Media Law Case of the Week

If a radio host sends e-mails that say a politician is gay, is that libel?

You and I might say no, but Tom Fetzer, who is running to be head of the state of North Carolina’s Republican party, says it is.

He has informed his supporters that he intends to sue radio station WLTT and corporate owner Sea-Comm Media over e-mails sent by radio host Curtis Wright that said Fetzer is gay. Fetzer says he is not.

The News & Observer has the e-mail Fetzer, former mayor of Raleigh, sent to his supporters about the legal action here.

Mr. Fetzer, be prepared to be hit with outrage.


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