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Jeff Greene threatens Times with libel suit

UPDATED: It didn't match Rick Scott's now-famous outrage but Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene is livid at the St. Petersburg Times. In a Friday press conference at the Florida Press Center, Greene said he is threatening to file a libel lawsuit after this article tying him to the mortgage mess. He said the Times has until Tuesday to print a front-page retraction or he will sue.

The Times issued this statement in response: "The Times' coverage of Mr. Greene and his business transactions has been thorough and fair, and the reporting is well-documented in public records. Our story is accurate, balanced and we stand by it. Mr.Greene is welcome to submit a letter to the editor if he wishes to take further exception."

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Cynical Idealist

Why is it always the stuck pig that squeals the loudest?

Wile Greene MAY not have done anything illegal (I speculate because I don't know the real estate laws) it's clear he was skating on the edge of ethical behavior, if not over the line on the law.

If Greene gets the nomination, I guarantee the RPOF will hold him up as exactly what's wrong with the democratic party.

That's a shame considering Greene was a republican congressional candidate in the early 80's.

Now, if he gets elected, Florida will get what we deserve: screwed by a guy who really knows how to do it....

True Blue

Note to Jeff: When you run for public office everything in your entire life is open to public comment.

Too bad you wasted all that money.

Bloggy Bayou

Charlie Crist On the Ground Zero Mosque: Why, Soitenly!

http://www.practicalstate.com/?p=1893

Cheers

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