inevitable. Yet, one woman — Phyllis Schlafly — stood willing to endure the Fashionable Left’s scorn while leading the charge for true feminism.

    With young women like Miss California willing to take a brushback pitch, I have hope that there is nothing inevitable about gay marriage.

    When just a few more high-profile people step up to the plate, it’s all over.

    Michael Rittenhouse (4df97b)

  67. Comment by Scott Jacobs — 5/2/2009 @ 7:52 pm

    Don’t you know the rules? You not only have to keep it legal, you have to actively approve of it while doing so. Anything less might make people feel bad about supporting the slaughter of children. And as everyone knows, being judgmental is the worst sin possible.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  68. Well shit. Here I was hoping for a blow job because I too have kept abortion legal…

    :)

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  69. I mean do gay men really find themselves attracted to the likes of Perez and Andy Sullivan

    I’ve never heard of Perez before now.

    Sullivan I have some respect for – he’s been fighting gay rights issues for a long time, and to whatever extent his fighting contributed to the broader acceptance of gay people in today’s society than in society at the time he started fighting, I owe him my gratitude.

    But I certainly don’t find myself physically attracted to him.

    aphrael (9e8ccd)

  70. […] May 2, 2009 Posted by Jehuda in Uncategorized. Tags: Law, media bias, News, Politics trackback Patterico: Perez Hilton files a DMCA notice to throw his anti-Prejean diatribe on CNN down the memory […]

    Copyright As Weapon: Gay Intoleranti Edition « The Rhetorican (3cfee1)

  71. I don’t know that I agree with calling the laundromat a thug. Lavanderia is what a thug sells in the cell-block, to other inmates, for two cigarettes.

    nk (edb3d7)

  72. aphrael,

    People like Perez Hilton and Andy Sullivan actually set back gay men.

    Much like Al Sharpton’s do for blacks.

    Sorry.

    HeavenSent (637168)

  73. Patterico, you give me a tingly feeling up my leg… HAHAHAHA! You rock!

    subzer0 (2237a3)

  74. That Paleo Pat is a really fat farkin douchenozzle. Just sayin’

    JD (7fb1a7)

  75. AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

    The wittle liberal Hilton can’t handle hearing the words that came out of his own mouth.

    How long til’ he blames it on Bush.

    What an insufferable tool and hypocrite.

    Baxter Greene (8035ae)

  76. The wittle liberal can’t handle hearing the words that came out of his own mouth.

    How long until he blames this on Bush.

    What an insufferable tool and hypocrite.

    Baxter Greene (8035ae)

  77. Sorry about the double post.

    Baxter Greene (8035ae)

  78. […] and got it removed from youtube due to copyright infringements. Well too bad “Perez”. Patterico just uploaded another copy of the video […]

    Hey Perez Hilton! Quit being a dumb bi*ch with your fake copyright thugerry! | Fire Andrea Mitchell! (20d20a)

  79. It gets even richer and richer when you consider the fact that Lavandeira (what is that, Spanish for “lavender”?) was sued for getting one of his own readers fired, allegedly violating his own terms-of-service contract with PerezHilton.com’s registrants in the process.

    The Smoking Gun in July 2008 published the lawsuit filed by Diane Wargo, who was fired from her job as a nurse at a geriatric hospital in Ohio (after nine years) when Lavandeira printed an email from Wargo calling him a “FAT GAY PIG” along with the full email address from her workplace. Hilton fans flooded the email addy with spam, contacted her employer to trash her, and published her family and home address information.

    Even after Wargo was fired, and she appealed to Lavandeira to take down her personal information still available on the site, he did not. Even some posting on the thread realized that enough was enough, but apparently too much is never enough when you’re a self-righteous bully like Senor Lavender. The more I hear and read about him, the more he seems like Anthony Pellicano with a lisp.

