Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Bachmann Supporting Heavy Metal KKKlown Sues NBC, Maddow, MN Independent For Quoting Him Accurately

(image from Bradlee Dean's Facebook page)

Ignorant bigoted hate shouter, Michele Bachmann supporter and heavy metal "musician" Bradlee Dean has filed suit against NBC, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and the Minnesota Independent, winner of the Society of Professional Journalist’s Page One Award, for their coverage of Dean's hate fueled "ministry," You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, apparently for quoting him accurately.

The suit, filed by gadfly idiot Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, claims...

Defendents (sic) NBC and MSNBC pride themselves on their marketing of anti-religious beliefs and their disparagement of people of faith, as they have sought to woo secular, atheist, leftist oriented viewer markets, given Fox News' domination of the politically conservative/libertarian/religious markets which they have had difficulty cultivating
The lawsuit cites a Rachel Maddow story from August of 2010 where she played a clip of Dean from his May 15, 2010 radio show on AM 1280 "The Patriot" where Dean said...

Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination.
After playing the clip, Maddow reported that Dean...
...later clarified that he didn't really mean to sanction murder of gay people, he said, quote, 'We have never and will never call for the execution of homosexuals."
In response to the public uproar Dean was later fired by AM 1280 for his comments.

The claims against the MN Independent are similarly baseless. From the Independent, in an article reporting on Dean's May 15, 2010 radio show the Independent ran the video of Dean's comment with a transcription. The Independent also reported Dean's "clarification."

Both NBC and the Independent have issued statements standing by their original reporting and calling the suit baseless. The statement from the Independent ends with...
We are confident that the courts will agree that this lawsuit is completely frivolous and is a blatant attempt to chill freedom of the press.
Here's MSNBC's response, in its entirety...
This suit is baseless and we stand by our reporting.
Just imagine how thrilled the Bachmann campaign must be to have high profile supporters like Bradlee Dean.

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