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  • Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit

    06/30/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Daniel Dahm
    Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit Zimmerman claimed defamation in edited 911 call SANFORD, Fla. - A judge on Monday ruled against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. In the ruling, Judge Debra S. Nelson said, "There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice."
  • The Defamation of Yomin Postelnik: The Depravity of the Left and Those Who Push for Divorce

    05/06/2014 10:05:50 AM PDT · by PoliticalEthics · 7 replies
    Black and Right ^ | 05/06/14 | Dan Levy - Guest to Black and Right
    Yomin Postelnik's columns on many subjects often challenge one's outlook. Most see that as a positive thing. But in the worldview of the left, which views any opposition as a nuisance that needs to be crushed, such outspoken activism has become cause for attack. Attacks on Yomin's columns and on him personally weren't unprecedented. A few years ago a particular atheist group went on a relentless campaign to ban his columns and to smear him personally. They accomplished little, other than proving the original point of his column that touched it all off, that atheists do not act or...
  • Posting Negative Yelp Reviews Can Get You Sued

    02/05/2014 1:04:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Last week, in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, a jury announced it had determined a homeowner's Yelp "review" of a local general contractor was in fact old-fashioned slander. It started in 2011, when Jane Perez posted a review that alleged contractor Dietz Development LLC had not only performed shoddy and destructive work on her home without a license, but also that a member of Christopher Dietz's crew had stolen her jewelry. So Dietz sued for defamation, to the tune of $750,000 in damages, which he may have been awarded had he not responded on the social network with what the jury...
  • Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling [Free Dominion]

    01/29/2014 7:14:41 AM PST · by conniew · 350 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 28, 2014 | Andrew Duffy
    Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman wins long-running legal battle By Andrew Duffy, OTTAWA CITIZEN January 28, 2014 OTTAWA — The online political forum, Free Dominion, has shut down after a wholesale defeat in a libel case brought by Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman. A jury concluded that Warman was maliciously defamed by four commentators on Free Dominion, a website that bills itself as “the voice of principled conservatism.” Warman has been awarded more than $127,000 in general damages, aggravated damages, punitive damages and court costs because of 41 defamatory statements published on the conservative...
  • Defamation and Blogging - The 9th Circuit Has Spoken(Long)

    01/25/2014 1:52:37 PM PST · by Wingy · 8 replies
    TF Metals Report ^ | 1/24/2014 | California Lawyer
    I was reading a blog at another site, and came upon this excellent post. With full permission of the author I repost it here. Enjoy! It's long but worth the time IMHO. It's also the most sense out of The Ninth Circuit that I've ever seen. By California Lawyer | Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm What First Amendment protections are afforded a blogger sued for defamation? This was the question presented recently in a case just decided in the most liberal appellate court jurisdiction in the USA, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The issue was one of...
  • Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson loses libel suit

    10/01/2013 3:59:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 1, 2013 6:54 PM EDT | Hannah Dreier
    Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has lost a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council. Adelson asked for $60 million in damages, arguing the council libeled him by saying his political contributions were sullied by links to prostitution. On Monday, a federal judge in Manhattan found that the council’s speech was protected. Adelson, whom Forbes ranks as the ninth-richest American, is chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a major Republican donor. The lawsuit accused the council of “assassinating” Adelson’s character by saying he personally approved of prostitution in resorts owned by Sands China Limited, a...
  • Trayvon Martin muralist Huong vows to continue despite threats, hate mail

    08/13/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    nydailynews ^ | August 13, 2013, | Doyle Murphy
    ‘I have an opportunity to explain firsthand what racism means and what injustice means,’ said the Miami artist, who plans to respond to each piece of hate mail on her website. Huong reveals George Zimmerman lookalike in painting is really her assistant. She unveiled the mural at Florida state capitol and plans to take it on the road. The Miami artist behind the controversial “We Are All Trayvon Martin” mural says she won’t back down despite threats and volumes of hate mail. “This is not new to me,” Huong told the Daily News. Huong’s mural shows a George Zimmerman look-alike...
  • Jesse Ventura's defamation case should move to Texas, sniper's widow says

