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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    It has been argued by some that the legal defense of David Pecker is based on Bartnicki vs. Vopper.
    I confess that I never got completely to the end of the Bartnicki decision, it's a War and Peace length legal opinion but I kept noticing that much of it centers on information which is arguably of "public importance" and that a media publisher is held safe from liability for distributing such material even if it was acquired illegally, but again...the terms relating to "public importance" appear almost a hundred times in the Bartnicki decision.

    Is the appendage of Jeff Bezos important to the public?

    We also do not yet know if Jeff's girlfriend just went ahead and sent the pictures in question to her brother.
    That would make her a low down dirty girl but more importantly it would thus absolve her brother of any criminality because he is indeed then legally allowed to do whatever he wants with the pictures and it looks like Bezos would be SOL.
    Until you get to Bollea vs. Gawker.

    Forgive me for my possible ignorance and naivete but how does Bartnicki overturn Gawker without also making all forms of revenge porn LEGAL again and also eliminating all definitions of personal privacy altogether?
    I find it interesting that Bezos hasn't seen her in a month. I think he's still lovestruck and wouldn't be surprised if she played a role. The honeypot stories are interesting. I can see a scenario where Trump tells Roger Stone to find a girl for Bezos to breakup the marriage and to get him. Just like Putin found a girl for Trump
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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrump View Post
    OMG. Bezos doesn't care about the dick pics and the breakup was mutual... It's like you are blindly supporting Trump and his friends just b/c that's your auto-defense position.
    It is their auto-response. They're entrenched.

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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrump View Post
    I find it interesting that Bezos hasn't seen her in a month. I think he's still lovestruck and wouldn't be surprised if she played a role. The honeypot stories are interesting. I can see a scenario where Trump tells Roger Stone to find a girl for Bezos to breakup the marriage and to get him. Just like Putin found a girl for Trump
    A month, eh? She might HAVE given the pictures to her brother after all then.
    I've never snapped nor sent a dick pic in my entire life, and I've never even been asked to do so either, I am that old.
    But I am aware of the fact that, unless you ARE asked to send a dick pic, NEVER EVER send one unsolicited.

    Better yet, never send one anyway, no matter what. Just don't snap any pictures at all.
    Tell the ladies that if they want to see your package, they can grab you by the hand, go in the room and ask you to drop trou.
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    Exactly who do you think you are, Generalissimo? Enough of your holier than thou. I get my preaching in church. Maybe they'll name a cocktail after you and you'll be famous.

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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    "... here -- finally! -- was a scandal that Joe Sixpack could really sink his teeth into. “[Male sexual organ] pics!” Endless “Pecker” jokes!"









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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    A month, eh? She might HAVE given the pictures to her brother after all then.
    I've never snapped nor sent a dick pic in my entire life, and I've never even been asked to do so either, I am that old.
    But I am aware of the fact that, unless you ARE asked to send a dick pic, NEVER EVER send one unsolicited.

    Better yet, never send one anyway, no matter what. Just don't snap any pictures at all.
    Tell the ladies that if they want to see your package, they can grab you by the hand, go in the room and ask you to drop trou.
    I've got some Polaroids...

    That sort of thing was the end of that nonsense in my life. I'd be more embarrassed of some more current photos than those. That 'strobe light' nonsense from phone cameras never fails to close my eyes.
    Should I go with my gut? Should I use a rake?

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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy | Will Bunch

    It was the stuff of Saturday Night Live “cold open” legend -- the joke that wrote itself about the world’s richest man, selfie iPhone pictures of his genitalia, and an alleged blackmail plot orchestrated by a man with the tabloid friendly surname of “Pecker.”

    After two-plus years when so much of the news was dominated by hard-to-follow allegations of Russian election interference and alleged collusion by an American presidential campaign, here -- finally! -- was a scandal that Joe Sixpack could really sink his teeth into. “[Male sexual organ] pics!” Endless “Pecker” jokes!
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    But there's much more to this story than just titillating Joe Sixpack: potentially involving the oil billions of Saudi Arabia and the president of the United States? Or that it could tie into shadowy international hacking operations, the shadowy NSA, and maybe even the high-profile murder of a U.S.-based journalist? And that this story is finally exposing the tawdry story 'That a nation founded in the ideals of democracy has been increasingly fallen prey to a new dystopian regime that melds the new 21st century dark arts of illegal hacking and media manipulation with the oldest tricks in the book: blackmail and extortion.'
    Bozo screwed around on his wife, and didn't like the Enquirer busting him. PERIOD.
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    Re: Bezos, the National Enquirer, the Saudis, Trump, and the blackmailing of U.S. democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    Bozo screwed around on his wife, and didn't like the Enquirer busting him. PERIOD.
    Not what happened...
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