Friday, February 15, 2019
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY STAR SMACKS DOWN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED REPUBLICAN SLAPP LAWSUIT OVER ALLEGED STEVE ROSE MISQUOTE!!!
Reality check for all of our favorite amateur lawyers . . .
If politicos could sue for every time they feel they've been misquoted, there would never be another news article written.
Remember that we talked this case previously and mentioned SLAPP lawsuits and the politico from Nowheresville, USA attempting to make a name for himself.
Today's update from The Star basically notes that their defense confirms a lot of our ideas about the case:
The Star, citing ‘utter hypocrisy,’ seeks dismissal of Kansas lawmaker’s defamation suit
Money line . . .
“This has been a politically motivated and frivolous lawsuit from day one—the very definition of a SLAPP suit,” Rhodes said in an email. “That’s why we are asking the court to order Senator Denning to pay The Star’s attorney’s fees—under the anti-SLAPP statute that Senator Denning voted for.”
Remember, political speech has a great many protections thanks to the 1st Amendment. Even better, defamation and libel suits are a tough sell in courts.
Example: Stormy Daniels wanted to sue Prez Trump for defamation and the Commander-In-Chief even went on record to call her "horse face" and prove a great deal of ACTUAL MALICE directed her way . . . Yet the Prez prevailed.
Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit
And so, once again we contend . . .
STEVE ROSE IS AN INNOCENT MAN AND THE DESPERATE KANSAS GOP CRYBABY WHO HATES FREE SPEECH RISKED A GREAT DEAL BY CRYING WOLF OVER A NOTHING-BURGER OF AN ALLEGED MISQUOTE!!!
Weird that The Star is totally in the right on this one and their legal team is shredding this lawsuit quickly. Meanwhile, even a few of the some of GOP hired guns have expressed skepticism, whilst only some washed up hack and another washed up lawyer have wasted their time talking out of their depth and claiming "danger" when all they're really revealing is petty Schadenfreude given that neither one of them have seen the inside of a newsroom in at least a decade.
Here at TKC, we hope to ignore the partisan hackery of this issue and focus on FREE SPEECH which, in this case, is on the side of Steve Rose and The Star . . . It's the only advantage they have but luckily it's all they need.
Developing . . .