    08/05/2013 4:41:56 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 61 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-5-13 | David Hanners
    A Texas widow wants Jesse Ventura's defamation and libel case involving her late husband moved from Minnesota to the Lone Star State. Attorneys for Taya Kyle -- whose husband, Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, was shot and killed in February -- argue in a motion filed Monday that forcing the widowed mother of two to spend weeks in Minnesota to defend her husband's veracity in court is too much of a burden. "Bringing my children with me to Minnesota for trial isn't a good option," Taya Kyle wrote in a declaration accompanying her request. "I don't know who would take...
  • Jesse Ventura Goes After Chris Kyle's Widow so He Can Run for President

    06/05/2013 3:11:29 PM PDT · by Marcus · 30 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | June 5, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former action star, and former governor of Minnesota, is suing the widow of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle for defamation surrounding an account of a bar fight in Kyle's book. Kyle recounts how he and Ventura got into it when Ventura denigrated Navy SEALs who had fallen in action. Ventura claims the incident never happened and has been demanding satisfaction for some months now. Just because Kyle is dead does not mean Ventura is no longer in need of financial compensation. The book is still selling. It is to be made into a movie by Steven...
  • MSNBC: NRA "in the Business of Helping Bombers Get Away With Their Crimes"

    04/17/2013 7:46:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 17, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell made the case this evening that the National Rifle Association is to blame for the slow investigation into the Boston bombings: Video here"There are new developments tonight in the bombing investigation here in Boston," said O'Donnell. "But that investigation could be moving faster were it not for the successful lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. The NRA's efforts to guarantee that American mass murderers are the best-equipped mass murders in the world is not limited to murderers who use assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The NRA is also in the business of helping bombers get...
  • Interview: Jimmy Carter Encourages Demonizing Israel

    04/10/2013 11:27:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:30 AM | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
    "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter clearly has an Israel, and even a Jewish problem. His sympathies almost always lie with the enemies of Israel and those of Jews. Many of his erroneous statements over the years target Israel. “The way Carter operates can best be seen in his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, which was first published in 2006. He continued to claim that what he wrote was totally accurate, even after the book’s numerous factual errors were exposed publicly and widely disseminated.” Alex Safian is Associate Director of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America). …...
  • BPI sues ABC News for 'pink slime' defamation.

    09/14/2012 3:56:14 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 126 replies
    Fox News Co ^ | Published September 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe. The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading and defamatory" statements about the product officially known as lean, finely textured beef, said Dan Webb, BPI's Chicago-based attorney. The lawsuit filed in a South Dakota state court also names several individuals as defendants, including ABC news anchor Diane...
  • NBC launches internal probe over edited 911 call in Trayvon Martin shooting

    04/03/2012 3:34:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/2/2012 | ap
    NBC has launched an internal probe after running an edited version of the 911 call from George Zimmerman -- the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin -- that made Zimmerman sound racist. "We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story," the network said in a statement to the Washington Post on Monday. NBC's "Today" show ran the edited audio of George Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher in which Zimmerman says: "'This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black."
  • Speaker Gingrich says it is false and defamatory!

    01/06/2012 8:03:28 PM PST · by true believer forever · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Great Wire - Fox News Insider ^ | January 6, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    "It has recently come to our attention that your station has either been asked to run, or may soon be asked to run, various advertising spots produced by the Mitt Romney aligned SuperPAC “Restore Our Future” or Romney for President, the principal campaign committee of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Included among the Romney advertisements submitted to your station for broadcast are likely to be various advertisements which specifically mention Speaker Gingrich and purport to quote or reference the findings of a 1997 report issued by the House Select Committee on Ethics (the “Report”). The content of these advertisements state...
  • Decision Brings More Complications than Clarity (Online Defamation)

    11/06/2011 1:30:26 AM PST · by Cardhu · 5 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 4th 2011 | Dietmar Hipp, Martin U. Müller and Marcel Rosenbach
    Being defamed online can ruin lives and careers, but fighting back is always hard and often fruitless. Germany's Federal Court of Justice has now ruled that people defamed online can get information deleted, but it still forces Internet companies like Google to serve as unwilling judges and arbitrators. If you surf the Web, it won't take long before you find what Jean-Remy von Matt, the Hamburg-based advertising star, must have meant when he referred to the " toilet walls of the Internet." For example, there are sites like the United States-based online portal PlateWire, which proudly advertises itself as the...
  • Palin attorney threatens to sue over new book (Don't threaten, DO IT!)

