ABC has, in effect, told The Speaker to pound sand. No retraction. Good.
What else can you say to the "third most powerful" politician in America when he threatens to sue you for libel? I can think of a couple good ones.
Perhaps a dictionary might help here:
Stupid ( STYOO • pid ) adj.
Any elected public official who does not understand that the media is exempt from libel charges unless said public official can prove malice aforethought in the writ.
Useless (YOOS • less) adj.
Advisor to previously mentioned public figure who allows same to go in front of a microphone without aid of tranquilization and/or muzzling.