Aristotle once told his disciples the parable of shooting the lawyer:
"There was a rich man who had son. Now this son was accused of fraud, he had claimed to be able to perform certain services of translating documents. Many persons gave him large sums of money to translate documents. But lo, at a later date it was conclusively shown that he incorrectly translated documents. Upon discovering this the persons who had given him money were pissed off, yea royally pissed off. And so they sued the son of the rich man."
"And so the rich man hired a lawyer to defend his son in court. The lawyer could provide no defense for the actions of the rich man's son, for it was obvious to all that he could not translate documents. And behold, it was discovered at trial that the son of the rich man was also of a low moral character: for he had sex with teenagers, continually lied to his wife, and attempted to set up a micro-nation in which he would be crowned king. And behold, the court discovered that he had attempted to engage in destruction of evidence. And lo, the judge was pissed off, yea royally pissed off."
"Seeing the son of the rich man had no defense, the lawyer engaged in all manner of dubious practices. He assaulted the plaintiff's witnesses with all manner of ad hominem. He continually used moral equivalence arguments to combat the charges that the son of the rich man was of low moral character. He impugned the honesty and character of the plaintiff's witnesses, at times accusing them of hatred of the rich man, at other times he brought up that they couldn't possibly be trusted because they lied to their sixth grade teacher about the missing status of their homework (and lo, who could trust such vermin he asked). Verily, he even attempted to change the meaning of words, arguing that 'translate' doesn't really mean translate, but really means to give various random thoughts about which one felt very good."
"And lo the trial was going very badly. Sensing his son was about to lose, the rich man had the lawyer shot. And verily, the rich man held a press conference where he proclaimed the innocence of his son and said, 'It is only because of the inept and foul nature of the lawyer that you thought my innocent son is guilty. Yea, verily, a better lawyer will be able to show you the honest and true nature of my son.'"
And the disciples of Aristotle asked the master, "Ari, what meaneth this?"
And lo, Aristotle answered, saying, "Lo, the rich man is the LDS church, his son is Joseph Smith, and the lawyer is DCP. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear: shoot not the lawyer who hath a crappy case, but rather blame the ne'er do well being defended."