[Updates to this post, including its possible impact on the 6th district congressional race, here]
A defamation lawsuit filed recently pits four members of Conservatives for Guilford County against a no-holds barred blogger in Greensboro.
Douglas Adkins, whose wife, Isabella Adkins is one of the most prominent members of the local political action committee, filed a defamation suit against blogger Jeff Martin of Greensboro.
Jeff Sykes covers the story.
I'm not a lawyer, but I've seen the lawsuit and this looks like a very heavy lift for the plaintiffs.
Fec's stuff is often scabrous (even when it's not written in the voice of fictional transvestite Hooter's waitress Tami Tightenloud, as I believe to have been the case for at least some of the offending posts) but that doesn't mean public figures can shut him up.
At his best, Fecund Stench is Guilford County's own, digital H.L. Mencken (and like Mencken, his use of racial and religious stereotypes can be an issue). At his not-best, duck.
Unfortunately, he disappeared his blog when the suit was served. I hope it can be reconstructed.
I'd expect a legal defense fund to be established for Martin if this goes on much further.