- Dec 7, 2012
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I didn't follow it. Wasn't interested. Nevertheless *NOTHING* --- NO THING --- in either tweet names anybody at all except the deceased. I've posted them -- show me where they do.The only people that don't know who they are talking about are those who are not familiar with the case, like a 10 year old or something. The MSM made such a big deal about it, everybody knows the shooting of Zimmerman and Martin.You cannot build a defamation case on assumptions. The law requires that the defamer published or uttered some purported factual statement about the aggrieved, that they knew to be false, with the express purpose of defaming him/her. None of that is met here.Who else could they have been talking about? They were celebrating what would be Martin's birthday today, and they basically said that the person that killed him was a racist white-Hispanic supremacist. There was only one person that killed Martin.George Zimmerman, the onetime neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, is suing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg for $265 million, claiming both 2020 Democratic presidential candidates defamed him in an attempt to "garner votes in the black community."
The lawsuit filed in Polk County, Fla., Tuesday argues Warren and Buttigieg’s two separate tweets on Feb. 5, which would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, used the killing “as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers.”
Buttigieg tweeted to his 1.6 million followers. The message garnered 42,000 likes, 13,300 replies and 6,600 retweets in just three days, the lawsuit states.
“My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon's family and friends. He should still be with us today. We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children—especially young Black boys—can grow up safe and free,” Warren tweeted to her 3.6 million followers on the same day, sharing four photos of Trayvon Martin as a small child, between the ages of 4 and 10. The message received 7,300 likes and 1,000 retweets in three days, in addition to national media coverage, the lawsuit states.
George Zimmerman sues Warren, Buttigieg for $265M, accuses them of attempting to garner black votes by defaming him
Any chance at him winning?
Read the tweets --- neither one even mentions the plaitiff's name. How in the fuck can you "defame" somebody if you won't even specify who you're talking about?
One tweet reads, "How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?" That's not even a statement at all; it's a rhetorical question. And it mentions no names.
The other tweet reads, "“My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon's family and friends. He should still be with us today. We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children—especially young Black boys—can grow up safe and free,”
Again, no names other than the deceased. What case can a plaintiff possibly make there? That we should NOT end gun violence and racism and we should NOT build a world where all of our children—especially young Black boys—can grow up safe and free?
Rotsa ruck wit dat one. And even if they did make that case, it wasn't directed at anyone..
That's absolutely fascinating (yawn) but the fact REMAINS the tweets are general statements of hope, that NAME NO ONE.They were talking about the person that shot Martin. There is only one person it could be. No court could reject the claim on those grounds. It's not like the OJ case where it was never proven he killed those two people. Zimmerman killed Martin.
Shall we start a class action suit against not only these two but everyone who's ever spoken out against gun violence, white supremacists, fearmongers and bigots, yea that said bigots and gunslingers and racists be "free" to practice their ideologies?