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.
Read this important and heartbreaking column from Nicholas Kristof.
I have said before and continue to say that opponents of health care reform simply have nothing to say in the face of the real, persistent and growing pain of a vast number of Americans without adequate access to health care. You will find, in fact, that the comment section of this very blog can at times be a kind of microcosm for these non-argument arguments– all the evasions, the feints, the topic changes, the concern trolling, the incrementalism, the calls for “more study,” the disingenuousness, the absolute and unwavering dedication to doing anything except acknowledging and confronting the fact that a country that crows so loudly that it is the greatest on earth has an army of people whose lives are in the process of being raped by this American healthcare system. Why, comments on this post might even show a little more….
There are actual sick people with actual families feeling actual pain and facing actual tragedy because of this grotesque, wasteful, perverse, immoral, evil system that we labor under. Health care reform is a necessity because this is true and the fact of its truth tells us that change has to come.