John C. Hall, Jr. of Dublin, Georgia, has complained (although not directly to me) that a post on this blog from December 30, 2011, libeled him. He did not specify the libel (which, of course, is required) or claim that anything specific said by anyone was untrue (as most of the original post consisted of complete quotes from him, as as he contributed the most comments to the post, he finds himself in a difficult situation, for reproducing what he has said does not constitute libel). Apparently what set him over the edge was my posting what he said on the SHPG’s Facebook page on January 10, 2012, namely:
no thanks I will skip an article …especially when you see the author’s name….zimmerman…..
(You can read Connie Chastain’s defense of this comment here.)
Originally I gave Mr. Hall ten days to identify the libel in the post of December 30, 2011. He has failed to respond. He has a week left to identify the libel. Failure to do so constitutes an admission that there is nothing libelous in the post.
Originally I had pulled the post on my own pending his reply, but, seeing nothing libelous in what is there (perhaps Mr. Hall confuses self-incrimination with libel), and lacking Mr. Hall’s identification of what is libelous, I’ve decided to return it to its rightful place.
Note: for the comments made by Mr. Hall on The Atlantic’s online blogs, see the following:
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As for Mr. Hall’s Confederate ancestor, see here.