Boston Bombing victim, accused by Glenn Beck of being a terrorist, can't sue for libel because ...

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    Boston Bombing victim, accused by Glenn Beck of being a terrorist, can't sue for libel because ...

    ... he's a public figure, says Glenn Beck, who made him a public figure by accusing him of terrorism.


    Ya, makes perfect sense ... if you own a media outlet you can 'make' people public personas ... and then rip the heck out of them without a shred of evidence.


    Surely there must be 'conservative' outrage?


    Or does the 1st amendment allow for such behavior... the guy was a victum of the bombing yet painted as a terrorist.


    Is that what 'conservatives' believe the 1st amendment allows for, defamation of the character of not only an innocent person, but an actual victim of the bombing?


    Abdulrahman Alharbi was a victim in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, but Glenn Beck wrongly accused the Saudi Arabian student of being a suspect in the deadly explosions. According to Beck, Alharbi was fair game.


    The Washington Post reported Thursday on a novel legal defense employed by Beck in the defamation suit filed by Alharbi earlier this year.


    Alharbi, who sustained minor injuries in the blast, is suing Beck and his network, The Blaze, for implicating him in the bombing even after he was cleared by authorities.


    Beck's legal team contends that the conservative radio host, who called Alharbi the "money man" in the bombing plot and said the student faced deportation for "terrorist activities," is actually the real victim in this case.


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    Kind of a stretch, but not worse than nbc and how they edited tapes of George Zimmerman to make it appear as a racist.

    but beck has to come up with better than that

     

    without getting into the details , which I haven't, there is a provision that says that one has to know something is false?

     

    Anybody who goes over the line, on either side, should be brought up short

     
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    It's kinda funny to see an article about Glenn Beck on the home page.

     
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    Sounds like the usual garbage that lawyers toss out to obfuscate things... or do you think Beck is masterminding his own defense?

    And what about that kid that the geniuses at reddit fingered as the bomber before he showed up dead in the Providence river? Should they be sued for libel too?

     

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    When you say "high" you don't mean in the sense of "above that sort of thing" do you.

     

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    Is it Glenn Beck who said it? Or an attempted legal defense by an attorney of his?

     
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    "the guy was a victim of the bombing yet painted as a terrorist"

    True, but Glen Beck was not the only media figure to get the story wrong in the confusing hours after the event...this lawsuit is frivolous and politically motivated.

     
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    Paula Jones.

     
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    Juanita Broadrick.

     
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    Kind of a stretch, but not worse than nbc and how they edited tapes of George Zimmerman to make it appear as a racist.




    but beck has to come up with better than that




     




    without getting into the details , which I haven't, there is a provision that says that one has to know something is false?




     




    Anybody who goes over the line, on either side, should be brought up short




     





    WOW! Are there two different people using your account or is it simply too early in the day to drink? It's like night and day sometimes.


     


     





    Basically I just get fed up with regurgitated false facts. I believe that Ohole and the Dem have been a totally complete duster on everything they do. And that they are the height of Hypocracy and those who want to throw bombs and call names to who they disagree with are slime buckets, cleaned up for the moderator


     


    i believe they are destroying this country so that they can take all the power and are as corrupt as any Chicago pol. they are nothing but a con job


     


    When one looks at Detroit, and refuse to admit that their policies sux, I will have no patience and will give no respect as what they did to Romney, he is far the superior person to Ohole. They lied about the auto bankruptcy when all that Ohole did was put GM thru his definition of it and gave all the money to the unions screwing bond holders, white collar workers all against the law


     


    or the bs around Romney causing people to lose their HC ins causing deaths, when it was patently false. Or attacking his investment firm while Ohole stayed at a dem guys MV house for vacay or that his CoS worked for Romneys old firm


     


     


     


    these are just a couple of examples


     


    Add in a corrupt Reid and corrupt stupid Pelosi and I give no reason to be kind to their idiot defenders


     


    the Clinton are pure bs, the Kennedy's have been a disaster, , and the dem operatives have no problem lying


     


    Lastly, I don't believe in the infallibility of anyone, including the right. But for the most part their mistakes weren't purposefully destructive. As the current Dems are.


