Free Speech Has Limits
One of those limits is that the law protects people from false and defamatory statements.
In today’s media environment, spectacle sells. Many public actors take advantage of the shock value of bold statements, conspiratorial claims and wild accusations to get attention. That tactic definitely attracts eyeballs and ears. However, there are limits and some claims can cross the line.
In this episode, Ben & Jim discuss a recent development in an infamous defamation lawsuit brought against Alex Jones, the host of The Alex Jones Show and principal of the InfoWars media brands. The judge presiding over the case issued an Order punishing Jones for his flouting of the Discovery rules–refusing to provide answers and documents and not following Court Orders.
The discussion then turned to how defamation law has been used to reign in other public actors. Listen in and enjoy!