"Every malicious publication by writing, printing, picture, effigy, sign[,] radio broadcasting or which shall in any other manner transmit the human voice or reproduce the same from records or other appliances or means, which shall tend: --
(1) To expose any living person to hatred, contempt, ridicule or obloquy, or to deprive him of the benefit of public confidence or social intercourse; or
(2) To expose the memory of one deceased to hatred, contempt, ridicule or obloquy; or
(3) To injure any person, corporation or association of persons in his or their business or occupation, shall be libel. Every person who publishes a libel shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor."
It seems as though an Olyblog member has taken exception to a sarcastic remark that I made in response to another member's blog about him and a certain execution of activities in a local media. Personally, I think that this person is just stinging from a "trump card that was played" and is displaying the personal resentments for which he has been accused in the recent past.
Now, mind you, that this is a person that allows posts directed at a city councilperson to be published, calling for his jailing and gang rape. Now he is going to throw threats of suits at me and this media.
Interestingly enough, a supervisor of this person, was once childed by his consumers for allowing a cartoonist to submit and publish a picture of an Arabic man driving a truckload of explosives with the caption - "What would Mohammed do?". As you can imagine, the enraged the Muslim consumers in the market area. The supervisor stood behind the cartoonist, defending his right to satire, regardless of how many people were angered.
I'm sensitive to the needs of Olyblog and the desire for it to not enter into a legal battle that would encumber it. This smells of "green mail" and I'd like the members of the community to comment on what they would like to see done. One of the docents has given me the idea that he would like to delete the statement in question. If this is the desire of the community, I will abide. Community first, Larry second.
I will leave you with this thought. I see this as a beginning of an attempt to censor Olyblog. I have legal representation and would be willing to take this to the bitter end, but I want no problems for Olyblog.
Let me know your thoughts.