    The further irony is that Hilton himself was the victim of such harassment months later. Jonathan Taylor, former Backstreet Boys publicist and fledgling blogger under the name Jonathan Jaxson, told the New York Post’s Page Six page Lavandeira wanted autoerotic porn from Jaxson as part of a deal by which Hilton would supply Jaxson with publicity and advice on how to grow his own blog. Jaxson also supplied “pages” worth of private AIM chats between the two gay men to Page Six to bolster his argument that it was a quid pro quo arrangement complicated by Jaxson’s developing affection for Lavandeira.

    When that assistance didn’t materialize after the delivery of the tapes, the supposedly heartbroken Jaxson posted Lavandeira’s personal cell number on his blog in February 2008 and asked his readers to wish Hilton a belated “Happy Birthday.” This caused Hilton to allegedly lose contact with gossip tipsters, interfering with his business. Hilton subsequently responded in a lawsuit against Jaxson that he had been libeled, slandered, harassed, that his privacy had been invaded, and that Jaxson was guilty of intentional infliction of emotional distress. What a coincidence — that’s what Diane Wargo accused HIM of doing to her! One huge difference, however: Jaxson took Lavandeira’s number off his blog after he felt his point had been made.

    The only defense I can think of for Hilton regarding his publishing of Wargo’s email address is if it can be shown that Wargo’s nasty missive was only in the form of an email (not covered by the site’s TOS) and never was a post (for which anonymity is guaranteed). It is possible that PerezHilton.com was not aware that Wargo was registered with the site, especially if her registered nick was completely different from her actual name.

    Michelle Malkin has always published the full email addresses of people who send her hate mail, which has resulted in at least one firing; the diff is that MM.com was NOT set up for comments then as it is now, and email was the only method of communicating with Michelle. On top of that, there was never a promise of anonymity from Malkin.

    The status of Wargo’s suit is unknown. Hopefully, she did or will take a pound of flesh from Lavandeira. He could stand to lose more than a few.

    L.N. Smithee (69a684)

  80. I am encouraging bloggers everywhere to download the video. Upload it to your blog, and/or to

    Done, but I juxtaposed it with the above video clip where Obama says that HE thinks that marriage is between a man and a woman and asked the question, that if this opinion means that Miss Prejean is an “Outright Bigot” doesn’t that mean that President Obama is one as well? 😉

    Dan Kauffman (ce5245)

  81. “Making bogus claims merely to silence one’s political opponents is wrong, and will ultimately harm responsible copyright owners”

    These are not bogus claims, they are exactly how Hilton (among others) wish the copyright law worked. His claim is transformative. Transgressive. Redistributive. It goes beyond the Christian, bourgeois, American limited and negative version of copyright to make copyright a positive right. Soon copyright will work that way, so shall the Supreme Court rule.

    tehag (0055c9)

  82. Mr Pink asked:

    So he gets to use terms like bitch and c*** to refer to women because he is gay. Does this mean that straight woman are allowed to call him a faggot?

    No, because that would be just so wrong!

    Not sure why calling someone a bundle of sticks is considered offensive, but apparently it is.

    The erudite Dana (474dfc)

  83. Suing someone according to how you wish the law worked, as opposed to how it does (or how you can at least make a good faith argument that it does) is a bogus claim.

    Xrlq (62cad4)

  84. You can copyright a phrase like “dumb bitch” that is in such general public use? Who knew? As part of my ongoing efforts to flog my blog and enrich myself personally, I hereby copyright the phrase “common sense©.” Y’all may continue to use it, as long as you pay royalties to me, here. :)

    The inquisitive and greedy Dana (474dfc)

  85. A true Southern gentleman wrote:

    Suing someone according to how you wish the law worked, as opposed to how it does (or how you can at least make a good faith argument that it does) is a bogus claim.

    Is that not precisely the method that has been used by our friends on the left to win all sorts of claims previously seen as ridiculous?

    The wondering Dana (474dfc)

  86. In other words, manufactured outrage.

    In Gina’s words, tu quoque fallacy.

