Your Honor, May I Enter Into the Record Exhibit A, My PR in the Form of a Lawsuit

Keith Olbermann’s publicists lawyers drop the dime: “After being enticed to leave MSNBC and come to Current with promise of editorial control, freedom from corporate influence and the professional support to produce a high-caliber political commentary show of the type his viewers have come to expect, Keith Olbermann was disheartened to discover Al Gore, Joel Hyatt and the management of Current are no more than dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives.” [TMZ, via TPM]


TJ for RML: one season plus first epi of S2 of Walking Dead under my belt. When I see the Sheriff using his walking talkie as a dictaphone for messages to his original saviors, I cringe. Also, I don’t think there are many crucifixes in Southern Baptist churches, are there?

Otherwise, pretty fun. Love the crossbow.

Hey, anyone who can work the word “dilettantes” into a civil complaint gets major StinqueLaw points from me. I’m sure my favorite Stinquey Barristers will admit there are certain words they try to work into briefs or oral arguments. I know I have my list.

@SanFranLefty: One of the attorneys I worked with wrote “plaintiff’s tears have a distinctly crocodilian flavor” in a federal appellate brief. I had to edit his briefs to break up run-on sentences and poor punctuation. He couldn’t decide if he was Joyce or Faulkner.

@Mistress Cynica: OOh, we should make up a word that means “crocodile-like”, for the fun. I propose:


From the latin type clasification of the true crocodile “Crocodylus niloticus”.

Yes, I know, I need a job.

@SanFranLefty: How about ” Fucking Dillitantes ate my sandwich!”. Though, as complaints go, that’s not very civil, I have to admit.

TJ/ In other court news, the list of creditors from the Gingrich lobbying front think tank has been announced. It has the usual suspects, such as Gingrich Productions (Callista’s film company). But my very favorite is Moby Dick Airways. What other airline could possibly cart around the White Whale?

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