Trump attempts to silence a publisher


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/04/trump-attempts-to-silence-a-pu.html


#2

All we seem to need is for Trump to make his horse a consul.


#3

I’m looking forward to the trial already (not that it will happen - too embarrassing for Trump’s).


#4

This does nothing to make the book look fabricated.


#5

Publisher: “Thanks for the guaranteed bump in sales, dumbass!”


#6

“It’s done, Ms. Streisand! Nobody will ever be able to see that photo of your Malibu house!”


#7


#8

/me buys stock in a company that sells popcorn.


#9

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#10

How silly of me; for a moment I actually thought he wouldn’t have the nerve to try something like that.

Has there ever been a case where someone’s actually managed to halt “publication” of a book a week before its actual release date, after thousands of copies have already been printed and some retailers are probably already breaking the “street date”?


#11

Didn’t Maggie/the Tories try to do this in the UK with Spycatcher? It didn’t work 30 years ago when social media didn’t exist, so why would it work now?


#12

You’re going to need some back up!


#13

Trump’s legal team went straight from “the author made this up” to “this book contains information that was protected by a non-disclosure agreement” without missing a beat.


#14

Can we change the line to “Amber waves of corn”? The syllable count still works and everything.


#15

I guess he is more of a Caligula then any other.


#16

No Doubt has you covered.

Cornfields of popcorn have yet to spring open.


#17

the nixon administration managed to stop publication of the pentagon papers by the new york times but that only lasted until the supreme court reversed that action.


#18

Hmm…not sure what the status of “If I Did It” by O.J. was before it got blocked by the Ron Goldman family


#19

And Charles Harder, lest we forget, brought the bullshit suit against Techdirt on behalf of the guy who didn’t invent email: Shiva Ayyadurai.


#20

I can envision the lawyers frantically revising their cease-and-desist letters after the news broke about the author’s tapes of his many interviews and conversations.