27 January 2012

I fought severe boredom (and the law won)

By Rory Butternuts

Top PMA journo Andy Morton was last night sued for defamation after he branded Media Law "banal", "turgid" and "so stupefyingly boring I considered eating my own feet just to stay awake."
In the blog post you are reading right now, the Auchtermuchty ace launched a libelous broadside into the six-hour class on ethics and legality, clearly breaking several of the defamation laws he had only just learned about.
"Never in my life have I been so fecking bored," Morton told colleagues after class, safely out of earshot of teacher Dan Lee. "That was banal, turgid and so stupefyingly boring I considered eating my own feet just to stay awake."
After reading the blog post, Lee said he would definitely sue for defamation because his classes were not boring and were in fact of vital importance to anyone considering a career in journalism.
"I will definitely sue for defamation because my classes are not boring and are in fact of vital importance to anyone considering a career in journalism," he said.
Lee added: "And if that f@*k head c^%* Morton f%&(@£ listened to what I %$^*@ ^£*& then he would &^£% have **&* @%*$, the little rat-faced *&@@ **£* **."
A spokesman for PMA pointed out that, technically, you probably couldn't be sued for defamation if you called someone's class boring because this was merely an expression of an opinion and would fall under honest comment.


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