    James (108a32)

  87. Well,clearly ‘Perez Hilton’ is the new poster boy for fag gynophobia….he’s been carrying his brains around in the head of his pee pee for waaay too long now

    Robbins Mitchell (5387fc)

  88. Lets just come out and call it what it is. Straightism!

    The Emperor7 (1b037c)

  89. The way this gay movement is going, soon there will the first openly gay, male President of America. His wife which will be a male will be called, …..first……? Help me here……First…….???

    The Emperor7 (1b037c)

  90. 84- bundle of sticks? don’t be so niggardly- another word that sets off the PC police even though it has nothing to do with race.
    a joke going around says the WH gardener was fired for asking what happened to the spade and ho he could not find. Which I guess go back to the House Party movies. Teacher, teacher, he called my mama a ho! Teacher: Did you call his mama a garden utensil?
    What irritates me is being called racist or homophobic because I don’t buy into the left’s agenda or agree that gays have the right to be married. And for whatever reason, some dude with a penis telling me he is some other guys wife, jjst cracks me up. Sorry about that, whatever floats their boat. How about a post-op transgender POTUS who is a member of Log Cabin?

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  91. Poor Perez, or whatever name he’s using today. This is what happens when you spend too much time in the bath house. Not everybody can be gay,such a shame, and tell the truth, neither you or the vast majority of your comrades have any interest in marriage. But it’s so much fun to raise hell and vent your hate & transfer it to others.
    I might add that the hate that burns inside is probably based in their self loathing.

    johnt (0892b3)

  92. But I certainly don’t find myself physically attracted to him

    I think the comment in question referred to attraction of a more metaphysical kind, and not the purely physical.

    Dmac (1ddf7e)

  93. […] out a beauty pageant contestant for giving an honest answer to a sandbag question, it appears everyone’s favorite parasite can’t stand the heat and has decided that his little rant on Ms. California is […]

    Who’s the bitch now? « Rantings from the Lunatic Fringe (2b7e85)

  94. @ #55:

    This guy made a career out of stealing the fruits of someone else’s labor, and has gone to court to defend his supposed right to do so. In a cruel miscarriage of justice, I believe he even prevailed in court with the argument that his rude little scrawls constituted artistic license and thus fair use of the images.

    (emphasis added). I don’t believe the italicized portion is correct. I watch these cases fairly closely, and I’m not aware of any case in which Hilton has won a copyright case based on the fair use defense. I agree that drawing a few crude squiggles on a paparazzi photo probably would not render his use of that photo fair.

    Ben Sheffner (2d68f4)

  95. aoibhneas @ comment 93: In Return of the King, (the book, not the movie), Aragorn says to Eomer, King of Rohan, when he allows his sister Eowyn, to marry Faramir, the Steward of Gondor, “No niggard are you, to give to Gondor the fairest thing in your kingdom.” Yeah, JRR Tolkein wrote that many years ago, but I have to wonder how well that line goes over with some readers.

    The Dana who has read Lord of the Rings many, many times (474dfc)

  96. Dana of many names,
    Those are the same sort of people who claim Huckleberry Finn is a racist book.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  97. Perez Hilton is still Gay!

    BigMike (bd443f)

  98. I’m not aware of any case in which Hilton has won a copyright case based on the fair use defense.

    This isn’t a test case. It’s an online pantsing.

    This is the fourth or fifth refrain involving YouTube – which suspended his account in 2007 – and Perez Hilton. He dumps them, they dump him. Rinse and repeat.

    It’s not even the case the NOM commercial is pulled. It’s been up and running for 36 hours on YouTube.

    steve (509564)

  99. It’s not even the case the NOM commercial is pulled.

    steve,

    Yes, it is pulled. If you trace back the links above, through Sheffner’s and his various sources, you’ll get to this post, and the video won’t play. Then, if you click on the video to go to the YouTube page itself, you get this.

