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BREITBART PROMISES MORE BOMBSHELLS IN MCGINNIS PALIN BOOK INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Breitbart TV ^ | Thursday September 22, 2011

Posted on 09/22/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Andrew Breitbart appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss the Big Government investigative report on the Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book. Breitbart promises more stories are about to break on this including an interview with the prostitute who McGinniss used as a source for the book. Video at link:

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.tv ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; leftwingattacks; libel; liberals; lies; mcginniss; palin; sarahpalin; slander; smear
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Love it Andy! About time it's over RH might have to pull the book off the selves to protect themselves
1 posted on 09/22/2011 5:34:21 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

bump de bump.

hope palins sue mcginnis.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 5:35:04 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21

If you’re going to kill the Queen, you better damn well kill the Queen.


3 posted on 09/22/2011 5:37:12 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: ken21

Just the threat of a lawsuit will do enough damage to Random House and Creepy Joe! They’ll jump out of the windows in fear because Random House could be Sarah’s House


4 posted on 09/22/2011 5:38:06 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Pretty soon “Random House” is going to be called “Palin house” after she sues the hell out of them for allowing the publication of lies. McGinnis is one sick freak. Just looking at him makes would make me want to run in the opposite direction. He has serious mental issues


5 posted on 09/22/2011 5:38:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bigtigermike

Random House is about to become Palin House.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 5:40:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (All my replies get posted to AttackWatch)
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To: Bigtigermike

Listen I have all but exploded watching that ass on all the channels spewing his stuff. He looks like such a liar. It would be so great to watch him fall


7 posted on 09/22/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Bigtigermike

Regardless the veracity of the allegations, the intent was to destroy and cause pain.

I really hope Mr. Karma calls on McGinnis. I’ll keep the details of my desires to myself so I don’t get banned or get charge with hate thoughts.


8 posted on 09/22/2011 5:43:49 PM PDT by umgud
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random house is owned by bertlesman in germany.

they publish 40% of american books.

they do not like american conservatives.


9 posted on 09/22/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

Hate do disapoint y’all, but it’s just about impossible to win a slander lawsuit. You have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it isn’t true, the author knew it wasn’t true (how do you prove what someone beleived?), and as motivated by malice. That’s a tall order. Remember Kitty Kelly alleging Nancy Reagan was having affairs?


10 posted on 09/22/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen andY let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: ken21

Ditto.
The Palins should sue McGinnis and RH off the face of the earth.


11 posted on 09/22/2011 5:44:28 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t think Breitbart will have to dig too deep to thoroughly discredit and destroy McFaggot. This book he crafted after an afternoon under the influence of Peyote and bottom shelf blended scotch is unraveling by the minute. I hope this so call writer tries to refute Breitbart so he can keep pounding him into oblivion.


12 posted on 09/22/2011 5:44:49 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Hugin

Even if she doesn’t sue McGinnis and Random House, just showing everyone what complete and utter liars they all are is good enough for me. Exposing them is just as good as winning any lawsuit against them


13 posted on 09/22/2011 5:46:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: HalfFull

Ping...saw your ping to me on the earlier thread but I’ve been gone all day. Breitbart is on the warpath on this. Good on him.

Looks like Palin’s blind trust may end up in the publishing business. Hope she keeps this in mind when she appoints a trustee next year. :)


14 posted on 09/22/2011 5:46:56 PM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m not a Sarah Palin fan but I hope she sues everyone connected to this libel and wins BIG.


15 posted on 09/22/2011 5:47:06 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Agreed.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 5:48:03 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen andY let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Bigtigermike

Breitbart has really learned how to play these out with brilliance.


17 posted on 09/22/2011 5:48:13 PM PDT by BRL
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To: All

Tweet a few minutes ago:

AndrewBreitbart AndrewBreitbart
For all you knucklehead McGinniss defenders, he confirms authenticity of the Palin book email at Mediaite. Spin. Spin. Spin away.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 5:49:36 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Even with all the publicity; this book really isn’t selling very well...


19 posted on 09/22/2011 5:50:08 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bigtigermike

She will take back the money the rats cost her as Governor and have enough left to run for president, a couple of times.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 5:50:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Hugin

A lot of these clowns like MCGINNIS have such big egos that they say on the internet what they believe.Case closed.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 5:50:49 PM PDT by ardara
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ll say this - Andrew Breitbart is making the world safer for conservatives and more dangerous for liberal liars. He’s doing the Lord’s work whether he knows it or not.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 5:51:50 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It doesn’t matter. The masses just see the headline, and they vote. :-(


23 posted on 09/22/2011 5:52:12 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Bigtigermike

I wish somebody would go after that other prick Geoffrey Dunn.


24 posted on 09/22/2011 5:53:03 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where INVITED Freepers will meet again next summer. Jim Robinson Too)
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To: Bigtigermike

Expose this slime ball

25 posted on 09/22/2011 5:53:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: fanfan
It's the “we are not crooks; we are just incompetent” defense.
26 posted on 09/22/2011 5:54:01 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Bigtigermike

....I’ve been involved in many civil lawsuits in the real estate development business in Texas the past 40 years. As a result, I know more than the average non-lawyer about the process. So,just to hopefully add to the discussion tonight, I’m wondering if any lawyer out there in FR land would comment on where “venue” for a Palin vs. Random HOuse lawsuit would be?

