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Re: The "T" Word

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sven Franklyn Weil" <sven@gordsven.com>
To: "Bill O'Neill" <billo@shoreham.net>
Cc: <RadioTony@aol.com>; <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: The "T" Word

> I would say: terrorism and call the persons who did it "alleged
> terrorists" or "terrorist suspects."  That way I protect myself from any
> wrongful defamation lawsuits.

The alleged suspects are dead!  Lawsuits are not an issue.  I haven't
researched the issue, but I'm pretty sure you can not defame the dead.  Even
if their family members could sue, I can not imagine an American jury
returning a verdict for the family of a terrorist.

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine