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Journalists, Trespass, And Officials: Closing The Door On Florida Publishing Co. V. Fletcher , Kent R. Middleton Jan 2013

Journalists, Trespass, And Officials: Closing The Door On Florida Publishing Co. V. Fletcher , Kent R. Middleton

Pepperdine Law Review

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An Expert's Reputation, Malcolm Merry May 1979

An Expert's Reputation, Malcolm Merry

Dalhousie Law Journal

"Comment is free, but facts are sacred" is both a good working tale for journalists and a fairly accurate encapsulation of their obligations under the law of libel. The difficulty of course lies in sorting out fact from comment. It was this difficulty that faced the Nova Scotia courts in Barltrop v. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1 and the appeal judges came up with a different answer from the trial judge. The case was one of the legal reverberations of the controversy about lead poisoning in Toronto during 1974. The C.B.C.'s programme "As It Happens" broadcast a special ...


Libelous Ridicule By Journalists, James M. Naughton, Eric R. Gilbertson Jan 1969

Libelous Ridicule By Journalists, James M. Naughton, Eric R. Gilbertson

Cleveland State Law Review

Proof of actual malice, or even establishing that an attack in ridicule bears no relation to public conduct, seems at best, extremely difficult to bring out. The public interest in protecting itself, through criticism of those in prominence, weighs much more heavily on the scales of justice than does the interest of public figures in protecting themselves from personal attack. So go ahead and draw your cartoons, Conrad. Keep sticking pins in the kewpie dolls of America, Art Buchwald. And tell it like it is, Pogo.