Delauter, said last Saturday on a facebook post that he would sue the Frederick News-Post if it used his name without permission.
Now he says: "
"Of course, as I am an elected official, the Frederick News-Post has the right to use my name in any article related to the running of the county – that comes with the job. So yes, my statement to the Frederick News-Post regarding the use of my name was wrong and inappropriate.Delaughter evidently is still leaving the door open to fraudulent intimidation, to testing what new fake threats might work. Note the way he qualified his recognition that the News-Post doesn't need his permission to print his name: "the Frederick News-Post has the right to use my name in any article related to the running of the county."
Either Delaughter is still a jerk trying to find out what attenuation of an idle threat will work or he thinks that an artificial distinction will save face with the voters who, admittedly, were dumb enough to elect him in the first place.