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.
There’s no “Sunday!” post and I have stuff to say, so consider this a poor man’s substitute.
So I am one episode away from finishing the fall half-season of Revolution. Without any specifics, I was coming around to Tod Kelly’s view that it’s red meat for Tea Partiers when it sort of turned on its head and now, if it’s political, I think it’s a cautionary tale aimed at Tea Partiers. Now to Rot13 (spoilers to episode 8 or so): Gur vapernfrq eryvnapr ba pnyyvat gur rivy snxr-tbireazrag Gur Cngevbgf pnhtug zl nggragvba. Naq gura V gubhtug, jryy ybbxvat ng vg n cnegvphyne jnl, urer lbh unir n ohapu bs onq crbcyr gung ner pbzvat va naq znxvat qhovbhf pynvzf haqre gur onaare bs cngevbgvfz naq angvbanyvfz. V’q vzntvar gung n ybg bs Ubyyljbbq ybbxf ng gur Grn Cnegl guvf jnl. Vg’f n fgergpu, ohg gura V gubhtug vg jnf n fgergpu va gur bgure qverpgvba nf jryy. We’ll have to see where it goes from here.
Closing in on that, I took a break today and watched Green Lantern First Flight which I thought was good and probably better than the live-action movie (which I think I liked more than just about anyone else, even though I didn’t think it was great) but given some of the positive reviews I was expecting more.
Tomorrow I start House of Cards because unlike some others I can wait for it.
On the reading (or audioreading) front, I am listening to an old Robert Ludlum book, Trevayne (not related to the Bourne series). Before that I finished Brad Meltzer’s Dead Even which was good but not great. (I hated what Meltzer did to some previous characters in some previous books of his I have written, but on the upshot it makes me fear for the characters every time I read one of his books because I have no security at all that things are going to turn out well for characters I can often expect things to turn out well for.
I’m not sure what comes next. Maybe John Sandford and whatever is next in the Prey series. Oh, and a little bit of Discworld, of course.
So what are you reading, watching, etc?