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.
Jim Hoft needs more attention
I’ve been reading Jim Hoft’s blog at the Catholic outlet First Things for quite a while and have long wished that more people would do likewise and keep in mind while doing so that this is a mainstream Catholic figure and not just some random fellow on the fringe; likewise, First Things was founded by Richard John Neuhaus. And now I present to you the face of 21st century Catholic movement conservatism.
Be sure to read the comments as well; they are illuminating.
Among the many delightful things to be seen here is Hoft’s use of the term “state-run media” in reference to the nation’s various private media outlets.