If it is New York, I think the Palins would forget about it. But, if it were Alaska, I think they might give it some serious thought given these recent Breitbart emails which are at least close to “smoking guns”. Ofcourse if she runs for President, I don’t think she would pursue the lawsuit.


27 posted on 09/22/2011 5:54:18 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Hugin

...but it’s a whole lot easier to force a settlement, especially when McGinnis’ own emails clear half the burden out of the gate and when as a defendent you need to stop the bad publicity asap.....


28 posted on 09/22/2011 5:55:33 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Bigtigermike

....I’ve been involved in many civil lawsuits in the real estate development business in Texas the past 40 years. As a result, I know more than the average non-lawyer about the process. So,just to hopefully add to the discussion tonight, I’m wondering if any lawyer out there in FR land would comment on where “venue” for a Palin vs. Random HOuse lawsuit would be?

If it is New York, I think the Palins would forget about it. But, if it were Alaska, I think they might give it some serious thought given these recent Breitbart emails which are at least close to “smoking guns”. Ofcourse if she runs for President, I don’t think she would pursue the lawsuit.


29 posted on 09/22/2011 5:56:11 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: ken21

doesnt bertlesman make those plastic handguns?


30 posted on 09/22/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Hugin
it’s just about impossible to win a slander lawsuit

If the smear is written, not verbal, it's libel, not slander. And while it helps to be able to prove that the allegation is false and motivated by malice, reckless disregard of the truth also qualifies, even if the complainant is famous. Not that I think it will be hard to come up with the "malice" part, especially with the e-mail trails that have started appearing.

31 posted on 09/22/2011 5:59:04 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: HereInTheHeartland
It's the “we are not crooks; we are just incompetent defense.

Well, have we had enough of this type of behaviour yet, or not?

That's the question we all need to be asking.

32 posted on 09/22/2011 6:04:08 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Even NBC’s Michael isikoff, who came up empty on his Palin Dirt-search, had the sense to avoid this turd.
33 posted on 09/22/2011 6:06:34 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Bigtigermike

((((Ping))))


34 posted on 09/22/2011 6:06:57 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I wonder if McGinnis had any wireless phone, cell, or wifi hacking equipment?


35 posted on 09/22/2011 6:10:10 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: vbmoneyspender

**** “If you’re going to kill the Queen, you better damn well kill the Queen.” *****

BUMP

TT


36 posted on 09/22/2011 6:12:11 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: Hugin
I am unaware of any jurisdiction in which "beyond a reasonable doubt" is the appropriate standard for a civil claim. It is generally "preponderance of the evidence", with some special proofs requiring "clear and convincing" evidence. But not beyond a reasonable doubt, which generally is reserved for criminal matter.

Even if there is some state that has a BARD as the standard for a civil case, she'll be able to sue him in one that doesn't.

37 posted on 09/22/2011 6:13:58 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Bigtigermike
Could this be the reason she remains a private citizen?

If she were a "politician" she would have far fewer protections against libel.

38 posted on 09/22/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: ken21
bump de bump.

hope palins sue mcginnis.

*******

I like Palin. I also believe that Obama is a fraud and a liar when it comes to telling us about his past and that he will lose come election day Nov. 2012.

But I believe that the book did severe damage to Palin's hope to run for President, because the ugly revelations in the book will help persuade Palin that she CANNOT run for President if she hopes to protect her family from savage criticism and ridicule.

1.Whatever ugly things people say about the book and the author, McGinnis, Palin will never sue the author for defamation, because at the trial, the author will parade a list of witnesses who will back up much of the terrible things the author wrote in his book about Palin and her family.

2. One of the damaging details in the book is the claim that Palin had an affair with a professional basketball player. If Palin ever went to court and the basketball player testified that he did indeed have a one night stand with Palin and Palin was called to testify about the affair, Palin's dream of running for President would be over.

3. So, again, sad to say, I don't believe that Palin would ever dare sue the author in court for defamation, because she knows that a lot of details in the book are true, and such a trial would do terrible damage to her family.

4. In addition, if Palin took the author to court and lost, Palin knows that such a loss would do terrible damage to her reputation and credibility, and she knows that if she loses her credibility , she loses any chance to be elected President.

5. The author: He wrote a great book "Fatal Vision". He did lose a lawsuit to Jeffrey MacDonald, but Jeffrey MacDonald had trouble disapproving many of the details in the book, especially when MacDonald's own father-in-law provided the author with many of the details in the book and when MacDonald admitted that he allowed the author free access to follow him and his defense team around during the trial, a trial that showed that MacDonald did indeed murder his wife and two beautiful young girls.

6. So, as much as I like Palin, I believe that she won't run for President or sue the author for defamation, because she would not want to have her family members testify in court, which would cause terrible damage emotionally to those family members, especially after they were cross-examined by the author's lawyers.

