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  •  It's his Freedom from Facts... (2+ / 0-)
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    wasatch, Chi

    that's the problem.  Breitbart had a better defense in the Sherrod Suit because he claimed he didn't have access to the full tape and simply commented on what he had (which was obviously, incomplete).  Limbaugh could have easily looked at Sandra Fluke's actually testimony and it was clear each and everyone of his claims about her were provably false.  They were deliberate lies.  It was Defamation.

    Defamation is a statement that gives a negative impression of a person, company, group, product, government, or country. The statement is made as though it were true, when in fact, it is false. Defamation can be slander, which is made with spoken words, sounds, sign language, or gestures. Defamation in any other form, like in printed words or pictures, is libel. To be considered defamation, the claim has to be false, it has to be made as if it were true, and it has to have been communicated to people other than the entity being defamed.

    If you believe you have been the victim of defamation, you can get justice by bringing a civil suit. However, you will have to prove that the statement made was false; prove that the statement did damage to you; and show that the statement was made without sufficient research to know whether it was true or not.

    This is a slam dunk.v

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