Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Should Ted Rall Sue Ann Coulter?
Wait, wait, before you say "YES!" you should know what it's about. Coulter slandered Rall.
Republican columnist Ann Coulter spoke earlier today to the Conservative Political Action Committee, where the audience included 1000 right-wingers including Vice President Dick Cheney. There, among other things, she is reported to have said the following: "Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and the NY Times have made submissions." She lied. I have not submitted anything to any Iranian publication. I have no intention of doing so. And I have said that in public, repeatedly. Obviously, in making such a statement, Coulter crossed the line into outright libel [sic]--she intentionally stated a mistruth intended to harm my reputation.Rall polled his readers, who told him 3-to-1 that of course he should sue. He's still soliciting pledges to help pay the cost of filing the lawsuit, and presumably the legal fees for the lawsuit if his attorney determines that a case would be legally feasible. The email address for making a pledge is chet @ rall.com. You know what to do.
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