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.
Last week, I considered a show like House only taking place on Babylon 5.
Now, I’m imagining a police procedural taking place in a city with Superheroes in it.
Which is not to say that I’ve seen the premiere episode of Gotham. I haven’t. I’m pretty much under the impression that they’ll screw it up. But… I do find myself thinking about a police show that takes place in the Shadow of the Bat and wondering what possibilities are there. Gotham is a pre-Giuliani New York City and a Hill Street Blues taking place in a town where bad guys are at work could be freakin’ awesome.
“Operation Freezer is no longer a laughing matter. As of last night, instead of rats frozen solid, we have found three transients frozen to death in solid blocks of ice. Lieutenant Branden will have a briefing about this at 9 O’clock: Wallace, Silva, Reilly, O’Malley, and Dempsey. You’re on the team. Last item: the person or persons who have been paying their coffee dues with Santa Priscan pennies? Your point has been made. Now start paying with American coins in denominations of at least a dime. Okay everybody… let’s be careful out there.”
Now… of course, it won’t be as good as I’m imagining. But I’m hoping that it’s at least not as bad as I imagine it could be. Because, seriously, that kind of thing could easily be downright horrid.
Anybody out there catch it? If not:
So… what are you watching and/or reading?