Kirby Delauter: Small-time Politician, Big-time Fool

Kirby Delauter

Kirby Delauter

Kirby Delauter has made himself an international fool. What did the Frederick County, MD Councilman do? He threatened to sue his local newspaper for saying his name in print without his approval.

Now, Delauter is seeing his name in print again because his foolish threat has become international news.

The Washington Post published a commentary by Eugene Volokh titled “This post shamelessly uses Frederick County (Md.) Council Member Kirby Delauter’s name without authorization“.

Volohk writes, “Uh, Council Member: In our country, newspapers are actually allowed to write about elected officials (and others) without their permission. It’s an avantgarde experiment, to be sure, but we’ve had some success with it.”

Volohk includes in his commentary a screenshot of the Facebook posts in which Delauter threatens to sue the Frederick News-Post for actually using the First Amendment to write about him.

Delauter is now the subject of the News-Post‘s upcoming Sunday editorial, that the newspaper has already posted online. Titled “Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter, Kirby Delauter“, the editorial skewers the action of “He Who Shall Not be Named”.

Well, he shall be named because Kirby Delauter is an elected public official … hopefully not for long.

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