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  • Pierre Neary
    July 15, 2012 - 09:30

    "It’s something known as libel chill: if you know that someone has their finger on the trigger, as a journalist, you end up looking over your shoulder all the time." I agree. Well said Russell.

  • William Daniels
    July 15, 2012 - 09:23

    The bullying continues. Don't go away mad Mr. Williams. Just.........

  • winston adams
    July 14, 2012 - 18:48

    John smith, how many have you called lunatics? Childish behaviour. Now personally I've never been a fan of Danny Williams. Never been part of any fan club. But Danny has a lot of business smarts. But this court actiion reminds me of the time our past prime minister, Mulrooney, sued the CBC, was it for 10 million? He claimed his character was "besmirched". Never heard of that word before then. And the CBC settled for a million or two. Seemed maybe he was besmirched. But later we found out that Mulrooney indeed took , was it 300,000.00 in cash in paper bags from the German guy. So much for reputations. But Danny is no fool. This court action may be a good business move. Can a guy who turned his premier's salary over to charity really do anything wrong? But I doubt it will improve his reputation, which is relatively solid yet, and I can't see how this can impove on that, but time will tell, I guess.

  • David
    July 14, 2012 - 14:58

    Bullies bully. The cheerleading constituency changes, but the bully doesn't.

  • Please Stop the deceit and get on with creating an economy in this province that we should have had since we have been in existence, given the great natural resource base that Nature so beautifully endowed us with.
    July 14, 2012 - 13:36

    Enough of allowing politicians shutting us up with ruses and lack of information over matters we know are NOT above board. Non-transparency on matters down through the years is the bane that allowed everyone of our Newfoundland and Labrador "natural resources" that have been developed to date to be shipped out of here in the raw stated for other areas of the country to create economies and thrive, while our province died on the Canadian Economic Vine. Please Stop the deceit and get on with creating an economy in this province that we should have had since we have been in existence, given the great natural resource base that Nature so beautifully endowed us with.

  • John Smith
    July 14, 2012 - 10:50

    I hope and pray that Mr. Williams and Alderon take this as far as it will possibly go. I hope they use these two imbeciels...Pinnochio and Cabana as examples to the world that you can't get on the airwaves and spew lies and defame people's character to further your own agenda. Please, please Mr. Williams...take this as far as it will go...if not the lunatic fringe will continue to undermine this project for their own gain.

    • Richard
      July 14, 2012 - 19:04

      If you're going to call someone an 'imbecile' you should probably learn how to spell it.

  • Roy
    July 14, 2012 - 10:09

    What's the worry? The only people that have to look over their shoulders are the ones who choose to print libelous comments. Fortunatley most posters to these forums are respectful in what they submit but it seems that there is an increasing amount of people that hide behind anonymous names to sling libelous arrows at public figures (e.g politicians, religious leaders, business leaders, or anyone in the news that day.) From the comments I've read posted to the Telegram, I believe it's only a matter of time before the Telegram and some anonymous poster are hauled into court for libel.

    • Billy Hollingshead
      July 14, 2012 - 14:27

      I think Roy that you miss the point. It's NOT only those who choose to print libelous comments that have to look over their shoulders. To defend the truth of what you say is expensive. Therefore many libel suits are used as a 'chilling' weapons by those who have the money to silence the truth. And there lies the difficult balance between protecting reputations from vindictive libellous remarks and the freedom to tell the truth. These matters should not be decided by the wealth of either party.

  • saelcove
    July 14, 2012 - 09:41

    Williams on one of his tirades again

  • Bill
    July 14, 2012 - 09:24

    Typical Wangersky writing! Try to write something a little positive...you will never believe how good it feels. But then it might not get as many readers or not sell as many papers...so you better stay your negative, pessimistic self.

    • Albert Camus
      July 15, 2012 - 17:10

      Hahaha! The irony!

  • Jason
    July 14, 2012 - 08:47

    Time for Danny to grow up. He's a spoiled brat throwing a tantrum every time someone says boo to him. He just wants to silence anyone who dares oppose him. Great, now I'm probably gonna be sued.

  • Little Man Dan
    July 14, 2012 - 07:37

    I'll sue ya!