For obvious reasons, I won't go into much detail here, but it's worth noting that I had to give a deposition on Friday in Russ Doty's ongoing libel case against Brad Molnar. Doty, Molnar's lawyer and a court reporter all showed up at the office on Friday afternoon.
Doty, who is representing himself, alleges that Molnar maliciously made false statements about Doty in their 2004 campaign. He also claims, interestingly, that Molnar is in breach of contract for violating the clean campaign pledge he had taken in the campaign.
So what does that have to do with The Outpost? Some of you will recall that before his run for the Public Service Commission, Molnar wrote columns for the Outpost, sold some ads and delivered papers every week. So part of the deposition had to do with how he may have obtained information about Doty.
Another part had to do with items that appeared -- or didn't appear -- in the pages of The Outpost. Some of it had to do with articles I wrote about their race, although I am not sure why. Part also related to this post about a letter I declined to print.
All in all, an unsettling experience. I have covered a few depositions, but I can't say that I liked being the subject of one.