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It was a nasty campaign. Jordan, who was running for the city council, had an edge because he didn't think twice about lying. In campaign pamphlets, he called his opponent "a cheat who has never filed an honest income tax report."
His opponent, Brandon, was livid. "That's libel!" he hollered. His campaign manager said, "Since he's saying that in all his speeches and commercials, it's also slander." Brandon said, "Well, there's no point in suing him. How do I combat his ruthless tactics?"
"We'll run lies about him," his campaign manager said.
Brandon libeled his opponent in the newspaper, accusing him of spending taxpayers' money on vacations.during a TV interview, he slandered him, saying, "My opponent has spent more time carousing in bars than working for the voters."
Remember: slander means false spoken statement that makes someone look bad; libel is false published statement that makes someone look bad
Quiz
1) When a reporter for What's News? wrote that John Smith had hidden stolen money in offshore accounts, Smith sued him for (slander/libel).
2) The judge ruled that when Mrs. Charles called Mr. Charles "an old fool," she had not (libeled/slandered) him.

Answers
1) libel
2) slandered (As the judge saw it, Mrs. Charles was telling it as it was.)