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.
Thursday Night Bar Fight #9: Furries Unite!
Good news, everyone!
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation has finally granted the League university status. As of now, reading and commenting here earn you actual course credits, which you can save up and exchange for valuable cash prizes. (For example, it is my understanding that responding to two Stupid Tuesday Questions and reading a Kuznicki Cato update will earn you either five Humanities credits or a year’s supply of Turtle Wax Car Wax.)
However, our new League University is missing one key component: a university mascot, which I am told is now necessary if we are to receive federal DOE funding. (Thanks a lot, Obama!)
And therein lies this Thursday Night Bar Fight quandary:
What shall the League’s mascot be, and why?
As always, there are some rules – or perhaps in this case, it would be more precise to say guidelines:
- Please nominate two mascots – one animal (e.g.: The Bobcats*), and one non-animal (e.g.: The Clippers*).
- Please try to find a mascot that best exemplifies what the League is, good and bad.
- Not a requirement, but when choosing an animal you might think about how it will look wearing a bowler.
- Up-vote or down-vote other’s nominations. Votes will be tallied, and on Sunday I will unveil our new mascot(s).
*But seriously, not the Bobcats or Clippers.