    It was indeed pulled, and it’s a mystery to me why you’re saying it wasn’t.

    Do you mean some others (like me) have reposted it on YouTube? Yes, we have. That’s the point of the post, in fact.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  100. Move along move along. It’s perfectly fine for the fags, gays and lesbians to do what they want. It’s there right as long as you are a gay, fag, lesbian.

    Special rights for SPECIAL people.

    ConcernedAntiFag (7a3b19)

  101. You understand the difference between something being pulled and something being reposted by others, don’t you, steve?

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  102. #103, sad but true.

    In an effort to provide equal right sto all — some are more equal than others.

    HeavenSent (637168)

  103. #103: I don’t want to see that term used again here.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  104. It’s perfectly fine for the fags, gays and lesbians to do what they want.

    You ommitted the bisexuals and transgendered.

    As for Miss California, a simple, basic statement from her along the lines of “I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman” — which previously would have been similar to saying “I believe the sun is hot and ice is cold” — would have elicited nothing but a shrug or nod a few years ago. That it’s now becoming seen as controversial really shows the degree to which cultural/social norms have been dumbed down.

    Not long ago — certainly a few decades ago — a young single girl becoming pregnant would have been controversial. Nowadays? No big deal.

    Unfaithful partners in a marriage, or certainly in an informal relationship, where the idea of monogamy is becoming more and more ambiguous? No big deal–even more so when characters like Bill and Hillary are running around and getting hugs and kisses from their fans throughout society.

    It truly is not hyperbole or political posturing to say that cultural norms are moving in a direction where polygamy — even more so because of Western liberalism’s tolerance of non-Western (eg, Islamic) cultures — is another touchstone that eventually will start receiving wide latitude, if not outright acceptance.

    Personally, I have to admit that external cues encouraged by the society around us are making me (certainly unconsciously) perceive the concept of marriage as less important, less significant, less serious. It’s analogous to being in a high school where every student — from the valedictorian to the drop out — is getting nothing but As and Bs on his or her report card. So the growing inclusion of same-sex marriage is a variation of major grade inflation occurring in the classroom setting.

    Mark (411533)

  105. I guess he’ll be out to take down this video next. The one where he regrets not calling her the c word instead of the b word.

    Conservative Belle (c634a7)

  106. A guy who publicly calls a girl a bitch and says he is sorry he did not call her a cunt, over the exchange at the Miss American pageant, deserves to be called any name anybody can think up. Moreover, whatever movement or people he claims to be associated with, who do not denounce him and distance themselves from him, deserve the same treatment.

    nk (edb3d7)

  107. One more time:

    A guy who publicly calls a girl a b___h and says he is sorry he did not call her a c__t, over the exchange at the Miss America pageant, deserves to be called any name anybody can think up. And people or movements he claims to be associated with, who do not denounce him and distance themselves from him, deserve the exact thing.

    nk (edb3d7)

  108. nk, I generally don’t like name calling but prefer a sound argument to refute or put one in one’s place but in this case, the ‘C’ word would be most appropriate for Hilton. Unfortunately, in his twisted mind, he’d probably consider it a compliment.

    Dana (d08a3a)

  109. I’m going a little bit further than that, Dana. My friend, whose worthless siblings kept his partners away from hin funeral is now a long time dead, and if Perez Hilton is now the standard-bearer for same-sex marriage … that’s nothing I want to say anything good about anymore.

    nk (edb3d7)

  110. Not everybody can be gay,such a shame, and tell the truth, neither you or the vast majority of your comrades have any interest in marriage

    How are you defining ‘your comrades’?

    And if you are defining it broadly enough to include ‘all gay people’, what’s your evidence that the “vast majority” of gay people have no interest in marriage?

    aphrael (12fba5)

  111. Honestly, I’m 53 years old and this whole thing is sickening. Maybe younger people see it differently.

    nk (edb3d7)

  112. A guy who publicly calls a girl a b___h and says he is sorry he did not call her a c__t, over the exchange at the Miss America pageant…
    Comment by nk — 5/3/2009 @ 12:19 pm

    What makes it infinitely worse, a judge of the pageant itself. A clear and total, and I use the word very sparingly, asshole.

