The underlying story is pretty weird. An Alabama law firm is repudiating a now-viral video (above) purportedly advertising the firm's services. The firm is demanding that the video's producer, Definitive Television, take down the video and is threatening to sue. A Definitive Television vice president, Jim DeBerry, told ABA Journal that an intermediary claiming to work for the firm hired Definitive Television and that Definitive Television has no intention of removing the video from the company’s YouTube account.
Above The Law first posted about the ad's “racist imagery [and] production values of a public access program.” Judge for yourself. Jim DeBerry, defending the ad as "satire comedy" is threatening to sue ATL for calling the ad racist. All of this is too much for Los Angeles lawyer Ken White, who not only finds the ad "breathtakingly racist" but finds DeBerry's first amendment-based threat a "masterful example of sub-literate drivel from a self-important tool who thinks he's learned law from ten minutes on Google, seven of which were spent looking at lolcats." If you enjoy a full-throated, slightly raunchy First Amendment rant, look no farther than White's post at Popehat.