March 5 2014
As has been reported in other media, the publisher of The Uniter and columnist Josh Benoit were recently sued by Mayor Sam Katz for allegedly defaming him in a column that was published in The Uniter in the December 4, 2013 edition. The column was entitled “The Local Political Blunder”.
Although the lawsuit alleged that the column accused the Mayor of being a criminal, that was not the intention of the column. The column consisted of satirical commentary that did not accuse the Mayor of being a criminal but rather was intended to be a fair comment on a matter of public interest.
The Uniter regrets if anyone interpreted the column to be anything other than a satirical comment as stated.