2013-09-18 20:02:44 - New Hampshire Republican Party leader and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will announce today he is filing suit against the [Manchester, NH] Union Leader and reporter John DiStaso for violating New Hampshire law by providing false information on the 2014 U. S. Senate race. “No one has done more to defeat Republicans in New Hampshire than the goofy Union Leader, through biased reporting,” Andy says. “John DiStaso is back at his perch doing heavy lifting for Jeanne Shaheen by falsely reporting on the 2014 U. S. Senate Race. Mr. DiStaso and the Union Leader have to obey New Hampshire law the way all of us do. Falsely reporting that there is no ‘official’ candidate for the U. S. Senate is defamation-by-implication under New Hampshire law. I am sorry to have to take this controversy to a judge, but DiStaso and other biased liberal media should not be allowed to corrupt the 2014 U. S. Senate election. Unless New Hampshire Republicans confront and attack local liberal media bias, they cannot win in 2014. The across-the board defeats suffered by NH Republicans in 2012 cannot be allowed to repeat themselves.”
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New Hampshire Republican leader and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin plans to sue John DiStaso, [Manchester, NH] Union Leader for false reporting
Andy says New Hampshire media are entitled to their own opinions; they are not entitled to their own facts
(Manchester, NH) (September 18, 2013) New Hampshire Republican leader and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today to announce he is preparing to file suit against John DiStaso and the [Manchester, NH] Union Leader for violating New Hampshire law.
“Mr. DiStaso has falsely reported that I am not a candidate for U. S. Senator, and falsely claimed that there is or will be an ‘official’ U. S. Senate candidate (please see link below). That claim is a false claim under New Hampshire election law. The Republican Party does not designate an ‘official’ candidate in statewide primaries. Federal law makes no provision for such a status.
“DiStaso and the Union Leader are entitled to their own opinions, and they are free to attack me in their columns. But DiStaso and other biased reporters are not allowed to falsely represent the facts of the 2014 campaign. So far as I am aware I am fully compliant at the Federal Election Commission and U. S. Senate. Media are not free to lie about who is and who is not a candidate. Such efforts represent false reporting and violate New Hampshire law.
“We have done careful legal research on this topic and are preparing to move ahead. Also to be named in the lawsuit are the Associated Press and Nashua Telegraph, for similar false fact reporting. These media have received defamation notices and refused to run corrections or retractions.
“For too long New Hampshire Republicans have been punching bags for liberal reporters and anti-Republican local media. I am here to serve notice Republicans should not be dupes as the media try to reelect Jeanne Shaheen.
“In 2008 I came to national prominence on the front page of the New York Times because I was one of the leading opponents, if not the leading opponent, of Barack Obama for president. My research and reporting served as the original foundation for all subsequent writing on Obama. John McCain essentially forfeited the election and ‘Republican leaders’ were afraid to confront the reality of Obama. I was not. Republicans today are living in a dream world that they are going to win in 2014 by default.
“The 2014 campaign is going to be one of the dirtiest in American history. Mud merchants like Obama and Shaheen will pull out all the stops to defeat Republicans. Just ask Mitt Romney or Ovide Lamontagne. They know what it is like.
“Frankly, what I saw of my potential Republican primary opponents last month at a Nashua dinner left me underwhelmed. Neither ‘candidate’ showed any aptitude for what is likely to be a vicious campaign based on national issues. That’s why I decided to offer my candidacy and credentials. No one has ever accused me of being a fall guy for liberal media or Democrats.
“The Union Leader, DiStaso, the Nashua Telegraph and the Associated Press cannot be allowed to rig the election in Shaheen’s favor. All I ask is that the media report the facts of the 2014 race, and not engage in false, incomplete and biased reporting on the facts. I defend the right of the media to have their own idiosyncratic opinions. I don’t ask the media to like me; I just ask them not to engage in falsity and misrepresentation.
“Ironically, Joe McQuaid was preening earlier this week about how the Union Leader provides accurate information (please see link below). Obviously, McQuaid does not read DiStaso’s columns.
“We’ll let the court take it from there Andy says.
Andy says the filing of his lawsuit is imminent.
September 18th New Hampshire [TELEPHONE] News Conference Details:
New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin
Andy Martin will file suit against Union Leader, John DiStaso for false reporting
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