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  113. You understand the difference between something being pulled and something being reposted by others, don’t you, steve?

    YouTube knows this and has not pulled them. If this were a serious copyright challenge, explain their apparent indifference.

    This feud dates from 30 months back. YouTube pulled some of his videos due to complaints from copyright holders. YouTube reinstated his channel on the site, but that hardly stopped the public bickering.

    He’s on the ropes, losing influence and following. I don’t see this sideshow as a lesson-giving, copyright/fair use cause célèbre.

    steve (bc6877)

  114. YouTube knows this and has not pulled them. If this were a serious copyright challenge, explain their apparent indifference.

    Easy. Nobody has sent a DMCA takedown notice on the reposted videos.

    Yet.

    You think YouTube goes around looking for videos that might infringe copyright? No. They wait for the owners to send a takedown notice. Then they take down the video whether the notice is valid or not.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  115. Brother Fikes wrote:

    Those are the same sort of people who claim Huckleberry Finn is a racist book.

    A subset of people which rarely includes people who have actually read the book.

    The Dana who has Huckleberry Finn (474dfc)

  116. Then they take down the video whether the notice is valid or not.

    Probably happens hourly. A minimal demonstration of good faith pending cursory review.

    Perez Hilton did not force NOM off YouTube.

    NOM did not force “Gathering Storm” parodies off YouTube.

    steve (bc6877)

  117. “I don’t see this sideshow as a lesson-giving, copyright/fair use cause célèbre.”

    SHOCKA!!!!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  118. NK, I disagree. The jerk deserves to be called any bad name that insults only him, without simultaneously insulting an entire group. Calling one individual a fag is an insult to all gays, not just to the individual one who earned the insult.

    Xrlq (62cad4)

  119. nk wrote:

    Honestly, I’m 53 years old and this whole thing is sickening. Maybe younger people see it differently.

    I think that they do. In Marcotte-world, debate is fostered by the application of epithets or descriptions of their assumed sexual inadequacies to one’s political opponents, and it’s regarded as cutting-edge or cool. Yet in this thread, we’ve had our esteemed host, who has tolerated use of the F and C words without too much trouble, has said that he doesn’t want to see the word “fag” used as a general description. Ought I to attribute our host’s reluctance here to age?

    I think not. Rather, I attribute it to tolerance, to having a sense of decency which extends to others even if he disagrees. Our friends on the left are all about tolerance, you know, and will only not tolerate people who fail to show due deference to their ideas and agendas and views of What Is Right.

    It’s safe to say that most of the commenters here disagree with the idea of including same-sex relationships within the definition of marriage, yet everyone here treats aphrael, a homosexual man living with a man to whom he refers as his husband, with respect. Much of that is due to the way aphrael frames his arguments; other commenters from the left, such as Leviticus and Emperor07, receive far less respect here, due to the manner in which they frame their arguments.

    As nearly as I can tell, in this forum people are judged by what they write and how they write it, and not by whatever demographic group to which they belong.

    Perhaps age, as a number, is the wrong division point; allow me to suggest maturity instead. That really does seem to mean something different from age.

    The Dana who's 3 years older than nk (474dfc)

  120. Perez Hilton did not force NOM off YouTube.

    Not true, steve. Just not true. Stop saying that.

    Perez Hilton forced NOM’s video off YouTube.

    Then others reposted it. And Perez Hilton has not YET forced off those copies.

    Patterico (cc3b34)

  121. Much of that is due to the way aphrael frames his arguments; other commenters from the left, such as Leviticus and Emperor07, receive far less respect here

    I don’t believe that Leviticus is treated with less respect here – in fact, he gets more respect than some of the other Lefties precisely because he refrains from attacks and insults, and actually attempts to engage the other commenters on the opposite side of the fence.

