Should Ron Paul sue Bill O'Reilly for slander ?Submitted by zeci on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 05:09
"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".