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Old December 6, 2012, 07:46 PM   #11
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by zukiphile
At a practical level, a defamation suit is a terrible remedy...
And that is exactly right. Among other things, most slurs, like the one here, fade away quickly. In a week very few people will remember any of this, and in a couple of months it will most likely completely disappear from the public consciousness.

But if a defamation suit is brought, the slur will continue to pop up in public sources as long as the litigation is around to be reported on.
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