    09/27/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 125 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/27/2011 | ap
    An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains "a series of lies and rumors." John Tiemessen, in a letter to the publisher of Crown Publishing Group Monday, cites an email that author Joe McGinniss allegedly sent a blogger in January seeking substantiation for several rumors that have surrounded Palin's family. That email was posted online last week by Andrew Breitbart. Tiemessen says McGinniss' book, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," contains "most of" the stories that merely "amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals."
  • McGinniss's Book, The Rogue, Contains Unsubstantiated Smears According to Rush

    09/22/2011 5:40:42 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh today | Sept. 22, 2011 | Stayfree
    On this morning's Rush Limbaugh Show, Mr. Limbaugh read from Andrew Breitbart's article at Big Government revealing a recently obtained e-mail from author Joe McGinniss in which he admits he has no sourcing for most of the outrageous claims he makes against Sarah Palin and her family. Unless there is some truth to his claims, he had better hire the most expensive defense lawyer in the country quick...
  • Judge weighing $500,000 quarterly CCPOA payment plan

    08/29/2011 10:18:28 PM PDT · by SmithL
    SacBee: The State Worker ^ | 8/29/11 | Jon Ortiz
    The California Correctional Peace Officers Association may have to start making $500,000 payments every three months and put up its West Sacramento headquarters and other property as it appeals its loss in a federal defamation case. After hearing arguments this morning, Judge Lawrence Karlton is still deciding what to do about CCPOA's inability to buy a bond to cover a judgment rendered last October in his Sacramento courtroom -- eventually reduced from a total $12 million to $5 million by the court -- while the union appeals to San Francisco's 9th Circuit Court. Plaintiff Brian Dawe is appealing to the...
  • Judge Allows Ex-Rep to Sue Pro-Life Group Over Campaign Season Criticism

    08/02/2011 8:41:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 02, 2011 | Judson Berger
    In a case that could test the bounds of free speech, a former Democratic congressman has been allowed to proceed with his lawsuit against a prominent pro-life group that he claims contributed to his election defeat by spreading falsehoods about his record on abortion issues. A federal judge in Ohio ruled Monday that former Rep. Steve Driehaus' defamation suit against the Susan B. Anthony List can go forward. The former Ohio congressman claims the group "disseminated lies" about him, effectively costing him his job -- as well as inflicting "reputational" and "economic" harm. The complaint stems from statements and advertisements...
  • Brietbart’s Bid to Toss Shirley Sherrod’s Defamation Lawsuit Rejected

    08/01/2011 1:50:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies
    Eurweb.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | Eurweb
    Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart has failed in his attempt to knock out a defamation lawsuit by former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod, who is suing on grounds that a video of her was deceptively edited to portray her as racist. Breitbart attempted to leverage DC’s new anti-SLAPP law by claiming Sherrod’s lawsuit was an impingement on his free speech, but a federal judge has denied that motion as well as another to move the case to California. Sherrod is suing Breitbart, Breitbart’s colleague Larry O’Connor and an unnamed defendant over the release of a video clip and accompanying...
  • "Nanny" Defamation Case Resumes Against Casey Anthony

    07/07/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/2011 | Terry Baynes
    Now that Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee, she faces a civil lawsuit from a woman who says Anthony falsely accused her of kidnapping the girl...
  • Why Glenn Beck lost it (HERE COMES LUNCH! HURL!)

    04/30/2011 2:57:20 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies · 1+ views
    wapo ^ | Dana Milbank
    [snipets] When Beck’s show made its debut on Fox News Channel in January 2009, the nation was in the throes of an economic collapse the likes of which had not been seen since the 1930s. Beck’s angry broadcasts about the nation’s imminent doom perfectly rode the wave of fear that had washed across the nation, and the relatively unknown entertainer suddenly had 3 million viewers a night — and tens of thousands answering his call to rally at the Lincoln Memorial. But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive, and his audience...
  • Judge: Activist defamed officer

    07/30/2010 8:47:32 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 57 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | 07/30/2010 | Mike Gangloff
    A Roanoke community activist who compared a city police officer's shooting of a teenager with the actions of a Ku Klux Klansman must pay the officer $5,000 for defamation, a judge said Thursday.
  • Should "Tea Party" sue NAACP for Defamation over false racism charge?

