oldhometown posted at 02:25:41 PM on Mar 05, 2012:
Fred The Nazi Party lead by Adolf Hitler had about 35,000 members in 1923. The total German population was about 63,000 in 1923. How many were right about him?
Remember to add three more zeros next time. It was 63 million people.
I hope she gets his ass in court for libel/slander/defamation and keeps him there until he starts detoxing from his OxyContin addiction.
She made herself at least a limited use public figure by testifying before Congress. She is now a full-blown public figure by appearing on The View this morning. She isn't fighting for "privacy", she's putting herself out there...not only as a newsworthy person, but as a noteworthy person...a "mini" celebrity.
Also, if I remember right, she'd have to show "actual damages" to win defamation. Has she been kicked out of school? Divorced? Forced out of town? Had her future earnings threatened? Is she facing a mountain of public scorn? Answer to all questions: no, no, no, no, and no. She is a celebrity now.
She's made Limbaugh, and his advertisers, bend to her. She's a hero, and apparently lapping up every single minute of it with fawning appearances all over the press telling Limbaugh to shove his apology back up his ass. She ain't hurtin'...
She wouldn't have been a full-blown public figure unless Rush hadn't gone batshit insane and shoved her in the limelight by spending three days calling her a slut and prostitute on-air which generated such controversy. As a "limited-use public figure" (OHT seems to be an Internet Lawyer here), being asked/required to testify in front of Congress does NOT give Limbaugh or anyone else the ability to slander people without legal repercussions. Now, after El Rushbo has said she's a prostitute (someone paid for sexual acts) and a slut (go look up the definitions yourself), she's going to have to defend herself and character. Never mind the fact she was testifying ABOUT A FRIEND'S MEDICAL NEED FOR "THE PILL" if I recall correctly. Rush made an attack that's way off base, to pander to HIS base, damaging the reputation of this woman, and then issued a pathetic excuse of a so-called apology where he laughs it off as "my job is humor and I used some words I shouldn't have... they were insulting words and I meant some words that weren't as insulting but otherwise carried the same connotations."
By the way, according to Florida law (where Limbaugh lives and broadcasts from), Rush is now a criminal.
836.04 Defamation.—Whoever speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
I'd totally file charges if I were her. Let's see his mugshot and his long-form police report!
ARREST RUSH LIMBAUGH & SENTENCE HIM TO JAIL!