Wednesday, July 06, 2011

More on the Biro Defamation Suit

Techdirt's Mike Masnick files it under "this-could-get-interesting" and says:  "The New Yorker actually has one of the best reputations around when it comes to fact checking. Perhaps there's something more that will come out during the trial, but I'd guess that it'll be difficult to get the defamation claim to stick."  In the comments, Julian Sanchez seconds the motion:  "The fact checking system at the New Yorker is pretty much the gold standard in journalism; I'd be astonished if this went anywhere."  Background here.