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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Interestingly, if he can prove a liable case, I have no problem with that. Sue away, that is the American system in action, we allow people to do that. On the other hand, Rush makes his living in part by calling people names and insulting them, I don't see where he has a lot of room to complain that others call him names too.
    If someone thinks Rush has libeled them, they are free to sue. I don't recall that ever happening, do you?

    As it stands, Rush has an excellent chance at successful suits against several media outlets.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    If someone thinks Rush has libeled them, they are free to sue. I don't recall that ever happening, do you?

    As it stands, Rush has an excellent chance at successful suits against several media outlets.
    If I was a public figure and Rush made inaccurate statements about me, I would not sue. It would just call more attention to the statements, and those who believe Rush would go on doing so. It would be like Obama suing the Birthers. It would do more harm than good.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    good luck with that. i hope he tries.
    Here's a partial transcript of the Tuesday, October 13th show --

    If people are trying to destroy your reputation and your credibility, your life and your career by attacking you as a racist, then you have to stand up and fight that. Now, we are in the process behind the scenes working to get apologies and retractions with the force of legal action against every journalist who has published these entirely fabricated quotes about me, slavery, and James Earl Ray. I never said them. We have tracked them. We know where they came from. We don't know the identity but we know where they came from, a single blogger who posted the stuff on my Wikipedia page in Wiki quotes, unsourced. Wikipedia says, "Well, this is in dispute." It's not in dispute. They were never uttered. I never said them. And I've even told reporters, "I never said them."

    ...It's a fascinating thing to watch otherwise professional journalists totally embarrass themselves by repeating fabricated, made-up quotes I have never said. And we found out where it all came from, and we're going to do two things. To everybody who has repeated these lies we're going to send a letter and say, "Back it up, source it, prove it, find out where I said it, I want to know." If they can't, which they won't be able to, then we're going to demand an apology and a retraction, and that is the least that some of these people can do."
    Somehow I have the feeling that retractions and apologies aren't going to be adequate - like the title of that old Judas Priest song says "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll".
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    He should try, he should take it to court. I think the fact that people are so outraged about Rush being a minority owner along with like 20 other people of a football team based on Rush's political tendencies is sick. There are plenty of places for appropriate criticism. But you can't start making things up and causing a stink to purposefully have negative affects on one's business dealing and financial gains. That's just right out. I find it a bit sad that some people really don't understand that. Instead, they're happy to be partisan hacks spreading lies and slander about a man because they don't like who he is, what he does.

    That's what happened in the end here, and people cheering for it are cheering for illegal activities against an individual. I don't necessarily think that's a good thing to be cheering.
    it's my understaning that the claim was he is a controversial figure. how could you dispute that?

    anyway, didn't his PARTNER drop him?

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is allowed. He is controversial, and the NFL owners don't want the controversy. It's not that he is a conservative, it's that he is controversial.
    No, it was because people were bitching. Nothing innate to Rush himself. It was that other people had a problem with him. And that problem is based on political opinion. So the people who don't like Rush ran out and ran their mouths as loud as they could to make it so Rush couldn't do anything.

    Breaking the law is not allowed. I can't believe you are encouraging and excusing libel and slander.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    It seems rush' bombastic public perception that he himself cultivated has come back to bite him in the ass.

    And to tell you the truth I would not go into business with him in situation because I think his public persona would be a liability more than an assest.

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by SpotsCat View Post
    Here's a partial transcript of the Tuesday, October 13th show --

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    Somehow I have the feeling that retractions and apologies aren't going to be adequate - like the title of that old Judas Priest song says "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll".
    doubtful. he's said plenty that IS on record. i don't believe he has grounds to sue anyone.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Interestingly, if he can prove a liable case, I have no problem with that. Sue away, that is the American system in action, we allow people to do that. On the other hand, Rush makes his living in part by calling people names and insulting them, I don't see where he has a lot of room to complain that others call him names too.
    If Rush came out and started lying and misrepresenting people, assaulting their character to such degree as to affect that person's business and financial life; he would be in the wrong and sued for it. Defending others for having done just this to Rush is inexcusable. It's nothing more than partisan hackery and intellectual dishonesty.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    anyway, didn't his PARTNER drop him?
    Yes, because of the outrage built on lies and hyperbole being spread by idiots and spiteful jerks.
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    Re: Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    doubtful. he's said plenty that IS on record. i don't believe he has grounds to sue anyone.
    They quoted remarks and claimed he said them. He says he did not, so the onus is on them to prove he did and I don't believe they can do that. That is slander for the ones that said in over the air like the talking heads on MSNBC and libel for those that printed it.

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