To the editor:

Defamation: the act of communicating false statements about a person that injure the reputation of that person. (Merriam-Webster dictionary).

If Mr. Dellicker recognizes himself and/or his colleagues in the actions outlined in Councilor Scott Houseman’s proposed resolution ("Windover CEO calls resolution 'defamatory,'" Oct. 30), then so be it. Mr. Houseman has not named anyone, and therefore cannot be defaming anyone. In addition, when an act described is true, as are those described by Mr. Houseman, it cannot be defamation.

What seems to be troubling people about this resolution is speaking about this type of corporate behavior in public. I believe what people should be troubled about is the behavior, not the airing of it.

The facts are the facts, on public record to see. We should be wary of turning a blind eye in all matters of the public interest, and those involving public funds. We should not reward by overlooking. It can become the norm.

Peter Johnson


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