Crabtree Comments on Facebook Poll on Presidential Assassination

KRLD Radio
September 29, 2009

KRLD Radio in Dallas interviewed Travis Crabtree on a "poll" posted on Facebook that asked users the most unsocial, unspeakable question: Should President Obama be assassinated?.

To listen to the interview, click here.

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the poll and will take "appropriate investigative steps" in connection to the survey, which was posted on Saturday and was quickly removed when Facebook employees were alerted to its existence. The poll asked respondents: "Should Obama be killed?" The possible answers were "no," "maybe," "yes," and "yes if he cuts my health care." Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt said a "third-party application" enabled an individual user to create what he said was an "offensive poll."

Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing, online media and commercial litigation practice. Travis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent several years in television news before taking on a law career. Travis explores the emerging legal issues and trends for internet marketing and online media on his blog, eMediaLaw.com, which you can visit by clicking here. In addition, Travis represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business matters including cases involving defamation, open records issues, antitrust, RICO, the False Claims Act, shareholder derivatives, minority shareholder oppression, corporate officer/director fiduciary cases, partnership disputes, trade secrets, the DTPA, the UCC, employment and class actions in both state and federal court. He provides advice and counsel to clients at all stages of conflict from avoiding disputes, to alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals.

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