One of the left’s biggest complaints about Donald Trump is that he doesn’t believe in freedom of speech. They believe he will use his power to crack down on anyone who dares to criticize him. Democrats, meanwhile, are trying to destroy America’s freedom of speech as we speak.
While there is no evidence so far of such a “crackdown,” Melania is no stranger to liberal attacks. The Trumps are now fighting back against one case of legitimate libel, in accordance with the laws of the land.
Liberals like to piously insist that “politicians’ families are off-limits” for ridicule, but usually only when their politicians are the ones being used as the butt of jokes. They think nothing of spreading nonsense about Trump’s wife and children, but one blogger has gone too far.
The Independent Journal Review reports:
There’s good news for First Lady Melania Trump in her $150 million lawsuit against Maryland-based blogger, Webster Tarpley.
Politico reports that Mrs. Trump won the first round of the libel suit Friday, which was filed back in September after Tarpley published rumors on his blog that she was a “high-end escort.” (…)
Judge Burrell ruled:
“The court believes most people, when they hear the words ‘high-end escort’ that describes a prostitute. There could be no more defamatory statement than to call a woman a prostitute.”
The Daily Mail has also been served for posting similar allegations at its website, which is one of the most widely-read on earth. British libel laws are very different than American ones, so that case is harder to call.
However, even though both publications posted retractions, those obviously weren’t enough to satisfy Trump’s family and their legal teams.
Freedom of speech doesn’t extend to slander or libel. From now on, media outlets large and small need to be put on notice that unlike a lot of wimpy Republicans in the past, the Trumps plan to fight back against outright lies.
Source: Independent Journal Review