CONTINUES TO ALLOW WRITER OF LIBEL TO PUBLISH
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 26, 2011) — The Post & Email has received a second response from the legal staff of Examiner.com following publication of numerous articles by writer Bill Bowman, who labeled this publication “propagandist” and its editor a “racist pig.”
Our initial email and telephone complaints to Examiner.com were not answered. Two phone calls made to The Anschutz Corporation, parent company of Examiner.com, in which we were transferred to someone named Deb Shinbein where we left voice messages, were not returned.
Following the removal of four postings of Bowman’s which contained libel, Bowman resumed publishing similar articles about The Post & Email, at least one of its contributors, and its editor which contained taunts and false statements. We subsequently filed a second complaint with Examiner.com. After 48 hours without a response, we filed a complaint with the FBI.
Examiner.com responded on February 25, 2011 to our second complaint:
Please be aware that our search is provided by Google. The information provided by Google in our search results is managed through their proprietary system, which mirrors what one would see if one went to Google.com and did a search there. Google maintains a history of everything it indexes for a certain period of time. This is referred to as a “cache.” Examiner.com has zero access to control the information retained by Google, even on the site search on Examiner.com. Over the course of time, Google updates the cache and it will reflect changes to the information within and then display those on the search results. When we delete an article or make a change to something on the site, it will take a little while for that change to be reflected in the Google.com results–this can take several days, or a couple of hours, depending on Google’s crawl rate.
To which we replied:
Hello, Sir or Madam:
Thank you for your response. I understand how Google Cache works and that you do not have control over it. I mentioned it because every libelous article put out by Bowman or anyone else will remain visible to anyone looking for it. That is actually a benefit to me for the legal action I am initiating.
As far as I know, Mr. Bowman cannot be reached by public email. The only means he has provided for contact is “through the Examiner.” However, none of the emails I have sent to the Examiner general mailbox have been answered. Bowman is therefore hiding behind your company name.
Since you apparently do not have the resolve to bar him from publishing articles at your site, I will move forward with my complaint filed with the FBI earlier this week and through private legal counsel against Bowman and you as his host publisher.
Your standards are not nearly as high as Atty. Jennifer Osler represented if you knowingly allow libelous activity to be posted on your website.
The Post & Email, Inc.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.