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Kirby Delauter Does Not Want Kirby Delauter's Name Used

Postby Yumyumsuppertime » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:54 pm

Or at least not without Kirby Delauter's explicit permission.

Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter wrote on social media that he plans to sue The Frederick News-Post if his name or any reference to him appears in print without his permission.
In a Facebook status posted Saturday, Delauter said he was upset with reporter Bethany Rodgers for “an unauthorized use of my name and my reference in her article” published Jan. 3 about his and Councilman Billy Shreve's concerns over County Council parking spaces.
“So let me be clear............do not contact me and do not use my name or reference me in an unauthorized form in the future,” Delauter, R-District 5, said in a Facebook status update.
The post had garnered more than 45 "likes" and roughly 50 comments by Monday night. Rodgers responded to Delauter's post Sunday afternoon, stating she will continue to contact the councilman for comment as well as print his name and reference in the newspaper.
“First of all, there is no requirement to get a person's authorization in order to mention them in the paper, particularly if that person is an elected official,” Rodgers wrote in a comment below the original post. “It is not just our right but our responsibility to report on people like you, who occupy positions of trust in our government, and I make no apologies for doing that.”
Delauter said he would pursue legal action if his name or reference were published again.
“Use my name again unauthorized and you'll be paying for an Attorney,” Delauter wrote. “Your rights stop where mine start.”
Delauter did not respond to multiple calls for comment Monday.
Terry Headlee, The News-Post's managing editor, said the newspaper typically does not seek permission or authorization to publish a person's name or reference, except in the case of children.
"Kirby Delauter can certainly decline to comment on any story," Headlee said. "But to threaten to sue a reporter for publishing his name is so ridiculously stupid that I'm speechless. It's just a pointless, misguided attempt to intimidate and bully the press and shows an astonishing lack of understanding of the role of a public servant.”
Shreve, R-at large, told The News-Post in a phone interview he supported Delauter taking legal actions.
“I did not see his post, but I think The News-Post is extremely biased and someone should sue them,” Shreve said.
When asked if news media outlets should obtain permission to publish an elected official's name or reference, Shreve said, “I think media outlets are cowards and they hide behind the label of journalists and that's a bully pulpit to expand their liberal (agenda)."
County Executive Jan Gardner said she disagreed with Delauter's post, stating that news media outlets do not need elected officials' permission to use their name or reference.
“All public officials are really subject to the news and should expect to be written about,” Gardner, a Democrat, said in a phone interview. “Most of us would love to be written about positively all the time, but that's never the case.”
Freedom of the press is part of the democratic process, Gardner said, ensuring the public knows what their elected officials are doing.
Rodgers declined to comment.


Of course, the paper itself published a detailed reply in the form of an editorial. You can probably get the gist of their response from the title, which is "Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter".

It all seems like a bizarre and idiotic lack of understanding regarding freedom of the press (especially when it comes to public figures) to me, but maybe I'm missing something. Is there a point here? Can we actually have a workable society in which public figures can request to have their names not used in stories, or is this as moronic as I think it is? What do you think?
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:58 pm

Kirby Delauter wants to be sure that everyone knows Kirby Delauter is an idiot.
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Postby Scomagia » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:58 pm

What an idiot. :palm:

I'm eager to see him get laughed out of court and, shortly after, out of office.
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Postby Gauthier » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:00 pm

Kirby Lauter is begging to be Takei'd.
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Postby Lakimina » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:01 pm

Now the media has to be under the control of Kirby Delauter.

He dun fucked up. I have more of a concern of what flag to use now rather than using Delauter in the media.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:01 pm

All I have to say abut this is

Kirby Delauter
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Postby Yumyumsuppertime » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:16 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:All I have to say abut this is

Kirby Delauter


Sorry, I didn't quite catch that. Did you say Kooky DeSoto?

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Postby Gauthier » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:20 pm

Kirby Delauter could solve the problem easily by officially changing his name to fnord.
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Postby -The Unified Earth Governments- » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:32 pm

Kirby Delauter is not gonna solve things like this...
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Postby Utceforp » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:35 pm

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Postby Lakimina » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:36 pm

-The Unified Earth Governments- wrote:Kirby Delauter is not gonna solve things like this...

I'm not sure if he wanted to if he really said this.

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Postby Shilya » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:37 pm

Kirby Delauter will find out that, as Kirby Delauter is a person of public interest (stemming from the fact that Kirby Delauter holds a public office), the usage of Kirby Delauters name is totally legitimate.
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Postby Yumyumsuppertime » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:40 pm

Gauthier wrote:Kirby Delauter could solve the problem easily by officially changing his name to fnord.


To what? If you're going to say that he needs to change his name to something, then you should type it out.

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Postby Tekania » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:40 pm

I hope Kirby Delauter's legal counsel advises Kirby Delauter that names such as Kirby Delauter are not protected by copyright law, and that no one needs to seek Kirby Delauter's permission or authorization to use the name "Kirby Delauter" in print when referring to the actions or positions of Kirby Delauter; and also that it would be by definition a frivilous legal action for Kirby Delauter to attempt to sue the paper for using Kirby Delauter's name when talking about and referring to the political actions and opinions of Kirby Delauter.

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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:41 pm

Yumyumsuppertime wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:All I have to say abut this is

Kirby Delauter


Sorry, I didn't quite catch that. Did you say Kooky DeSoto?

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Postby MERIZoC » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:43 pm

Eh. I respect the right to privacy, but when you're a city councilman, that's just not gonna fly. The bullying of the press doesn't help your case either. Sorry Kirby Delauter.
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:43 pm

Kirby Delauter can go fuck Kirby Delauter.
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Postby The Dominion Of The Corn » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:44 pm

Kirby Delauter cannot legally enforce such a ban on the words 'Kirby Delauter'. Kirby Delauter could be the name of another, and regardless, anyone could say "Kirby Delauter" as they are protected by right to free speech, meaning they can say "Kirby Delauter". While Kirby Delauter may not like this, Kirby Delauter must deal with it.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:46 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Kirby Delauter can go fuck Kirby Delauter.

Honestly if I could fuck myself I would never leave the house. Let's find something else to wish on the councilman formerly known as Kirby delauter.

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Postby Lakimina » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:47 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Kirby Delauter can go fuck Kirby Delauter.

Honestly if I could fuck myself I would never leave the house.

Yeah, that'll be in the signature.

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Postby Trevor Phillip Enterprises » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:48 pm

Dear Kirby Delauter,

Kirby Delauter, eat a snickers. Because you are not Kirby Delauter when you are hungry, and snickers can turn you back into Kirby Delauter. Wouldn't you like to be more like Kirby Delauter, after all. Don't worry about people saying Kirby Delauter in print.

Sincerely, Kirby Delauter's #1 fan

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:53 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Kirby Delauter can go fuck Kirby Delauter.

Honestly if I could fuck myself I would never leave the house. Let's find something else to wish on the councilman formerly known as Kirby delauter.


Kirby Delauter is so uptight, Kirby Delauter couldn't pull a needle out of Kirby Delauter's ass with a tractor.
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Postby Lakimina » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:55 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:Honestly if I could fuck myself I would never leave the house. Let's find something else to wish on the councilman formerly known as Kirby delauter.


Kirby Delauter is so uptight, Kirby Delauter couldn't pull a needle out of Kirby Delauter's ass with a tractor.

Why would you haul a large tractor over Kirby Delauter's ass?

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Postby Shilya » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:56 pm

Looks like Kirby Delauters story has already spread to the Washington Post, TIME and Business Insider Australia (bonus item, end of the list).

Yay, Streisand.
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