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.
The cast, the costumes, the sets, the songs – all fantastic. The story itself departs in quite a dramatic way from Maguire’s book, but I suppose his style of loose-ends and complex, multi-dimensional anti-heroes works better in novel-form than on the stage. The musical is ultimately meant to be fun, and though I love the book and its sequels, they are not really very “fun” books, however snarky and blackly funny they may be.
I want to write more about the books and will in subsequent posts and after I re-read Wicked. I just finished A Lion Among Men, and like Son of a Witch before it, it contains a very strong decentralist message that I think would be interesting to dissect further.
Read the books if you haven’t, and certainly if you get the chance, go see the show.