‘Media want anti-SLAPP security while ignoring real harm, and nobody wants to talk about tort dysfunction’

“On April 7, one of my favorite podcasts, WNYC’s On The Media (OTM), ran a story, not its first, on anti-SLAPP laws: statutes in the states (not yet federal) designed to combat ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation’. I’ve written about anti-SLAPP many times. I’m not a fan of the statutes. The OTM piece is good and important, but it tells only one side of the anti-SLAPP story. That’s a common, and forgivable, shortcoming in mass media coverage of itself …” (more)

[Richard Peltz-Steele, The Savory Tort, 21 April]

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