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Some Legal Questions Podcasters Should Consider

Brad Reid | Posted 02.08.2017 | Media
Brad Reid

Law permeates our society including emerging media and new methods of expression. Often our legal system lags behind technology and creative innovatio...

After All This Waiting, Slander Doesn't Disappoint

Shawn Russell Johnson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Shawn Russell Johnson

All Photographs by Shawn Russell Johnson I have been haunted since my experience at Moonrise Festival 2015 by the fact that I didn't see Slander live...

Defamation of Character: The Road to Emotional Meltdown

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Nicholas Carroll

For two years after the publication of Fighting Slander, I thought that my readers were unhinged. I received deranged emails that looked like ransom l...

Planned Parenthood Should File the 'Mother of All Defamation Suits'

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The smearing of Planned Parenthood requires a vigorous response, in the only language that these thugs understand -- money and requirement to tell the truth or face jail time -- by filing a defamation lawsuit against all their false accusers.

Washington Times Echoes Chevron's Lies in Hit Piece

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.

Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

William Lynch III | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
William Lynch III

The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.

The Heartache of Bullying Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Patrice Bendig

I'm not that 9-year-old little girl praying silently each day on the way to school that the bullies would pick on someone else that day. But I am that 25-year-old woman who still has feelings and expects more from humanity.

Democrats Disgrace Themselves on Adegbile Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.

Gossip: Weeds vs. Vines

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

Here is the funny thing about gossip, the truth always wins. I believe this. I'm not saying it's always as quick as spreading gossip. The truth takes longer, it is like a vine that spreads slowly but it lasts longer, and gossip is like a bunch of weeds that grow everywhere and anywhere it can, but in the end weeds die.

Strauss-Kahn and the Age of Reputation

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

In today's fast-paced world, a reputation can be destroyed rapidly -- and if, as in the case of Strauss-Kahn it seems, the consequences of charges made actually precede the processing of those charges.

On the D-List

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Ann Coulter never met an incongruity or contradiction she didn't embrace. No reasonable debate can take place on the real issues with incessant name-calling, but Ann then turns around and engages in the very things she says are wrong.

Trouble for Breaking the Mother of All Laws?

Suann MacIsaac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Suann MacIsaac

Although many may find Croonquist's shtick funny, her in-laws aren't laughing.

Facebook Suspension: Student Gets Suspended For Slamming Teacher On Facebook

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Oak Forest family is mulling legal options after their son was suspended from Oak Forest High School last week for posting critical comments about ...

Shawne Merriman v. Tila Tequila: The Best Defense Is a Good Offense?

Kristen Spanier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristen Spanier

Only San Diego Charger Shawne Merriman knows why he chose to sue Tila Tequila. If his purpose was to deflect negative publicity from Tequila's charges of violence and drug use, his filing led to further reporting of Tequila's charges.

A New Year's Resolution

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

This Yom Kippur there is reason for concern. The politics of rumor, innuendo, and lies -- sinat chinam -- is on the rise in our community and it hurts us all.

Here's My Take #4: Here's What I think About Campaign Spending And Negative Advertising...

Jennifer Bogut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bogut

HERE'S MY TAKE #4 Results: Your thoughts, suggestions and a bit of venting on campaign spending and negative advertising.

SBA Goes After Its Harshest Critic

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has uncovered an extensive campaign by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to impugn the organization's ...