    07/13/2010 10:57:37 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 62 replies
    vanity | July 13, 2010 | steelers6
    I don't know if the individual organization can do it, or whether they can do it as a class action. Obviously press releases aren't going to do much good. But suing them for millions of dollars for trying to destroy political free speech and defaming their organization with a baseless charge to try to damage it is worth trying.
  • N. Korea: A String of Arrests were Made on those Watching the Movie '2012': Why?

    03/25/2010 2:54:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 482+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/25/10
    /begin my excerpts A String of Arrests were Made on those Watching the Movie '2012': Why? 'Human race going extinct on the centennial anniversary of Great Leader's birth? Unacceptable!' Asahi Shimbun of Japan reported on Mar. 25 that a string of arrests were made on N. Koreans watching the movie '2012.' A man recently brought in a pirated copy of '2012' from China and watched it. He was arrested when his acquaintance reported it(to the authorities.) According to the newspaper, there has been several incidents like that in N. Korea, quoting its source. '2012' was directed by Roland Emmerich, in...
  • Italy Convicts Three Google Employees Over Bully Video

    02/24/2010 7:41:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 832+ views
    appscout ^ | February 24, 2010
    Consider this can of worms wide open: An Italian court convicted three Google employees of privacy violations in a case stemming from a video uploaded to Google in 2006, which showed three students in Turin bullying an autistic schoolmate. The employees, Peter Fleischer, David Drummond and George De Los Reyes, received suspended six-month sentences. Google addressed the ruling in a blog post titled, "Serious Threat to the Web in Italy," which was written late last night. From the post: The charges brought against them were criminal defamation and a failure to comply with the Italian privacy code. To be clear,...
  • 100 Groups Oppose U.N. 'Defamation of Religions' Proposals

    01/16/2010 2:43:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 172+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2010 | Michelle Vu
    More than 100 organizations, including Muslim and secularist ones, have signed a petition against the proposed U.N. resolutions on the "defamation of religions," which they contend will do more harm than good for religious freedom. The “Common Statement from Civil Society on the Concept of the ‘Defamation of Religions,'” signed by organizations in over 20 countries, opposes the Organization of the Islamic Conference’s (OIC) proposal for the United Nations to adopt a binding treaty that would protect religions from defamation. The groups pointed out that a similar resolution adopted earlier this year only cites Islam as the religion that should...
  • Wikipedia Cleared of Defamation

    08/07/2009 6:54:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 344+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Fri, Aug 7, 2009 | Jackson
    Lawyer for parent foundation worried about impact of recently dismissed lawsuitLiterary agent Barbara Bauer wasn't happy about being called the "dumbest" of agents on a list title "20 Worst Literary Agents" posted to Wikipedia. So Bauer sued the San Francisco-based Wikimedia Foundation, which oversees the website, for defamation -- even though an unaffiliated user of the online encylopedia was ultimately reponsible for creating and posting the item. The case was dismissed by Judge James Perri of New Jersey's Superior Court based on the US Communications Decency Act's immunity from liability afforded to operators of online services. And as a University...
  • Cop Who Arrested Gates Not Ruling Out Defamation Lawsuit

    07/24/2009 6:50:26 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 132 replies · 2,956+ views
    The police sergeant who arrested Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. last week in his own home may be considering a defamation lawsuit against Gates who has implied his arrest was racially motivated. Alan McDonald, who represents Sgt. James Crowley, said the veteran cop who teaches a racial profiling class for rookie police officers has not ruled out filing a defamation of character or libel lawsuit. "He is exploring all of his options,'' McDonald told ABC News. Though...
  • Slurring Thomas Jefferson

