That’s a good question.
I read an article on Ars Technica today posing the question of whether of registering domain names such as didglennbeckrapeandmurderayounggirlin1990.com in the name of parody or satire can be considered slander or defamation. To me the answer is clearly no, because the only way someone would register a domain like that in the first place is if you were a total douchebag. Of course whether or not someone is truly a douchebag would hardly hold up in court, and that is why I am not a lawyer.
But come on… We’re talking about Glenn Beck here, the dude who called Obama a racist. He is one of the largest proponents of all of the unfounded idiocy and willful ignorance (two things I really can’t stand) driving the ridiculous frenzy of misinformation that you have to go out of your way to avoid lately, ranging from cries of “democracy” equating to “communism” and comparing Obama to Hitler. facepalm
On one hand I frown on giving someone like him more publicity and–indirectly–more relevance. But on the other hand, I just can’t pass up a perfectly good opportunity to keep this gag going strong as long as possible.
They’re poking fun at the fact that he makes these baseless statements and then says things like “prove me wrong”. So the joke is now on him and he is being challenged to address allegations that he may or may not have raped and murdered a young girl in 1990.
Folks, the word is out. Did he or did he not? You decide!