Tuesday, June 06, 2006

[political-research] UPDATE: Jeff Rense Retains Lawyer; Uses Coercion & Intimidation

Jeff Rense Retains Lawyer;
Uses Coercion and Intimidation
by Lisa Guliani

After the publication of an article that I wrote for WING TV entitled
Jeff Rense: A Reinvention of What?, we now have official confirmation
that Jeff Rense has retained the services of a lawyer who is resorting
to coercion and intimidation tactics in trying to pressure Patricia
Smullin (owner of KOBI-TV in Oregon) into reversing herself by signing
a pre-scripted statement in order to avoid a potential "defamation

In fact, this is what Attorney-at-Law Eugene V. Anderson wrote in a
letter dated May 31, 2006 in which he wants Ms. Smullin to actually
sign a statement that he himself wrote and SCRIPTED for her in
advance. The next three paragraphs are what Jeff Rense's legal gun
"suggests" that Ms. Smullin write:

"You had virtually no day to day contact with Mr. Rense during his
tenure at KOBI-TV where he worked under the then news director, Alan
Goldberg, as an anchor/director, from May 1983 to June 1984. While at
KOBI Mr. Rense worked extremely hard, producing, writing, and
anchoring both the 6-7 and the 11 pm newscasts, Monday through Friday.
Mr. Rense was a superb anchor/producer and he earned KOBI an Arbitron
rating for his newscasts of a 53 point share, which is unprecedented
in our station's history.

I categorically deny the quotations attributed to me in the Wingtv.net
article titled "Jeff Rense: A Reinvention of What?" by Lisa Guliani. I
deny stating that Jeff Rense is a `compulsive liar'. I deny stating
that Jeff Rense is `not known for his honesty.'

I deeply regret the totally untrue statements attributed to me in the
Wingtv.net article, and I hereby issue a heartfelt, formal and public
apology to Mr. Rense. I personally have a great deal of professional
respect for Jeff Rense."

To read Attorney Anderson's entire letter, click here:
Jeff Rense Lawyer (page one)
Jeff Rense Lawyer (page two)

Now remember, Ms. Smullin didn't write a single word above; Jeff
Rense's lawyer did! And, of course, if Ms. Smullin ever signs this
SCRIPTED statement (that she didn't even write), then Jeff Rense (by
dangling the threat of a defamation lawsuit in her face) would publish
it on his website and pull a bait-and-switch in a transparent attempt
to discredit my article. But as can be seen from the SCRIPT, his
underhanded tactic has now been exposed.

**Jeff Rense was emailed two separate copies of this article.**

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