I awoke this morning to a comment in moderation (now approved) by KenyanBornObamAcorn pointing to an article by Jerome Corsi at WorldNetDaily that repeats and adds to what she wrote about anti-birther activist Foggy.
Corsi describes Foggy as a “disbarred attorney,” suggests that he may have broken laws in his anti-birther activities, and generally tries to smear the fellow. Foggy replied on his Fogbow forum:
I was not disbarred, I resigned. The state bar record he posted confirms that. There was never any time in which the State Bar of California even suggested disbarment as a punishment.
I haven’t violated any state or federal statutes.
If Foggy speaks truthfully (which I don’t doubt) then Corsi and WorldNetDaily libeled him. If the documents known by Corsi actually prove that he lied, then Corsi’s article would exhibit a reckless disregard for the truth and might meet the strict requires of Times v Sullivan. (I am not a lawyer and anything I say here is strictly a layman’s interpretation.)
I don’t know what WorldNetDaily gains by attacks like this. Indulging in a petty personal feud is blog-quality material, not something a professional news organization engages in.