Skip to comments.Judge: Glenn Beck must identify sources on Boston Marathon bombing
Posted on 08/09/2016 4:25:21 PM PDT by ColdOne
A looming First Amendment showdown drew closer Tuesday as a federal judge ordered conservative media host Glenn Beck to identify at least two confidential sources in connection with a defamation lawsuit stemming from Beck's reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing.
The suit was filed by Saudi Arabian student Abdulrahman Alharbi, who was injured at the scene of the deadly bombings. Beck continued to link the Saudi national to the attacks even after U.S. officials said publicly he'd been cleared.
U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris ruled that Beck must disclose the names of two Department of Homeland Security employees who allegedly gave a Beck producer information backing up the radio and TV host's claim that Alharbi was the "money man" behind the attack.
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If I were Beck, I’d tell Judgey Wudgey to FO. The Muzzie is going to win anyway.
Obstruction of our Saudi masters will be punished.
He can do that, but the judge will then probably enter a default judgment for the plaintiff.
Couldn’t happen to a worser bullshit artist.
Which is no problem because then there will be a damages hearing and the towelhead will not have any damages other than having to answer all of the requests from terrorists for more money.
I think Beck should stick to his guns and get jailed for contempt.
Who is the good guy here? Beck or the Saudi?
what damages have you suffered??
It is my considered judgement that Beck is a total hallucinating jerk of enormous magnitude. He actually supported cruz!!He is IMO a bad bi polar.
Glenn needs a couple bag of Cheetoes, Family Size!
Beck is not a journalist under shield laws. He is an opinionist.....he is not protected from defamation suits
“OH Brother where are thou?”.....ROFL....
The Saudis have funded so much jihad over the last 50 years worldwide, they are in some way and by extension every damn one of their citizens has a certain amount of blood on their hands....
The Judge needs to tell the Saudis to go EFFF OFF
Shield laws are about privilege, the right to refuse to submit to a court order to give evidence or testimony. Journalists are most likely to defame, it is the nature of their crafft to publish statements that are widely consumed.
Note that this guy was obviously ID'd by the bomb sniffing dog as the dog was being led away and the police were still detaining him.
Beck is not a “conservative” as that term applies to FReepers. IMHO, he’s a nutjob and GOPe sycophant.
On defamation suits involving private parties one shows damage just by the propagation of a lie.
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