White House sends Cease-and-Desist letter to The Onion
According to an article in the New York Times The White House sent the online paper a cease-and-desist letter, demanding that it remove images of the White House seal from its Web site.
The Onion used the images in a regular parody of President Bush's weekly radio address.
Lawyers for the administration noted that U.S. Code forbids the use of the seal "in connection with commercial ventures or products in any way that suggests presidential support or endorsement."
In Slashdot's post
on the matter they quip: The only joke here is that our tax dollars are being spent on this.