    07/11/2009 3:44:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 376+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 11, 2009 | D.M. Giangreco
    When, in the course of the Clinton presidency, it became necessary to normalize sexual misbehavior among presidents, the memory of Thomas Jefferson was soiled, with the compliance of academic and journalistic liberal elites. On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson died at the age of eighty-three. For his tombstone, he listed the three accomplishments he desired most to be remembered: Author of the Declaration of Independence; Author of the Virginia Statutes for Religious Freedom; and Founder of the University of Virginia. Today, many Americans have no idea about his significant...
  • Palin attorney warns media over 'defamatory' charges

    07/05/2009 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies · 1,886+ views
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2009 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    As Gov. Sarah Palin blasted the media Saturday in a tough Facebook post, her attorney delivered a strong warning to news outlets that they should not report any stories that allege the Alaska governor is leaving office because she is under any kind of federal investigation. CNN has not reported these allegations were in any way connected to the governor's decision to leave office early. "To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as 'fact' that Governor Palin resigned because she is 'under federal investigation' for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will...
  • Sarah Palin not under FBI investigation, agency spokesman says

    07/04/2009 10:03:17 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 171 replies · 6,461+ views
    L A Times ^ | July 5, 2009 | Josh Meyer
    Reporting from Washington -- A day after Alaska Gov. Sara Palin resigned, a federal official in her home state dismissed one potential explanation for her sudden and unexpected resignation -- a rumored FBI investigation into the former Wasilla mayor on public corruption charges. Despite rumors of a looming controversy after Palin's surprise announcement Friday that she will leave office this month, some of them published in the blogosphere, the FBI's Alaska spokesman said the bureau had no investigation into Palin for her activities as governor, as mayor or in any other capacity. "There is absolutely no truth to those rumors,...
  • Blogger jailed in Anna Nicole Smith defamation suit

    06/01/2009 2:36:03 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 510+ views
    AFP ^ | 31 May 2009 | AFP
    A real estate agent in Houston who blogged about Anna Nicole Smith was jailed for contempt last week in a defamation case brought by the late Playboy model's mother. Legal experts said bloggers are increasingly the targets of such litigation, which are testing the bounds of free speech. Lyndal Harrington, who is accused of helping to spread falsehoods that Virgie Arthur married her stepbrother and abused Smith as a child, spent four nights in jail after she failed to comply with a court order to turn over her computer. The 53-year-old grandmother claimed her computer was stolen during a burglary...
  • Poof; VIcki Iseman drops her suit against New York Times

    02/19/2009 4:20:38 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 10 replies · 917+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/18/09 | jennifer Harper
    She drops her $27 million suit against The New York TImes, gets op-ed in return.
  • A free speech killer UN warns: Don't defame religions, especially Islam

    02/02/2009 7:43:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 75 replies · 2,770+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 2/2/09 | Nat Hentoff
    OP-ED: On Inauguration Day, after it got the United Nations to pass a gag rule on insulting religions, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) told our new president in a New York Times ad that Muslims "have compelling strategic and moral reasons to cooperate and peacefully coexist with the United States in particular, and with the West in general." Many Muslims here and elsewhere want that partnership; but some, jihadists in the name of Islam, disagree violently. In its address to our new president, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (which has permanent status at the United Nations) made...
  • Senator Joe Biden: Proven Liar, Coward, and Bully [falsely accuses woman's father of drunk driving]

    10/02/2008 12:09:27 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 667+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 10/02/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Biden uses his Senate Web site to inflict emotional distress on private citizen Pamela Hamill Inside Edition reports that Senator Joseph Biden, the individual--we won't call him a man--who wants to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency has, on at least two occasions, used his office to inflict emotional distress on a private citizen by calling her deceased father a drunk driver with blood on his hands. Noting that a false accusation of a crime like killing somebody while driving drunk is automatically libel or slander, Mr. Biden is lucky that Curtis Dunn is no longer alive to defend...
  • Atlantic Mag: McCain Slandering Photographer Fired by Her Own Rep Agency

    09/18/2008 7:58:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 36 replies · 404+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/18/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Jeffery Goldberg from The Atlantic Magazine is reporting that underhanded, leftist photographer Jill Greenberg has just been let go by her Representing Agency, the Vaughan Hannigan photo agency. This is a perfect example of a lesson of consequences. When Greenberg admitted that she lied and tricked John McCain so that she could manipulate his image to slander him and did so in the employ of The Atlantic Magazine, she lost any future work with that magazine for her unprofessional behavior. And now, more consequences have come her way. No one is, of course, saying that Jill Greenberg isn't allowed to...
  • Exploit and Click

