Censoring South Park

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February 13, 2012
Liberty Unbound
by Russell Hasan  
Posted in Commentary

"[I]n the episode of South Park in which [Matt Stone and Trey Parker] lambasted the cult of Scientology, they had wanted to say that Tom Cruise is in the closet. Their lawyer advised them that Cruise could sue them for defamation, so instead they put the cartoon version of Tom Cruise in a literal closet that he refused to come out of. The result was laugh-out-loud comedic gold, but it highlights one of my major peeves about legal causes of action, which is the law of defamation." (02/12/12)


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