Comedian Sues Daily Mirror for Libel over 'Racist' claim

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Comedian Frankie Boyle is suing Mirror Group Newspapers for describing him as “racist” in a July 19, 2011 report “Channel 4: We are back on the Boyle,” the Guardian reported.

According to the Guardian, Boyle’s lawyers played “video clips of Boyle’s Channel 4 show, Tramadol Nights, in which the comedian made jokes using explicitly racial language about the war in Afghanistan.”  Boyle lawyers argued that Boyle’s jokes “mock the view of people who believe that” and that it’s not “his” opinion.

The Mirror claims that the article was “on the ground of honest comment and truth.”

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Comedian Sues Daily Mirror for Libel over ‘Racist’ claim

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