According to Business Insider (from which comes most of this article’s title) evangelist Bradlee Dean and his You Can Run but You Cannot Hide ministries is suing Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for defamation, claiming that Maddow falsely portrayed Dean as advocating the execution of homosexuals.
This wouldn’t be of interest except that Dean is a birther (says Business Insider) and apparently believes that Obama has declared America a Muslim nation (not the first time I’ve seen a birther say that).
NBC news responds that they stand by their story. Based on what I have read comparing what Dean said and how Maddow characterized it, I think NBC is in pretty good shape. The plaintiffs have requested a jury trial. Hmmm, is this another opportunity for application of the District’s new anti-SLAPP law?
- Complaint filed by Bradlee Dean and You Can Run but You Cannot Hide International in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia
- The Bradlee Dean – Michele Bachman connection. Slate magazine.