Goddamn Ridiculous

Did you know that there’s a journalist out there stating that you may need insurance for your blog? It’s true!

Oh, wait. Anyone who’s taken any journalism classes knows that for something to be slander/libel, it must be

  • Untrue, and known to have been untrue at the time of the statement
  • Intended to defame or cause damage

and usually

  • Actually cause damage to reputation

And that it’s incredibly hard for celebrities to prove libel!

The idea that a journalist, of all people, would write a piece like this, just shy of advocating free speech insurance, almost seems treasonous to his own profession. People might not want to go through the hassle of going to court for things they’ve put on their blog, but it’s probably a laughably bad idea to pay someone money for the privilege of going to court and saying a little more than what I just did.

Whole thing is, well, the title of this post.


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