Actually, They Eat Everybody Else’s Young

“State GOP leaders are calling on former Lt. Gov. candidate Caroline Fayard to apologize after she told a Democratic audience last week that Republicans are ‘bullies’ who are ‘cruel and destructive’ and ‘eat their young.'” [New Orleans Times-Picayune]

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9:44 pm • Tuesday • March 29, 2011

Ahem. Attn: Luziana GOP:

“The constitutional guarantees require, we think, a federal rule that prohibits a public official from recovering damages for a defamatory falsehood relating to his official conduct unless he proves that the statement was made with ‘actual malice’ — that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.”

New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 279-280 (1964)

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