Both newspapers have sent separate notices to the attorneys of The Adobo Chronicles that they are about to file defamation charges in federal court against the increasingly popular news parody Internet site and its newly-released book version. (Disclosure: The Adobo Chronicles fired all of its attorneys months ago.)
The Post is suing for damages because of a news article published in The Adobo Chronicles alleging that Amazon, whose owner recently purchased the paper, will use old newspaper copies of The Post to wrap items bought on Amazon.com.
Mercury News, on the other hand is suing because the cover and copyright page of the newly-released book version of The Adobo Chronicles feature photographs of the paper shaped as a hat and as a cone-shaped wrapper for garlic peanuts (adobo peanuts).
The publisher of The Adobo Chronicles refused to issue a statement in reaction to the impending lawsuits, saying that “we don’t comment on any issue that is under investigation.”