Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Restoring Rabbis Ruined Reputations

Blogs are a double-edged sword. They have successfully fought the abuse of power, but they also have the potential to become the abusive power themselves.

These were my thoughts when I read about some recent lawsuits that have targeted bloggers. It seems that the anonymity of blogging has allowed certain individuals the forum for revenging their gripes from years gone by. Finally, some of the maligned have taken their cases to the courts to seek monetary damages and restore their reputations.

I recall Raymond Donovan, the U.S. Secretary of Labor during the Reagan Administration, who upon acquittal of spurious charges famously stated "Which office do I go to get my reputation back?"


  1. It's about time. At least newspapers have certain standards to ensure that their information is correct. Bloggers can spout any drivel they want without validation. It is about time that someone has taken this to court. I don't know what their chances of winning are (slim to none) but it is welcome news to all those who have been slandered.

  2. Freedom of expression is a fabulous right to enjoy, but character assasination should not be tolerated. I'm glad that someone finally stepped up to the plate.

  3. I love how first comment was written by "anonymous"!

  4. Welcome back, Nosson. Nice to have you aboard.

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