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Who can sue Jay Leno for his libelous joke against Wikipedia?

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Who can sue Jay Leno for his libelous joke against Wikipedia?

Postby jaren12 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:24 am

Leno was just trying to make a funny. I can't blame him, I mean he threw a hissy fit to get Conan O'Brien sent packing and he's trying to justify NBC having to go through all that hassle and expense.

Probably the founder of Wikipedia would have the right (if any) to sue him. Why bother though, when you can make Jay Leno's Wikipedia page phony and inaccurate and downright libelous to get back at him?
All Americans ever think of is what you can sue someone else for!
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Who can sue Jay Leno for his libelous joke against Wikipedia?

Postby larry » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:33 am

Lol thats not a lie.
That is 100% fact.

Wikipedia is a absolute joke. The only people who go onto the site are trolls and people who don't know any better. & Your one or the other.

And you can't get sued for liable if what your saying is true.
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Who can sue Jay Leno for his libelous joke against Wikipedia?

Postby norwyn » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:38 am

Bill, nobody cares.

The claim is neither demonstrably false nor demonstrably true, so it's not really libelous. Besides, no one cares, they just use Wikipedia because it's useful. Enough of it is correct that the seven-tenths of one percent chance that you'll see a vandalized page on a random pageview isn't worth considering. Ergo no one is going to be able to make a good argument for damages, either.

More likely they look at it and say "Hah, that comedian Jay Leno is so funny! Calling Wikipedia inaccurate!" Or at least that's what "John" should say.
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