From the “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” Department
Rod Dreher does us bloggers a big favor by pointing out the dangers of libel law and ignorance thereof (in his article on the Rose threat of suit against Johansen). I, for one, was grateful since I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout legal stuff and neither do most bloggers I know. It’s a useful thing to be aware of. So, of course, now Rod has readers yelling at him for somehow implying bloggers are dumb and ignorant of libel law. Well, if you know about libel law bully for you. Most of us don’t and I can’t for the life of me see what’s wrong about doing a piece on this rapidly developing front in US journalistic law.