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Should Ron Paul sue Bill O'Reilly for slander ?

"Recently, during an interview with MSNBC, Bill O'Reilly stated "His [Ron Paul's] foreign policy disqualifies him, in my eyes, as an American; not as a journalist; but, you know, I don't think we need another 'Neville Chamberlain' with Iran." Yet, previously, O'Reilly had made precisely the same arguments as Paul, regarding Iran., in a discussion with Mitt Romney on "The O'Reilly Factor."
BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY defines "slander" as "the speaking of base and defamatory words tending to prejudice another in his reputation, office, trade, business, or means of livelihood." Clearly, O'Reilly slandered Ron Paul and did so with the clear intent to damage Paul's presidential campaign. Thus, Ron Paul should sue Bill O'Reilly for damages equal to the value estimated of a presidential campaign. WHAT is a Presidential campaign worth? Since President Obama has publicly stated he plans to spend as much as ONE BILLION dollars on his re-election campaign, one billion dollars seems an appropriate sum. While it is questionable a court would actually award such a sum, there is NO doubt this would produce the desired effect. As for an "out-of-court settlement," one “O'Reilly Factor" per week devoted to Dr. Paul's foreign policy and national defense stances for the remainder of the campaign seems about right".


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NO - He should go on his show

or have someone from his campaign on his show once per week at a minimum.

Look, if we're going to win we need people who like Bill O'Reilly and watch his show to vote for Ron Paul. Suing Bill will not win over many viewers of his show.

I believe if Doug Wead became a regular guest on Bill O'Reilly and was a funny, good natured, friendly advisory to Bill while supporting Ron Paul and promoting his views we could win over many many viewers.

No...O'Reilly is mental...he is so sick that his body wreaks of

the poison he emits. He has anger issues and anger is nothing more than FEAR. O'Reilly is a bully and he is stuck in his diseased world and he attracts like minded to him. My recommendation is: TURN HIM OFF and allow him to wallow in his Pain.

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

yes and hit him hard with a rebuke

I hope they do it


but he might want to wait until after the Presidential race to file the suit.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

sure, why not?

Anyway, we can always make room for him next to Bill Kristol.


What is begun in anger, ends in shame.