    09/17/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Jim Lewis
    The fuss over Jill Greenberg's photography.--- The Atlantic offered an apology to John McCain this week after the photographer for the October cover, Jill Greenberg, posted doctored pictures of the Republican nominee on her personal Web site. It also emerged that Greenberg, a fierce anti-Republican, had photographed McCain for the magazine while he stood over a deliberately unflattering green light. In 2006, Jim Lewis discussed whether "the photographer who makes kids cry" unfairly exploits her subjects. The article is reprinted below.
  • American Troops Defamed by ALA Councilor Peter McDonald

    06/26/2008 6:40:09 PM PDT · by plan2succeed.org · 10 replies · 341+ views
    SafeLibraries Blog ^ | June 26, 2008 | SafeLibraries
    Peter McDonald, American Library Association [ALA] Councilor and Dean of Library Services at Fresno State, has publicly defamed American troops with known false misinformation, but you be the judge. In an open letter to the ALA Council, Mr. McDonald said: "Where's Mr. Kent's outrage on this travesty where, if we're talking library-related, the prisoners' Korans have been routinely desecrated by soldiers and where they have NO freedom to read?" ....
  • UN OKs Islamic text against defamation

    03/27/2008 9:16:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 628+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/08 | Eliane Engeler - ap
    GENEVA - The top U.N. rights body on Thursday passed a resolution proposed by Islamic countries saying it is deeply concerned about the defamation of religions and urging governments to prohibit it. The European Union said the text was one-sided because it primarily focused on Islam. The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is dominated by Arab and other Muslim countries, adopted the resolution on a 21-10 vote over the opposition of Europe and Canada. EU countries, including France, Germany and Britain, voted against. Previously EU diplomats had said they wanted to stop the growing worldwide trend of using religious anti-defamation...
  • UN rights council passes Islamic resolution on religious defamation

    03/27/2008 4:33:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies · 553+ views
    PR Inside ^ | March 27 2008
    GENEVA (AP) - The top U.N. rights body on Thursday passed a resolution proposed by Islamic countries saying it is deeply concerned about the defamation of religions and urging governments to prohibit it. The European Union said the text was one-sided because it primarily focused on Islam. The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is dominated by Arab and other Muslim countries, adopted the resolution on a 21-10 vote over the opposition of Europe and Canada. EU countries, including France, Germany and Britain, voted against. Previously EU diplomats had said they wanted to stop the growing worldwide trend of using religious...
  • Murtha Fights Marine’s Defamation Lawsuit

    11/19/2007 4:28:44 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 99 replies · 90+ views
    CQ.com ^ | Nov 19 2007 | Kathleen Hunter
    Lawyers for Rep. John P. Murtha will appeal a recent ruling advancing a defamation lawsuit brought against the Pennsylvania Democrat by a U.S. Marine under investigation for killing Iraqi civilians. Justice Department lawyers representing Murtha on Nov. 16 filed notice that they planned to appeal a federal district court judge’s Sept. 28 ruling allowing the lawsuit to proceed and ordering Murtha to give sworn testimony in the case. Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich sued Murtha in August 2006, accusing the 17-term congressman of defaming him during a news conference last year on the Nov. 19, 2005 killings of Iraqi civilians...
  • Islamo-Fascism Memory Hole

    11/02/2007 12:12:11 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 102+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 2, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Islamo-Fascism Memory Hole by: Malcolm A. Kline, November 02, 2007 Critics of the Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week (IFAW) events that author and activist David Horowitz presented last month should have actually attended some of the IFAW lectures. They might have learned something, particularly from Nonie Darwish, a brave Muslim woman whose criticisms of Islamo-Fascism have put her life at risk. Instead, they sought to discredit the event. The most egregious act was probably the fake flyer proclaiming anti-Muslim bigotry on the part of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) chapter at George Washington University (GWU) that sponsored the IFAW on campus. Stories...
  • Murtha Must Testify in Defamation Case