    Dmac (1ddf7e)

  122. I dunno X, #121. I defended Ann Coulter when she called Edwards by that word. Because I had called her a “skinny skank” on another occasion. And, I wondered, should I apologize to all underweight people, or just the ones in skimpy tank tops?

    nk (edb3d7)

  123. There was a time when Perez Hilton had a different view of fair use.

    Anon (b0f193)

  124. I’d tell you to shove this up Perez’s a$$ but he’d probably like it.

    😉

    drjohn (c297c5)

  125. I wish you the best on this.

    drjohn (c297c5)

  126. Google Perez Hilton and visit Mr Lavandiera’s wikipedia page, you’ll find he’s played fast and loose with the law when he thought it was to his advantage. Now someone has a legitimate use of something STUPID he said and he wants to supress it.

    JRG3 (a108b9)

  127. For the same reason you don’t get down in the mud and wrestle with a pig:
    All you do is get dirty, and the pig enjoys it!

    Yeah, but sooner or later someone has to make the point that Obama holds the same views as Prejean.

    drjohn (c297c5)

  128. @#97 Ben Sheffner:

    I apologize for my lack of precision. That’s what I get for posting in haste…along with repeated spelling errors of an utterly mundane word and possibly criminal abuse of the semicolon. As a published author, I try to keep up on both copyright issues and pop culture, so sites like “parasite hilton” are a necessary evil. I have used your blog as a resource on a regular basis for the issue of copyright law in general, so I will defer to your superior knowledge on this case.

    What I should have said in my previous post was that Hilton had a *preliminary* legal victory in that a judge refused X17, Inc.’s request to shut down Hilton’s website as part of the federal copyright infringement lawsuit. X17 also had a preliminary victory when the judge refused to dismiss the copyright infringement lawsuit as Hilton requested.

    What I couldn’t for the life of me remember while posting yesterday was what the outcome of this lawsuit was. I had lazily assumed that Hilton prevailed in some way, as he was and is still using photos taken by other agencies on his site (though I understand he now does some linking/attribution). However, it seems that X17 and Hilton settled out of court last year, and the terms were not publicly disclosed.
    http://www.citmedialaw.org/threats/x17-inc-v-lavandeira

    A thought I had after chasing down some Google links on the case this afternoon is this: Following the settlement, Hilton no longer uses any X17 photos on his website–can we take this as a tacit admission of wrongdoing on his part? Or is it merely a pragmatic business decision Hilton made in order to avoid a potentially damaging and prolonged lawsuit? (X17 was suing him for over $7 million, and several other photo agencies banded together to sue Hilton for a similar amount.) The settlement of the X17 lawsuit took place before Hilton achieved “superstar” blogger status, along with book contracts and A-list invites. What is the status of Hilton’s relationship with other photo agencies and copyright holders of images/files Hilton posts on his website today? I wonder if the amount of exposure Hilton can now bring to certain stories (e.g. Carrie Prejean) is such that the copyright holders of these photos/videos/audio files accept him as a necessary evil. Or perhaps Hilton actually pays licensing fees these days, since he has a commercially viable site and is now considered a “player” in the entertainment news industry? These are pragmatic business/operational issues, though, not legal ones determined in a court of law. It seems that the issue of fair use and bloggers and copyrighted images, at least, remains a grey area in our legal system.

    For all those blogging on and defending copyright law issues, thanks! Lots of stakeholders are following stories like these as a matter of business necessity. Fair use of newsworthy images is one thing, systematic theft of protected artistic and business product is another altogether.

    NorAZ (d2d8b2)

  129. @ #72 (nk) and #80 (l.n. smithee), just because you made me laugh out loud with the lavender / lavanderia bit…”Lavandeira” is quite a common Portuguese and Spanish last name. It’s also a geographical name. In Portuguese, at least, it has many meanings. One of these is a variant of “Lavadeira” or “washer woman.” Which is kind of funny, given that Mario Lavandeira makes his living airing the dirty laundry of others. Irony, it’s not just an SAT word!

