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.
A New Politics Blog
So I’m expanding the American Times Empire. My blog at Forbes has gradually morphed into a tech blog. I write about all sorts of tech stuff there now – from social media to video games to the politics of SOPA and, of course, my craft beer reviews. But politics, in the “Mitt Romney is secretly the anti-Christ” variety, are out.
I really enjoy writing about technology, actually. Discussions of Nintendo, sexism in video games, and anything to do with Apple, are really contentious – perhaps even more contentious that writing about Ron Paul. But I am still a politics blogger and need a space for that sort of thing as well.
The League is moving along splendidly. My writing here, however, tends to be of the political philosophy variety or musings on fantasy literature. I want to keep it that way. This space, as far as I am concerned, is for the discussion of ideas much more than the discussion of events or individuals. I don’t want to cover the election from this perch, for instance. This is where I write about the way that craft breweries might embody how liberal politics can move beyond organized labor – not where I write about how Gingrich is a cheating, lying, duplicitous son-of-a-bitch.
Furthermore, I need a home-page that’s all mine. My new American Times blog is just that. I may be Supreme Dictator here, but I tend to enjoy seeing what everyone else comes up with. I mean, The Ten Commandments of Tod and the Batman medical report and all the other amazing stuff around here is just brilliant and wonderful and I don’t want to crowd up the front page (and I would, trust me, I write a ton) with my snarky potshots at Rick Santorum.
Oh, and I’m placing ads on my own blog, something I don’t do here, because now I’m a freelance writer with no other source of income and any little bit helps. So the new blog is my personal home page and my personal space for lots of politics writing. Forbes is where I write about tech, movies, etc. And the League, so flush with other awesome writers and commenters, is where I’ll keep writing about fantasy books and political philosophy and my own political evolution. I’m working on finding an actual publication for my political writing, but until then this is where you’ll find me. I’ll stay busy.
In any case, please pay me a visit over at the other, other blog. I think you’ll find the comment system very familiar and accessible there (it’s kind of like a sub-blog really.) Updates will show up in the side-bar here much as they do for the stuff I write at Forbes.