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The original poster called it "slanderous"...

...which is why I suggest that he learn the difference between slander and opinion.

However, it also doesn't constitute libel. Just as I stated regarding slander, there is a distinct difference between opinion and libel, which must always be founded upon incorrect information presented as fact. This is especially true in the case of public figures, whom the law assumes will elicit "opinion" across a broad horizon.

Anyone with a basic reading comprehension knows that stating Berger is "playing the victim" is editorial opinion. Stating that he is consistently late for meetings and has been involved with the police more than once is factual information. Presenting a cumulative list of Berger's shortcomings in one editorial does not elevate it to the point of libel.


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