“Bleak days for women’s rights”

I’m not a big fan of Richard Cohen but today in the Daily News (Cohen is syndicated, writes for the Washington Post), he does a good job assembling and criticizing the anti-woman attacks on Herman Cain’s accusers.

Cohen briefly cites some of the dishonest and dishonorable things the right wing has been yammering about these women. (If you want further specifics and have a strong stomach, check MediaMatters; they run contemporaneous quotes from Rush Limbaugh and his propagandist pals).

I’m wondering when a defamation lawsuit will be filed by these women. Black’s Law Dictionary offers this definition of defamation:

defamation, n. 1. The act of harming the reputation of another by making a false statement to a third person. If the alleged defamation involves a matter of public concern, the plaintiff is constitutionally required to prove both the statement’s falsity and the defendant’s fault. 2. A false written or oral statement that damages another’s reputation.

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