Blogs are the ONLY Media those exposing corruption have.

Blogs are the ONLY truly Independent Media in our "time".

Bloggers are Citizens and have First Amendment Rights, PERIOD.


Sep 26, 2013

One Oregon Judge Made ALL the Collateral Damage in Protecting Oregon Corruption. EFF Amicus Brief on Oregon Retraction Laws, the Negligence Standard,

"In a pre-trial hearing held on November 30, 2011, the Court rejected a series of defenses
asserted by Cox, ruling that:  “Because the statements at issue in this case were posted on an Internet blog, they do not fall under Oregon’s retraction statutes.” (Order of November 30, 2011, at 2) (Dkt. 95);

Cox was not entitled to the protection of the Oregon shield law because she “fail[ed] to show that she is affiliated with any newspaper, magazine, periodical, book, pamphlet, news service, wire service, news or feature syndicate, broadcast station or network, or cable television system,” and that even if she was a member of the “media” as described above, “[b]ecause this case is a civil action for defamation, defendant cannot rely on the media shield law.” (Id. at 3); and Cox did not qualify for “media” status as a First Amendment matter since she “fail[ed] to bring forth any evidence suggestive of her status as a journalist” and thus “I decline to conclude that defendant in this case is ‘media,’ triggering the negligence standard.” (Id. at 9)."

Source and Entire Free Speech Supporting Document
http://www.dmlp.org/sites/citmedialaw.org/files/2012-01-11-EFF%20Amicus%20in%20Support%20of%20Cox%20Motion%20for%20New%20Trial.pdf