Gingrich Backer Sues WSJ

    FILE - In this July 29, 2012, file photo, American businessman Sheldon Adelson, is seated before Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech in Jerusalem. President Barack Obama and Romney have raised considerable money from small donors, especially the president's legion of more than 4 million donors. Still, individual donations of $20 or even $50 are dwarfed by money from Las Vegas casino mogul Adelson _ the top super PAC donor this year _ who contributed more than $40 million to Republican super PACs, including those backing Romney and former candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich. For Obama, high-profile figures like Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg have donated millions of dollars to super PACs supporting him.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Sheldon Adelson in Jerusalem in July 2012. (Charles Dharapak/AP

    Maybe this will mean that Sheldon Adelson will get Sarah Silverman’s support now. The casino magnate—who was also a major backer to Newt Gingrich’s campaign—filed a lawsuit on Monday against a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel after being called “foul-mouthed” in a December profile. The article centered around a wrongful termination suit against Adelson, and described him as “a scrappy, foul-mouthed billionaire from working-class Dorchester, Massachusetts.” The story, written by Kate O’Keeffe, a Hong Kong–based reporter, ran in the U.S. edition and several international editions. Watch out O’Keeffe, Adelson is definitely dogged in his causes: he continued to back Gingrich long after it was obvious he could not win, and he famously pledged to spend $100 million to beat President Obama.

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