- Please read the above links. If you want to say something is slander you need to do more than just add a category. HelpJazz 13:34, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
I'm sorry, I shouldn't have jumped right in. Do you see what I'm saying, though? If you look at the page that I created for category:Liberal Slander, I think I make a good argument. Do you think I should more clearly develop what I'm trying to say?-Darius 13:46, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
- You need to take a look at what slander means. You say on Talk:Pastafarianism that you think it is satire -- satire is not slander; slander is a very serious charge. (And as a technical matter, "slander" is for spoken word, and "libel" is for written word.) HelpJazz 14:04, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
Thank you for correcting me, HJ. Sorry if I went a little overboard: nothing wrong with zealous advocacy, though, right :-) ? I had just gathered from articles like liberal deceit and Liberal Hysteria that I could be free and call a spade a spade... but I agree, there should be boundaries, so I'll be more careful. As for slander/libel, I was aware of the distinction, and my choice to use "slander" was (1) to circumvent alliteration ("liberal libel" sounds too cutesy) and (2) to invoke Coulter's book. Could you help me think of some people who might fall under "liberal slander"? Thank you again.-Darius 14:53, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
- Call a spade a spade (I disagree with this policy, but whatever), just as long as it's not a rake, you know? I see where you are coming from about the alliteration thing. Maybe include both by calling it "defamation".
- As for examples, I can't think of any off the top of my head. There are a lot of liberals we might like to say are slanderers but it's rarely actually the case. HelpJazz 16:44, 28 October 2007 (EDT)