Bradlee Dean says what Maddow did to him is worse than what Zimmerman did to Trayvon
Dean's defamation lawsuit backfired, and now he's asking his supporters for a bailout.
Last fall, a judge ordered Bradlee Dean to reimburse Rachel Maddow and the now-defunct Minnesota Independent $24,625 in legal fees stemming from a long-shot defamation lawsuit he filed against them.
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Dean has appealed that decision to the DC Court of Appeals, but in the meantime, when he's not making fun of Maddow's looks on Facebook, he's trying to raise funds to cover his legal expenses. And in this case, he isn't fundraising by sending his street team members to hustle outside Walmarts. Instead, he's offering hyperbole and gifts in hopes of getting supporters to pony up online.
At the bottom of an essay written by Dean and published on something called the American Clarion over the weekend, Dean writes, "Think the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case was bad? You should see what MSNBC and Rachel Maddow did to Bradlee Dean. Help his lawsuit against them. Stand for America and get your free gift."
To refresh your memory, Dean sued Maddow because on her MSNBC show, she had the gall to run audio of Dean saying the following during his radio program:
"Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America... and this just shows you they themselves are upholding the law that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian god, but they seem to be more moral than the American Christians do because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination..."
So yeah, suing someone for using your own outrageous words against you is a far cry from the Martin/Zimmerman situation, to say the least.
Then again, you can receive a copy of Bradlee's infamous 2011 state Capitol "prayer" in exchange for a $25 donation. That's a tough offer to pass up, but I've got a better one for ya -- give me the $25, I'll repeatedly kick you in the shins, and we'll call it even.
h/t -- Bluestem Prairie --
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