(In an ironic twist, the lawsuit proves the ridicule, thereby making winning the lawsuit even more unlikely, if that's even possible.)
By the way, I think it is as close to a sure bet as one can be that film is indeed getting paid upfront and not taking the case on contingency, getting more on the off-chance they win.. "No, no, Rep. Nunes, we'll pass on that. You can keep all the winnings. Here's your monthly bill."
Making all this even more ludicrous is that the lawyer who Devin Nunes hired to handle his suit is William Biss, who my friend Don Friedman, an attorney himself, describes as a "solo practitioner of very small firm with a slightly shady past." How slightly shady? Don says that Bill was suspended from law practice in 2009 and then was suspended again for violating the first suspension! Geez, you'd really think that a U.S. congressman -- the Ranking Member of the House Intel Committee -- knew plenty of lawyers and could find someone even half-decent. But then, that's the aforementioned challenge of getting a respectable attorney to take this idiotic loser of a case. Unless you find someone willing see this as an easy payday at the expense of his client. Giving new meaning to the expression Ignorance is Biss.
By the way, for anyone on the far right who supports this ridiculous Nunes lawsuit with great "You go get 'em, boy!!" enthusiasm (and that includes Trump who has been public in favor of it), It's also worth sending a valuable heads-up to them all. Remember: IF Nunes wins (Side Note: he won't, it probably will get thrown out of court without being heard), then every liberal Democratic official will themselves be able to sue for what is said to them that's mean and insulting...!
Just imagine the evidence they'd be able to pile up from Trump tweets alone.
For that matter, just imagine the billion-dollar payout that Hillary Clinton alone could get!
But yes, Devin Nunes -- and Trump -- you sue because the public ridiculed you. Show everyone just who you are. For any people who haven't figured it out already. After all, it's not likely this country wasn't founded on the public ridiculing it's political leaders so much that they started a revolution -- and made the very FIRST Amendment about the freedom of speech. Yes, you go and sue because you were ridiculed.
Clearly for very good reason.