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.
John Cole hits the proverbial nail on its proverbial head:
If I hear one more breast-beating “THE” tweet or post I am going to go postal. We have a system of private insurance. Guess what- no matter what we do short of an American the insurance companies will win, because they are for profit industries. If they don’t “win,” they cease to exist. That is what “for profit” means.
So if you think there is the political willpower in the Senate to install an, and all we need to do is have Obama use his bully pulpit more and fire Rahm Emmanuel, then the “INSURANCE ” posts make complete sense.
If you don’t think there is said willpower for an American style, guess what, you’re an idiot and the insurance companies are going to win anyway, because the status quo is a win for them.
Fucking deal with it and decide whether or not this current bill helps people. I’m by no means thrilled with it, but I think it is a step in the right direction. And for the record, after watching this clusterfuck for the past year, I am now firmly of the belief that the only thing that will solve our problem in the longterm is a British style.
So – will Howard Dean and co. kill healthcare reform?
Oh – and check this out for a good laugh.