Monday, October 24, 2005

Bush to Onion: Hey! You Stop That!

Mikaela says:
The New York Times reports that White House lawyers wrote a cease-and-desist letter to the Onion about its use of the Presidential Seal to accompany spoof articles.

They cited that you can't use the seal for commercial purposes (but the Onion is free, so doesn't really apply), and spoofs are only spoofs when people can TELL they're spoofs. It appears the most recent Onion spoof article about the President "Bush to Appoint Someone to Lead the Country" was too close to reality to qualify.

Isn't that ... funny?