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    Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue DCCC | The Daily Caller

    The DCCC “has intentionally disseminated demonstrably false statements concerning Rush Limbaugh in a concerted effort to harm Mr. Limbaugh, and with reckless disregard for the resulting impact to small businesses across America that choose to advertise on his radio program” according to the GlaserWeil law firm’s letter to the DCCC, which was obtained by TheDC. “Mr. Limbaugh clearly, unambiguously, and emphatically condemned the notion that ‘no’ means ‘yes.’”

    “Let’s be clear: Rush Limbaugh is advocating for the tolerance of rape” the DCCC stated in a September fundraising email after Limbaugh mocked Ohio State’s new mandatory sexual consent guidelines. (RELATED: Democrats Attack Rush Limbaugh On Way To November Loss)

    Limbaugh’s team said that the DCCC’s campaign against Limbaugh provides grounds for a defamation case, based on legal precedent.
    Politics aside, does he have a case?

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

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    Politics aside, does he have a case?
    The way I understand the law, a political candidate or their affiliated organization (like the DCCC or the RCCC) can say about anything they want about an opposing candidate without recourse. However, sometimes that tactic transcends to non-political candidate individuals - in this case Rush Limbaugh.

    If the DCCC's comments are inaccurate, then IMHO, yes... he has a case against them. And, if so, he should sue their pants off.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

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    Politics aside, does he have a case?
    Not much.

    By being ambiguous in his statement, He left himself closed to any criticism in the way he framed his idea as a question.

    Likewise he left himself open to other's conjecture of his true meaning by being ambiguous.


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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    The way I understand the law, a political candidate or their affiliated organization (like the DCCC or the RCCC) can say about anything they want about an opposing candidate without recourse. However, sometimes that tactic transcends to non-political candidate individuals - in this case Rush Limbaugh.

    If the DCCC's comments are inaccurate, then IMHO, yes... he has a case against them. And, if so, he should sue their pants off.
    What law are you referring to?


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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Not much.

    By being ambiguous in his statement, He left himself closed to any criticism in the way he framed his idea as a question.

    Likewise he left himself open to other's conjecture of his true meaning by being ambiguous.
    I disagree. Rush was not a political candidate, so he is not fair game in that manner. You can't take an "ambiguous" statement, then state it as fact in the manner you wish.

    Rush is a celebrity and political pundit, but he is not an elected public servant.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    What law are you referring to?
    He's claiming defamation.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    The way I understand the law, a political candidate or their affiliated organization (like the DCCC or the RCCC) can say about anything they want about an opposing candidate without recourse. However, sometimes that tactic transcends to non-political candidate individuals - in this case Rush Limbaugh.

    If the DCCC's comments are inaccurate, then IMHO, yes... he has a case against them. And, if so, he should sue their pants off.
    You cannot slander another person, period. So long as what they are saying is true, they can certainly say what they want, but I think in this case, they've overstepped the line and accused him of something that they cannot show is factually true. Now I think Limbaugh is an ass but even asses can get slandered.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

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    Politics aside, does he have a case?

    According to the brief outline his legal team provided, it would seem there is a valid case. Precedent has been set in similar cases. It's interesting how they are suggesting advertisers where harmed by the actions the DCCC took to paint a rather disgusting lie.

    I hope RL is willing to risk the legal cost to carry this through. The claim the DCCC made is outrageous and vile.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    What law are you referring to?
    Election laws. The comments made by the DCCC are probably not covered by those laws, but are more than likely covered by normal Tort Law.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh Threatens To Sue Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You cannot slander another person, period. So long as what they are saying is true, they can certainly say what they want, but I think in this case, they've overstepped the line and accused him of something that they cannot show is factually true. Now I think Limbaugh is an ass but even asses can get slandered.



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