---- Blogger Not Covered By Journalists' Legal Protection: Fined $2.5 Million
bwnbwn - 8:58 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
In the case before us, Cox made a bunch of harmful statements ... presented as facts not opinions ... that she couldn't prove were true.
I have reviewed quite a bit more than I probably should have but my first post was off the hip and without any true research. After what I have reviewed even if she was protected as a "journalist" what buck says is true. The courts would have still awarded the plaintiff the judgement. Looks like she got carried away, way way into right field, and the company just had to stop her ranting. I am sure if this was being waged against anyone of us in here we would do what we had to do to stop this. Put it up show us the evidence prove to an open court our company has done the things your reporting as fact. Like a convicted convict says do the crime pay the time. She had her day in court and failed.
What she probably found out her source wasn't really a source but someone that got a kick from the whole drama deal. There are many drama loving people that will lie to stir the honey. All you have to do is watch some TV and see the drama shows playing today.