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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    From that source:


    Yes, that's because of the higher burden of proof when media report on public figures. They have to prove not just knowingly reporting false information (or disregard blah blah), but malice with intent to harm reputation. Or something like that.

    There's some pretty big hurdles to jump here.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

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    Right's not a lawyer , or at least, I've gotten the impression he has not grad'd law school and passed a bar exam.


    (However, I do like to read his law postings, I have to say.)
    Correct, but he is both knowledgeable on the topics as a law student, and honest enough to keep most partisan spin out of what he says when it directly relates to law.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Except that is all lies. Hypocrisy is something you are known for, and it raises it's head again.
    And you being a lying stain is something you are known for. Funny that.

    Until I hear something in the way of retraction for the lies and misrepresentations about me, you can expect that any response from you is only going to be to point out what a liar you are. So go ahead and lie some more. Prove my point for me.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Correct, but he is both knowledgeable on the topics as a law student, and honest enough to keep most partisan spin out of what he says when it directly relates to law.

    yes, IA that's true.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Yes, that's because of the higher burden of proof when media report on public figures. They have to prove not just knowingly reporting false information (or disregard blah blah), but malice with intent to harm reputation. Or something like that.

    There's some pretty big hurdles to jump here.
    About the only place Rush might have a case then is after he denied making the comments, if places kept reporting it as he made the comments, he might be able to prove something, I think.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    And you being a lying stain is something you are known for. Funny that.

    Until I hear something in the way of retraction for the lies and misrepresentations about me, you can expect that any response from you is only going to be to point out what a liar you are. So go ahead and lie some more. Prove my point for me.
    Keep up the good work there, keep making the unsubstantiated claims you can't prove and complain about. Have fun!
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    About the only place Rush might have a case then is after he denied making the comments, if places kept reporting it as he made the comments, he might be able to prove something, I think.

    I wonder, did MSNBC and CNN keep reporting it after he said the stuff was false? I'm not sure.

    Reading the article again ...

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Keep up the good work there, keep making the unsubstantiated claims you can't prove and complain about. Have fun!
    What unsubstantiated claim hasn't been proven, liar? It's all right here in this thread how you attempted to paint me in a bad light rather than answer for the crap you spewed.

    You are a liar. Period.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    I agree there's not likely to be a worth while case against those that said it before him claiming its false. Its ****ty, pathetic hatchet job reporting, and defamation by definition, but not an open/shut case of libel/slander under the law.

    It is a different story however if any of these outlets continued to push the quote as being attributed to him after that point. I also think he may have justification in demanding a retraction by any newspapers that claimed he made such statements, though I’m not as knowledgeable on such stuff.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's "innocent until proven guilty". Since Limbaugh would be making the charge in court, he would have to prove that what is said about him is both inaccurate, and known to be inaccurate.

    Again though, we might want to shelve this until a lawyer shows up, since I would bet we are both wrong in some ways, and RightInNYC can clear it up clearly.

    Here's a blog quoting Lis Wiehl from Fox saying Rush has to prove the quotes are fabricated:


    (snip ... ) One of the things he can do is pick up the ball and run straight to court. Lis Wiehl, a former federal prosecutor and Fox News legal analyst, said Limbaugh has grounds for a libel suit if he can prove he never uttered those words.

    "If he didn't say that, his people should come out and say that," Wiehl said. "If it's true he didn't say that, then this is horrible what those organizations are trying to do to slime him."
    As a public figure, Wiehl said, Limbaugh would have to prove actual malice and damages -- meaning he'd have to show that the media organizations knowingly and maliciously published that information without regard for the truth, and that he suffered because of it.

    "It's a higher standard," she said. "If they actually made up a quote that cost him a deal that he would've otherwise gotten, then yeah, he's got a case."

    more ...

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