Libel politics

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  • "“There is, as I understand it, no question as to the good faith of the appellant, no suggestion that he was actuated by malice. […] The litigation proceeds presumably on the footing that the appellant wrote what he honestly believed on a matter of public interest and for the purpose of serving the public interest.”"

    In which case surely this is fair comment and the action should fail?

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  • no not fair comment simply because he believes something which is inaccurate and is clumsy in how he potrays it.

    It is a shame that they would not accept an apology and rewording (or something of that ilk)

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  • " Though there have been a few cases of stroke or brain injury following chiropractic adjustments, they all occurred in patients who already had significant risk factors for these illnesses. Further investigation of these cases has failed to find a significant causal connection between chiropractic adjustment and the illnesses of these unfortunate patients..." So D is airing a potentially well founded concern - that people shouldn't perhaps believe claims that chiropractic will cure them - over confidence and they may just drop dead due to lack of correct medical care...

    "Studies on the risks of chiropractic are only a small percentage of all research in the field, though they seem to be the ones that make the news." So D is simply repeating a well aired opinion...

    Source: http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Chiropractic-Risks-and-Research

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