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 Appearance Of Impropriety
— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) May 21, 2013
The number one thing that I’m wondering is whether Josh Marshall, Ezra Klein, and Jonathan Capehart will be writing columns that all include a particular phrase over the next few days or so.
This strikes me as being vaguely creepy, actually. I mean, perhaps it’s something like they’re having final tryouts to replace Jay Carney and, yeah, you could do a lot worse than pick one of these three guys and if that’s what’s going on, then there’s really nothing improper going on at all.
Being a paranoid dude, however, I came to similar conclusions to Ari up there. Am I wrong? Is that sort of thing kinda creepy?
Edit: Maribou provides a reality check here.