    09/30/2007 7:43:04 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 94 replies · 182+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2007 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge refused Friday to dismiss a defamation case against Rep. John P. Murtha and ordered the Pennsylvania Democrat to give a sworn deposition in the case. A Marine Corps sergeant is suing the 18-term congressman for alleging ''cold-blooded murder and war crimes'' by unnamed soldiers in connection with the deaths of Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha. The deaths became prominent in May 2006 when Murtha, who opposes the Iraq war, said at a Capitol Hill news conference that a Pentagon war crimes investigation will show Marines killed dozens of innocent Iraqi civilians in...
  • Federal judge orders Murtha to testify in Haditha defamation case

    09/28/2007 9:44:58 PM PDT · by Paige · 40 replies · 187+ views
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2007
    A federal judge has ordered Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) to testify in a defamation case related to the deaths of Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha in 2005, according to the Associated Press.
  • Murtha to testify in defamation case [A Marine Corps sergeant accuses the 16-term congressman..]

    09/28/2007 12:43:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 430 replies · 1,147+ views
    A federal judge refused Friday to dismiss a defamation case against Rep. John P. Murtha and ordered the Pennsylvania Democrat to give a sworn deposition in the case. A Marine Corps sergeant accuses the 16-term congressman of falsely accusing him of "cold-blooded murder and war crimes" in connection with the deaths of Iraqi civilians. The Justice Department wanted the case dismissed because Murtha was acting in his official role as a lawmaker. Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Henault said the comments were made as part of the debate over the war in Iraq. U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer said...
  • Web Site Offers to Ruin People's Lives for $20 a Month

    08/13/2007 12:19:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 2,598+ views
    The Times via Fox News ^ | August 13, 2007
    A service offering a complete "revenge package" in which people can destroy the financial status and relationships of their enemies at the click of a mouse is being offered over the Internet. For as little as $20 a month, customers of the confidentialaccess.com Web site can make the credit ratings of people they dislike plummet, and even have them suspected of fraud...
  • Mining CEO sues W.Va. Dems for defamation

    08/12/2007 5:25:50 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies · 872+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/12/07 | Associated Press
    A mine company executive sued the state Democratic Party over a TV ad that he claims defamed him by quoting him as saying the deaths of 14 miners last year were statistically insignificant. Massey Energy Co. Chief Executive Don Blankenship filed the lawsuit against the West Virginia Democratic Party and party chairman Nick Casey on Friday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Statements attributed to Blankenship in a Feb. 19, 2006, article in The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., were misrepresented in the party’s “Not For Sale” ad, he alleged in the lawsuit. A methane explosion at International Coal Group’s Sago Mine...
  • Bilbray assails Busby on TV for attacks

    10/23/2006 3:21:37 PM PDT · by radar101 · 6 replies · 687+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 23 OCT 2006 | Philip J. LaVelle
    Democrat's claim of grand jury probe riles congressman An angry Brian Bilbray blasted Democratic challenger Francine Busby yesterday as “the poster child for unethical political activities” for making unsubstantiated allegations that he is under criminal investigation. During a live appearance on NBC 7/39, Busby said voters in the 50th Congressional District ask her two questions that “I can't answer but Mr. Bilbray can.” “One is, why are you being investigated by a grand jury – a criminal grand jury – and why won't you talk to the people in this district?” Bilbray, the Republican incumbent, testily replied he is the...
  • Jury Awards Woman $11.3M in Internet Defamation Suit

    10/11/2006 7:28:57 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 54 replies · 1,974+ views
    Law.com ^ | october 6th, 2006 | Daniel Ostrovsky
    A Weston, Fla., woman who spoke out publicly against a Utah-based company affiliated with a controversial chain of boarding schools for troubled teens around the world has won an $11.3 million Internet defamation verdict. On Sept. 19, Susan Scheff and her Weston-based company, Parents Universal Resource Experts Inc., won the jury verdict in Broward Circuit Court against Carey Bock, a woman whom Scheff helped in getting Bock's two sons out of a school in Costa Rica. The judgment included $5 million in punitive damages. Scheff filed the suit in December 2003, alleging that Bock posted defamatory statements about her on...