     


    i have a list of Bush 42 and46 mistakes. But I never hear them said and then I am not going to talk about them with dishonest. Debaters


     


    as far as this Beck thing,  for example, it never is right to tell mistruths on purpose, I don't think he did that, but  I sure saw it with nbc and George Zimmerman, what ever you think of him.


     


     


     


    in the end I will take no prisoners with the slimey lefties here and see no desire whatsoever to debate 


     


     


     


    This thread asked an honest question and deserved an honest answer,but the ask a lefty here an honest question and all you get is mssnbc drivel


     

     
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    Reverend Wright

     
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    seawolfxs,

    "in the end I will take no prisoners with the slimey lefties here and see no desire whatsoever to debate "

    Due respect, this is a debate forum. If you have "no desire whatsoever to debate" then why are you on a debate forum?

    I cannot see why any poster here left of the center would spend their time and energy exchanging posts with you under those circumstances, or as you put it, any "slimey lefties" etc.

     
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    seawolfxs,

    "in the end I will take no prisoners with the slimey lefties here and see no desire whatsoever to debate "

    Due respect, this is a debate forum. If you have "no desire whatsoever to debate" then why are you on a debate forum?

    I cannot see why any poster here left of the center would spend their time and energy exchanging posts with you under those circumstances, or as you put it, any "slimey lefties" etc.

    [/QUOTE]

    Well, not all lefties, but many to most just refuse to learn things, sticking to the Marxist talking points they learned from pot smoking professors.

     
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    seawolfxs,

    "in the end I will take no prisoners with the slimey lefties here and see no desire whatsoever to debate "

    Due respect, this is a debate forum. If you have "no desire whatsoever to debate" then why are you on a debate forum?

    I cannot see why any poster here left of the center would spend their time and energy exchanging posts with you under those circumstances, or as you put it, any "slimey lefties" etc.

    [/QUOTE]

    Well, not all lefties, but many to most just refuse to learn things, sticking to the Marxist talking points they learned from pot smoking professors.

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    The problem is the lefties don't debate, and like their brethren in the media they never ever admit they are wrong

    when I see a lefty here who asks an original question or makes a strong rational argument, then there can be good debate, 

    And right now the oholes and Dems haven't and cannot do anything right. look at even how they wrote oholecare. did you know that it isn't constitutional for the Feds to mandate the states to enforce federal law? And that's why they had to write the Ohole subsidy laws the way they did. so not only is their claim that they didn't intend to miswrite the law a lie, one of the architects of oholecare said twice that Ohole wrote the law that way on purpose. but as lefties do. They always lie

    they also when defending themselves rely on name calling, and dance I am fed up with them they get what they earn from me

    As I like to say!Ohole is a completely dishonest, hypocritical and incompetent president, but a perfect Socialist, progressive president

    i drop in once in awhileto if there is an honest man (lefty), I almost never succeed

    There was a day when that wasn't true, but no longer

     
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    seawolfxs,

    "in the end I will take no prisoners with the slimey lefties here and see no desire whatsoever to debate "

    Due respect, this is a debate forum. If you have "no desire whatsoever to debate" then why are you on a debate forum?

    I cannot see why any poster here left of the center would spend their time and energy exchanging posts with you under those circumstances, or as you put it, any "slimey lefties" etc.

    [/QUOTE]

    Well, not all lefties, but many to most just refuse to learn things, sticking to the Marxist talking points they learned from pot smoking professors.

    [/QUOTE]

    ron,

    I know I have not been here long but one of the reasons I post IS to learn from other posters...posters of all political philosophies.

    I do not approach this like we are on a debating teams, the left versus the right or in a baseball game, the Sox versus the Yankees to give two examples. I do not want to just post with those who agree with my point of view. There are sites for that.

