Frederick County, Maryland, Councilman Kirby Delauter.
Apparently, a local Maryland politician ditched his civics class the day press freedoms were discussed. How else to explain Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter’s recent Facebook rant in which he threatened a local newspaper with litigation because—wait for it—his name was used in print without his permission.
“Use my name again unauthorized and you’ll be paying for an Attorney. Your rights stop where mine start,” Kirby Delauter, the councilman, posted on his Facebook page. He added: “So let me be clear………do not contact me and do not use my name or reference me in an authorized form in the future.”
The posting, which has since been removed from Facebook, was his response to a Frederick News-Post report about local parking issues, in which he was mentioned once.
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