Setting the Defamation and Libel Straight

Here’s some info for the remedial thinkers out there.

An individual(s), driven by an appetite for fame and a desperation to land some kind of blow, committed blatant defamation of my character and outright libel with the assertion that I’m “in the pocket for Ed Martin.”

This all happened after a no-name-recognition candidate in Missouri’s 3rd district launched an all-out assault on me online for not allowing him onto my show to electioneer. Since I once had Martin on my show months ago, before I went full time and my show went to a daypart to talk about an initiative for the troops in which he took part, the candidate trumpeted that I was “in Martin’s pocket.”

Before this, before I was on in the day and full-time, Martin recorded a $2500 commercial at my husband’s studio, one of the top 16 studios in the world according to music mags and the biggest, most innovative, and least expensive in the Midwest. They do films, music, commercials, and recently worked with the National Black Caucus on a documentary. (OMG HEADLINE! I am a liberal plant! Tell the RFT!1!) Martin went with them because they were cheap and do good work and have a nationally renowned staff. I thought they did a good job on the ad and even remarked so on air. Yes, on air. RATS, I guess those eager to defame and libel me missed that part. Sorry if I stole your thunder just then.

The aforementioned individual(s), who isn’t enough of a banner name to merit linkage here, outright lied in a posting claiming that I was given money to stump for Martin, blah, blah, blah. It was then perpetuated by a lazy blogger for the Riverfront Times who mistook defamation and libel for content. I knew they wrote about it when I saw that I had a whole three hits from their blog.

First of all suckers, if you think I’d sell my soul for only $2500 you’re stupid. I’m a evil capitalist. I’d want six figures. That was a joke, for the stuffed shirt, Magic the Gathering trolls who, right now at this moment are drafting a post in Blogger: OMGBBQ LOESCH ADMITS SHE’D SELL OUT FOR SIX FIGURES!!!!1!!1. Get it right. UPPER six figures, HACKS. GEEBUS. Not only that, but I’d take the check DIRECTLY, instead of it going to a business that I don’t own that has to pay its overhead. I don’t share my nut.

But as it is, I didn’t get a check.  It was a check to a company from a political campaign, used to pay for services for a web video.  The company has owners and employees with vastly different political viewpoints, even. If Russ Carnahan wanted to make a video, his money would pay their employees and would create jobs just as well as anyone else’s, and he’d get a good product.

If he does, I forbid any of you down there in your mom’s basement from writing it up as a hit piece, or going through every single vendor of every Democrat in the city to be pulled out and protested simply because they work with a  political campaign.  That’s a smear job – and we shouldn’t tolerate it. Chris’s company will work with whomever they work with because they are a business. I will have whatever keeps the unobstructed truth in the narrative on my show, as I’ve always done. I don’t allow folks who use university facilities to defame and libel private citizens (and essentially flout Missouri’s cyberbully law), people who outright lie as any sort of moral authority. For that I trust Snooki.

The funny thing is that I’ve always been damn clear about my ethics and I think it’s high time for folks, bloggers, even those called “SEIU’s blogger” on tape to be clear about theirs: they just want to take me out and they found a congressional candidate stupid and desperate enough for fame to be used as a weapon against the very side for which he is supposedly campaigning. That’s why they had to literally lie in a headline and defame both a small business which provides jobs and a private individual. I don’t know about you, but I refuse to accept the false premise, faulty narrative, or crap from anyone who tries to strangle me with morals that they themselves condemn – folks who in the process of trying to get one in on somebody, compromise themselves in so public a fashion. It would be funny if the maliciousness and the hatred from these folks wasn’t so real.

Some of you out there need to recognize that the left is attacking people for free speech.  Those businesses that agreed to be featured on the St Louis Tea Party site? Get harassing calls from these socialist hacks, all designed to scare them about speaking out.  It’s not just small businesses. Remember Javonne Spitz?  The OFA woman arrested for interfering with police the night of the Gladney attack? She walked around with a camera for hours outside the event (where she was thrown out), jamming her camera in people’s face and snapping their picture.  This is what they do. They can’t win the debate, so they try to intimidate folks. She wanted to make you believe that if you showed up at a Tea Party event, your picture would be spread all over the internet, and you could maybe lose your job, or business. They call us racists, and homophobes, and militia members, and try to get the businesses of anyone who speaks out shut down because they can’t debate on merit – because there is no merit to their perspective.

