Last weekend a large group of citizens assembled in Washington, D. C. to protest the passage of a bill they did not want passed. Last chance plea. Well, guess what? It passed anyway. By the use of many tricks, underhanded deals, and other manipulations of the system, it passed. Not surprisingly, some people are mad about it. Maybe I should say many people are mad about it. I am mad about it. Frustrated and mad because we have been poked in the eye and slandered and maligned falsely.
But the last straw is this most recent trumped up media storm to discredit and, yes, slander, the tea party movement. The democrats/media can’t seem to stop themselves, calling them racist, homophobic, and let’s see, what else – mobs, teabaggers, violent, thugs, brownshirts, blah, blah, blah, and this has been broadcasted over the public airways continuously since last summer. Relentlessly, over and over. And not just the media, but it has come from our esteemed elected “representatives” and even the highest officials, as the Speaker of the House (astroturf) and of the Leader of the Senate (evil-mongers).
Even the president came close with his mocking statement about “waving tea bags around.” Notice: These are American citizens exercising their right to peacefully assemble – not some invading foreign power. American citizens, speaking truth to power.
It’s pretty darn funny that now suddenly those doing the mocking want to jump up and call for “civility.” Give me a bleeping break. It has moved clearly into the realm of the ridiculous when you hear supposedly serious questions referring to words like “battleground state,” “reload,” “targeted seats” as ramping up violence. Do they not realize how stupid this sounds?
Now a full seven days after the vote, it continues, broadcasters speaking as if some wrongdoing was done, but nothing has been proved against anyone in this group.
A new video has emerged showing clearly the alleged spitting incident. It shows the congressman actually as the aggressor, moving towards a man who is yelling with his hands on each side of his mouth, the congressman getting in his face and pointing at him. And there’s a policewoman standing there observing the whole thing. Did she arrest anyone? No. Did anyone shout anything other than “kill the bill?” Remember how very carefully the president referred to the panty bomber as the “alleged” bomber. These people are not given the benefit of “alleged.” http://www.breitbart.tv/spit-take-video-captures-congressmans-saliva-encounter/
I wish somebody would sue.
Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, or nation a negative image.
Libel or slander must be:
- Communicated to someone else. [as in broadcasting on national tv day and night]
- Harmful to the reputation of the person (or group) the statement refers to [yes, harmful and hurtful, too]
- Malicious [and it goes without saying that it is malicious]
“”the falsity of the accusation is to be implied till the contrary is shown.”” 2 East, R. 436
“”Malice is in general to be presumed until the contrary be proved.””
See previous post: https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/we-are-the-mob-be-very-afraid/