In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
No one is criticizing Rush Limbaugh’s business acumen
I mean, seriously.
The point – restated here with more patience than I could ever muster under similar circumstances – is that he’s an awful spokesperson for the movement, a polarizing figure who turns off independents and dissident righties, and that, having annointed himself Keeper of the Sacred Texts of the One True Faith (No R.I.N.O.s in these Gospels!), he continues to quash any hint of original thinking.
But other than that, he’s a great entertainer.
On a related note, Conor Friedersdorf’s thoughts on the subject are not only worth reading, he’s also won the highly-coveted “best title for a blog post” award for the month of May.