Could I pursue this legally? Sure. Do I care to? Truth kills libel. I’ve kept quiet because I’ve been frying bigger fish and this is a total non-issue, except the the partisan, SEIU-affiliated hacks who want to make it so only to take me out. #fail

UPDATE: Wow. Mr. Garrison fail:

Unfortunately in my job as a blogger — writing 6-10 posts a day — I do not have the time to make phone calls for every single topic I cover.)

If you’re not skilled enough at your profession to write well and fact check, you need to find a new one. Apparently he thinks that being a blogger entitles one to have lower standards than actual journalists; if Garrison wants to admit that he’s a partisan hack, who am I to argue?

*UPDATE:

An accessory to this post.

I’m a capitalist. If you’re going to buy me off, it’s going to take a lot more than a measly $2k to employees of a business. I’ve actually broken it down to make it easier for prospects. I mean, I know some folks can be prostituted off for fame and relevancy, but I have a bit finer tastes.

LIFETIME IN YOUR POCKET:

– HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL MALIBU COAST COMPLETE WITH INFINITY POOL, SIDE JACUZZI, ALSO WITH TWO MERCEDES S CLASSES, HIS AND HERS CUSTOMIZED (MY LICENSE PLATE: “BAD MFER”) IN DRIVEWAY MADE OF INDIGENOUS ROCK AND GROUND UNICORN HORNS

– MEDIUM-SIZED, NOTHING OSTENTATIOUS, ISLAND WITH SMALL LAGOON

– ALL THE GOLDEN TICKETS TO WILLY WONKA FACTORY

– $100 MILLION IN SWISS BANK ACCOUNT

– WEEK VACATION IN HOGWARTS, NO, NOT THE FAKE DISNEYWORLD ONE

– BRING BACK “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”

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– ABILITY TO FLY WITHOUT THE AID OF MACHINE PROPULSION

– REMOVE THE BAND NICKELBACK FROM EARTH AND ALSO HOT TOPIC STORES

– LIFETIME SUPPLY OF BURBON CHICKEN FROM PANDA EXPRESS

– LIFETIME PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR TO RUTH’S CHRIS, ALL YOU CAN EAT

– CLEAN SLATE FROM GOD

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YEAR IN YOUR POCKET:

– ABILITY TO FLY WITHOUT THE AID OF MACHINE PROPULSION

– $10 MILLION DOLLARS

– BRING BACK “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”

– TWO MERCEDES S CLASSES, HIM AND HER, BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, PLATE: “BAD MFER”

– ONE MONTH VACATION IN EXCLUSIVE BAHAMIAN RESORT

– WEEK VACATION IN HOGWARTS, NO, NOT THE FAKE DISNEYWORLD ONE

– LIFETIME SUPPLY OF BURBON CHICKEN FROM PANDA EXPRESS

– LIFETIME PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR TO RUTH’S CHRIS, ALL YOU CAN EAT

– AN IPOD LOADED WITH EVERY SONG EVER MADE EXCEPT THE POP COUNTRY CATEGORY LIKE WHATEVER DENA CARTER SINGS. PRIORITIZE LISTS OF METAL, BLUES-BASED-ROCK, BLUEGRASS, AND NEW WAVE

MONTH IN YOUR POCKETS:

– $10 MILLION DOLLARS IN SWISS BANK ACCOUNT

– ONE MERCEDES S CLASS, , BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR. BAD MFER ON PLATES

– 10 YEARS’ SUPPLY OF BURBON CHICKEN FROM PANDA EXPRESS

– LIFETIME PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR TO RUTH’S CHRIS, ALL YOU CAN EAT

– AN IPOD LOADED WITH EVERY SONG EVER MADE EXCEPT THE POP COUNTRY CATEGORY LIKE WHATEVER DENA CARTER SINGS. PRIORITIZE LISTS OF METAL, BLUES-BASED-ROCK, BLUEGRASS, AND NEW WAVE

– BRING BACK “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT”

WEEK IN YOUR POCKET:

– WEEK VACATION IN HOGWARTS, NO, NOT THE FAKE DISNEYWORLD ONE

– ONE MERCEDES S CLASS,, BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, “BAD MFER” ON PLATE.

– 10 YEARS’ PASS FOR FAMILY OF FOUR TO RUTH’S CHRIS, ALL YOU CAN EAT

– $5 MILLION IN SWISS BANK ACCOUNT

– AN IPOD LOADED WITH EVERY SONG EVER MADE EXCEPT THE POP COUNTRY CATEGORY LIKE WHATEVER DENA CARTER SINGS. PRIORITIZE LISTS OF METAL, BLUES-BASED-ROCK, BLUEGRASS, AND NEW WAVE

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If you can roll with this, let’s talk.