    NorAZ (d2d8b2)

  130. He’s not “embarrassed”, he’s just doing tit for tat. NOM pulled the “gathering storm” audition tapes, citing copyright laws.

    Ryan (93fdcc)

  131. I can’t stand Peerez. When he was hosting the Bad Girls Club reunion, he kept calling the women Bitches. Later on, I guess someone gave him a clue in his ear piece. Right after he said Bitch again, for the upteeth time, he straightens up and requested the women to find another term to use. I kept thinking, why is he calling these women Bitches? It was not looking cute or funny.

    His face scares me. I wonder if he’s attempted to hide that show too?

    snide (0414c8)

  132. I’m tired of the liberal/progressive mantra of “Free speach for me, but not for thee”…they don’t like it when conservatives throw their words back at them, so they resort to legal means to stop us from using their “free speach” against them…

    Patterico…if he sends the notice, “hammer the dog$^*! out of him” in court! The little slime weasel needs to rememeber that free speech applies to all Americans, not just select groups

    (Quote was used often by Major General William Ayers, USMC(retired) – pretend you are listeing a man with a “heavy” Brooklyn accent to experience the full effect)

    fmfnavydoc (424633)

  133. Baah, all the little creep has is his vanity. Puncture that and he has nothing. A lawsuit would give him too much dignity. Even this post grants him too much dignity. What is needed is to show everybody that he is a disgusting, degenerate pervert and something you scrape off the bottom of your shoe when people don’t clean up after their dogs.

    nk (edb3d7)

  134. […] Patterico to Perez: It is clear that Hilton is embarrassed by what he said, and he is using a transparently frivolous copyright claim to try to squelch free speech about his ridiculous statements. […]

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  135. […] scrubone 11:36 pm It seems that Perez Hilton thinks he can silence critics with the […]

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  136. Seems all the attention is just more free publicity for the Wadd. Don’t know or care what money amount he makes now, but surely some other libtard organizations will want him? Capitalism and free enterprise got uber-talented scum like Olberdouche and Matthews each $4 million or more annual gigs.

    Never heard of the creep before and now I can put him on ignore, along with Lindsay Lohan, Madonna and those other skanks.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  137. I can’t stand how the “intellectual titans” of the left can’t handle the pressure when the opposition expresses their opinion with actual intelligence. So then they resort to bullying and middle school name calling. Go Party of Tolerance!!!! (eyes rolling)

    I’m keep the video going. Kudos, Patterico!

    http://www.unliberaledwoman.com/silence-the-bully-perez-hilton/

    Un-Liberaled Woman (bc9f16)

  138. This is a classic case of being simultaneously right and wrong. Perez is correct in his characterization of Miss California, but wrong to request this video be removed. In America, you’re allowed to be a beautiful, shameless bigot, and organizations are allowed to distort and lie to support you. It’s free speech! But although Perez is a superficial idiot, he correctly called out Miss California for her obvious bigotry. And this cannot be escaped; believing that a group of people should have less rights than you do is classic bigotry. If you believe that you should have rights that you wish to deny other people, you are a bigot. Stop being cowardly and at least own up to it! This isn’t up for debate. What also isn’t up for debate is that Perez is a thin-skinned, hypocritical jerk with so many double standards it’s hard to keep up.

    Bugs (d43093)

  139. Well, she is a dumb bitch afterall. I’m ashamed to be from the same state as her.

    There’s absolutely NO need to “tolerate” people who are intolerant and wish to deprive other people of their rights. Ms. California should go get married, 8 kids, and get fat, and shut the hell up. That way the rest of the world can progress without having to listen to her poison.

