“I’m Going To Drag Your Asses Into Federal Court... Slander? How can that be?

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    (Mediaite)-Radio host Mark Levin is fed up with claims that heated political rhetoric of the sort found on talk radio shows like his are in some way to blame for the shooting in Arizona that left six dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords injured.
    And Levin is putting his money where his mouth is by threatening to take MSNBC hosts and contributors like Chris Matthews, Ed Shutlz, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Joe Scarborough and David Frumm (“you little weasel”) to federal court for accusations tying Levin to Loughner’s rampage.
    “I don’t care if they’re bloggers,” Levin announced. “I don’t care if they’re television hosts, I don’t care if they’re radio hosts. I’m going to drag your ass into federal court. Oh, you’ll have due process. It’ll all be nice and legal.”
    “Anyone,” Levin continued, “who accuses me of inciting mass murder in Tucson, Arizona is going to be sued. Period.”
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    Mark Levin is a laughing stock.

    If self-proclaimed conservatives who tend to swear by, especially in the recent 2 years, freedom of speech, supports that man with this outlandish and laughable, at best, claim, then you will be proving yourself to be hypocrites of the first order.
     
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    I would love that. Come on Mark, sue!
     
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    It would certainly be entertaining. It would also be short-lived. But hey, anyone can file.

    Really I just want an excuse to post Hustler v. Falwell. :razz:
     
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    LOL!!

    :lol:

    Too funny.
     
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    Go Mark Go!

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    One of these days, some right wing talk show host is gonna get shot.... And the left will find out what it's like to be falsely accused.

    But... on topic.... how cool would it be to see some of the media getting dragged into court? I would be highly entertained!
     
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    Mr. Levin does not seem to understand Federal Court jurisdiction. Funner as it might be to litigate where the walls are paneled in walnut, his case will have to filed in state court.

    Where it will promptly be dismissed. There is no "statement of fact", only opinion involved here....and he's a public figure, who would never be able to show his defendants knew they were incorrect but nonetheless spoke with actual malice.

    This is a blowhard, blowing hard.
     
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    One could argue that if a RW talk-show host gets shot, it would be the chicken coming home to roost.

    Suffering from their own rhetoric coming back to bite them in the butt.

    I see that as a more plausible argument and scenario.
     
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    Meh, it would never make it that far. Public figures, members of the press, giving opinions on air? Covered. Under more than one scenario. Hell, they're even allowed to lie, remember?

    But yeah....if it happened I'd have a whole thread dedicated to that case. Kickass! :thup:
     

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