I find it very interesting that the right defends Rush, a simple entertainer, with the same veracity as they do Dick Cheney.
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Actually, as has been discussed in this thread, the actual burden of proof is higher on cases involving media reporting on public figures. It is lower on private citizens. With respect to public figures, malice must be proved, in addition to the statments being false, and the media company knowing it was false or having reckless disregard for the truth.
This higher burden of proof was imposed by the Supreme Court in a separate case than the one that imposed the burden of proof on the plaintiff.
You keep stating one thing that most have acknowledged true and trying to use that as acknowledgement that the other thing people don't agree with you on is true.
Yes, the standard of what they must show is higher....ie they must show intent, damage, etc.
One, that has nothing to do with "reasonable doubt" or other sorts of standards of measured certainty in regards to proof
Two, just because it requires MORE things does not necessarily the standard for the amount of proof any individual item neds changes
Three, I've still seen zero evidence that Limbaugh must somehow concretely prove he never said something.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Last edited by jackalope; 10-16-09 at 02:06 PM.
I believe you have this in terms of several sources on the news repeating false accusations, and then when called on them, reverting to the meme of well, that may not be true, but he (Limbaugh) has said other things......
Yeah, like what? They (Sanchez/CNN) were busted telling a lie, then moved it to gross generalization that still was designed to smear.
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