To the extent several websites, most notably liberal Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore, are now claiming as “fact” that Governor Palin resigned because she is “under federal investigation” for embezzlement or other criminal wrongdoing, we will be exploring legal options this week to address such defamation. This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who re-publish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, the New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law. The Alaska Constitution protects the right of free speech, while simultaneously holding those “responsible for the abuse of that right.” Alaska Constitution Art. I, Sec. 5. http://ltgov.state.ak.us/constitution.php?section=1. These falsehoods abuse the right to free speech; continuing to publish these falsehoods of criminal activity is reckless, done without any regard for the truth, and is actionable.
Free speech is a right, yes, but defamation isn't. Unfortunately for many on the Left, they seem to either have forgotten this, or don't know this, or, most likely, don't believe they have to worry about consequences for defaming people, as they see many other Leftists going around defaming people and getting away with it so much. Well, no longer, for those whom the Left hates are striking back with the full force of the law against their demonizers!
Hear that, Left? No more soup for you!