Criminalizing speech

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    Sandra Fluke made herself a public figure as is Rush Limbaugh. So what happened to Rush’s free speech? After all, he did not criticize an average housewife.

    If liberals want to promote a political agenda by testifying before Congress they should not cry “Foul” when they take a hit. Rush gets slammed by the Left all of the time. As far as I know he never sued his attackers or called for their arrest and prosecution. The Fluke woman and Gloria Allred are not suing just yet, but they want to make speech a criminal offense. Not all speech —— just the kind that criticizes the abortion crowd:


    Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution
    By MJ LEE | 3/9/12 6:30 PM EST

    Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

    Good Lord! Will the country ever go back to a time when things weren’t so complicated? Let’s lighten up on this one. The entire flap boils down to Rush doing Hank Thompson and Fluke doing Kitty Wells blaming men:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5y5jWv2xQw&feature=player_embedded]HANK THOMPSON - The Wild Side of Life - YouTube[/ame]


     
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    It is not criminalized unless he is actually charged with anything. I find it highly doubtful that Rush will be charged criminally.
     
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    To FA_Q2: They’re trying:

    Did Gloria Allred Falsely Report a Crime?
    Bruce Walker Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Did Gloria Allred Falsely Report a Crime?
     
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    It's all smoke and mirrors. This is propaganda designed to keep the focus off the president's failed policies. By creating a fabricated "War on Women", they hope the public will find a new imaginary enemy to hate.

    It saddens me that the R's have fallen for this nonsense. Sandra Fluke's 15 mins. have passed. Move along folks. Rush will be fine. He doesn't need our help.
     
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    that is debatable. are Sarah Palin's children public figures because they went on stage and camera?

    Stop being an ass. Rush is a grown man who needs to straighten out his mind. After years of drug use hi addled brain needs cleansing

     
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    Rush's FREE SPEECH is unassailed.

    Thank the Constitution for that.

    Now we know who he and his followers really are, what they think, and what we can expect from them, too.

    God bless America for having the good sense to let people like RUSH inform us just how freaking sick he and his followers really are.
     
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    nice stretch
     
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    To chanel: That’s what I was trying to say in the OP. Now that the tide is turning against the feigned outrage liberals invoke at ever opportunity, I’d like to keep Flukegate alive a bit longer.

     
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    No, she is calling for it and they have done nothing. A citizen can call for anyone to be arrested for whatever reason. I can say that you should be arrested for this thread. That does not make it stifling of speech or an attack on the first amendment. It would simply make me an idiot, as she has already proven to be. If they actually try and charge him, that's another story. One that has almost no chance of ever being told.
     
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    Your issue is with the Florida state legislature, not Allred.

    Otherwise, defamation is an exception to the First Amendment, as an injured person’s suit brought to recover damages in accordance with state law doesn’t constitute preemption. See: New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) and Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974).
     

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