    Will Cypher (2aa7ed)

  140. Much of the world does not agree with your definition of progress. How tolerant is a horse’s ass like you by judging Ms. California? Sounds like the usual liberal trash talk of free speech rights for themselves and not for those people who disagree with them. I thought Bush had shipped the likes of YOU to concentration camps? So we are supposed to tolerant nancy boy perez hilton’s calling a woman a b*tch and a c***? Btw, dipwad, your Duh-1 espouses the SAME public views as Ms California vis a vis marriage between a man and a woman. I guess since he’s the magic negro, you have nothing to say about the double standards? Do so enjoy licking his boots.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  141. Bugs and Will Cypher – the President of the United States holds the same view as Ms. California. Are you calling him a “bigot” or a “dumb bitch?” Or both? Please elaborate.
    Thanks.

    carlitos (eeffbc)

  142. Well, she is a dumb bitch afterall. I’m ashamed to be from the same state as her.

    “Forget it, Jake. This is Chinatown California.”

    (You don’t know how long I have been waiting to say this.)

    nk (edb3d7)

  143. The Emperor7 – “The way this gay movement is going, soon there will the first openly gay, male President of America. His wife which will be a male will be called, …..first……? Help me here……First…….???

    That would be “First Pitcher”.

    Darkmage (c20107)

  144. […] to the Patterico’s Pontifications blog: Perez Hilton is the latest thug to use a bogus copyright claim to get an embarrassing video […]

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  145. I find it amusing that anyone would deal with what they perceive is intolerance and bigotry by…wait for it….being intolerant and bigoted.

    Who knew?

    You see, the rules only apply to people with whom you agree. When you don’t agree with someone, you can pile on racist, sexist, vulgar language and still accuse that other person of their intolerance and bigotry.

    The fact that the President agrees with the viewpoint of Ms. Prejean will make the Left’s head explode if they are forced to confront it. So they will ignore it.

    Voters won’t, the more it happens.

    Eric Blair (33cc23)

  146. Perez is correct in his characterization of Miss California

    Could you explain why Miss CA holding the exact same position as Barcky makes her a bitch and a cunt, or a bigot?

    This isn’t up for debate.

    Classic Leftist practice.

    JD (6ef9a2)

  147. Bugs and Will are just drive-by’s. They make themselves feel like better people by proclaiming their assumed moral superiority from on high. They are douchenozzles.

    JD (6ef9a2)

  148. […] Patterico: More evidence of bogus copyright claims to silence embarrassing video: http://bit.ly/q9tyq RedState: Sarah Palin still alive and well: http://bit.ly/10Zjfl Nearly $20b paid erroneously in […]

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  149. That would be “First Pitcher”.

    Comment by Darkmage — 5/4/2009 @ 11:02 am

    Makes sense. We already have Mayor Daley’s “First Catcher” in the White House.

    nk (edb3d7)

  150. He just can’t stop himself…

    Must have been a really big letdown to Mario that Trump let her keep her crown.

    nor (cb69da)

  151. […] clips of both of these inflammatory statements in an attempt to advance their political cause. Lavandeira responded first, followed by The Miss Universe Organization, with cease and desist letters to NOM in objection […]

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  152. […] you avoid the seamy world of internet celebrity gossip, Perez Hilton, most recently famous for his jihad against a beauty queen who gave a displeasing, but respectful and honest, answer to an unsolicited question about a […]

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  153. […] Media Law Project: “The blogosphere is buzzing about Perez Hilton’s recent foray into copyright bullying. Last week, the celebrity blogger, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, sent a DMCA takedown notice […]

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  154. […] Patterico note that Perez Hilton – the guy with a blog that rips photos and stories from other sites – has claimed a “copyright” on his calling Miss California Carrie Prejean a dumb b..tch. […]

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  155. […] his own watermark on it! This from a guy, Perez Hilton (true name Mario Lavandeira), who has himself misused copyright law to try to threaten people into silence regarding subjects he finds […]

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