The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself

On Monday, Sandmann’s legal team told the Cincinnati Enquirer that more than 50 letters had been sent to various organizations and people that are likely to precede defamation and libel lawsuits. A host of elite media outlets received some of these letters, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, The Atlantic, TMZ, National Public Radio, The Guardian, and Conde Nast. A number of prominent reporters also received letters individually, such as Maggie Haberman, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, Erin Burnett, David Brooks, and Andrea Mitchell, among others.


I hope they get the best First Amendment lawyers available, then I hope they lose.

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It is not journalistic standards at fault. It's a simple case of double standards. That, and the cowardly actions of "conservative" organizations who fear the Twitter mob.

Posted by: JMOD46 | Feb 11, 2019 9:25:00 AM