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Anonymous Insults Not Protected, Asshole Judge Rules

A judge has forced Google to unmask a blogger who anonymously insulted a supermodel. Anonymously insulting someone online, the dipshit son-of-a-twat judge said, should not be protected.

By (@eSarcasm)

August 19, 2009

Liskula Cohen Anonymous BloggerGoogle has now revealed the identity of a blogger who anonymously belittled a Vogue cover girl on its servers. The blogger referred to model Liskula Cohen as a “skank” and “old hag” on a Google-hosted Blogger.com site entitled “Skanks in NYC.”

“I would have to say the first-place award for ‘Skankiest in NYC’ would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen,” the site said. “How old is this skank? 40 something? She’s a psychotic, lying, whoring, still going to clubs at her age, skank.”

Cohen called the remarks defamatory and, when Google refused to divulge who was behind them, turned to the courts for help. Now, thanks to a New York Supreme Court judge, Google has handed over the identifying info, and Cohen can proceed with suing the bejesus out of the blogger.

Cohen’s attorney told CNN he was “happy that the court recognizes that the Internet is not a place where people can freely defame people.” eSarcasm could not agree more. Anonymously insulting people online — calling a New York Supreme Court judge a rights-raping drop of sweat on a fat man’s ass, for example, or referring to a supermodel’s lawyer as a money-hungry bastard son of a whore’s anus — is simply wrong.

Similarly, it would be out of line to say that a supermodel is a past-her-prime, fame-seeking publicity slut (even if one didn’t specifically reveal which supermodel he was referring to). Calling a blogger a twat-eyed motherbitcher not bold enough to insult an acquaintance to her face would also, of course, be wildly inappropriate.

Ultimately, these kind of statements have no place on the Internet — particularly when made under cowardly anonymous bylines. Let’s all agree to be a bit more mature and keep these kind of scenarios from occurring again.

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