    I know when posters keep to their point of view, and there is no real exchange of ideas, posters/people tend to not only not be moved at all to change their original point of view, they are inclined to become even more entrenched in that point of view. It is human nature. I hope on occasion at least to be part of real debate with posters not concerned about racking up political points. The coming transition here I believe will help posters who want to do this.

    I have studied economics on the college level. If any of my professors were smoking pot, they surely took long showers and made sure they had on new clothes before they came to class. I have heard that pot as a rather strong and distinctive fragrance. :)

    As for Marxist. It is a little difficult to dismantle an economic philosophy unless you study it first and get to understand it well enough to take it apart. Some posters here throw around terms like Marxist, socialist, fascist, etc, and I am not really sure they all know what these words really mean.

    I mean you really have to laugh when a poster refers to President Obama as a Marxist. Obama is as much a Marxist, ron, as you are. 

    This "slimey leftie" will leave seawolfxs for another poster to respond to.

     

     
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    In response to sprague1953's comment:
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    seawolfxs,

    "in the end I will take no prisoners with the slimey lefties here and see no desire whatsoever to debate "

    Due respect, this is a debate forum. If you have "no desire whatsoever to debate" then why are you on a debate forum?

    I cannot see why any poster here left of the center would spend their time and energy exchanging posts with you under those circumstances, or as you put it, any "slimey lefties" etc.

    [/QUOTE]

    Well, not all lefties, but many to most just refuse to learn things, sticking to the Marxist talking points they learned from pot smoking professors.

    [/QUOTE]

    ron,

    I know I have not been here long but one of the reasons I post IS to learn from other posters...posters of all political philosophies.

    I do not approach this like we are on a debating teams, the left versus the right or in a baseball game, the Sox versus the Yankees to give two examples. I do not want to just post with those who agree with my point of view. There are sites for that.

    I know when posters keep to their point of view, and there is no real exchange of ideas, posters/people tend to not only not be moved at all to change their original point of view, they are inclined to become even more entrenched in that point of view. It is human nature. I hope on occasion at least to be part of real debate with posters not concerned about racking up political points. The coming transition here I believe will help posters who want to do this.

    I have studied economics on the college level. If any of my professors were smoking pot, they surely took long showers and made sure they had on new clothes before they came to class. I have heard that pot as a rather strong and distinctive fragrance. :)

    As for Marxist. It is a little difficult to dismantle an economic philosophy unless you study it first and get to understand it well enough to take it apart. Some posters here throw around terms like Marxist, socialist, fascist, etc, and I am not really sure they all know what these words really mean.

    I mean you really have to laugh when a poster refers to President Obama as a Marxist. Obama is as much a Marxist, ron, as you are. 

    This "slimey leftie" will leave seawolfxs for another poster to respond to.

     

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    The comment was made in jest.  A jest, in order to be funny, must have a train of truth.

    i also took graduate level economics, and work with economists often, or used to, at least.  The dismal science.

     

     
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    Dear Mr Sprague

    Amazing, i dont know what is sadder, What you learned in college or that you couldnt see thru the bsto be able to apply any reason to see how the world really could work well.

    Right vs Left arguments are a fools game. Communist, Socialist, Fascist, Progressive and today's liberals or rather simply Statists are all the same thing. It is about Government control over everything and everybody. This is all "below" the core of what the Constitution was trying to accomplish..

    I dont have the time nor the inclination to debate the differences of all the possible Statist positions - they all sux. So please spare me the condesending - "I know it all karp"- You cannot see the forrest through the trees.  And the trees Statists are trying to plant and grow are diseased. All the while raing everything good that works.

