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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    It does not say what her actual claim will be.
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    It looks like there probably is no grounds to sue. The media can pretty much legally lie.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It looks like there probably is no grounds to sue. The media can pretty much legally lie.

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    This is one article about one case. As someone who works in the legal profession, let me tell you that one case (which really involved the "whistle blower" law of Florida and not the issue about the press) does not necessarily represent the law over the entire country. Appellate courts do make errors and mistakes and sometimes they aren't reversed by a higher court.

    Another problem is that we have to define "the media" as well -- nowadays anyone with a blog can claim to be "the media." The law needs to change to take this into consideration.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    This is one article about one case. As someone who works in the legal profession, let me tell you that one case (which really involved the "whistle blower" law of Florida and not the issue about the press) does not necessarily represent the law over the entire country. Appellate courts do make errors and mistakes and sometimes they aren't reversed by a higher court.

    Another problem is that we have to define "the media" as well -- nowadays anyone with a blog can claim to be "the media." The law needs to change to take this into consideration.
    I didn't think about that stuff.

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Bumping this up because apparantly Sherrod has decided to sue Brietbart now, after all these months.
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Simple yes or no.
    Apparenlty you don't watch Fox news and base a lot of your information on what Media matters or some other liberal rag has said. Because if you did actually watch fox news then you would know that Fox news had nothing to do with Sherrod getting fired.
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    What is there to even debate? If a private citizen wants to sue a company that she alleges hurt her why should anybody else have a say?

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuck schmidt View Post
    What is there to even debate? If a private citizen wants to sue a company that she alleges hurt her why should anybody else have a say?
    She's going after the wrong person. Brietbart didn't fire her. He put an out of context (incomplete) video on his website. This is done daily by everyone in the media.
    He said the tape was sent to him in that context. He fell for it just as the WH and the NAACP did. What's hilarious is that the NAACP had the tape in it's entirety yet still denounced her.
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    She's going after the wrong person. Brietbart didn't fire her. He put an out of context (incomplete) video on his website. This is done daily by everyone in the media.
    He said the tape was sent to him in that context. He fell for it just as the WH and the NAACP did. What's hilarious is that the NAACP had the tape in it's entirety yet still denounced her.
    You still didn't answer the question. If somebody wants to sue a company why should anybody else have a say? 'He said she said,' whatever you argue here is meaningless. Its the judge's decision not the public's. Is the debate whether the general public should decide that some people have no right to sue? Or some organizations cannot be sued?

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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    No buddy, "the real clowns here" are those that are still making excuses for the racebaiters. And those intellectually dishonest enough to fail to acknowledge only half of "the story" yet again. The DIFFERENCE between the lying liars at Fox Noise and the King of the RaceBaiters, Breitbarf, and The Whitehouse and the NAACP, is that the WH and the NAACP have acknowledged the mistake of going off without all of the facts, made a Mia Culpa and apologized. Your pukes haven't.

    But you knew that, however, you just CAN'T take the honest path. Typical conservative "values."
    Go back and check the tapes, kitten. You will find that my position on this was right on the morning the video link was posted and its right today. The thread started back on 19 July...posted by Grim.

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