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

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    But he didn't do anything wrong. He called for her resignation just like lots of people did. Hell I did it right here on DP, then had to apologize. He apologized, as did the WH and I think the NAACP did. I think the only one who hasn't is Brietbart, but I guess that's his choice.
    As far as Fox seemingly to be the only network that needed to apologize is because no one else ran it. They don't run anything that might make their side look bad. They were all over the story of the NAACP(lies) calling out the tea party as racists. They weren't about to then turn around and air something that pointed to the NAACP as racists.
    If he didn't do anything wrong, what did he apologize for?

    Did Dan Rather do anything wrong?
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    But he didn't do anything wrong. He called for her resignation just like lots of people did. Hell I did it right here on DP, then had to apologize. He apologized, as did the WH and I think the NAACP did. I think the only one who hasn't is Brietbart, but I guess that's his choice.
    As far as Fox seemingly to be the only network that needed to apologize is because no one else ran it. They don't run anything that might make their side look bad. They were all over the story of the NAACP(lies) calling out the tea party as racists. They weren't about to then turn around and air something that pointed to the NAACP as racists.
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    Re: Should Shirley Sherrod sue Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for their lies?

    Why would she sue Fox News? They never said she was racist, they simply reported the footage. I have not seen anything that suggests Fox News accused her of being racist or that she should lose her job. If anything she should go after the NAACP or the White House.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

    Btw, the way you asked your poll question is very revealing...
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Look at all people who believe in the injustice served this woman is appropriate.. How pathetic can you get? It was the story that caused it and it was posted and ranted about by the libertarian "fox news" outlet.. from blog to national television. Don't you think "fox news" should .. um you know.. stop bull****ing for political gain?
    She came out looking like a Saint. Where are the damages? I just wonder why she didn't refuse to resign. She knew she was in the right and the tape would vindicate her. Now she's wanting to sue? Seems she is as much to blame as anyone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Btw, the way you asked your poll question is very revealing...
    Yeah it says who might be culpable for this injustice.

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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 came out looking like a Saint. Where are the damages? I just wonder why she didn't refuse to resign. She knew she was in the right and the tape would vindicate her. Now she's wanting to sue? Seems she is as much to blame as anyone.
    Her integrity was compromised by a crafted rumour. I don't know about this business at all I couldn't tell you what she would be entitled to from this massive injustice. I’ve already stated as much .. but my gut says she is certainly a victim.

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

    Haven't read the entire thread, but here's my view:

    You may have a case against Breitbart. He knowingly took footage and then lied about its content, ruining the reputation of an innocent person.

    As I said in another thread, to prove defamation, you must prove three things:

    1. The accusation was untrue. Clearly, Breitbart said that this woman was a present-day racist, which is not true.

    2. People believed it. Obviously they did.

    3. It harmed her reputation. This is usually proven by having someone fired from their job because of the lie. Once more, that's pretty obvious.

    Fox, on the other hand (as well as all the other news channels that reported this): There's a bit of a different standard, because you would have to prove that they knowingly and maliciously reported this, aware that it was untrue. As far as I know, that's not the case.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Yeah it says who might be culpable for this injustice.
    Do you have proof of Fox News calling Shirley a racist or demanding she resign? I haven't seen anything that suggests either.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

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    I realize you were being snarky, but I'd just like to point out that a public figure like a former president is much more exposed -- legally -- to defamation. Bush would have a tough case proving malice. Sherrod, likely not a public figure, just has to prove negligence and harm.
    "or issued the statement with reckless disregard as to its truth"

    In that, GWB would have a case

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