Jeff Greene Can't Win a Primary But Maybe He Can Sue the Newspapers
Celebrity millionaire playboy Jeff Greene had only one goal last week, and that was to win his primary in Florida so he could be the "Democratic candidate" to run against Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio, for comedy. But he lost because the press -- the evil press! -- painted him as a sleazy celebrity millionaire playboy who profited off the housing collapse! And now the media will be destroyed. The New York Times reports:
Jeff Greene, a Florida real estate developer who lost one of the year’s most bitter and closely watched primary elections, is preparing to sue The St. Petersburg Times and The Miami Herald for libel, claiming that articles they published cost him his bid for the United States Senate.
Dogged by rumors about wild parties aboard his 145-foot yacht and about fraudulent real estate deals, Mr. Greene will seek at least $500 million in damages in part, he said, to teach the news media a lesson. “I want to send a message to every newspaper in the country: Do your homework,” he said Tuesday in a telephone interview. “I deserve to have the record corrected, and they deserve to be punished.”