Monday, July 9, 2012
Understanding Our Disclaimers
- In a recent e-dition, The Whistleblower published comments from two guys who were shocked that one of our snitches had not told us the unvarnished truth. One of the e-mailers (the guy who quoted Hitler) must not have been a Person of Consequence, since he obviously didn’t know how The Blower works.
Because unlike other media blogs, which pretend to care about maintaining a dose of civility, The Whistleblower might still contain unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or even indecent information.
Sometimes The Blower uses racial and ethnic slurs to show that bigotry of any kind is not appropriate in our society. This should be clear to anybody who isn’t a total retard.
Sometimes The Blower uses gay bashing to show that intolerance of any kind is not appropriate in our society. This should be clear to anybody who isn’t a real flamer.
Sometimes The Blower makes fun of dead people to show that necrophilia in public is not appropriate in our society. This should be clear to anybody who isn’t a stiff.
Sometimes The Blower questions a person’s motives to show that dishonesty of any kind is not appropriate in our society. This should be clear to anybody who isn’t an elected official.
And sometimes The Blower even borrows a phrase to show that plagiarism of any kind is not appropriate in our society. This should be clear to anybody who isn’t on the Idiotorial Board at the Morning Fishwrap.
Previously We’ve Used Three Basic Disclaimers
- The First says: “This publication is a work of fiction. Any similarity to persons living or dead without satirical intent is purely coincidental.”
- The Second says: “This publication is a not work of fiction. No names have been changed to protect the innocent. Screw the innocent!”
- And for Balance, the Third says: “This publication is sometimes a work of fiction, but it may still contain inappropriate remarks and unsupported personal attacks.”
Also, you must understand that The Whistleblower Newswire is a dramatization drawn from a variety of sources, including the 9/11Commission Report and other published materials and from personal interviews. Inspired by incredibly true stories, The Blower is not a documentary, nor is it authorized by the Commissioner of Baseball. For dramatic and narrative purposes The Blower contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, as well as time compression.
- Let’s face it, folks: Sometimes we just make stuff up, and sometimes we don’t, and the fun for most Persons of Consequence who’ve groveled to get on our e-mail list has always been trying to figure out which is which.
- The reason for some people’s entire existence is to whine about having their feelings hurt, and you must admit we’re doing our best to accommodate them. We try to use every bit of the First Amendment and then some.
- Blower E-ditions are intended for the addressee shown. They contain information that is confidential and protected from disclosure. Any review, dissemination or use of this transmission or its contents by persons or unauthorized employees of the intended organizations are strictly prohibited. The contents of this e-mail do not necessarily represent the views or policies of The Whistleblower, its staff, or management.
- Now it’s time to reaffirm Our Beloved Whistleblower Motto (Let’s all say it together): “Because wherever there’s corruption, we’ll be there. Wherever there’s injustice, we’ll be there. And wherever there’s a bunch of big guys beating up on a little guy, we’ll be there too…holding the little guy down, and that goes double for Eric “Call Me Crazy” Deters (who unsuccessfully sued us for defamation), Anderson Township’s Masturbating Trustee Kevin O’Brien (who still hasn’t resigned), and Hamilton County RINO Party Boss Alex T., Mall Cop GOP (who is still wandering in the wilderness).
- Which is probably why our Quote for Today Committee chose Steve Martin’s: “An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! It’s beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.”