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Can Public Officials Be SLANDERED? Yes They Can. Women's History Month Day 5

Misogyny Is a Problem in America

Encore Presentation. Women's History Month, Day 5. When we look to the nightly news we trust that the information has been VERIFIED & is based on Facts, not Rumors. This is Implied Credibility.

We trust that individual Reporters will be Fair & not bring their personal biases & prejudices with them in a misleading way.

Yesterday on March 4th, one day after Primary Day for the 2020 Election, a News Story was circulating online IMPLYING Voter Suppression at Texas Southern University.

Nothing could be further from the TRUTH.

In September of 2019, TSU HOSTED the 3rd Democratic Debate on ABC News.


Currently the WORLD is concerned about the Public Health Crisis with the Corona Virus.

FACT CHECKING & VERIFICATION has never been more important.

You CANNOT panic the Public with the RUMOR MILL.

Hence my statement about POSSIBLE Voter Suppression at Texas Southern.

Texas is a State that allows for Early Voting, generally a 14-day period. Texans have at least two weeks to get to the Voting Polls prior to Election Day - at a time & location that is convenient for them.

That, together with TSU being Host to a Nationally Televised Presidential Debate, I gotta ask,

"On what planet is that Voter Suppression??"

The lines on Election Day at this Polling Location were incredibly long - because some people waited until the last minute to Vote & then cried foul.


There ARE other types of Voter suppression that are alive & well in Texas, namely GerryMANdering, but this event was NOT.

Meanwhile, MISOGYNY is alive & well.




The benchmark for Slander for anyone in the Public Eye is extremely high, particularly for Public Officials. Public Officials are Elected to conduct business on the Public's behalf. As such the performance of their duties does require a higher level of transparency than a Public Figure, like a musician or actor or anyone else who has voluntarily put themselves in the Public Eye.

Even Public Officials & Public Figures do have some expectation of Privacy in their Private lives.

Slander & Defamation are defined as "harm to one's reputation" resulting from the Circulation of False or Misleading Information.

1. Is it False?

2. Was it Circulated?

3. Was it Believed?

While no one can argue that Hilary Clinton's NAME is not Hillary Clinton, what happened to her during the 2016 Presidential Election Campaigns was an outright smear campaign far beyond Defamation of Character - - - more like Explosive Character Assassination BECAUSE OF HER NAME & her Campaign Platform to PROTECT OBAMACARE.

Because of a NAME.

Because of a NAME.

Because of a NAME.

I really don't think the HealthCARE Candidate was looking to "Bomb anyone's NOSE,"