I realize that I’m sick and, therefore, not at my best but isn’t Teh Right constantly marketing themselves as free speech warriors? Wasn't that what the whole Mohammed cartoon/Better-than-Ezra crusade was all about? I just can't keep up with these Krazy Kidz sometimes. Via the Canadian Press:
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has advised The Canadian Press he intends to sue the national news agency for defamation for a headline it ran on a story featuring controversial comments he made on a home-movie videotape made more than 16 years ago.
"The headline of the article is false and defamatory of Premier Wall and, given the breadth of its publication, is likely to result in significant damage to Premier Wall's reputation," says the letter from the premier's lawyers, dispatched Friday to The Canadian Press.
And the offending headline?
The headline on the first story, published on the wire before Wall or Lukiwski had apologized, stated: "Tape with Sask premier and Tory MP has racist, sexist, homophobic comments: NDP."
"The headline of the article states directly, or by innuendo, that Premier Wall was responsible for racist, sexist and homophobic comments appearing on a videotape," reads the notice of intent to sue under Saskatchewan's Libel and Slander Act.
Good luck with that, Brad ... seriously. Who’s your lawyer — Lionel Hutz?
Well, that was fast. Lionel must be a better lawyer than I thought.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he is dropping plans for a defamation lawsuit against The Canadian Press over its coverage of the release last week of an old videotape containing offensive comments.
In a brief statement released Monday, Wall also says he will make a statement in the legislature regarding "the events of last week."