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Why Jimmy is wrong about Rush

Discussion in 'Classic Opie & Anthony General Discussion' started by The Truth Bell, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. The Truth Bell

    The Truth Bell SFN Supporter (As If)

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    The thing Jimmy is missing is the fact that Sandra Fluke is not a public figure.

    That's an incredibly important distinction.

    Sarah Palin, Laura Ingram and Elizabeth Taylor are public figures.

    You can legally attack them.
     
  2. NoSurviivors

    NoSurviivors fmeinthea

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    She testified publicly.
     
  3. Ballbuster1

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    You sir, are a dummy.
     
  4. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    She became a public figure when she purposely enrolled in a school where she could launch her activist agenda from, and then used the media and government to try and further her cause.

    BTW, nothing Rush said was illegal.
     
  5. jnoble

    jnoble Lingering longer for a longering linger

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    You can verbally attack anyone techincally. The point the Rush supporters are trying to make is that the people that are pretending to be so OUTRAGED! at what Rush said couldn't care less in the past or laughed/joined in when equally harsh things were said about Palin, Ingram, Malkin, etc. Andrew Breitbart died and some terrible things were immediatly said about him. I'm still waiting for those apologies.

    Jon Stewart claimed Rush was a "terrible person" last night. Yeah, OK. This from the guy that once called President Bush an "asshole" on his show to loud studio applause. Hey Jon, fuck you and your hacky faggoty hipster show. Hope you enjoy Nov 4th 2012 when your precious Dear Leader gets deposed
     
  6. jules

    jules uppity taxpayer

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    dude wtf are you talking about?
    jimmy was making a point about freedom of speech, not what he said right?
    if rush had called for her to be beaten for what she said, then id say he couldnt say it, but not this.
     
  7. Absolutely

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    FYP. Wavey, and all that.
    (Actually Nov 8th, but who cares)
     
  8. Creasy Bear

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    If you put a picture of your stupid fat head eating a stupid fat hamburger at your stupid fat company's stupid fat Fourth of July picnic up on your stupid fat facebook page... then you're a public figure, and I CAN LEGALLY attack you.

    I you don't like it, then you can sit your stupid fat ass down in your stupid fat basement and curse the First Amendment to the Constitution until your stupid fat lips fall off.

    Good stupid fat day, sir.
     
  9. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Jimmy is wrong about everything because he needs food or drink 7 times in 4 hours.

    Absolutely GD sighting.
     
  10. Neon

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    Going to the sponsors is intellectually dishonest because the sponsors don't care if what was said is ok or not. They want zero bad publicity, which they receive purely by association, so they'll drop a show regardless of whether or not what the host said was ok. To them it's purely a numbers game. If the people who wanted to boycott had any faith in the merit of their actual argument, they would simply try and convince people to not listen to Rush. By going to the sponsors they are basically saying: "I want this to be judged not on whether it was right or wrong, but on whether or not the sponsors have the balls to call my bluff." While entirely legal, it is also morally reprehensible in my mind, especially for a single utterance. If Rush's show was "the calling women bad names hour" I'd understand wanting him off the air more, since his entire message was that. But it isn't. He said it once about one person and apologized. Anything beyond that has nothing to do with Sandra Fluke, and everything to do with Rush Limbaugh.
     
  11. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton It's all about the funny!

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    Well. One of his sponsors that abandoned him is down quite a bit today. Carbonite.
     
  12. The Truth Bell

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    Slander is a type of defamation in which a hurtful statement is spoken. To win a slander lawsuit, a victim must prove someone made a false statement that was "published" to at least one other person, and that the statement caused injury.

    Public figures must also prove actual malice -- that the statement was made with intentional disregard for the truth.

    In Sandra Fluke's case, she is not a public figure, lawyers told the Philadelphia Daily News. Fluke can "definitely" prove Limbaugh made the hurtful comments and "published" them to millions of listeners, one attorney said.

    Rush's potential defenses -- such as free-speech protections and that he was just joking -- may not hold up with a jury, the attorney told the Daily News.

    "His statements implied facts about somebody's sex life, that she was promiscuous and trading sex for money," the attorney explained. The company that syndicates Limbaugh's radio show may also be liable for "publishing" the comments, the attorney said.
     
  13. Neon

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    Good for them. A classy organization like Carbonite would NEVER sponsor a show that says nasty things about women... :rolleyes:
     
  14. Neon

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    First of all Mr. legal scholar, anything said on the radio is automatically categorized under defamation, not slander. Second,

    Comment, Johnny Cockring?
     
  15. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton It's all about the funny!

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    Love this^

    Ha. Didn't even think of that!
     
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    Yup, still a dummy.
     
  17. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    Well I think everybody's fulla fudge, pardon my french.
     
  18. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton It's all about the funny!

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    You are pardoned.
     
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  20. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton It's all about the funny!

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    That's better then anything that I've got.
     
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    Show me on the timescale of Carbonite's stock price graph where Rush called the lady a slut.
     
  24. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Who cares. If they don't hold up with a scumbag jury, they'll hold up with the first appellate court that takes a look at the case. Point is, the First Amendment is by far the best enforced piece of legislation in the United States, and, as long as you have the money to fight these cases all the way to the Supreme Court if you have to (which Rush does), you're perfectly safe calling people who come up in conversation sluts, on the radio.

    Oh, and as a general rule, when you find yourself in disagreement with someone about an aspect of their job (in Jimmy's case, about what can and cannot be safely said on the radio), your next stop should be wikipedia, not a fucking message board.
     
  25. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    This post is absolutely, positively, 100% NOT copy/pasted.
     

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