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How Are There Never Defamation Suits During/After Elections?

Discussion in 'The PatsFans.com Pub' started by JarOfMayo51, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. JarOfMayo51

    JarOfMayo51 In the Starting Line-Up

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    For any redditers, this would be considered a "shower thoughts" for sure..

    I was just thinking today about defamation suits and why you don't see a lot of them (or at least hear about them more). Then I started thinking about how nasty election cycles get, where candidates run negative ad campaigns that are literally designed to cause harm to the other person and often have outright lies or context that is blatantly spun to make them look bad...

    How does that not apply in a defamation suit? For public figures, you have to prove malicious intent.. wouldn't that be fairly easy to do after an election cycle?
     
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    SlowGettingUp Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    It is close to impossible to prove defamation of a public figure.
     

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