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DNC letter to FreeRepublic: Stop Lying about Howard Dean, and Gov Sebelius...OR ELSE!
Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C. ^ | May 11, 2007 | Sandler, Reif & Young, P.C. for the DNC

Posted on 05/11/2007 7:32:14 AM PDT by rface

SANDLE, REIFF and YOUNG, P.C.
50 E Street, S.E., Suite 300
Washington DC 20003

Telephone: 202.479.XXXX FAX: 202.479.XXXX

May 10, 2007

VIA E-Mail

Mr. James C Robinson FreeRepublic.com PO Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794

Re: Statement re Democratic National Committee

Dear Mr Robinson:

We are writing on behalf of our client, the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

A post by “coffee260” on FreeRepublic.com today states that this morning, on the Quinn & Rose show on XM, co-host Quin stated that the DNC chairman, Gov. Howard Dean had called Gov Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans) “around 5:00am on morning after a tornado destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kansas and discussed with here what to say about the tornado and how to blame the war in Iraq and the Bush administration on a slow response to the aftermath.”

The statement was made by Mr Quinn, repeated on FreeRepublic, is demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false. Gov Dean had no such conversation with Gov Sebelius, ever.

No effort was made by FreeRepublic to contact anyone at the DNC for comment or to check the accuracy of these statements before they were published. FreeRepublic not only repeated this statement, but further stressed that Quinn’s “source” was extremely reliable and in a position that would give him direct knowledge of these revelations.

The statements quoted above are false and defamatory, are libelous and slanderous and clearly threaten to interfere with the DNC’s operations and ability to solicit support and raise funds by predjuding the organization in the eyes of the Democratic Party supporters and the public. For these reasons, we demand that FreeRepublic immediately cease and desist from Further dissemination of the above quoted statements or any statements similar in substance and immediately post a retraction of these statements in a location on its web pages at least as prominent as that on which the original story appeared.

Please let us know by noon, May 11, 2007, whether you intend to comply with these requests.

Thanks for your time and immediate attention to this important matter.

Sincerely yours,
(Signature)
Joseph E Sandler


TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
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probably this has been posted....sorry if this is a dupe.....

Freep. link to one issue.....Kansas Governor knowingly lied at behest of Howard Dean.

PDF file of another legal letter...

DUmmies are expecting to see our ASSES KICKED......DNC to Free Republic: CEASE AND DESIST!

1 posted on 05/11/2007 7:32:16 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface

WTF?


2 posted on 05/11/2007 7:33:06 AM PDT by TommyDale (More Americans are killed each day in the U.S. by abortion than were killed on 9/11 !)
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To: rface

DNC is apparently stupider than we thought.


3 posted on 05/11/2007 7:33:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: rface

God, how I hate lawyers...especially soulless ones who are puppets of the DNC...


4 posted on 05/11/2007 7:34:28 AM PDT by kromike
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To: coffee260

Your fifteen minutes have started...


5 posted on 05/11/2007 7:34:48 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rface

Alrighty then! Lets start issuing subpoenas!


6 posted on 05/11/2007 7:35:18 AM PDT by Lets Be Frank
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To: rface

BTW, what language is this? : predjuding


7 posted on 05/11/2007 7:35:33 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: rface

The Dems doing what they do best, threaten people.


8 posted on 05/11/2007 7:35:35 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: rface

“around 5:00am

Ok, maybe we got the time wrong?


9 posted on 05/11/2007 7:35:42 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: rface
The statement was made by Mr Quinn, repeated on FreeRepublic, is demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false

Demonstrated how?

10 posted on 05/11/2007 7:35:56 AM PDT by doodad
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To: rface

I wonder if they are calling on XM and Quin and Rose to cease and desist. This is an attempt to intimidate, and by intimidation limit information and debate on Democrats’ activities. Typical of the DNC. Why don’t they have Dean and Sebelius denying the phone call?


11 posted on 05/11/2007 7:36:23 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: rface

I don’t buy the Sebelius conspiracy. She’s said this in the past. (If we have a disaster, blah blah blah). I knew it was going to come out as soon as the scope of the disaster was revealed.


12 posted on 05/11/2007 7:36:25 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: rface

“No effort was made by FreeRepublic to contact anyone at the DNC for comment or to check the accuracy of these statements before they were published”

That’s probably because the DNC are a bunch of thieving, lying sumbitches.


13 posted on 05/11/2007 7:36:25 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: coffee260

Ping! Your ears should be burning right now.


14 posted on 05/11/2007 7:36:28 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: rface
>Mr. James C Robinson FreeRepublic.com PO Box 9771 Fresno, CA 93794

Hey, look, Jim's middle
initial is "C!" Cuthbert?
Chartier? Coxswain?
15 posted on 05/11/2007 7:36:37 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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also....LIMBAUGH yesterday stated that he expected that the DNC had contacted Gov Sebelius about “talking points”. Limbaugh must have also been ordered to stop lying about the Democratics too.....I am sure he will comply.....I am sure FreeRepublic will comply.


16 posted on 05/11/2007 7:36:51 AM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: rface

So....Did Quinn and Rose get a similar C&D letter, hmmmmmm?


17 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: rface

Methinks they protest too much. Hmmmm. That means we’re on to something.


18 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:20 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (All the credentials in the world posted on the wall will not make a person a decent human being.)
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To: RightWhale

Thw walls have ears and eyes...........I’m quite surprised they can read.......


19 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: cweese

Maybe because we are not publishers?


20 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:26 AM PDT by doodad
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To: rface

This is a parody, right?
Nobody is stupid enough to think they have the right to demand we don’t discuss news stories, are they?


