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View Diary: What Voter Suppression Looks Like in Ohio: Fox News' Attacks on Vote from Home (Updated with Video) (298 comments)

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  •  You are correct. (5+ / 0-)

    But another caveat: there is caselaw in America that provides that libel judgments rendered in countries that do not recognize the First Amendment (that is, almost all of them) cannot be enforced in the United States.  And you are also right that the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff ~ it is not the defendant who must prove truth (as is the case in England), but, rather, the plaintiff who must establish falsity (and in many jurisdictions, this must be done by "clear and convincing" evidence, not just "preponderance" of the evidence -- a case I worked on and won in Alabama established that there.)

    "Thou shalt not lie." ~ God

    by noweasels on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 11:45:36 PM PDT

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    •  that's true (1+ / 0-)
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      however, I'm quite sure that Fox news and Rupert Murdock have assets overseas. BTW, I'm not suggesting that they even have a very good case in the UK, just that their better of there than in the US.

    •  Doesn't stop you (1+ / 0-)
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      from going after Murdoch's affiliates in the UK that have peddled this bilge.  You should scour Sky News and other UK media outlets (e.g. News International, Murdoch's British newspaper empire that includes the Sun and the Times) for any signs of this claptrap and if it's there, then go after them with the full force of British libel law.  And British libel law is some serious shock and awe.

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