Blaze Pascal wrote:Hi BlawBlaw, can you shed some light on why Peter's remarks were so objectionable, when we hear far greater slanders every day in the media? What did he say that was so egregious? It looks like a pretty normal left-right slam to me. Why is everyone treating these two little lines so seriously?
The basic rule is that it becomes a big deal if one side is willing to pursue it in court. I haven't read the Appeal Court ruling but it seems that they weren't going to handwave it simply because it was the internet; they want a full trial including expert evidence before it's going to be treated differently than duelling op-ed pieces in a pair of newspapers.
However, if he is successful then you will see many of those "far greater slanders" finding their way into court, generally with lefties as the defendants. The next time some socialist opens their big yap to call a conservative a nazi (neo or otherwise), BLAM!