Devin Nunes Sues Twitter Because Parody Accounts Hurt His Fee Fees

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Donald Trump is not the only one who hates being poked fun at. Devin Nunes is now bringing legal action against Twitter, for two parody accounts, @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow. Nunes is claiming anti-conservative bias, and good luck proving that one up. The law is clear about public officials and satire. More or less, if you put yourself in a fishbowl, don’t be annoyed when people watch your every move. In any event, here are some excerpts from Nunes’ complaint.

Here’s the standing law:

According to many courts, a public official is a government employee who has, or appears to the public to have, a significant role in the business of government and public affairs. Such people are considered to be held in a position that would draw or even demand public scrutiny. They also are considered to have significant ability to defend themselves regarding such public scrutiny and therefore cannot claim defamation unless the statement is not only proven to be false, but the defamer is proven to have shown reckless disregard for that falsity. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254.

Nunes is spinning his wheels on this one. But maybe he’s trying to set a precedent, so Mike Pence, Jeff Sessions, and the whole lot of them can sue. Don’t hold your breath.

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Bareshark
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This moron has no idea what a can of worms he’s opening up, does he? I would think a man in Nunes’ position would have the good sense to lay low.

Bettina
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But he is a tRumper! No sense, LOL!

Epimetheos
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Nunes swears he has never read the National Enquirer. That may explains this frivolous lawsuit. What, what was that? Twitter is a CA based company and Nunes is a CA Congressional Representative for the 22nd district. According to the California Research Bureau and the California State Library: SEC. 2. Section 128.5 is added to the Code of Civil Procedure, to read: 128.5. (a) A trial court may order a party, the party’s attorney, or both to pay any reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, incurred by another party as a result of bad-faith actions or tactics that are frivolous or solely… Read more »
mae
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In nutty news of the day.

Denis Elliott
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I find a particular section in that lawsuit laughable. It claims Nunes’ “character, honesty, integrity, ethics and fitness to perform his duties” have been attacked. Really? That’s what they are going with? Nunes “character” is unsavory at best. He has NO honesty or integrity & any claim he possesses a shred of ethics is utterly ridiculous. To the extent Nunes possesses any of the qualities cited above they are negative. I for one think it’s not only fair to attack him on these points, but the duty of every decent person to do so.
wellwhatamess
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Thank you Ms. Faw.

Anastasia P
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This guy is so friggin’ stupid it’s hard to wrap my mind around. This is the dumbest and most pointless lawsuit since that Covington snowflake sued the Washington Post and his braindead lawyers said in the lawsuit they were suing the Post because of their attacks on Trump!

Ridlow
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He’s tired of being Nonews Nunes.

underwriter505
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“Good sense”? Come on, this is Devin running-evidence-over-to-the-White-House-under-cover-of-darkness-and-getting-stuck-in-the-shrubbery Nunes you are talking about!

rmstar
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In order for conservatives to be discriminated against, they have to be “normal”. They are not. Self identified “conservatives” have a genetic disorder and a well defined (in the psychological literature) set of behaviors which impede their performance in society, which is the definition of a disorder. Devin Nunes behavior: QED.

rmstar
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On a related note, since he apparently no longer lives in his district or state, why the f is he still in office? Iowa can have him, give him King’s seat, I don’t care as long as this piece of filth is no longer embarrassing California.