Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Lawsuit Victory Makes The Slashdot Front Page!!


SlashDot: Blogger Wins 1.5 Year Legal Battle

My favorite quote from the comments:

For some reason journalists think they are given special status by the Constitution. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Constitution does not give special status to anyone. Nor does it give anyone the freedom of speech or the press. It recognizes freedom of speech and press are natural rights. It makes it very clear that the government can not interfere with these rights. Your right to publish is as important as is the right of someone working for a newspaper. This case simply reinforces this fact.


And I would agree that most bloggers are not journalists - nor do they ever report news (or report anything that is verifiably factual & unbiased). This site however engages in personal diary (as most blogs) and journalistic reporting (I really do a lot of research and 1st reports here).

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7 comments:

roget said...

Congratulations.

Guess a vacation is in order now?

Or is it beers all round?

fixyourthinking said...

I don't drink ... so a vacation maybe or how about a round of Shirley Temples! Cheers!

roget said...

You sit there and watch while I drink.....

fixyourthinking said...

LOL ... I've been designated driver before - I suppose I'll be designated blogger tonight.

sircastor said...

Well done, congrats, and enjoy the victory. Not too long though, no doubt you've got better things to do.

Tom said...

You're a hero. From now on you can drop your own name. :-)

Seriously, it must be nice to emerge from a 1.5-year nightmare. I'm sure it's made sweet by your victory, but it had to be a grueling journey just the same.

fixyourthinking said...

ha ... thanks Tom

Truth be told .... quietly in the background ... without many of the regulars here noticing it - my life has been turned upside down by this vicious and malicious lawsuit ... it does feel good to finally get some satisfaction ... But honestly I never set out to make this company or the owner mad or was I seeking revenge or recognition at any point ... the court action by the plaintiff and the outrageous lies and harassment they were able to get away with has almost forced me to feel some ill will towards them ... I wouldn't be honest if I said otherwise