15 July 2013

Blogger vs. journalist debate hits US courts

Anyone with internet access can get a blog and start posting. However, when Crystal Cox used her blog to attack the founder of an investment group, she found herself in deep trouble. US courts claim that Cox is not a bonefide journalist and should therefore not be granted any sort of protection. It is wrong to condemn others in the spur of the moment, yet it is also unjust to push them into a corner. If Cox is an 'investigative journalist,' her accusation should be better respected and not simply brushed aside by the $2.5 million she now has to pay in damages.

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