Another  debate in a very turbulent time. That is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points Memo."

Just about every famous person I know has been threatened by somebody. Fame makes you a target. It is something that has to be taken very  seriously. As I've mentioned before, I've received many threats over the  years. Everything from death letters to some guy running around the  country offering people $25,000 to sign affidavits accusing me of whatever.

The lawyers here at FOX News have been great in dealing with these  situations, but there comes a time when enough's enough. So this morning I  had to file a lawsuit against some people who are demanding $60 million or they will "punish" me and FOX News.  $60 million dollars.

I really can't say anything else. I don't want to waste your time with this. The justice system has the case.  We'll see what happens.  But  in the end, you should know this is all about hurting me and the FOX News Channel.

It's a shame we have to live in a country where this happens, but got  to go through it.  All right, that's it.  End of story.

The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day

No "Most Ridiculous Item" on October 13.

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