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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No they don't. To be honest, I think it's ridiculous how easy it is to be considered a "public figure" for purposes of the law. You don't even have to do anything yourself to become a public figure, if the public is interested in you, you don't have much recourse if people say things about you. Like I say, I don't even agree with that, but that's where the case law has essentially ended up. At least, in Fluke's case, she put herself out in the public eye. She's not going to have much room to complain that she ended up not liking some of the publicity she, basically, went after.
    So your theory is that any private citizen who is concerned enough about an issue to testify before the legislature is fair game for slander?
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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    She has been described in terms similar or the same as what Rush said about Fluke. The only difference is, in one case it bothers liberals, and in the other case, many liberals cheer it on. /shrug
    The difference being, again, that anyone running for public office -- and in particular on a national presidential ticket -- is perfectly well aware she is opening up her whole life to public examination, and that she will be the butt of jokes.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No they don't. To be honest, I think it's ridiculous how easy it is to be considered a "public figure" for purposes of the law. You don't even have to do anything yourself to become a public figure, if the public is interested in you, you don't have much recourse if people say things about you. Like I say, I don't even agree with that, but that's where the case law has essentially ended up. At least, in Fluke's case, she put herself out in the public eye. She's not going to have much room to complain that she ended up not liking some of the publicity she, basically, went after.
    As previously noted, legal experts say she has a case. Until, Fluke was attacked, no one had ever heard of her. Rush, was smart to come out quickly and apologize. If he is smart he will be sending her flowers as well from Pro-Flowers, that just dropped him as one of his sponsors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The difference being, again, that anyone running for public office -- and in particular on a national presidential ticket -- is perfectly well aware she is opening up her whole life to public examination, and that she will be the butt of jokes.



    Hey man, whatever excuse we can find to call women "sluts"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As previously noted, legal experts say she has a case. Until, Fluke was attacked, no one had ever heard of her. Rush, was smart to come out quickly and apologize. If he is smart he will be sending her flowers as well from Pro-Flowers, that just dropped him as one of his sponsors.


    Incorrect, again, she was being broadcasted all over msm, thats how rush heard of her.
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    I stopped reading this thread at Post #120. I need to get this off my chest.

    Damn it, people, this is NOT a thread about Bill Maher, who is also a foul-mouthed asshole. This is a thread about RUSH LIMBAUGH! Those of you who have nothing to offer beyond "But Bill Maher did it too, so did you complain about him?" just shut the **** up. YES, we complained about Bill Maher too... in threads that were actually about BILL MAHER degrading women. This is NOT that thread.

    Second, quit blaming the victim for Limbaugh's foul misogynistic rant. Sandra Fluke IS a law student. She is also an advocate for battered women and ending human trafficking that afflicts so many women and children around the world. I don't know how in hell some of you can twist such noble advocacy into something bad in order to insist that because she has been involved in helping others that somehow makes her a public person and therefore fair game to be called a slut, a whore, and someone who has TONS of sex that should video herself having sex so everyone can watch is beyond the pale of rational thought and cognitive logic.

    And stop with the goddamned lie about Fluke wanting taxpayers to pay for her birth control. I swear to god some of you must have noses so long by now that they're touching your monitors. Fluke wants prescription insurance to cover birth control and female hormonal treatments the same way it covers male hormonal treatments and Viagra. THAT'S ALL!

    Geeze. If you want to support that loudmouthed gasbag, at least doing it honestly, without lying through your teeth and blaming the victim. Just have the balls to say: "I'm on Rush's side. He has every right to call any woman in America a slut and a whore, because he's got a radio show that allows him to do it. Besides, most women ARE sluts and whores, and I never wanted them to have birth control in the first place. Yay, Rush!"

    I'm done here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So your theory is that any private citizen who is concerned enough about an issue to testify before the legislature is fair game for slander?
    I've testified before a Congressional sub-committee, does this make me a public figure????
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So your theory is that any private citizen who is concerned enough about an issue to testify before the legislature is fair game for slander?
    She didn't testify in front of the legislature at all. She spoke at an event staged specifically to gain publicity. The fact that you all keep having to misrepresent that little fact should tell you something about the strength of your arguments on this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm glad your ass pulling means something to you.
    Your statement doesn't mean anything to me. Mind trying again and shooting for "comprehensible"?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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