Monday, March 9, 2009

In Boston, The Truth is Libelous

Quoting Denise Lavoie • Associated Press:
“For decades, journalists have been guided by what most considered an absolute defense to libel lawsuits: If a news report is true, it can’t be libelous. But a recent decision by a federal appeals court in Boston is calling that ironclad defense into question and creating an outcry from news organizations and bloggers worried it could make reporters hesitant to touch certain stories.

The case doesn’t involve anything published by a news outlet but instead an e-mail sent by Staples Inc., the office products company, to more than 1,500 employees, telling them a salesman had been fired for padding his expense reports.

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found Feb. 13 that even though the content of the e-mail was true, a jury could reasonably find that Staples had shown ‘actual malice’ in widely circulating the e-mail to humiliate the salesman, Alan Noonan.”
So, if Leftists admit that I have told the truth about them, but “feel” that I have shown malice in doing so, can they sue me - and win?

Does anybody else feel the jack boot on their throat?

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