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16 Nov 2012 07:33 PM   |   13688 clicks   |   NBC News
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Indubitably     
Diss me professionally?

Mistake.

16 Nov 2012 07:35 PM
Indubitably     
You lost before you started.

16 Nov 2012 07:35 PM
Summoner101     
Knows a couple things about libel:

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16 Nov 2012 07:38 PM
TheSneakerWhore     
#whocares

16 Nov 2012 07:39 PM
skinink     

"Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has been told she may be sued for claims she made on her social media account. Her first Twitter response to the warning was: "*gulps*". "


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She's blonde and pretty, so she must be innocent.


16 Nov 2012 07:47 PM
Summoner101     

skinink: "Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has been told she may be sued for claims she made on her social media account. Her first Twitter response to the warning was: "*gulps*". "
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She's blonde and pretty, so she must be innocent.


At least we know she swallows

16 Nov 2012 07:48 PM
Knucklepopper     
Sally! Vavoom!

16 Nov 2012 07:49 PM
umad     

TheSneakerWhore: #whocares


About a large powerful institution covering up decades of sexual abuse of kids by one of their employees while on their property? I have never heard about anybody getting fired up about such a thing.

Or are you talking about the guy being falsely labeled a pedophile in the national media? Nobody tends to get riled up about false accusations either.

tldr: I'm with you

16 Nov 2012 07:50 PM
umad     

Summoner101: skinink: "Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has been told she may be sued for claims she made on her social media account. Her first Twitter response to the warning was: "*gulps*". "
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She's blonde and pretty, so she must be innocent.

At least we know she swallows


And she is down for kinky shiat like hooking up with midgets.

16 Nov 2012 07:52 PM
Kaiser Blade     
Anyone else think he looks like Drew + 20 years or so?

16 Nov 2012 07:53 PM
Gyrfalcon     
Yeah, that's going to work.

16 Nov 2012 08:11 PM
Indubitably     

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that's going to work.


Against what?

Lies?

16 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
Indubitably     

Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that's going to work.

Against what?

Lies?


Truth works.

16 Nov 2012 08:15 PM
Gunny Walker     
I'm glad there is some one out there willing to take on members of the Twitterati. We've clearly lived under the threat of the people like @clownpenis420 for too long.

Far too long.

16 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
BolloxReader     

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that's going to work.


There is no First Amendment rights in the UK. And it is very possible for them to file a lawsuit against you there in court, you lose by default when you laugh, and then the financial world hands your assets to the plaintif in accordance with international agreements.

16 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
goatleggedfellow     

skinink: "Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has been told she may be sued for claims she made on her social media account. Her first Twitter response to the warning was: "*gulps*". "
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She's blonde and pretty, so she must be innocent.


I'm betting she'll claim temporary insanity due to the hormone treatments.

16 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
namegoeshere     
The mayor of Syracuse tried similar. The rumor was not about underage buggery, but that he beat his wife. He, obviously not familiar with the Streissand effect, had all the news stations broadcast his threats to fully prosecute anyone spreading the malicious rumor. It was sad, really. Also, the rumor had been going around for years before he caught wind of it. I don't know if anyone ever told him that.

No one was ever charged or sued. The publicity assured that the last few housebound seniors with no friends or internet connection also heard about it. 

/before Streissand effect, now that I think about it
//results still could have been predicted

16 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
namegoeshere     

BolloxReader: Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that's going to work.

There is no First Amendment rights in the UK. And it is very possible for them to file a lawsuit against you there in court, you lose by default when you laugh, and then the financial world hands your assets to the plaintif in accordance with international agreements.


Worse, in the UK you can be arrested and jailed for saying mean things that hurt people's feelings.

16 Nov 2012 08:26 PM
goatleggedfellow     
Her first Twitter response to the warning was: "*gulps*".

I can see the adam's apple move as I read it.

16 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
ciberido     

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that's going to work.


Came here to make a comment about the Streisand effect, but it looks like namegoeshere covered it already, so we'll just see how this plays out.

16 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
Gyrfalcon     

ciberido: Gyrfalcon: Yeah, that's going to work.

Came here to make a comment about the Streisand effect, but it looks like namegoeshere covered it already, so we'll just see how this plays out.


Well, I meant trying to track down everyone who Tweeted something, but we'll see what happens...

16 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Wayne 985     

TheSneakerWhore: #whocares


We have "Smart" and "Funny" tags. I wish "Dipsh--" were an option.

16 Nov 2012 09:24 PM
QuesoDelicioso     
Ugly son of a biatch, ain't he?

/bring it, porky

16 Nov 2012 09:30 PM
Indubitably     

QuesoDelicioso: Ugly son of a biatch, ain't he?

/bring it, porky


/To dress down: a legal liability. *oink*

16 Nov 2012 09:41 PM
Loucifer     
Sally Bercow is a bit of alright.

16 Nov 2012 10:45 PM
OscarTamerz     
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Nice face, nice tits, too bad about the gunt. At least she's taking some 8 year old dressed as a ringmaster out trick or treating.

17 Nov 2012 12:24 AM
cptjeff     
Does UK law require that the person spreading the falsehood know that it's a falsehood? Because I'm pretty sure that that's a critical component, and as far as the people spreading it on Twitter were concerned, it was reported by the BBC, and as such, fact.

So yeah- fatty should probably just stick to suing the BBC.

17 Nov 2012 01:16 AM
mikaloyd    [TotalFark]  
Remember when BBC was a legit news source that checked sources?

Me neither.

17 Nov 2012 02:25 AM
Wrencher     
#twitter-twats

17 Nov 2012 02:44 AM
orbister     

cptjeff: Does UK law require that the person spreading the falsehood know that it's a falsehood?


No. "It was true" is a defence but "I thought it was true" is not.

17 Nov 2012 03:28 AM
Aeon Rising     
What if someone were to say "I believe he is a pedophile"
Does british law make a distinction between "I believe" and "He is"?

17 Nov 2012 08:33 AM
opiumpoopy     

Aeon Rising: What if someone were to say "I believe he is a pedophile"
Does british law make a distinction between "I believe" and "He is"?


Depends on the specifics. "it is alleged that..." is often used by the UK media and seems pretty safe.

17 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
Tenatra     
That video clip in the article is on a still image from Top of the Pops. That just makes me think of Nirvana being on that show and Kurt Cobain giving the mic a blow job. Link

17 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
Huck And Molly Ziegler     
No one involved or mentioned in this story has ever done anything lewd, improper, inappropriate to me.

17 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
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