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  • Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?
  • Can we have more of this, please?
  • markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?


    That's what I was wondering.
  • Cythraul: markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?

    That's what I was wondering.


    I'm not sure. If he said sorry at all while he was in the studio, that probably will fall flat. Fox's lawyers will twist everything so that any use of the word means they didn't flat out make up quotes.
  • Cythraul: markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?

    That's what I was wondering.


    The tort of liable requires proof of both an intentionally false statement and damage to reputation. Fox did this guy a favor.
  • GAT_00: I'm not sure. If he said sorry at all while he was in the studio, that probably will fall flat. Fox's lawyers will twist everything so that any use of the word means they didn't flat out make up quotes.


    I was focusing more on the "but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly." bit.

    Stating that as fact, rather than just questioning his character opens the doors for a libel lawsuit.
  • Would they have been more offended if he call them "The Liberal Media?"

  • "Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I'd be interested to know," Ricks said. "Frankly, I don't remember any such apology."


    Ah, the Reagan defense.

    Also not the same as "I did not make an apology".
  • Another scandal has hit the second tower!
  • Clemente accused Ricks of using the interview to generate publicity for his new book, The Generals

    But your network talked the book up to give this guy cred when you thought he was going to deliver a narrative you prefer.
  • FOX cannot have their audience exposed to too much reality. It hurts the ratings.
  • BritneysSpeculum: Cythraul: markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?

    That's what I was wondering.

    The tort of liable requires proof of both an intentionally false statement and damage to reputation. Fox did this guy a favor.


    While I'm sure they'd argue it was in court, being accused of apologizing to Fox News is anything but a favor.
  • markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?


    No, he apologied to their offices. You know, that they felt they they were hurt by his statement.
  • GAT_00: Cythraul: markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?

    That's what I was wondering.

    I'm not sure. If he said sorry at all while he was in the studio, that probably will fall flat. Fox's lawyers will twist everything so that any use of the word means they didn't flat out make up quotes.


    That's interesting though -- theoretically Fox could use that for every single commentator that goes to their studio and doesn't toe the party line. Maybe they could have an intern bump into them and spill coffee on themselves or something so they say "sorry".
  • Until democrats and anyone who doesn't agree with fox news starts to boycott it they will be able to continue to appear like a legitimate news agency.
  • This is all just a big distraction from the real issue. Benghazi.

    Its a scandal of Whitewater proportions with a Vince Foster Lewinski thrown in.
  • Marcus Aurelius: FOX cannot have their audience exposed to too much reality. It hurts the ratings.


    Facts are the devil.
  • Marcus Aurelius: FOX cannot have their audience exposed to too much reality. It hurts the ratings.


    Sadly (for society), this is true.
  • What a bunch of spineless pussies. This guest they invited just called their entire network out and they let him walk away without so much as a rebuttle or parting shot? Ha! Then to make matters worse they go and try to blast him behind his back instead of confronting him directly. Which he then AGAIN crushes them with a quick comment. Amazing.

    Fox News = teenage girl
  • Headso: Until democrats and anyone who doesn't agree with fox news starts to boycott it they will be able to continue to appear like a legitimate news agency.


    I never watch Fox News, so I'm good.
  • Arkanaut: That's interesting though -- theoretically Fox could use that for every single commentator that goes to their studio and doesn't toe the party line. Maybe they could have an intern bump into them and spill coffee on themselves or something so they say "sorry".


    That'ld only work on the Canadians tho..

    /sorry
  • I'm guessing it was along the lines of "Hey, sorry I called you out on national TV, but someone had to do it....."
  • markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?


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    /might not happen
    //but just to make Ailes have to publicly apologize
    ///and (as always) for the lulz
  • HellRaisingHoosier:
    Fox News = teenage girl


    Oh, don't THEY toss a tantrum when they get called on their BS,
  • markie_farkie: Clemente told THR via email. "He apologized in our offices afterward but doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly."


    Libel lawsuit, anyone?


    Libel pertains to people only, not corporate entities. Moreover, libel pertains to publishing false statements about people. In this case, Fox itself aired the statement, so they are the de facto publisher.
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