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Case should be about facts. Imagine that.

At least one journalist gets it. Tom Lyons, commenting in the Herald Tribune, notes that “questions for a judge or jury in a libel case, I’d think, would be about what damaging information Patten provided, if any, and whether it was false.” bmpharmacy.com

Unlike news reporter Paul Quinlan’s article in the same, where Quinlan wrote “The case is one of many that is raising questions about the extent to which journalists’ protections and rights should carry over to the blogosphere, where anyone with a computer, an Internet connection and an opinion can hope to find an audience,” a fatuous and elitist concept.

Lyons’ money quote: “everyone has the same guaranteed right to freedom of the press whether they write professionally or not”

Yup.

via Reason Express

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