Hmm ... is it slander or libel if defamation of character is performed on TV ?
This would be both slander and libel - the interview on television is slander, and forged military lies are libel.
However, forging military documents that "supposedly" came from the Pentagon is going to get someone decades in the brig.
It makes me wonder.....is Sandy Berger singing to save his a$$?
A spoken communication is slander.
Slander hell. It is a violation of FCC regulations and should be prosecuted as such.
Generally slander is for spoken defamation, libel for written. But does the script of a TV program, or the transcript, count as written? If it does, then defamation on a scripted TV program, or one for which a written transcript is provided, would be both libel and slander. Thus Big $$. Falsification of government documents: Big Time in the Big House with Big Bubba and/or Big Bertha. Don't bend over to pick up the soap, unless being Big Bubba's Bitch floats your boat.
Only problem is the "public figure" exception unless you can prove they knew the documents were false, so slander or libel might not be actionable, but falsification of government documents will still get you a date with Bubba or Bertha, possibly both.
"Hmm ... is it slander or libel if defamation of character is performed on TV ?"
Spoken words are slander - written is libel. Oddly, this seems to be both.