"I have seen the future of journalism, and it involves writing lots of checks for libel damages with many zeroes attached" must-read by
Please do read my magnum opus on how the incident with the Covington boys illustrates the myriad of ways media are opening themselves up to libel laws
“But what no one foresaw...is that the media would...abandon the pretense of objective journalism and their role as a conduit 4the people. Instead, the press is using the legal deference &protections afforded them as a shield 2drive their political agenda
“The incident with the Covington high school students could well prove to be a perfect storm that forever reshapes how we view media rights and responsibilities, as well as the consequences of social media mobs.” h/t
A must-read by : The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself
Wisdom from : "At the bottom of the Covington case is a truth the media don’t want to confront: The greatest threat to First Amendment freedoms might be irresponsible journalists."
On Feb. 8 I wrote a piece about how out-of-control journalism meant courts may revisit NYT vs. Sullivan libel case: February 19, Justice Clarence Thomas publicly suggests he's reconsidering NYT vs. Sullivan:
The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself
It's almost like Thomas reads !