As the Duck Farts: El Pato demands POCHO retract ‘sketchy salsa’ story

by DENNIS WILEN AKA COMIC SAENZ on August 2, 2013 in Corporate, El Now

lawyerexcerptelpatoskullsquareAn attorney who claims to represent Walker Foods, U.S. distributors of El Pato (The Duck) salsa, demanded Thursday that POCHO “retract and correct” parts of our story Pocho Ocho sketchy substances in Mexican hot sauce besides lead, even though he acknowledges it is satire.

Downtown Los Angeles lawyer Robert M. Newell, Jr. also wants POCHO to “remove the contrived picture showing what purports to be a bottle of El Pato Salsa Picante bearing a skull and crossbones,” adding that the “story is puro pedo!” (The letter is below.)

“After consultation with our attorney, Huy Fong, of downtown Rosemead,” POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz replied in a statement, “Jefe de Content Comic Saenz and I have decided to defy these dastardly demands. Instead, we intend to exploit this incident with a self-serving viral ‘click whore’ campaign, although we won’t stoop as low as those Huffington Post side-boob slide shows. Wish us luck!”


STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD: POCHO’s corporate counsel is Sanchez Bros. Attorney at Law.

In other business ñews:



Ken August 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Dear Pocho,

I’m an attorney, a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association, and a blogger. As a blogger I write extensively about free speech, legal threats, and the Streisand Effect. In addition, I work to connect threatened bloggers with pro bono counsel. (Google “Popehat Signal”) for examples.

Please let me know if I may be of assistance.

Ken White

Comic Saenz August 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Thanks, Ken.

We’ll reach out if these people persist with their ill-considered demands.

Dennis Wilen AKA Comic Saenz

mack reed August 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM


Maestro August 5, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Dear Robert M. Newell, Jr.,

Kick rocks, puto!


Yours Truly

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