21 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:30 AM PDT by gondramB (God only has ten rules, uncle Hank, and he has a much bigger house.)
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To: rface
No effort was made by FreeRepublic to contact anyone at the DNC for comment or to check the accuracy of these statements before they were published.

Not our job, putz.

22 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:34 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: rface
Seems to me their case would be with Quinn. Except they don't have one. The libel threshhold for public figures such as Dean and Sebelius is extremely high.

FR is accurately reporting what was said on the Quinn show.

23 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:35 AM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: RightWhale

I hand typed this letter from a PDF.....mistakes in spellling and gramor are mine.


24 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:51 AM PDT by rface ("...the most schizoid freeper I've ever seen" - New Bloomfield, Missouri)
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To: RightWhale

They couldn’t possibly be.


25 posted on 05/11/2007 7:37:55 AM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: rface

What a joke. Just let them try anything.


26 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:02 AM PDT by beandog (If exercise is so good for you, why does every bone in my body hurt)
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To: rface

Hey Howierd Dean,

I fart in your general direction you stalinistic thug.


27 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:18 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (the Democrat(ic) caucus of corruption)
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To: rface
A post by “coffee260” on FreeRepublic.com today states that this morning, on the Quinn & Rose show on XM, co-host Quin stated ...

So, if Quinn said it, reporting what he said is fine.

Do the Dems REALLY want to start a pi$$ing contest over repeating partial truths?

28 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:23 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: rface

I don’t get it. If someone tells a lie (i.e. I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky.”) and we discuss it, we get correspondence from an attorney. I’m not implying Quinn lied, but even if he did, we can’t talk about it. Yep, I’m thoroughly confused.


29 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:25 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump


30 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:25 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: rface
To: Howie Dean's Mouthpiece
Fr: MkJessup
Re: Your Premature Exasperation

You're barking up the wrong tree. You need to be talking to Quinn & Rose, not Jim Robinson and not Free Republic.

And in case you need a reminder:

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Speaking for myself, I say to you Joseph E. Sandler:

UP YOURS!

Have a nice day.

Mark Jessup (mkjessup)
31 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:40 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: rface

>>>>I am sure he will comply<<<<

I’m not from Kansas but I’m pretty sure that Gov Sebelius is a woman.


32 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:42 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: doodad
The statement was made by Mr Quinn, repeated on FreeRepublic, is demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false

The DNC would believe that the negative can be proven here.

33 posted on 05/11/2007 7:38:56 AM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: doodad

Yeah, that too :-)


34 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:05 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: rface

I believe this is the post they’re talking about.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1831454/posts


35 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:08 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: rface
No effort was made by FreeRepublic to contact anyone at the DNC for comment

LOL! Truth? From the DNC?

36 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:09 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (ANWR would be supplying us today if the Democrats had voted for it in 1997)
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To: rface

Who knows if the Howard Dean-Kathleen Sebelius thing is true, but the truth is that Kathleen Sebelius lied about the state of Kansas National Guard and whether or not they had enough people and equipment to help the town of Greensburg.


37 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:13 AM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: rface
No effort was made by FreeRepublic to contact anyone at the DNC for comment or to check the accuracy of these statements. . .

Oh, yeah. That's where one always goes to check for accuracy: the DNC.

38 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:16 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: rface
The statement was made by Mr Quinn, repeated on FreeRepublic, is demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false.

No law against discussing what Mr. Quinn said. Provide the proof that such a statement was not made is 'demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false' and we will discuss that also.
39 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:22 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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Sebelius says lack of guard and equipment could hurt response to disasters at home - April 14 2007

I don't care for the Wicked Witch of Topeka, but I don't buy the conspiracy.
40 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:24 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: rface

Tell these bastards to piss off.


41 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:32 AM PDT by DesScorp
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42 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:33 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: 3AngelaD

I’m wondering what Quinn and Rose have to say, and if they have tape of the call...


43 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:51 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: 3AngelaD

I’m wondering what Quinn and Rose have to say, and if they have tape of the call...


44 posted on 05/11/2007 7:39:56 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: rface
Quinn & Rose show on XM, co-host Quin stated that the DNC chairman, Gov. Howard Dean had called Gov Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans) “around 5:00am on morning after a tornado destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kansas and discussed with here what to say about the tornado and how to blame the war in Iraq and the Bush administration on a slow response to the aftermath.”

If the quote is accurate, there's no issue.....

All the Freeper did was source and quote the statement....there's no issue with the Freeper, if any, but rather let them take issue with the original statement.

When such response is written with poor grammar, one wonders at the competence or authenticity of the writer of "the letter"....... (i.e., "predjudging" and "with here"....

45 posted on 05/11/2007 7:40:04 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: rface

So once again the DNC and its liberal puppets are seeking to infringe on the Constitutional rights of American citizens.


46 posted on 05/11/2007 7:40:05 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: doodad

Their “demonstrably” could mean that, if they so chose (or in court) it could be demonstrated as false.

Demonstrate away, mssrs.


47 posted on 05/11/2007 7:40:06 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: rface
Let's see: Dean can repeat lies about 9-11 being an inside job, but no one else on the planet can repeat 'so called' lies about Dean giving underhanded, slime ball political advice.

Have I got it right?

48 posted on 05/11/2007 7:40:13 AM PDT by technomage (You get what you want one step at a time)
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To: rface

Oh, nevermind then.


49 posted on 05/11/2007 7:40:16 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: rface
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I'm shrugging my shoulders here.
50 posted on 05/11/2007 7:40:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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