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.
The worst texting typo/spellcheck snafu I’ve ever committed.
So, over the weekend the good and decent Doc and I were chatting back and forth by text.
We were discussing things that were entirely frivolous and unserious, and at one point he mentioned that his young preschool-age toddler was being, well, a young preschool age toddler.
If you’ve never had a young preschool age toddler you wouldn’t necessarily know this, but in addition to being a source of great joy and love and laughter and inspiration, they can also be a handful. As a father of two boys, I can tell you they can often be quite the handful. Seriously, if you’ve raised kids and never found them to be a handful there’s something very wrong with you and you need to go see a professional.
Where was I? Oh yeah, Russell and I were texting back and forth and he mentioned his young preschool-age toddler was being a handful. So what did I say to the good Doctor in response?
THAT’S WHAT THE GUN IS FOR.
Yep, that’s right. The most decent man I know is talking about the challenges of parenting a toddler, and I texted him to go get his gun.
What I’d meant to say was THAT’S WHAT THE GIN IS FOR. As in, you should really go make yourself a martini after kid-bedtime. Instead, I fat-fingered something and my spellcheck went to a very , very dark place.
My mission for the remainder of the year is to prove to Russell that I don’t need to be locked away for the good of all mankind.