7. Also, as I see it, Palin has an additional problem: If she goes on talk shows and tells the world that the book is full of lies, then she is opening the door for the author to sue Palin for slander, and Palin will have to detail in court the lies that she claims are in the book.

8. In addition, if Palin remains silent and does not make any comments on the book, people could take her silence to mean that the book is mostly true.

9. In other words, Palin is damned if she comments on the book and damned if she remains silent, in my opinion.

10. So I don't envy Palin for whichever decision she makes: Does she publicly condemn the book and force the author to sue her in court for slander, or does she remain silent in order to protect her family from having to testify in court?

39 posted on 09/22/2011 6:32:28 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: ken21
I'm not familiar with case law on libel and defamation, but from what I read on Wikipedia it looks to me like Palin has a prima facie case of libel/defamation against the author, the publisher AND news organizations that reported on the content.

Especially within the context of recent emails being discovered that the author KNEW many of the accusations to be false...or where he falsified the source and made up the story.

A good lawyer ought to be able to make $25mil off this...and Palin $75mil. Easy.

Public figure doctrine (absence of malice)

Special rules apply in the case of statements made in the press concerning public figures, which can be used as a defense. A series of court rulings led by New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) established that for a public official (or other legitimate public figure) to win a libel case, the statement must have been published knowing it to be false or with reckless disregard to its truth, (also known as actual malice).[30]

Under United States law, libel generally requires five key elements. The plaintiff must prove that the information was published, the plaintiff was directly or indirectly identified, the remarks were defamatory towards the plaintiff's reputation, the published information is false, and that the defendant is at fault.

The Associated Press estimates that 95% of libel cases involving news stories do not arise from high-profile news stories, but "run of the mill" local stories like news coverage of local criminal investigations or trials, or business profiles.[citation needed] Media liability insurance is available to newspapers to cover potential damage awards from libel lawsuits.

40 posted on 09/22/2011 6:33:39 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

You are right. I realized I made an error as soon as I posted it, but I didn’t bother to post a correction. Naturally someone would catch it on FR!


41 posted on 09/22/2011 6:34:52 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen andY let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"Peyote and bottom shelf blended scotch"

Is there something wrong with spending your day with peyote and cheap scotch?

42 posted on 09/22/2011 6:35:57 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: GoCards

I always try to remind myself that karma and the law of reciprocity are real and tangible things. I hope Sarah reminds herself of that as well.

All that is evil will be exposed and brought to its knees.


43 posted on 09/22/2011 6:42:10 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m thinking that Random House will act pretty quickly to CYA this before it really costs them some serious money and damage to their brand. That means pulling it from distribution within a couple days.


44 posted on 09/22/2011 6:44:48 PM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: Hugin

Have you looked at the letter on Breitbart?
The dude knew it wasn’t true.


45 posted on 09/22/2011 6:48:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: john mirse

What the H*ll? Palin already said on camera that nothing the media or smears by others will ever stop her if she ever decided to run! She said that they (family) already have been tested and are use to the arrowsAnd potshots at them. In fact most of these false allegations has been out there since 2008 - the alleged affairs, drug use, divorce, trig truthers....etc so it’s nothing new to them.

What has anybody said that has not been pretty much already said against Palin before? And you see that she’s still standing and moving forward.


46 posted on 09/22/2011 6:48:41 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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Unfortunately, Palin won’t run as the media would vilify her further.

They’ve done nothing but smear this good woman for 3 years.

Perception equals reality, and most voters believe the lies, smears and the caricature that the media painted of Palin.

Sarah Palin is arguably the best candidate, but the public has been fed a bunch of BS about her.

I don’t blame her either - who wants to put up with more of the same from the MSM - they are the biggest enemy of the US, as they hype idiots like Obama while tearing down good people like Palin with half-truths and flat-out lies, while refusing to report any good about her.

She didn’t have a phenomenal job approval rating that Obama will never have and can only dream of.

The media hyped up an empty suit while slinging mud at Palin for the last 3 years.

Look at the results.

Sadly, Palin is “damaged goods” in the minds of many voters, when in fact, she is the opposite and the best candidate.

F the MSM and our schools as well - all they do is hype up boobs like Obama and failed policies like Socialism.


47 posted on 09/22/2011 6:57:54 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("President Obama blames ________ for his inability to _____.")
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To: netmilsmom

I hope you are right.


48 posted on 09/22/2011 6:59:42 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen andY let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Hugin
it’s just about impossible to win a slander lawsuit . . .

For the record, SLANDER is spoken/oral falsehoods; LIBEL is a written falsehood.

49 posted on 09/22/2011 7:05:19 PM PDT by Faith
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To: john mirse

I guess you missed Todd’s statement calling the author on his “disgusting lies”. Good grief. I talked to people at work- they think Mcguiness is creepy and don’t think Palin’s supposed former sex life is anybody’s business. Even if Rice comes out claiming it is true- that don’t make it so.The idiot author contridicts his own statements right in the book.


50 posted on 09/22/2011 7:09:20 PM PDT by Truthfreesus
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