Gotta love it don’t-cha when OUR judiciary affirms what we already KNOW to be the TRUTH according to the CONSTITUTION OF THESE UNITED STATES… that we Citizen (yes, Citizen with a capital “C”.) journalists have the same CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS as “real” journalists… tell me just for clarification WHAT makes someone a “real” journalists…hmmmm?
Two years ago, a federal judge in Oregon made a shocking ruling that sent chills down the spine of all bloggers.
Crystal L. Cox, a blogger from Eureka, Mont. who now lives in Port Townshend, was sued for defamation by attorney Kevin Padrick when she posted online that he was a thug and a thief in the handling of bankruptcy proceedings by him and Obsidian Finance Group LLC.
Padrick, of Bend, Ore., was a trustee in a bankruptcy case involving Summit Accommodators, a company that helped property owners conduct real estate transactions in a way to limit taxes. Three company executives faced federal fraud and money laundering indictments.
Cox said she considered herself a journalist, producing more than 400 blogs over the past five years, with a proprietary technique to get her postings on the top of search engines where they get the most notice.
But on December 7, 2011,
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