Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh, That Onion!

The satirical news outlet The Onion has taken some flak for its story that Congress had taken some schoolchildren hostage yesterday. The Onion continued its coverage of the hostage situation with news that negotiations had "stalled" over the $12 trillion ransom request. Lawyers who do not represent The Onion opine that the website's silliness is protected by the First Amendment.

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