The Liberal OC Sues Orange Juice! in Media Pissing Match of the Decade
|Lib OC vs. OJ: As entertaining as Chandler vs. Hoiles was so long ago...|
Representing the Liberal OC folks is Irvine lawyer and Larry Agran acolyte Todd Gallinger--find his complaint at the Liberal OC (sorry, guys: I've still yet to learn how to post .pdf files on a blog, but at least you'll get some blog hits your way!), but the gist of the matter is Pedroza bought a bunch of URLs associated with the Liberal OC, some of its contributors, and businesses associated with them, and linked them to websites as varied as NAMBLA and pictures of funky 'roids (of the anal, not baseball variety)--but only after Trabuco sold artpedroza.com to Liberal OC contributor Dan Chmielewski. Read Pedroza's own thinking about the suit here.
We'll see what the feds have to say, and will enjoy every second of this spectacle because nothing's more deliciously petty than a media war (oh, for the days of Hearst and Pulitzer!). In the meanwhile, I will say that reporters at the Weekly (especially this one) have been browbeaten in the past by some for our liking of the bare-knuckles Orange Juice!--betcha it'll happen again with this post! Sorry, fellas: don't bother with the personal e-mail, and leave the comments below...