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.
America’s Back, Baby!
“This is why we elected Obama. To bring America back. To defend this country without betraying its core principles.”
I’m not sure what bothers me more–that Sullivan doesn’t seem to think the wanton incidental killing of civilians abroad goes against our country’s core principles, or that “bringing America back,” by which he means “an end to torture,” is an event worthy of celebration rather than one of the lowest tests of moral credibility that any national government should have to pass.
Then again, Sullivan also jumped over himself to praise the President for simply not starting another war in the Middle East (Shhhhhh, don’t tell him about Libya).