" I never trashed my fellow commissioners, the press will say what they want... you should know that's what sells papers. Nor will I hide behind annonymous names to make statements. I am a citizen just like you, I base all of my decisions on public comment, I respect those who come and speak before us- even Millard. Share your opinions and thoughts at our next commission meeting. We would love to hear from you and that is how things get changed. I am not on any special agenda... I am just trying to do the right thing for the city. " (emphasis added)
SARAH PALIN MAY SUE BLOGGER
Alaska, like California, recognizes libel per se as a cause of action in addition to libel per quod.
Free speech has its limits. Damaging another with a false statement of fact, and then claiming that you were just giving an opinion won't usually shield a defamer from liability.
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