Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stacy Fights Back

Hallelujah - Stacy McCain is fighting back! A most excellent letter, sir!

An excerpt:

Dear Sir:

Your Oct. 7 editorial, "Palin Book: Already No. 1," contains factual errors which are defamatory and potentially libelous, to wit: "In 2006, Vincent teamed up with white supremacist Robert Stacy McCain to write a shrill book titled Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime and Corruption in the Democratic Party . . ."

Leave it to critics to judge whether or not Donkey Cons is "shrill" -- I suspect your editorial writer has not bothered to read it -- and ask yourself what authority there is for your assertion that I am a "white supremacist." Were this true, it would certainly come as a surprise to my numerous colleagues and friends, who are quite a panorama of diversity.

In the fourth paragraph of the aforesaid editorial, your writer was at least clever enough to cite two authorities for this defamation...

Go here and read the rest!

1 comment:

swaldo32 said...

This doesn't strike me as a strong play, mainly because Stacy stopped short of explicitly denying being a white supremacist, and didn't explicitly threaten to sue. With that kind of hedging, I think the paper's lawyers will read this as an attempt to bluff them.