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    Well there you have it then. Rush was right all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Wrong. Clinton and Palin are both politicians and public figures. Fluke is a college student who was asked to testify in front of Congress. Yes, there is a HUGE difference.

    And the courts will decide. Me thinks Rush will pay through the nose for this.

    And since she consented to testify in front of Congress( remember, she wasn't forced to testify ), she accepted becoming a limited-public figure, which limits her ability to sue for defamation. A public figure, of which she would be considered(see definition below), must show actual malice was intended, which is nearly impossible.

    A public figure is someone who has actively sought, in a given matter of public interest, to influence the resolution of the matter. In addition to the obvious public figures—a government employee, a senator, a presidential candidate—someone may be a limited-purpose public figure. A limited-purpose public figure is one who (a) voluntarily participates in a discussion about a public controversy, and (b) has access to the media to get his or her own view across. One can also be an involuntary limited-purpose public figure—for example, an air traffic controller on duty at time of fatal crash was held to be an involuntary, limited-purpose public figure, due to his role in a major public occurrence.
    She falls under this category because she went before Congress of her own accord, and based on the amount of media coverage, and appearance on the View to boot, she has access to the media to get her own view across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    No, she wasn't. Prior to her going to Georgetown, she was a political activist for women's rights.
    Being an activist is a lot different than being a politician. Get back to me when she gets public money for her role and/or gets elected as a public official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Rush Limbaugh will still be here next week, next year and until he gets tired of being on the radio.

    This is a guppy-nibble on a blue whale. He's that big. Love him, hate him, ignore him, whatever... this whole "slut" thing is ultimately going to be trivial.
    Rush has his golden microphone, but in this case silence is golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Being an activist is a lot different than being a politician. Get back to me when she gets public money for her role and/or gets elected as a public official.
    You don't have to be paid to be a public figure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    And since she consented to testify in front of Congress( remember, she wasn't forced to testify ), she accepted becoming a limited-public figure, which limits her ability to sue for defamation. A public figure, of which she would be considered(see definition below), must show actual malice was intended, which is nearly impossible.



    She falls under this category because she went before Congress of her own accord, and based on the amount of media coverage, and appearance on the View to boot, she has access to the media to get her own view across.
    The media attention she got occurred directly as a result of the defamation. There is the hole in your argument.,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    The media attention she got occurred directly as a result of the defamation. There is the hole in your argument.,
    So NOW it's okay to call her a slut?


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    Re: 'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to

    Not sure if this has been posted or not. Apologies if so.

    DEAR BOB PITTMAN – CEO, CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS:
    We the undersigned demand your company stop giving Rush Limbaugh a national megaphone with which to launch hateful attacks against women — like calling them “sluts” and “prostitutes.”
    Dozens of well-respected companies have realized that associating themselves with Rush Limbaugh is bad for business. Yours should be the next.
    Don’t throw your reputation away by continuing to profit from the traffic and attention Rush Limbaugh’s attacks generate — cancel his show, and his contract, today.
    Signed,
    Shelley Berkley
    ACQ: Clear Channel (facebook) | Shelley Berkley for Senate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    The media attention she got occurred directly as a result of the defamation. There is the hole in your argument.,
    Did she ever do anything in the public light while at Georgetown, prior to testifying before Congress? Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    So NOW it's okay to call her a slut?
    Are you somehow of the mind that I have ever suggested that was ok? Nothing could be further from the truth.

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