Re: 60 Minutes Smear Job

Dan Hook (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 21:07:49 -0500

> Actually, I think it's a very good thing that he can't sue and win. 60
> minutes has as much right to irresponsible speech as anyone else, and I
> for one wouldn't have it any other way. If there's any crime here, it
> is that too many people buy into the pretense of objectivity of the
> media, or expect the media to be fair. Far better we should teach our
> children that /all/ speech is biased, there are /no/ reliable sources,
> and you must make up your own mind. Caveat Lector.
> --
> Lee Daniel Crocker <>

That does make sense except that libel (according to legal definitions)
crosses the line from speech to action. Of course, it is still wise to
consider bias in any work.
Dan Hook