    The arguments are all word games, hiding the big "con" - Equality for everyone - well except for those is power. And making themselves  the "ruling class". So dont make be barf

    After all of the failures of Ohole and his corrupt and this sleazy gang. If you look at Detroit, Illinois, CA the huge unmet gov pensions in Liberal run States, Look at  ANY foreign policy, of which even the joke Madam Notbright said the world is a mess, and look at the border melt down. And if anyone still wants to support this Adminsitration or any Democrat, then they are either part of "the con", or still being conned (thus are now of the useful idiot stripe)

    Almost all of the lefties here spew pablum in every stroke they write, be they of either group.And since they never ever admit anything wrong. and the country is in a nose dive with Ohole speeding up the crash, if you are on that side of the argument, you become every dirtbag name I can thing of- Oh they may be kind to their spouse and friends -but what they support is the destruction of everything.

    So to me they are all miserable shytss. I would like to have a country left and not have some one kill us all.

    Somehow being so "smart " just doesnt cut it. One could make a hell of any argument taht wour Government would be better off with out the Ivy League and all the smart Lame brains.

    I mean if you cannot undertand what is right in front of your nose, what diffrence does it make on how smart or how much you think you know?

    I used to think that Republicans were rightious and the Dems were condescending. Surprise the Dems are now both. Plus they are wholey, completely hypocrites and corrupt: Ohole, Reid, Pelosi, the Clintons (including Chelsea), And the whole list of creepy lying support schmucks (including Chucky. Gees,the list is almost endless

    There is no meaninglful debate with Lefties because they are wrong on eveything they want to do to us.. And that includes economics for sure. As Ron Reagan once said (paraphrasing?)

    " its not what the left thinks it knows, its that everything they know is wrong"

    No wonder they hate him - he saw through their BS

     

     
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    In response to seawolfxs' comment:
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    Dear Mr Sprague

    Amazing, i dont know what is sadder, What you learned in college or that you couldnt see thru the bsto be able to apply any reason to see how the world really could work well.

    Right vs Left arguments are a fools game. Communist, Socialist, Fascist, Progressive and today's liberals or rather simply Statists are all the same thing. It is about Government control over everything and everybody. This is all "below" the core of what the Constitution was trying to accomplish..

    I dont have the time nor the inclination to debate the differences of all the possible Statist positions - they all sux. So please spare me the condesending - "I know it all karp"- You cannot see the forrest through the trees.  And the trees Statists are trying to plant and grow are diseased. All the while raing everything good that works.

    The arguments are all word games, hiding the big "con" - Equality for everyone - well except for those is power. And making themselves  the "ruling class". So dont make be barf

    After all of the failures of Ohole and his corrupt and this sleazy gang. If you look at Detroit, Illinois, CA the huge unmet gov pensions in Liberal run States, Look at  ANY foreign policy, of which even the joke Madam Notbright said the world is a mess, and look at the border melt down. And if anyone still wants to support this Adminsitration or any Democrat, then they are either part of "the con", or still being conned (thus are now of the useful idiot stripe)

    Almost all of the lefties here spew pablum in every stroke they write, be they of either group.And since they never ever admit anything wrong. and the country is in a nose dive with Ohole speeding up the crash, if you are on that side of the argument, you become every dirtbag name I can thing of- Oh they may be kind to their spouse and friends -but what they support is the destruction of everything.

    So to me they are all miserable shytss. I would like to have a country left and not have some one kill us all.

    Somehow being so "smart " just doesnt cut it. One could make a hell of any argument taht wour Government would be better off with out the Ivy League and all the smart Lame brains.

    I mean if you cannot undertand what is right in front of your nose, what diffrence does it make on how smart or how much you think you know?

    I used to think that Republicans were rightious and the Dems were condescending. Surprise the Dems are now both. Plus they are wholey, completely hypocrites and corrupt: Ohole, Reid, Pelosi, the Clintons (including Chelsea), And the whole list of creepy lying support schmucks (including Chucky. Gees,the list is almost endless

    There is no meaninglful debate with Lefties because they are wrong on eveything they want to do to us.. And that includes economics for sure. As Ron Reagan once said (paraphrasing?)

    " its not what the left thinks it knows, its that everything they know is wrong"

    No wonder they hate him - he saw through their BS

     

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    My advice is to go back to your "oholes suxes slimey librils" posts.  They're just as substantive but they make it easier to picture you as Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

     
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