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I know it's Bleacher Report, but...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by CCaple, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. CCaple

    CCaple Member

    Libel is still libel, is it not?

  2. Well, the "reporter" who produced that list is a fucking moron, if nothing else. That's the same debunked list that was on rotoworld (I think that was the name of the site) a couple months ago.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I would take Lvty's word on being a fucking moron.
  4. Oh, you are so sweet I could just lick the back of your neck.
  5. RayKinsella

    RayKinsella Member

    But its got a question mark in the headline, so that means I dunno what I'm talking about. It's just a guess.


    The comments below it are even more distrubing.
  6. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    It'd be pretty hard for a player to win a libel case in this situation. Most, if not all, of the guys on the list could be considered public figures, which means they'd have to prove actual malice -- that Bleacher Report knew the list was wrong and maliciously published it anyway.

    Besides, they might have to prove they didn't use steroids, which might be even more difficult.

    (Sorry for the lecture, but I thought it was worth mentioning).
  7. CCaple

    CCaple Member

    Valid points. Maybe it's less libelous than it is just wildly inappropriate to speculate like that.
  8. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Another example of why Bleacher Report is not and will never be confused with professional, responsible journalism.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Except by the people writing for it.
  10. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Agreed. I don't know about you ... but any resume I see with a Bleacher Report gig on it goes right into the round file.
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Tell that to Andy.
  12. CCaple

    CCaple Member

    Hey, he's got the whole Marital Arts thing figured out, at least.
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