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    Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    This will be an interesting court room/behind the scenes battle. Beck, like Mark Steyn, is saying his freedom of speech rights trump the rights of a person who has been defamed

    Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    (Reuters) - The conservative commentator Glenn Beck failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a Saudi Arabian student who Beck repeatedly accused of involvement in and being the "money man" behind the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

    U.S. District Judge Patti Saris in Boston on Tuesday said Abdulrahman Alharbi's allegations "easily permit an inference" that Beck, his company The Blaze Inc, and a distributor of his radio show were negligent toward him over Beck's comments.

    Alharbi, 21, had been a spectator near the marathon's finish line on April 15, 2013, suffering minor injuries when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs ripped through the crowd. He was later mentioned in news reports as federal authorities briefly investigated him, and quickly concluded he had no involvement.

    The lawsuit claimed that Beck made repeated false statements about Alharbi on his radio show, including that he helped fund the bombing, even after the probe was dropped.
    The case is Alharbi v. Beck et al, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, No. 14-11550.
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Interesting. I hadn't heard of this, and would be interested in checking into the allegations, and seeing the outcome. Thanks for the info and link.
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This will be an interesting court room/behind the scenes battle. Beck, like Mark Steyn, is saying his freedom of speech rights trump the rights of a person who has been defamed



    The case is Alharbi v. Beck et al, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, No. 14-11550.
    I hope this young man wins this landmark lawsuit. It's time the media had to account for ruining lives.
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This will be an interesting court room/behind the scenes battle. Beck, like Mark Steyn, is saying his freedom of speech rights trump the rights of a person who has been defamed



    The case is Alharbi v. Beck et al, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, No. 14-11550.
    Good. Raving liberals in the media have to learn that they can't just go around slandering people.

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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Good. Raving liberals in the media have to learn that they can't just go around slandering people.

    NEWS FLASH!! Glenn Beck and Mark Steyn are now "raving liberals"
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This will be an interesting court room/behind the scenes battle. Beck, like Mark Steyn, is saying his freedom of speech rights trump the rights of a person who has been defamed



    The case is Alharbi v. Beck et al, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, No. 14-11550.
    If all that is true, Beck is culpable.

    Also free speech does not overrule defamation. Slander and libel are illegal.
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    NEWS FLASH!! Glenn Beck and Mark Steyn are now "raving liberals"
    I was thrown off on that one too.
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    NEWS FLASH!! Glenn Beck and Mark Steyn are now "raving liberals"
    No, but the raving liberals publishing information about the Ferguson officer's marriage, address, etc? They'd have a party if he was found and murdered.

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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    No, but the raving liberals publishing information about the Ferguson officer's marriage, address, etc? They'd have a party if he was found and murdered.
    How does this apply to the topic on hand?
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    Re: Glenn Beck must face Saudi's lawsuit over Boston Marathon bombing

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    NEWS FLASH!! Glenn Beck and Mark Steyn are now "raving liberals"
    Beck has self-identified as a classical liberal.

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