Tag:libel

  • Connecting the wrong dots

    Some reporters make mistakes that aren’t very innocent. Others distort the information they’ve gathered to push agendas. But rarely do those who engage in such malpractice suffer any public embarrassment — and it’s rarer still that their employers face any monetary setback for publishing those errors. But that actually happened in…

  • Libel lawsuit against N&O tests truth as a defense

    The News & Observer of Raleigh claims it is being stripped of constitutional protections by a Wake County Superior Court judge’s order in a libel case that blocked witnesses and key evidence that would support a longstanding defense that truthful statements and accurate evidence can be the basis of a…